November 23, 2010
With Christmas fast approaching you may be planning a trip to one of Europe’s enchanting, but chilly winter carnivals or markets to pick up your presents this year. With a little frost in the air you are going to need to dress up warm for the occasion, but this doesn’t mean you have to be any less stylish.
Our Faҫonnable Fall/Winter 2010 collection allows you to combine both comfort and style with its snug knitwear and casual tailoring.
It’s all about combining key pieces to create an insulating and elegant outfit overall.
Create the base of your outfit with the 5 Pocket Corduroy Pant in Blue and the Toscane Fine Striped Poplin Shirt. This will create a smart/casual look, which you can then build upon with the Cashmere Cable V-Neck in Blue. Try turning the cuffs of your shirt up over the sleeves of the jumper. For extra warmth during the cold evenings, go for the Quilted Safari Jacket in Beige. Not only will it provide cosy outerwear, but it will also break up the blue colour palette of the outfit and will therefore create a more casual look.
To accessorise, either wear the Braided Leather Belt around the jacket, or unbutton the jacket and wear it around your jeans. Then complete the outfit with either the Ankle Boots in Black, or if you’re willing to brave the cold, the Suede Loafers in Blue. The boots will obviously keep your feet warm and will add a smarter element to the outfit, while the suede loafers will play on the ‘preppy’ aspects and therefore create a sporty look.
It’s all about layering to keep the cold out and mixing the neutral colour palette of the collection…
Start off by pairing the Classic Brut 5 Pocket jeans in Medium Stone Wash, with the Classique-fit Long Sleeve Tee in White as a base for the outfit. Then layer this with the Classique-fit Fine Cotton Twill Shirt in Baby Blue and leave it un-buttoned. The key piece of this ensemble is the Lambswool Shawl Cardigan, which adds the relaxed and comfortable element. It also adds some subtle flashes of colour with the shades of blue running along the bottom. For extra warmth, add the Quilted Microfiber Vest in Blue. This will shut out the cold, while still revealing the striped detailing on the bottoms of the sleeves.
To accessorise this outfit, include the Stitched Leather Belt in Dark Brown and tuck the cardigan in to your jeans to reveal it. You could also wear the Wing Tip Boot in Brown to make this casual outfit slightly smarter. Finally, as an extra addition that will serve for both functional and aesthetic purposes, try the Lambswool Driving Cap in Blue. This will also add a smarter element to the outfit, and will ensure that you stay warm during the cold winter nights.