Thursday, October 9

FW08 Trend Report

The winter/fall season is my least favourite season when it comes to climate but my favourite, clothing-wise. It must be because you have so many more options and pieces you can layer on top of each other to create something fabulous. This winter, designers took us into a world of Bohemian lust. Trendy Missioni-esque knits, fringed boots and paisley prints are just a few of the 70’s inspired touches found on the runway, especially at Gucci and Hermes. Jewel tones that are usually saved for warmer months showed face at many designer shows. The staple colour for Winter 2008 is red paired with grey or of course black. So what should you try this winter? Here is my list of Fall Must Haves:

The Statement Coat:
If you think about it, your coat will be the most important layer of your outfit since it is what is noticed right away. Because of its importance, you should probably devote most of your shopping budget for the perfect coat. As much as I love tailored black coats that are so elegant and chic I’m starting to take note of the floral coats which were big on The Michael Kors catwalk that are also popping up everywhere. Vintage stores are really great for finding eye catching pieces, especially coats and mind you, fur coats are always in style and always affordable at vintage and consignment shops. To be ultra trendy incorporate this season’s colours and invest in a red or jewel tone coat.

Shoes Are The New Handbag:
If you haven’t noticed already, handbags are becoming passé and the attention is all on shoes. This season try thigh high black suede boots. You can wear them over a pair of skinny jeans, with a dress or a skirt and still stay warm. They are probably the most versatile shoes. For extra comfort try a low heel style. I also adore lace-up oxfords in colder months paired with opaque black tights.

A Great Look for Winter:
The New York “Uniform” as I like to call it is a mini dress over black opaque tights and black shoes. It’s fool-proof. Many girls don’t wear dresses and it always baffles me. Dresses are great since they are just one piece and you won’t have to worry about matching, colour coordination, etc. What’s also nice about dresses is that they can be dressed up or down. Try a sweater dress, and don’t forget to top it off with a great belt. People also underestimate tights. They are a great substitute for pants especially when they’re made of cashmere or cashmere’s cousin, merino wool. I love Wolford’s line of Merino Wool tights. Pair your tights with black shoes and your legs will look a mile long.
The big accessory trends this winter are BIG BOLD and eye-catching necklaces. Statement necklaces are a great way to spruce up the quintessential black or camel turtleneck. I also love jewelled headbands that can work with your hair up or down.
So there you have it a few things to help you look fantastic this winter. Have fun and exploit your fabulous side. -Millissa for Inside Desi

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