Fashion for Winter 2011
The days are shorter and there's a definite chill in the air so
it's time to start sorting out that winter wardrobe. We review
the top trends for autumn/winter this year.
There's a very retro feel for Autumn/Winter 2011; combining of the popularity of the1960s Mad Men aesthetic with a relaxed 1970s vibe.
To rock this look, style a prim pussy bow blouses or sleek turtle neck, 70s style with flares or, for a 60s feel, wear with the new mid length skirts.
The 1970s influence, as seen on the catwalk at Marc Jacobs last
year, also sees the welcome return of wide-legged trousers and
jeans. As Signature Style's Jackie O'Fee recommends, the key is
subtlety when channeling this retro look.
Fur, or rather faux fur, is another runway trend that
is filtering down to Kiwi wardrobes this winter. Unless you're
living in cooler climes than us, you may want to stick to the fur
gillets and vests popping up in stores.
Maxi dresses are already a summer staple in Kiwi wardrobes and 2011 is the year they cross over into winter. There's a ninties feel worn with grunge inspired chunky crop knits and boots or sleek with crisp white t-shirt as seen at Calvin Klein.
Keep those floral dresses that were everywhere last summer
and grunge them up with boots and chunky knits for
Knitwear is always winter staple and this year they're even more
of a feature in your winter wardrobes. From bold exaggerated
knits to prim and proper 1960s cardigans, look out for
striking knitwear options and belt it up to be even more on
You're may have already heard the fuss about shearling jackets being everywhere during A/W 2010 in the Northern hemisphere, and now they've finally washed up on our shores. To avoid looking too Jean Batten, wear your shearling jacket with summer's floaty florals and tights for a more feminine look.
The shearling trend is going to be huge this season but if you
don't want to follow the flock, try wearing accessories with
shearling accents like boots or bags. The popularity of outdoor
wear like the shearling jacket carries over into footwear too with
hiking inspired boots and wedges.
Military is also another footwear trend proving popular and the lace up combat boot will be a sure thing this winter. Dust off your old Dr Martins if you haven't already!
So if you're still shivering in your singlets and t-shirts as the winter weather approaches, now's the time to hit the shops and see which trend works best for you. And if you're looking a winter fashion bargain, don't forget to check out the sales at international fashion websites like asos.com or Topshop.