Autumn – its all about texture

How to get some texture into your style

CHANEL trainers

image copyright Susannah Lau

Scan any magazine lately and all the fashion spreads have one thing in common, texture.  The level of beading, embroidery, quilting, applique and general jazzing-up of the humble pieces we cover ourselves with has reached new and dizzy heights. 

Speaking personally, I'm singing hallelujah!  Gone are the gentle florals and subtle pastels of 2012/13 and instead we have net, mesh, neoprene and plastics, ready to jump out at you for Autumn/Winter 2014.

If all this scares the bejesus out of you, fear not – just tread lightly and start off with a small accessory or minimal shapes.  Don't try a new colour AND lots of embellishment until you find out whether this new direction is for you.  Take a deep breath, its going to be alright…

sg charlotte quilt backpack

image copyright Sportsgirl.com.au

sg waffle stitch sweater

image copyright Sportsgirl.com.au

chanel karl

image copyright Susanna Lau

 

 

Six capsule wardrobe outfits

Creating an autumn winter capsule wardrobe

If you have been reading my blog you will know I have already posted how to create a capsule wardrobe and creating outfits with 6 pieces plus my article on the top 5 transition items for your wardrobe on mumslounge.com.au.

So, to follow up, here are 6 outfits for your autumn/winterinspiration.  Each one should get you through any occasion (except perhaps your wedding!) and I’d love to hear your thoughts, in the meantime enjoy your new capsule wardrobe inspiration…

OUTFIT 1

aw13 capsule 1

OUTFIT 2

aw13 capsule 2

OUTFIT 3

aw13 capsule 3

OUTFIT 4

aw13 capsule 4

OUTFIT 5

aw13 capsule 5

OUTFIT 6

aw13 capsule 6

OUTFIT 7

aw13 capsule 7

OUTFIT 8

aw13 capsule 8

 


Enjoy!


Elisa Sednaoui talks fashion

and with some authority too!

Elisa Sednaoui is a model, director and actress but you or I have probably seen her modelling for Chanel and Vogue.  For someone with Italian, French and Egyptian heritage it is almost a guarantee to be blessed with stunning looks and holy moly the girl can dress!  Enjoy a few moments in her company…

 

2 ways with a leather jacket

2 ways with a leather jacket

 

 

 

CURVY OR PETITE?

Ah the leather jacket – beloved by James Dean, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix (apparently anyone named James!) and it looks equally sexy on us ladies, so here are two ways to style it if you're curvy or more petite.  As always –

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