Trend Alert: Collarless Coats

UntitledLately I’ve been crushing on all these beautiful collarless coats. They feel incredibly simplistic and modern with a wide variety of styles to choose from, ranging from feminine to edgy. It even makes the classic trench feel super modern. Even Duchess Kate bought in- pairing her Goat coat with a collared dress from TopShop, which somewhat gave the illusion of the coat being collared. My favourite coat is the fitted beige version (pictured center, bellow)- if I could only find it in grey ­čÖé Do you like this trend as much as I do or are you sticking to collared coats?

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Get the Look for Less: Animal Print

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  1. Turtle Print Silk Dress from Fate @36boutiqes.com- R1259,00
  2. Animal Print Pussy Bow Shirt from Mr Price – R59,99
  3. Odette Snake Skin Wedge from Trenery- R899,00
  4.  Snakeskin Handbag from Charles and Keith- $66,00
  5. Dalmation Print Blouse from Crave @zando.co.za- R519
  6. Short Sleeve Leopard Print Dress from Jo Borkett @zando.co.za -R489
  7. Canvas Printed Tote from Mr Price- R59,99
  8. Snake Print Court from Charles and Keith- $49,00

Animal print is definitely a trend you won’t be able to avoid this coming winter. Why not embrace the trend now with a few summer and transitional weather pieces. If the thought of leopard print scares you off, then why not try something a little more demure like the turtle print or a snakeskin shoe? There are easy ways to incorporate the trend without going all out. Remember you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look a million bucks!

 

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Pre-Fall 2013 Runway Trends: Final Roundup

BeaniesIt is clear that beanies are the hottest way to cozy up this winter. Beanies were spotted all over the runway this season and worn with a variety of looks, both casual and more formal looks. It is also the perfect way to hide unruly winter hair, so it is a win-win situation. It is the most practical and affordable trend this season.

JacquardThis trend has been growing these past few seasons and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. The best way to incorporate this material would be in a single statement piece- eg a dress or matchstick pants. As the material is quite opulent, try pairing it a chunky knit to get a little contrast and create interest. Jacquard on Jacquard would be too much.

So there you have it- my final edition of the Pra-fall 2013 trends. So tell me, which are you most looking forward to?

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Pre-Fall 2013 Runway Trends: Feminine

Feminine looks were all over the runways this season and my favourite of these would have to be all the sequins and ruffle designs.

SequinsSequins are amazing because of their ability to transform even the most simple silhouette into something amazing. Sequins look great on both girly designs as well as more edgier looks like those of Matthew Williamson. Sequins also look amazing when dressed down for a more casual day look, so it is definitely worth investing in. Even though the official party season is over, this is the perfect excuse for hosting a glamorous party.Feminine RufflesRuffles are another great trend for this coming winter. It adds a much needed feminine touch to the season which is often dominated by more masculine silhouets. The ruffles can be either soft and flowy as seen at Chloe or more structural and architectural as seen at Givenchy and Lela Rose. Whichever you choose, make sure it is figure flattering and doesn’t add extra bulk where you don’t want it.

I am looking forward to making my winter wardrobe more feminine by trying a sequined DIY beanie for starters.

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