Monday, January 12, 2009

Autumn Winter 08 Fashion Trends

The LBD The Little Black Dress is always in fashion leading up to the party season. Update your look with full skirts and detailing.

Delicate and Lacy Keep it feminine as sexy with some lace. For ultimate style layer lace over a metallic base.

Leather Always in vogue, leather is the perfect material for this winter as it is warm and stylish.

Tunics Tunics come back into fashion this season but keep them long (below the waist but above the knee. Dress up by layering over some peg trousers or dress down by layering over some kick flare jeans.

Checks Checks and Tartan make a big return this season - especially shirts and jackets. Look for ruffling on the shirts for maximum style.

Purple Is this seasons hot colour. Keep your wardrobe bright and vivid with a purple dress. If purple is too bright then combine with a black shrug.

Red Up there with purple is red. Like purple if it is too bright for you then tone it down with some black trousers or a skirt.

Cardigans Are not just for old people. Update your summer tops with a long dark cardigan this season.

Footwear Long boots (knee-high and above) combine well with skirts and jeans. Ankle boots return if you don't like your footwear to heavy. Partner your LBD with some sparkly heels.

Autumn Winter 2008 general trends....
Military styling continues although slightly softened down with frills and lace detailing. A clinched waist always adds definition. Layer fur and soft leathers (Nappa leather is best for ultimate luxury) over existing styles. Soft and loose is this seasons most wearable trend. Skinnies are out and flares are in. Flat shoes make a comeback but only if their detailed. Paisley and folk looks in autumnal hues combine well with dark coloured jeans. Hippy glamour stays, keep the 70's style going Structured necklines and curvilinear silhouettes add elegance Keep lines clean with hidden zips and buttons. Accessorise with statement scarves, belts and hats. Soft gothic look is cool but not too dark. Statement jewellery is big news. Over-sized and chunky bracelets and necklaces get you noticed. Big detailed handbags are perfect for all those winter accessories - wear it long and on the hip.

Remember this is not a hard and fast rule but guidance. Take what you want from it and make your own look. Also remember that it is more important to match clothes to your body shape than the latest 'must have' as this will always look better on you. Above all enjoy life... just look good whilst your enjoying it!

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