Fair Isle prints, also known as Norwegian or Nordic knits, are my perennial Christmas staple with nostalgic value. The style can look super cute on the ski slopes or at home in front of the Christmas tree, provided you don’t overdo it. Style it with cool accessories to make it look modern, like skinny jeans, a girly locket necklace or a casual cross body bag.
I’m wearing a toned down Fair Isle patterned wool cardigan in muted grey and cream, paired with a cashmere dress, both from Max & Co. For a splash of festive colour, I added a Santa red mini Hermes-esque bag.
Red Mini Kelly bag from Picard. Bronze Ballerinas with chunky heel from Max & Co.
This year on Christmas eve, I will be in the air with Mr Romantique on our way to Australia for a warm Bondi Beach Holiday. It’s fair to say that I will have to swap my cosy Fair Isle sweater for a little sundress!
My favourite fairy tale, Haensel & Gretel, hidden in this ueber-cute gingerbread house locket from French costume jeweller Les Nereides. THE expert for everything cute, creative and fantasy filled!
Statement checkered coats are hot this autumn. Stella McCartney’s AW2013 checked coats have been seen up and down the catwalks and fashion blogosphere. The trend is a great excuse for another battle of the fashion sisters.
Who wore it better? The checked wool overcoat in gorgeous autumnal colours and three-quarter-length kimono sleeves from Max & Co. I loved the coat colours, , the detailed sleeves and the half belt in the back (but there are only so many coats a girl can have) ! Rebel felt right at home in this beautiful piece too. The colours complemented her type perfectly, not to mention the nougat coloured penny loafers.
I’m wearing Stefanel jeans and Rouge Bunny rouge ballet flats with the checked coat.
I can’t remember a season when we had such an abundance of bold patterned and beautifully crafted coats in such a variety of shapes.
Stella McCartney’s checked coat aw2013
Prada black and pink checked coat AW2013
Rebel is wearing: Orange jumper from JCrew. Penny Loafer from Allen Edmonds. Jeans from Gap. Statement necklace bought in Cape Town
On our recent trip to Berlin, Rebel and I visited my favourite Italian shop, Max & Co, to look for trendy and colourful winter coats. It’s always been difficult to buy winter coats in other colours than bland black, grey and beige. This year, the choice of winter coats in bold hues has been a joy!
In Berlin, we discovered a beautiful coloured and soft Mohair winter coat. The colour, a mid, royal blue is a beautiful example of how the right colour really can make your complexion glow. Against Rebel’s dark hair and the bright orange jumper, this coat was a breath of fresh air. The classic, timeless cut paired with the flattering colour is a win!
Who do you think wore it better? Rebel with her pop coloured JCrew jumper, statement necklace and penny loafers or Romantique, paired with Jeans, Ray Bans and the obligatory Ballerinas?
The coat, the basic of any wardrobe, is the perfect mirror of the wearer’s taste and personality. Now that it’s getting chillier it’s time to check out the style of coats for this season.
This egg shaped 40s style coat from Max & Co AW 2012/2013 (MaxMara’s little cousin) ticks all the boxes for me: It has a bow (aren’t we all a sucker for bows?) and a sophisticated simplistic egg shape. It’s an unusal but cute shape that will look great with anything skinny fitted underneath. Try skinny jeans, shorter skirts with tights, cropped tight trousers and a moccasin heel or a pencil skirt.
We’d love to hear how you would rock an egg shaped coat!
Here I’m trying on the coat with a winter floral pencilskirt. The coat is lined with white dots on navy background – super cute!