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The Key Pieces of A/W '14

5th November 2014 | Posted in Womens & Winter Fashion by H. Simpson

The Key Pieces of A/W '14

As temperatures fall, solutions comes in the form of heavy, oversized woollen knits, a pair of statement boots and a hot chocolate with cream! Okay, so we're getting carried away but we're excited that we've now entered a new season, bringing with it new standout styles that instantly feel fresh and new. Forming the foundation of your A/W '14 wardrobe requires only a few pieces to start which will enable you to build upon as we see through the season. Here, we bring you dresses, boots and seasonal prints from brands including casual favourites Superdry to high end designer brand Michael Kors....


The Sweater Dress: Winter is all about covering up and keeping warm and now going out can be the same. The Superdry Cable Knit Dress is a deep burgundy, chunky knitted dress with a statement zip to the back. The cable knit design adds texture and definition to the dress whilst the colour is very this seasonThe sweater dress is versatile enough to be dressed up at night as a chunky, warm knitted dress, yet it can still be worn as everyday casual wear with a pair of ankle boots. Other brands offering sweater dresses within their winter collection this season are Maison Scotch, French Connection and Barbour.

Wear With: Black tights or leggings and J Shoes Sadie Ankle Boot.


Cable Knit Dress by Superdry -  £75.00


The Down Jacket:  Whether your favourite be a traditional Barbour, luxury Matchless or feminine Ted Baker number, the most important aspect we should think about is the warmth. The warmest jackets are padded with Duck or Goose Down and its down to the insulation of this filling that enable it to become a luxury item. New to this season, The North Face are a brand that specialise in outdoorwear and the Mistassini contains Goose Down to ensure vital warmth. With a matte black exterior over a quilted design, the ultra lightweight jacket has the ability to be paired with many outfit choices, from a dressed down look with Converse or smartened up with a pair of black leather ankle boots.

Wear With: Keep it casual with Converse or a pair of Hunters for walking the dog.


Mistassini Jacket by The North Face - £169.00


The Voluminous Skirt: This season has seen the mini skirt take a backseat and in its place, the full skirt has stepped forward. The flared A Line style skirt can be teamed with garments from cropped tops to fitted camisoles and provides a pretty, feminine look within an outfit. The Ted Baker Paladia is designed in this season's Opulent Bloom print and offers a winter inspired take on a vibrant floral print; something which has become a signature design with Ted Baker items. Wear a skirt of this style to a special occasion, adding heels and a good slick of lippy! 

Wear With: Ted Baker Maddee Opulent Bloom Print Top for a matching two piece or French Connection Polly Plains Pocket T-Shirt to break things up!


Paladia Opulent Bloom Skirt by Ted Baker - £129.00


The It Bag: For a statement designer bag this season, look no further than brand of the moment Michael Kors. From buttersoft leather casual designs to luxury Saffiano textured classic choices, Michael Kors have a bag for any occasion. The Stanthorpe uses a partial chain and leather handle strap which is the perfect length to use for a night out, however there's also the option of using a longer length strap, enabling you to use the bag in a more laid back, casual way. For something different and steering away from the original well known Michael Kors designs, the Stanthorpe is a great unique choice. Adding the distinctive Stanthorpe to an outfit will instantly add a touch of glamour, even more so when matched with an all black outfit.

Wear With: Michael Kors Jumpsuit & Ted Baker Elvena Heels.


Stanthorpe Shoulder Bag by Michael Kors - £339.00


The Statement Boot: This season is all about the chunky, cult classic boot. Originally constructed for manual workforce, CAT boots later became adopted as a fashionable boot, worn by those wanting to make a standout statement. Similar footwear choices include Timberland and Dr Martens, all of which have the ability to create an edgy outfit with an added masculine touch. A great alternative to a heeled ankle boot or pair of UGGs, this 'workforce' boot are constructed with the sturdiest leather and very practical for this season's harsh weather.

Wear With: Skinny jeans and Superdry Shimmer Croyde Cable Crew Jumper


Colorado Boot by CAT - £109.00


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