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Seasonal Fashion Trends 
Winter 2011
  
(To see the full fashion trends article with pictures go to our online magazine My Stylist)

Leather

Leather has been a particularly dominant fabric this season with many of the retailers focusing on featuring beautiful leather jackets, skirts and handbags in their collections. I know what you’re thinking? Sounds pricey? Well it is.

But there are many features and benefits to owning leather garments.

  1. Comfortable. 
  2. Excellent investment due to the long-lasting quality and durability.
  3. Lightweight.
  4. Your item stays in perfect condition for longer.
  5. Eco-friendly.
  6. Clothes made from leather provide warmth without adding bulk to your frame.

These are just a few reasons why leather is a good choice this season. If buying a jacket is out of your price range then maybe an accessory like a belt or clutch could be the next best option.

Winter Shoes

Boots Galore!

What a great time to buy a new pair of shoes, Mimco have divine boots both ankle and knee high and all at reduced prices!

To break up the winter black have a look at the many flats in a variety of great colours.

Wine and neutral/black platforms can look great under jeans and slacks, try Santini for some inexpensive options with edge or if you prefer a little New York sophistication try Stuart Weitzman for quality designer shoes and Witchery too have some great styles and colour alternatives.

Accessorise!

If you are looking to add a bit of WOW to your winter wardrobe without too much expense, accessories are a great way to update your look.  You can buy a Sportsgirl or Fcuk scarf from as little as $19 or add some bling, Lovisa has a huge range of hair accessories and costume jewellery as does Mimco where you can find necklaces and earrings at almost 50% off at the moment.

Buy a bag from Forever New, these are not leather, but they will certainly lift your winter look without going broke! If you like quality, Oroton and Mimco are having a huge sale, helping you to add quality to your look at half the price!

Jeggings

Love them or hate them they are all the rage this winter! A great alternative to jeans especially if they are thick and good quality, but a word of caution, these are not pants, so no butt on show please!

Country Road, Thurley, Portmans, Sportsgirl all have jeggings at different price points to suit all budgets.  Wear with longer tops that cover your bottom and tuck into a long boot for a fab look!

Functional Blazer

This just never dates! A single button blazer helps break up the bust area. Hunt around in your cupboard for an old suit blazer you never wear, roll up the sleeves and off you go. A blazer is great teamed with jeans or over a dress. Forever New, Cue- Dion Lee and Thurley all have great edgy blazers.

Pencil Skirts

Very big this season, there are some great ones available with ruching through the tummy. Karen Millen and Veronika Maine are a safe option; wear with boots, heels, and opaque tights, for a feminine and versatile look.

What Were They Thinking 

After many encounters of the “What Were They Thinking” kind, I really have to comment on leggings, jodphurs and jeggings (or whatever you want to call them) being worn as trousers, this really is a big No No!

Please, even if you have a tight tush, this is not the idea of these, I know lots of young girls are doing it but it looks like they have forgotten to finish dressing. So do us all a favour and don’t do it, it’s not a good look showing every crack and crevice!

To see the full fashion trends article with pictures go to our online magazine My Stylist

More Fashion Trends Articles:
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 Fashion Trends Autumn 2011 
 Fashion Trends Spring 2011
 

 
 
 



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