Autumn/Winter 2016 Outfit and Style Inspiration

We’re still going through a heat wave, and it looks like we’ll be having an Indian summer, but guaranteed we’ll sneeze, and it will be winter again! September is such a transitional month when you don’t know whether to pack up your summer clothes or keep out the summer sandals just in case. Well, this year we’re going to get you prepared in time for a super chic winter of seamless sartorial style. See below for standout pieces that will effortlessly take you through the winter months. And if you’re interested in beauty too you can read all the  latest product reviews right here.

Street Style Tailoring

Winter Style Ideas: Victoria Beckham NYFWPhoto: vogue.co.uk

Street couture is a big trend for AW16. The ultimate street style fashion mixes high-end tailoring with laid-back casual wear. Think of Victoria Beckham strutting down the runway at NYFW in loose trousers, flat shoes and a tailored shirt. It’s all about evoking an informal vibe that still spells money. Team white sneakers with tailored pants and knitted midi skirts with luxe puffa jackets. Bring a sporty element to your tailoring with hooded sweaters and leg warmers. And pair relaxed designer jeans with tailored shirts. Look to your favourite stylish Instagram accounts to execute cool winter street style.    

Knitted Midi Skirt

Knits remain a hero piece for AW16. Easy to wear, super chic and ever-so-elegant, they can be dressed both up and down. Go for muted shades of greys, whites and blacks for the ultimate winter style. Pair with coordinated oversized sweaters or layer with white shirts and tanks. Dress down with sneakers or up with lace tie heels and a silk camisole. Check out our AW16 knitwear edit for inspiration and shop the latest winter silhouettes via Nordstrom promo-codes.

Standout Sweater

That girl you can’t take your eyes off of when she walks into a room? She either has unbelievably glossy hair or a statement item of clothing that you wish you’d thought to wear. Include a standout sweater in your wardrobe this season for winter style with impact. Look out for great cuts, cocoon shapes and interesting textures. Beautiful patterns make a great statement as do ruffles and oversized or bell sleeves. Pair with jeans and sneakers for the day and vertiginous heels at night. Look to inspiration board websites such as Pinterest for lots of ideas on how to wear your standout sweater.

Mini Cross Body Bag

versace-jeans-croc-shoulder-bagPhoto: asos.com

The ultimate accessory update for AW16 is a mini cross body bag. And when we say mini we mean minute. You’ll basically just be carrying your phone and your lippy and house keys for fashion’s sake. Choose faux python or patent leather or go ultra luxe with Chanel or Yves Saint Laurent. And colour wise opt for elegant black, royal blue or punchy tangerine. The mini cross body bag is a hot item for winter 2016 and is the perfect seasonal transition piece. This winter’s all about wearing it high across your body or casually slipped under your arm. A mini bag also works great for nights out on holiday, so as a double duty piece you can treat yourself to a more expensive brand!

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