Tartan, squares, plaids and checks are Rebel’s favourite trend of AW2013 from Celine to Moschino! I have also fallen for the graphic look. Rather than styling it grungy and edgy, I like my tartans to look playful and whimsical. Think preppy style, paired with a white blouses, Peter Pan collar and playful details like bows and empire-line shaped dresses.
My favourite shade of tartan is green as it’s classic but not as noticeable as red.
Above: I am wearing: Green tartan skirt sitting high on the waist with toggle closure from Moschino cheap and Chic. Glasses from
My style icon Lea Seydoux in a red tartan Prada AW2011 skirt. The black leather jacket and ankle boots ensure the look doesn’t look to Scottish Highland-y.
Zooey Deschannel in Saint Laurent’s tartan dress AW2013
Zooey Deschannel is one lucky girl because she gets to wear Saint Laurent’s red tartan dress with white peter pan collar, black bow and empire waist. I’ve been dreaming of buying this dress but my purse reminds me I can’t !
If you are dreaming of the above Saint Laurent dress like me, consider this cute red tartan dress courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld! Get a Peter Pan mock collar and a velevet black bow and you’re good to go!
Pointy kitten heels from Logan. Tshirt, skirt, blazer from Moschino Cheap and Chic, sunglasses from Chloe.
The Pencil skirt, one of the most timeless and feminine wardrobe essentials, is the subject for this week’s sisters challenge.
We show two different ways to wear and style the most flattering of skirts: Nipped at the waist and knee length, this versatile all rounder is an endless source of inspiration for us!
Rebel: My pencil skirt is from TK Maxx and made of boucle / tweed material. I find boucle materials not made by Chanel difficult to wear as it can look old-fashioned – think German wife of a Bavarian bank branch manager! To avoid this provincial look, I consciously chose a simple, navy blue turtleneck jumper with opaque black tights and cream sandals to go with the tweed pencil skirt.
Rebel is wearing: Pencil skirt by TK Maxx, jumper by Rochas, sandals by BCBG, Trenchcoat by Burberry, Sunglasses by Hogan.
Romantique: For my pencil skirt look, I was inspired by Loewe’s feminine Autumn 2013 runway look of layering leather and sheepskin. Thigh high split leather pencil skirts and shearling coats prove that warm doesn’t mean compromising on style.
Inspired by Loewe’s runway look, Romantique is wearing: Chocolate brown leather pencil skirt from Ralph Lauren, raspberry turtleneck jumper by Uniqlo, sheepskin parka coat by Stefanel, flat ankle boots by Kurt Geiger and canvas cherub bag from Fiorucci.
Who would have thought that shearling can be glamorous? Loewe shows us how with a leather pencil skirt and sheepskin jacket.
A monochrome look, styled in two ways. Are you Romantique or Rebel?
Trends come and go, black and white will always stay. It’s the most classic and uncomplicated combination of colours. Style it romantic like Romantique or cool and minimalistic like Rebel.
Romantique: Black and white can look severe and quite grown up. I wanted to give the monochrome look a playful note by adding a bow jumper and vichy checked trousers, paired with easy to wear moccasins.
Romantique is wearing: Bow Cashmere jumper from Antoni & Alison. Gingham woolen trousers from Max & Co AW2013. Moccasins from AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni. Woven patent bag from Falorni. Wayfarer sunglasses from Ray Ban.
Rebel: My Black and White Outfit looks clean and minimalistic. To break up the strictness of the look, I added stripey socks and open sandals to give it a fun notion while still keeping the style simple.
Rebel is wearing: Jeans by J Brand. Turtleneck sweater by Stefanel, white blazer by H&M (from the men’s department), stripey grey socks by Falke, sunglasses by Anna Sui.
Black jacket by Closed.
Romantique: White ballerina bracelet by Les Nereides.
Rebel: Striped Falke socks and TK Maxx sandals
I am wearing: Gingham / Vichy coat from Max & Co, red bag from Picard, jeans from Stefanel, moccasins from AGL.
The Coat is the most important piece of the winter wardrobe (and one of the reasons it’s been featured heavily on our blog this season .
After all, the coat is the first item that people see of us – if the coat is cheap and scruffy, no one is interested in what you wear underneath. A good quality coat, just like the handbag, is an investment well worth the money.
This year, I decided to treat myself to a quirky 60s print coat in a straight cut. The deep rich purple colour with the playful red dots / gingham checks are a breath of fresh air compared to the classic, black coats I own mostly. While I enjoy the simplicity of a well tailored, black coat, I do sometimes long for a brighter coloured, cute take of the winter basic.
Rebel photographed me in Berlin at the famous Oberbaumbruecke at the trendy Berlin area of Kreuzberg.
Never compromise on quality when shopping for a coat.
The Oberbaumbruecke in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Hipster Haven Kreuzberg has rich cultural flair as many Turkish immigrants call Kreuzberg home.
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?