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Autumn Winter Trend 2012/2013

Posted on October 18, 2012

The Tweed Coco Coat

Coats/ Romantique/ Wardrobe
The short boxy tweed jacket invented by Coco Chanel  has long become a fashion staple for everyone from fashionistas to rock star!

The winter version is long and, for this season, manly oversized. I like combining  it with a dress, skirt or skinny Jeans (whatever shows off your pins)!
Above: Tweed oversized coat on the left from Stefanel, as seen in Vogue Italia.
I’m wearing a cream wool dress and oversized coco coat from Stefanel
Oliva Wilde in a plaid tweed coat combined with a navy blue Peter Pan dress.
Posted on September 29, 2012

Romantique’s Best of Winter Coats 2012

Coats/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

Right, I have scanned London’s shopping temples for you to present you the best of winter coats for this year!  The creme de la creme of overcoats, different styles to suit every individual out there.

Hope you’ll enjoy my selection and get inspired!

Classic (above):

  1. Why not try a new take on the popular Coco Boucle Jacket? This grey Tweed coat from Massimo Dutti can be styled casually with denim or for work with a shift dress. A real all rounder!
  2. This coat from Jaeger is two toned and simply cut just like seen on the catwalk for Jil Sander AW 2012. Lady like and classic, you will be the perfect Hitchcock heroine in this coat!

Nordic minimalism:

  1. Simple elegance doesn’t need details to shine. The navy blue coat from Cos has no collar and other distracting details.Minimalistic coats never go out of fashion!
  2. The cream coat from Zara is simply cut, the only details being the slight puff sleeves which I approve of, naturally.


  1. Rebecca Taylor’s coat doesn’t only tick one but three trend boxes for this season: Dégradé colour, leopard print and men style coat for Va Va voom volume!
  2. The Duffle is a winter coat classic. This navy blue one from Faith connexion is updated with adorable heart buttons – very Moschino indeed!


1. Aren’t we all sucker for bows? Bang on trend 40s egg shape coat with bow from Max Mara’s little sister, Max & Co.  Rock it with a pencil skirt and ankle booties.

2.  Bon Ton Coat from Stefanel: The Empire style is sophisticated and girly. Style with cigarette pants and high heels to balance the sweetness.

Posted on September 18, 2012

Autumn trend: Chic ankle socks

Accessoires/ Romantique

Socks and sandals used to be a German stereotype (albeit in narrow minded heads only)!

Far from unfashionable, this trend is plaful and fun, as the combinations are endless.

Pair ankle socks with:

  • Penny loafers and heeled loafers
  • Ankle booties
  • Pointy heels
  • Mary Janes
  • Round pumps
  • Peep toes
  • Sandals

And then, add a pencil skirt, a-line skirt, mini skirt or cropped trousers, et voila!

Above: Italian Fashion House Max & Co AW 2012 collection

I’m wearing pink ankle socks from Falke and beige suede heel loafers from Object Mirror.

A few inspirations on how to rock ankle socks from Dolce & Gabbana AW 2012

Posted on September 16, 2012

Bon Ton Coat in bon bon colours

Coats/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

Autumn is now finally here. Mornings and nights are getting chillier and the leaves are falling, turning into gorgeous shades of amber and red. While I’m looking forward to the coming seasons, I’m dreading the dominant colours of winter fashion: Forest green, bordeaux red and deep purple. They are just not flattering on anyone, especially not pale winter skin!

Soft pastel colours like light pink, powder blue and cream should not be  reserved solely for spring /summer. They look just as fantastic in winter.

I am wearing: Light grey Bon Ton coat from Stefanel AW 2012, pink cashmere twinset, powder pink denim skirt from Esprit, heeled moccasin from Object Mirror, pink ankle socks from Falke, alice band from Max Mara.

I love the colour of this Stefanel coat – it’s not a warm cream, but a colder light grey with a pink tone in it – perfect for pairing with pastel colours.

Posted on September 15, 2012

40s egg shaped coat


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!


Posted on September 11, 2012

Winter Floral pencil skirt

Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

If you love winter black florals like me, you’ll be delighted to have seen the winter floral trend everywhere from the high street  to magazines. And the best: You can easily carry it from one season to the next! Wear it with bare legs and short sleeved blouses now. For chilly autumn and winter, switch into opaque tights, woolen sweater and a toasty parka!

Above: I’m wearing a Zara pencil skirt, a pink cashmere cardigan and my trusted patent kitten heels.

My winter floral skirt is from Zara SS 2012.

great inspiration on how to rock this trend in winter: Keep warm in a parka from Zara,tights from Kunert and booties from Jimmy Choo.  Dark floral pencil skirt from Karen Millen. Seen in german Freundin.

Posted on August 30, 2012

Moschino Tartan Trend

Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

Tartan is not only a Scottish staple but also a  popular winter cloth and comes in many colours and fabrics. I’m wearing a high waisted Moschino Cheap & Chic skirt with toggle detail and ruffles at the hem.

Tartan, especially in darker winter colours, can quickly look dated. It’s best combined with a fun printed t shirt to inject some playfulness.

I’m wearing: Tshirt, skirt and blazer from Moschino (no, I don’t get paid by them, I just love their cooky cute fashion), pointy heels from Logan and  sunglasses from Chloe.

A good example on how NOT to wear tartan: As you can see, wearing the tartan pattern near my face makes me look like my own granny. Better: Wear a tartan skirt or trousers and combine with a mono coloured top or fun tee.

Do tartan punk style with dark eye makeup andca Coco / Boucle jacket made of sheepskin. Moschino cheap & Chic AW 2012/2013

Posted on August 27, 2012

Tapestry Florals

Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

The arts & craft fashion movement has taken over the Autumn/Winter 2012 runways with rich tapestry in the form of colourful needlepoint florals and prints!

Yet again, Dolce & gabbana have been at the forefront of this movement inspired by Sicily’s baroque religious traditions with decadent  tapestry floral prints.

I love the needlework print as it’s exudes sweetness and  is reminiscent of another time, when precious pieces were created by hand with the finest of materials. You don’t have to splash out to indulge in this cute trend: My short pencil skirt with tapestry floral print is from H&M AW 2012/2013.

I’m wearing: Tapestry floral skirt from H&M, powder blue turtleneck jumper from Stefanel AW 2012/2012, minibag from Moschino, blue sunglasses from Chloe.

At Dolce and Gabbana, the decadent scenes of flowers and birds also appeared on handbags and heels. British high street giant River Island, always one of the quickest to copy the Italian trends, made this cute copy of needlework florals.

Tapestry bag from Furla, seen at TK Maxx

My skirt as a tapestry floral dress from H&M AW 2012

Posted on August 26, 2012

Printed Floral Pencil Skirt

Rebel Alexa/ Shirts/ Wardrobe

Vogue UK recommends that: “Winter in Bloom – there is nothing feminine about this season’s winter florals – they are dark, edgy and luxe.” That means for me: I can save a lot of money by keeping my  printed floral pencil skirt for winter 2012/2013. Now all I need to do is to think about the styling.  I like combining monochrome men sweater with floral skirts and pointy heels similiar to the brocade styling of Romantique’s post on brocade pencil skirts. Add a chunky belt to inject some edgyness.

Posted on August 25, 2012

Autumn trend: Sicilian Brocade H&M

Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

This autumn 2012 season, designers have gone crazy for opulent brocade. Dolce & gabbana plucked their ideas from Domenico’s home of Sicily and it’s baroque, religious traditons.

Above I’m wearing H&M’s brocade pencil skirt. I love the classic shape which means this can become my new wardrobe staple that I can still wear in 3 years.

When styling brocade, you can cut the sweetness and balance the opulence with a slouchy boyfriend jumper or  a simple cotton top. I’m wearing Mr Romantique’s jumper from Massimo Dutti, tucked in at the waist as the skirt sit’ high on the waist, to empahsize my waistline.

Alternatively you can team lustrous silk with brocade for a truly feminine seductive look.

The H&M pencil skirt teamed with a green silk blouse by Marks and Spencer. Jordana Brewster keeps it ladylike with a peachy pink and gold brocade skirt and silk top, both from Dolce & gabbana.

My pointy kitten heels are from TK Maxx, woolen top with heart detail from Moschino.

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