What’s new for Autumn/Winter 21-22 (Part 2)?
Thank you for all your lovely messages regarding last week’s Style Post and to those requesting wardrobe consultations in preparation for the new season – I’m thrilled and will be in touch this week to secure a date.
Now, to part 2 of the New Season inspiration. Many looks I loved - hello leather and oversized blazers; others including corsets, cut-outs, and fringing – I will be leaving firmly on the catwalk!
Leather (in all colours)
Yes, leather was back on the catwalk in dresses, skirts, trousers, jackets and shirts. Leather is certainly not a new trend, but this season saw it showcased in a new way in terms of colour, adding lilac, toffee, and forest green to traditional black.
Leather is always an investment, but it lasts a lifetime and improves with age (like us all!). Whilst I can appreciate the beauty of coloured leather, I prefer to keep to sophisticated shades of black, burgundy, tan and taupe and leave forest green etc to accessories. Here is a selection of leather pieces from brands who use beautifully crafted leather in cuts that ooze effortless style. They include by favourite Liv leggings from Baukjen (use code MKS15 for 15% discount at checkout) that are so incredibly flattering with just the right amount of stretch. They come in a variety of colourways including chocolate brown and burgundy. If you prefer something looser – there are other incredible styles at Baukjen, Massimo Dutti and Sandro. There are also beautiful dresses and skirts from Karen Millen, Iris & Ink and Whistles – worn with heels or boots, roll-necks underneath or chunky knits over the top – endless opportunities to reinvent your look, depending on your mood.
Super-Bright Colour Palettes
Colour played a huge part in catwalk shows this season. Models strutted down the runway in highlighter yellow, neon, emerald green, lilac and purple, lipstick red (hello!), punchy cobalt blue and all shades of pink from baby to fuchsia.
If these colours scare you – remember – it’s how you wear them. You can opt for embracing the colour head-to-toe, mix in with equally bold colours or soften them with neutrals such as soft beige, oatmeal and wintry grey or black and brown.
Take a good look at your wardrobe and see if you have any colours that you can clash, or inject a new vibrant piece (see below) and see what it does to your existing staples. If you need help with this – you know where I am. You may also find this style post helpful which relates to colour guidance.
Suiting dominated the autumn/winter catwalks and I couldn’t be happier. If you need to be convinced on trouser suits remember: they don’t need to be overly structured; they look super sexy; there is a style to suit everyone and there’s no harder working piece in your wardrobe. You can mix and match and it can be transformed from day to night or from office to a casual lunch.
Relaxed silhouettes transferred to the high-street and here are just some of my favourites. Checked versions from Massimo Dutti look amazing – wear the jacket with denim and the trousers with a beautiful knit. There’s also the beautiful, sexy boyfriend version from Winser (use MAGGIE10) for 10% discount - great for work, great for evening.
I hope this Style Post inspires you to create looks from your wardrobe and if you are buying something new remember – never buy a trend just because it is on trend– buy it because you love it and feel great wearing it and you’ll look incredible for seasons to come.
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