There’s no denying it, the nights are drawing in, there’s a fresh chill in the air, its time to think about the tricky task of putting together a functional, stylish Winter wardrobe. While Summer dressing my be a delightful foray into open toe shoes and clean linen lines, Winter dressing is an indulgence in rich tones and richer colour pallets. Winter dressing is luxurious textures and sumptuous fabrics. While Winter fashion brings new trends to 2019/2020 the style of the season always nods to heritage looks and pallets. Our old favourites, berry tones, blacks, slate greys, pop with burnt orange, reds in this seasons purples in every tone from pastel too deep jewel tones.Soft Cashmere knitwear, chunky woollen jumpers, alpaca wool oversized cardigans layer over full skirted midi midi dresses, this year in Gothic flower prints. Summers girly florals have darkened with the season and now rich floral hues adorn everything from flouncy skirts and dresses to shirts and trousers as seen on the runways at Prada, Erdem and Marc Jacobs.
New silhouettes make an appearance this season with milkmaid puff sleeves lending a pleasing contrast to Autumn/Winters traditional sharp tailoring. A number of designers including Givenchy and Alexander McQueen played with the new silhouette on prairie dresses and Victoriana blouses.
2019 sweater trends are bringing knitwear to the forefront of our wardrobes! Ladylike silhouettes are paired with theatrically oversized knitwear, with sweaters of every type from soft neutral cashmere to balloon sleeved argyle ribbed sweaters being celebrated this season. Layering became a real moment this season with printed turtleneck sweaters of seen under dresses or worn alone with jeans. Throwing billowing knee length thick woollen cardigans over just about any outfit, is actively encouraged. Autumn/ Winter 2019 ( or Fall/Winter ) is finally bringing the luxury of extreme cosiness to the colder months! The runways were also filled with capes, whether in classic, wearable camel or dramatic quilted velvet as seen at Gucci. Layer your cape over sweaters and jeans for on trend warmth! This year Fair Isle jumpers aren’t just for Christmas! Traditional Fair Isle sweaters were seen popping up show after show!