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The Great Outdoors

07.10.16

Cold weather capsule dressing starts with the right coat. Discover AW16's offering as we brave the elements in our latest fashion feature

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COLOUR FOCUS

Pink is the colour du jour and it provides the perfect antidote to dark winter days. Its true appeal, however, lies in its surprising versatility. When paired with the season’s muted black and oatmeal shades, it transforms separates into something contemporary, considered and altogether relevant.

TOUGH-LUXE APPEAL

Draped across shoulders or layered over knits, the right leather biker is an autumn/winter hero with tough-talking appeal. Chosen well, it will hold forever fashion status and continue to deliver for seasons to come. 

A GREY DAY

It’s no surprise that sleek, longline silhouettes exude elegance but the secret to perfecting a particularly polished look is in the detailing. Or not, as the case may be. Minimalism is key to a considered aesthetic; try tone-on-tone layering using simplistic, clean-cut separates in varying proportions.

A LESSON IN LUXURY

Not only do earthy hues capture the essence of autumn dressing but they soften the impact of high-contrast textures, allowing for styling experimentation elsewhere. A flash of biker hardware will sit boldly against dark leather and shearling accents work to add a natural element to an otherwise city-ready look.

CLASSIC CAMEL 

There’s something wonderfully iconic about a black and camel combination and this season’s iteration will ensure you beat the cold snap in impeccable style. 

TURN UP THE VOLUME

There’s nothing quite like a cape to master the art of drapery and this season’s directive sees things take on an increasingly oversized aesthetic that proves the point; when it comes to outerwear, bigger is definitely better.

IN THE NAVY

The new rules of layering make styling easy. In short, choose one colour and commit to it. Worn in splendid isolation, sapphire-blue transitions from understated classic to strong statement. Add a single hero outerwear piece to your look to really up the impact.

HATS OFF

Faux fur leads AW16’s texture trend with richly coloured iterations adding a directional twist to the look. Carefully-placed accents offer a welcome compromise to a fully faux-fur coat and subtly nod to the trend. What’s more? This attention to detail will leave little need for additional accessories so cold-weather styling becomes all the more effortless.

THE NEW NAUTICAL

Navy holds an undeniable effortlessness and when teamed with fresh white, offers one of fashion’s
most classic colour combinations. This season, eschew what you think you know about nautical style and embrace softer dove-grey hues to lend this inky shade a relevant twist.

STYLING SWITCH UP

Rich jewel tones bring elegant perspective to time-tested shapes and further depth to textured fabrications. Switch the coordinating waist belt of a classic wrap coat to something a little more heavy-duty – metal detailing encouraged – for a fast and effective fashion fix.

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