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  • Autumn/Winter 2013 Trends for Women

    With the cold coming in fast, a new winter wardrobe is in order. DESIblitz takes you through some of 2013’s most popular trends for women this Autumn/Winter.

    Autumn/Winter Trends

    Designers have proved yet again that your winter wardrobe does not have to be bland.

    As winter creeps up on us, it’s time to invest in a whole new wardrobe. This year’s Autumn/Winter style is all about covering up; oversized knits, turtlenecks, and all the fur you could possibly wear.

    Femininity is trending this winter, so be sure to stock up on dresses and skirts. Not only is femininity trending, but the masculine woman has made another appearance on the catwalk.

    Daring and clashing is this season’s motto, so don’t be afraid to clash both masculine and feminine cuts and prints – remember clashing is in this season.

    Fun with Fur

    Fur

    Experimenting with winter styles does not have to be boring – nor do you have to worry about layering up. A single layer of fur is sure to keep you warm during these chilly months.

    Designers such as Vera Wang and Christian Dior have embraced fur with open arms this season. From red mink coats to rich fur capes, you don’t need much to keep your best assets looking fabulous!

    If you’re a fashion fanatic, catwalk trends include teaming fur pieces with monochrome dresses and pencil skirts – so embrace your femininity this winter.

    For those bargain hunters out there, New Look are stocking up on lots of fur. Prices range from £30 to £60, or go down and visit your local vintage store, you’re bound to find a bargain.

    Turtlenecks

    Autumn/Winter Turtlenecks

    Designers have been clever this season by creating illusions to make necks appear longer. Therefore you needn’t worry about running cold this winter.

    Turtlenecks or polo necks have been revamped into something more stylish and wearable for the omniscient fashion critique.

    Whether you are wearing it under a wide-hooded coat or on its own, be sure to test the look of the season.

    Let your coat make a statement

    Autumn/Winter Coats

    The clothes people wear can say a lot about who they are. Whether you want to keep your personality under wraps or expose your inner self, let your winter coat do the talking for you.

    This is the season to make that warm one-piece garment work it for you. Whether you go for boyish, feminine, elegant or edgy, designers have it all.

    Victoria Beckham has experimented with style, comfort and practicality to present an array of winter coats. Her designs include an electric blue sleeveless coat to maximise style and glamour. If you are looking for a showstopping coat then Victoria Beckham is the way to go.

    On the contrary, DKNY has toned it down a notch as neutrals and monochrome designs hit the catwalk. DKNY present oversized grey coats and military designs for those who want to opt out of the spotlight.

    Fear not the price tag as high street shops everywhere have created a budget friendly runway-inspired collection.

    Victoria Beckham’s bright hues can also be discovered at River Island. Follow designer trends and buy your own orange biker coat for only £85 at River Island.

    Rosy Winter Glow

    Autumn/Winter Rosy Winter Glow

    To all the women, this winter is about being proud of who you are. So what better way to celebrate femininity than to embrace it? Pinks, beiges, and pastel outfits are visible on the catwalk this season.

    The look is versatile so you can be seen in these hues from dusk until dawn. Designers have shown how these colours look awesome on winter coats and dresses.

    Blumarine and Giorgio Armani have showcased some of the cold season’s hottest looks; from powdery coats to pretty gowns, the woman of today has finally arrived on the fashion scene.

    For a soft and subtle approach that entails a burst of femininity look no further than Mulberry and Lanvin. Lucky for you, this year’s rosy glow can be explored at H&M and Zara for much less!

    Make sure you’re in Check

    Autumn/Winter Check

    Blanket prints are this season’s must have. Now you can walk out the door and take the comfort of your home with you. The print is to be seen on oversized coats, skirts and knit jumpers.

    Fashion experts have also granted permission for checks to be teamed with checks, so don’t worry about your prints clashing!

    And to brighten up your wintry days, designers have experimented with colour schemes to suit every individual. Who said the current trend can’t be customised? Tartan apparel is definitely a must have for the ultimate winter look.

    Designers like Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Céline parade the catwalk with an array of tartan inspired looks. From handbags to trousers, they have splashed the tartan print on almost everything!

    So why should you miss out on this season’s most popular trend? For a cheaper option look no further than Asos – chequered dresses are priced from just £15.

    Skirts for winter

    Autumn/Winter Skirts

    Make this winter feel like an everlasting summer by parading around in a skirt. This season’s skirts are maximised in length so you won’t be feeling the winter weather any time soon. Designers have created wearable skirts for winter with a hint of femininity.

    So if you are on your way to work or a casual dinner date with a friend, don’t let the rough weather hold you back. Chanel and Mulberry have incorporated pleats and prints into formal wear to add those final touches that set their designs apart from the rest on show.

    Leather skirts are the most popular this season – River Island has carefully worked this catwalk trend into their current collection. So if you are daring enough to be snug in a skirt then head down to a high street store near you.

    The most important thing to remember is not to let the weather restrict your sense of fashion. Designers have proved yet again that your winter wardrobe does not have to be bland. Mixing practicality with style is the way to get through the next few months!

    Jinal is studying English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. She has a passion for writing and aspires to be an editor in the near future. Her motto is ‘It’s impossible to fail, as long as you never quit.’

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