Baby, it's cold outside! We are well and truly in the depths of winter now as December has managed to creep up on us, but if the Christmas lights down your local high street and the smell of mulled wine isn’t enough to warm you up we have the perfect way to beat the chills this winter while staying bang on trend.
While everyone else will be wrapped up warm in faux fur snoods and bobble hats, this is your exclusive guide to taking on the cold weather in style and standing out from the frantic Christmas shoppers. It’s all about the finishing touches and these 6 key winter accessories trends are the modern accents to completing your look this season.
No longer resigned for just your Gran and Her Majesty The Queen, brooches are in high demand, being pinned to every blazer lapel, denim jacket, and shirt pocket in sight. Channel Victoria Beckham and Lanvin’s nature approach with the Sweet Deluxe Jewelled Feather Brooch, or make like Emporio Armani with a punk statement thanks to our Sweet Deluxe Fist Brooch.
This nineties staple stormed back into stlye for SS16 but has showed no sign of disappearing anytime soon, least of all for AW17. The trend has been updated for this season though, with thicker, chunkier chokers on demand. Look to Alexander Wang for statement chokers, like our Lovuee Bitter Choker, or go glam a lá Chanel in a chic Lovuee Python Leather Choker.
While some of you may be jumping for joy at the thought of living in the snuggliest of coats for the forseeable future, others – those of us who don’t quite measure up to 5’5 – are faced with the prospect of looking like a walking, talking fluff ball in a faux fur number or getting lost beneath layers of fabric in an ankle grazing wool coat. That is until Balmain, Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton introduced the latest trend of belting coats, and the bigger the belt the better! Nail the trend in our Lasaison Ombre Midi Wrap Coat with the tie belt or make a statement in an English Factory Pinstripe Sleeveless Jacket With Corset Tie.
Arm candy is a girl’s best friend, and this season our trusty handbag has received a fresh, feminine update. Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta championed the classic square shaped top handle bag, while Gucci opted to make a statement with their 1947 revival bag featuring a bamboo handle. Get the look with the Street Level Velvet Colour Block Bag With Handle, the velvet textured front delivers the ultimate ladylike polish, or go for Gucci with our Street Level Faux Fur Crossbody Bag With Ring Detail.
The secret to styling any good outfit is jewellery, as Marc Jacobs and Balmain proved at their AW17 shows when every other model was sent down the runway sporting an OTT necklace. The Sweet Deluxe Circular Necklace wouldn’t have looked out of place in Marc Jacob’s collection, his necklaces centring on oversized golden versions with a variety of pendants. Balmain however featured only one design, a long statement pendant on a single, thin chain with tassle detailing. The Sweet Deluxe Longline Abstract Necklace emulates this perfectly.
Every Autumn/Winter wardrobe relies on a pair of boots that’ll get you through even the coldest and wettest of days. This year the AW collections were no different, however this season it’s all about boots that bite. Alexander McQueen and Lanvin presented punk styles, black leather boots heavily adorned with chain detailing and studs like our Hot Soles Studded Buckle Ankle Boot. Or master two trends in one with the E8 by Miista Low Ankle Studded Boots, following Proenza Schouler’s lead on white boots, sure to see you well into next season as well.