Grunge girls at Saint Laurent
In the fashion world, they’re probably already thinking about Spring/Summer 2014 and musing on their next ‘cruise collection’ (or something!) But for us mere mortals, it’s time to haul out the knitwear and get ready for the cold weather.
I really love Autumn – it’s when the weather starts to go cold but it can still be sunny and clothes turn from whispy, pastely and sandaly to substantial, richly-hued and booted. (I probably just invented a few new words there, but never mind.)
So being greedy with my style blog, I am looking at hitting two trends in one: fluffy knits reminiscent of Hitchcock heroines and the hot colour for this season: burgundy.
I’ve gone for a slightly preppy look, with a cream polka-dot blouse that has a peter-pan collar (Topshop), a cream angora cardigan (New Look), burgungy cords (Very) and black leather loafers (Clarks).
A small detail are the cool black sparkly socks I got from Urban Outfitters recently, a bit more interesting than normal socks and a bit less granny-ish than the dreaded pop-socks!
Burgundy cords and fluffy knit
I got these cords a year or so ago and it actually felt quite daring to wear colour on my bottom half, as I normally live in black and navy trousers or jeans. I regularly wear them with heeled ankle boots and the occasional bit of tweed (jacket) and it gives you a really nice dandy feel.
I practically live in these now, so it’s been good to try them out with something new by wearing them with this lady-like knit. It’s soooo soft and I like the idea of mixing up a delicate angora cardigan with tough cords.
Everyone from Hedi Slimane at YSL to Valentino are fans of fluffy knits at the moment. The Saint Laurent look is classic grunge, with long, droopy cardigans teamed with huge leather boots, while the A/W Red
Preppy, fluffy knits at Red Valentino
Valentino collection featured neater, preppier cardigans like mine.
The wonderful Lena Dunham was featured on the cover of Marie Claire recently and the fashion spread featured Dunham in cool smudgy eyeliner and a fluffy YSL cardigan, which I love.
To add to my crush on burgundy, I have my eye on these amazing burgundy brogues from Clarks – my friend has a pair and now I am hooked on the idea of owning them too!