Heat things up this cold, grey winter with some of the hottest trends to walk off the Autumn/Winter 2013-14 catwalks and onto the high street.
The winter season has seen the resurgence of ’90’s favourite, the tough camouflage print. However, as the print would suggest, the camouflage trend is not about blending in with your surroundings – the strong silhouettes and tough feel will make any girl stand out from the crowd. Make sure you carry the camouflage look with an air of confidence, and avoid wearing from head-to-toe, to avoid appearing too ‘fancy dress’. As Seen On: The Autumn/Winter 2013-14 catwalks of Christopher Kane, Michael Kors, Whistles and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Army Cadet: 1) Camo Jaquard A Line Dress, Topshop; 2) Rocket Dog Biker Boots, Barratts; 3) Camo Print Sweater, Mango; 4) Parisian Camouflage Crop Jumper and Midi Skirt, New Look; 5) Rocco Black Military Flat, Miss Selfridge.
It doesn’t matter how you get tartan into your wardrobe this season, the only important thing is that you invest in some. A versatile trend from the catwalks, team with leather and chunky accessories for a contemporary take on grunge, or chose tartan prints in neutral tones and feminine cuts for a ladylike version of the the trend. As Seen On: The Autumn/Winter 2013-14 catwalks of Mulberry, Versace, Givenchy, Edun and Emilia Wickstead. Tartan Army: 1) Ponte Skater Dress, Dorothy Perkins; 2) Leather Court Shoes, H&M; 3) Red Check Chelsea Girl Coat, River Island; 4) Tartan Blouse by Sister Jane, Topshop; 5) Tartan Shorts, Primark; 6) Concha Leather Buckle Boots, Missguided.
Pretty in Pink
The palette of the winter season is usually focused around darker hues and rich jewel tones, but somehow pink has become the colour of Winter 2013-14. Usually a colour associated with the warmer months, pink is a must-invest colour this season and if you only invest in one piece, make it the oversized coat. It will become the hardest working member of your wardrobe this season, without a doubt. As Seen On: The Autumn/Winter 2013-14 catwalks of Marc Jacobs, Carven, Jonathan Saunders and DKNY. Pretty in Pink: 1) Peplum Top, H&M; 2) Pink Leather-look Pencil Skirt, River Island; 3) Premium Wool-Lined Biker Coat, Topshop; 4) Light Pink Cami Vest, Glamorous; 5) Jacquard Baggy Trousers, Mango.