As the weather dulls your daily vista this winter, there are many stand-out brands that will delight your ocular senses and through classic design will provide a long-term wardrobe companion, showing that you neednâEUR(TM)t sacrifice your continued style for some practical comfort in the coming cooler months.
For a sense of timeless elegance, womenâEUR(TM)s fashion often looks to Parisian charms and who better to supply them than trend-setting French label, Sessun, under the loving helm of creator Emma Francois. Their latest autumn/winter 2011/12 collection provides winter warmers such as their fair isle Tazha jumper, a selection of coats and capes that marry a seasonal sensibility with effortless chic, such as the Reyna Cape and detachable shawl neck Claudius Coat or the simple sophistication of their Robson boots in the warming rich tones of chocolate and cognac.
Boots have certainly walked back on to centre stage this season with androgynous fashions to thank for more forgiving heels. However, the consistent comfort of Swedish Hasbeens steps to the forefront with authentic stylings like the Cillia Chelsea Boot, with its 3.5in trademark wooden heel and quality hand-made finish becoming an essential escort for most trends this winter. As do UGG boots, which continue to soothe the âEUR~soleâEUR(TM) with a range of knitted, suede, leather and lined boots that cover kids to menâEUR(TM)s and go from ankle to knee such as the UGG Cardy, fur-covered Maylin and current favourite knee-length clog, Lillian.
New York native, Timo Weiland injects that big city flair as they get pally with patterns and chums with colour blocking on a range of womenâEUR(TM)s fashion jumpers. Timo Weiland styles range from their bold wool-blend Crewneck Sweater to their tantalising Turtleneck and drastically different Dancers Knit with round neck and flirty flared waist. Moschino show striking designs in their Cheap & Chic range and Fred Perry get retro and long in their womenâEUR(TM)s sweaters and get thick and bold in Houndstooth on jumpers, skirts and dresses as a part of their Amy Winehouse collection. Other heavier material dresses suited to the season, come in knit from Burberry ProrsumâEUR(TM)s cashmere and merino wool ribbed mix, Hilfiger DenimâEUR(TM)s high-neck Harper and MissoniâEUR(TM)s crotchet-knit Annie dress.
Thick leggings accompany a variety of long jumpers, skirts and dresses for some easy casual modes in the winter months. Vibrant patterns come from rebellious Red or Dead with their Aztec knit, Fair+True get sustainable with their Nordic print, Yohji Yamamoto adds stripe and McQ get dramatic with their Natural Disaster leggings. Dress up with tux style from Libertine-Libertine and their cotton stretch Sound Leggings with patent leather effect strip trimming the front and Won Hundred add a charcoal patch detailing to stand out from the crowd. While Jodhpur styles combine a skinny pant effect for some trend and thigh-slapping affection from Malene Birger, the wax-coated Verdugo leggings from Paige Premium Denim and Julien MacdonaldâEUR(TM)s double button, wool-jersey blend will be fighting off the cold this season.