MY TOP FIVE WINTER TRENDS TO INVEST IN

The winter trends to invest in with staying power… 

Not all trends are created equal. Some are only here for a fleeting moment while others last a little longer. With that in mind, here are some of this season’s trends I think are worth spending your hard earned cash on to update your winter wardrobe. You’re welcome!

1. CHECK MATE

Tartans and plaids are traditionally for the colder months, but even in the height (well, shall we say mild) British summer everyone is donning checks. And they’re not just for jackets and pants. Oh no, dresses, skirts and tops are all getting the power print treatment.

Left to Right: Zara Plaid Shirt with Pocket, $69.90, Zara Check Jacket, $199, Juliet Hogan Swathe Coat Plaid Wool, $799.

2.     RED ALERT

Red is definitely the colour of the season, and has been seen on the runways of Dior, Givenchy, and everyone in-between. Of course, little touches and pops of red work too with a sweatshirt or accessory in the hottest hue. But if you’re feeling bold, colour block that shade and make sure everyone is seeing red.

From left to right: Ruby Comet dress, $199. Kate Sylvester Sido Top, $299. Kowtow Merino Choreography Jumper, $399.

3. SUIT UP

One thing that has always alluded me is the power suit. Whenever I see one I talk myself out of it, reasoning I won’t get much wear out of it. But honestly, these days they’re so versatile. Wear it as a one piece, or split it up to wear the pants with a cashmere sweater and trainers, and the jacket with jeans and heels. Make a statement with a floral print of find something slightly subtler in a classic colour way that won’t date. It is an investment piece, and trust me, it’ll be worth it.

Left to Right: Ruby Tom Cat blazer, $299 and trousers, $229. Zara Check blazer, $99 and trouser, $69.90. Zara Lapelless Linen blazer, $139 and trousers, $99.

4. THE NOT SO COLD SHOULDER

Oversized, cut-out, rounded, puffed or off the shoulder. On the runways of late we saw that when it comes to shoulders this season it’s a case of the bigger, the better. So whatever you do make sure you’re accentuating that feature in some way. The easiest way to do this is through soft blouses and shirts. Team with a miniskirt or jeans, and add flare to any outfit.

From Left to Right: Zara Off The Shoulder Poplin Top, $55.90. Karen Walker Melody Top, $415, Sea NY Sofie Blouse, $385 (USD).

5. THE TRENCH 2.0

The trench coat is considered a classic in any woman’s wardrobe and never really goes out of fashion but this year it’s worn a little bigger, and a little slouchier. The oversized reinvention also deviates from the beige-coloured gabardine and has a new lease on life in a variety of colours. Of course, if you choose a classic camel coloured trench, you’ll always be on trend.

From Left to Right: Zara Flowing Trench Coat, $139, Sandro Gabriela Coat, $712, The Kooples Loose New Chic Trench Coat, $795.

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Images: Feature Image: I wear Comet dress and Devon Biker Jacket, both from Ruby. Other images: @ruby/@zara/@juliettehogan/@kowtow/@katesylvester/@karenwalker/@seaNY/@theiconic

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Murray

SARAH MURRAY IS A JOURNALIST AND A MUM WHO FOUNDED DAY DOT ON MATERNITY LEAVE WITH HER SON RAFFERTY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME SHE REALISED THAT ALTHOUGH SHE WAS A MUM AND WAS SUDDENLY INTERESTED IN SLEEP SCHEDULES AND MUSLIN WRAPS, SHE ALSO STILL WANTED TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST TRENDS. THUS, DAY DOT WAS BORN IN A BID TO INSPIRE AND CONNECT WITH OTHER MODERN MUMS AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH FASHION, BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE AND, OF COURSE, BABIES.

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