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2016/2017 Winter Must Have Outwear

2016/2017  Winter Must Have Outwear – with designers delivering an array of statement pieces this season, there was definitely some show stoppers on the runway. From fluffy fur coats to bold military jackets, whatever your style, this winter there is a trend for everyone.

Military Maven

The military coat is a winter must have, they’re not only warm and comfortable but also modern and masculine meets feminine. Brands from Valentino to Burberry showcased updated versions of this trend, by adding badges, bows and prints. This fall the military coat is more noticeable and unique then ever before. Military style knitwear is also a key winter trend, khaki jumpers and knit dresses are perfect to wear under your military coat or with the popular sock boot. The knit dress is versatile as it can be dressed up with a statement bag and jewellery or dressed down with combat boots and a shearling coat.


This season make a statement by pairing two must have trends; leather and military. I’ve teamed my cosy turtleneck with a bold cropped jacket and finished of my look with sky-high heels and a fun bag.

What I wear – Jacket and Coat: Pinko; Shoes: Casadei; Bag: Pinko; Turtleneck top: Cos; Faux-leather trousers: Calzedonia; Leather-like skirt: Pinko, Fedora hat: All Saints

Think Pink

The winter 2016/17 runway saw a notably fun colour appear, candy pink was seen on Chanel, Dior and Gucci to name a few. Probably the most notable look was the head to toe pink Gucci outfit, which included a larger than life pink fur coat with matching tights, shoes and bag; the coat and bag have since become a favourite of uber blogger Chiara Ferragni. Add a pop of colour to your winter wardrobe by pairing your long line coat with a striking pink bag for an eclectic look.

Metallic Machine

Metallics have always been a returning winter trend as they provide effortless sparkle during the holiday season. Look out for a variety of silver tones as seen on the runways of Michael Kors and Balenciaga, this winter metallic dresses have a lady-like silhouette with longer sleeves and a knee-length hemline. For the ultimate galactic look, pair your dress with strappy metallic stilettos and finish off with a matt lipstick.

Winter Accessories

This winter the popular 80’s choker has returned but is sleeker and more fashion forward then before. The accessory can be worn with a t-shirt and jeans for a slouchy look, or with a strapless dress for a night out. Another must have accessory is the fedora hat; it adds a touch of androgyny to any look. Wear your fedora with a long-line trench coat and statement boots like Angela Blick below.

Angela Blick polishes of her androgynous outfit with an edgy fedora hat. She adds a pop of colour with her faux fur pom pom and burgundy mini-skirt. If you’re feeling cold in the winter months then layer this look with long socks or tights.

Skirt: New Look, Boots: ASOS, Polo: Gina Tricot, Hat: Red Baker, Bag: Zara, Pom Pom: Skinnydip

Winter Must Have Outwear

This season’s outerwear is bold, shiny and daring. Leopard print is back but this time its been used for daring coats as seen on Prada, Givenchy and Moschino. Wear your coat with knee- high boots and a little black dress for a glamorous look. The shearling coat is the ideal cosy, oversized coat made for ultimate comfort, if you’re worried about being overwhelmed then opt for a short jacket version. Add block heels and skinny jeans for a cool weekend outfit. Finally the most daring is the vinyl coat, it’s not only fashion forward but waterproof too. Coordinate with printed pants or a pencil skirt for a seductive allure.

Leather Look

Leather leggings are here to stay; they’re a fashion staple that can take any outfit from bland to exciting. There are some misconceptions that leather leggings or trousers are uncomfortable, this is untrue. If you purchase ones with a good fit and elastic waist then you’re sure to feel cosy. Leather leggings can be worn with just about anything, from knitwear to denim and prints. For a day out team your leggings with a chunky sweater and ankle boots. For an evening look, wear them with bodysuit and stilettos. If you prefer skirts then opt for a leather number, they’re ideal in the winter weather. Pair your skirt with tights and knee-high boots for an elegant look or alternatively with sneakers for a cool casual appeal.

Whatever you style there’s a winter trend to suit you. Whether you want to wrap up warm in a military coat or look edgy in leather leggings, one thing is certain, you’re bound to look like you just stepped of a runway.

Atlantic/Pacific blogger, Blair teams her leather leggings with a bright military style coat. Her leggings are neutral so her coat and accessories can do all the talking.

Bag: Tory Burch, Shoes: Tory Burch, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Coat: Vintage, Leggings: Current/Elliot

Pippa O’ Connor coordinated her black leggings with a cosy oversized jumper and denim shirt. This layered look is chic yet comfortable and perfect for a casual day out.

This is one way to look sultry, by pairing her leather trousers with a blazer and exposed bralet, Nada Adelle shows us how look like a vixen. Her complete black ensemble is perfect for a evening out.

Blazer: Boohoo, Bralet: Boohoo, Leather Trousers: Missguided, Heels: Saint Laurent, Bag: H&M, Bracelets: Betty and Middy

Nude is a great colour for both summer and fall as it’s versatile and can coordinate with almost any other colour. Kat Tanita wears here nude leather skirt with matching heels and tops her look of with a cool denim shirt.

Shirt: Rails L.A, Skirt: DVF, Heels: Stuart Weitzman, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Sunglasses: Celine, Necklace: Dogeared

Jessica looks chic and lady-like in a feminine pink blouse and nude pumps. She adds some edge with her black leather skirt. If you want an alternative idea, pair your skirt with a white vest for a more form-fitting look.

Top: West L.A boutique, Skirt: Vintage, Pmps: Steve Madden, Bag: Melie Bianco, Cuff: Bebe, Earrings: Dainty and Bold

Mary keeps it simple in a white top and leather pencil skirt. This look is perfect for the weekend or meeting friends. Wear with ankle boots for some comfort or heels for some glamour.

Top: Vince Camuto, Skirt: Helmut Lang, Bag: Chanel, Sunglasses: Nordstrom

This is a youthful way to wear a military coat, by wearing it with long socks and flats. Michelle nails this winter look by keeping everything dark. Alternatively wear tights or skinny jeans.

Coat, socks: Frame, Dress: Bella Luxx, Shoes: Kurt Geiger

Mary Orton look is ideal for work; she wears her navy military coat with a polished white shirt and straight-cut jeans. If jeans are a no-go in your office then wear a pencil skirt or black cigarette pants.

Coat: Mango, Jeans: Levis, Shirt: Vintage, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Bag: J.W. Anderson, Sunglasses: Wonderland, Necklace: Baublebar

The vivaluxury blogger shows us how to look effortlessly classic in her dark navy coat and nautical Gucci bag. Her turtleneck jumper is great for keeping warm during the winter months.

Coat: Rag and Bone, Jeans: Dre, Bag: Gucci, Rings: David Yurman

If you’re meeting family or friends this weekend and want to wear something fashionable yet cosy then take note from Marianna Makela. She layers her hoodie with a military coat and finishes her look with a winter must have; knee-length boots.

Coat: Gina Tricot, Hoodie: H&M, Jeans: Zara, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Fendi

Olivia Palermo wears head to toe black; she adds texture to her outfit by wearing fringed boots and leather-look trousers. Her blazer adds sophistication and some structure. If you want to add some colour then wear a grey or beige jumper.

Jumper: Chloe, Blazer: Reiss, Trousers: Paige, Boots: YSL, Bag: Meli Melo

Christine Andrew dresses up her skinny jeans and ankle boots with an embroidered blazer and Chanel bag. This blazer would also look great with nude pumps and a formal blouse.

Blazer: Storets, Top, Jeans, Boots: Nordstrom, Bag: Chanel, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Take note from the vivaluxury blogger and take the preppy look to the next level. She wears her red shirt under a short military coat and an embroidered Gucci bag. Her bag adds some detail whilst she keeps the rest of the outfit clean and casual.

Jacket: Isabel Marant, Coat: Theory, Jeans, Blouse: Frame, Bag: Gucci, Pumps: Valentino

Pat Hetlinger looks professional with her simple navy dress and black knee-high boots paired with a black military coat. This is a great work outfit, slip on strappy sandals for after work drinks.

Dress: Felicity and Coco, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Sunglasses: Prada

Sara Escudero looks smart and stylish in her black ensemble and red jumper. If you want to make this look more casual then swap the trousers for leather leggings and velvet boots.

Suit and Sandals: Reiss, Top: Camiseta, Earrings: Topshop

If your style is edgy and cool then this may be the outfit for you. Nat wears leather ankle boots with ripped jeans and a back T, she adds a pop of colour with her bold red military jacket. Wearing a bright jacket is a brilliant way to make a statement. Blue denim ripped jeans would also work well with this look.

Jacket: Ewigem, Jeans, Top: Zara, Boots: Mango, Bag: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Nelly is ready to take Paris by storm in her black military coat and sleek boots, she accessorises by wearing a thick choker. Add some colour to this outfit by wearing a bright bag as seen on the Gucci runway.

Boots: Missguided, Skirt, Shirt: H&M, Bag, Coat: Zara, Watch: Arne Jacobson

Jill Lanksy wears brown suede boots with cut-off jeans and navy military coat. This is a great outfit for shopping or running errands. Take note from this seasons runway trends and team your coat and boots with a floral print skirt and khaki sweater.

Boots: Zara, Coat, Jeans, Top: Vintage

Silvia puts a sporty spin on her androgynous look by adding classic white sneakers. This look is both fashion forward and striking, her bag and sunglasses add a hint of luxury to the outfit.

Coat: Balmain, Jumpsuit: Topshop, T-Shirt: Lovers and Friends, Sneakers: Sandro, Sunglasses: Max Mara, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Bag: YSL

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