AW14 saw huge success on the LFW catwalks and now that winter is here, it’s time to put those AW14 trends into practice. Here are 5 must-have winter accessories to introduce into your wardrobe this December.
The Tartan Scarf / Cape
Tartan is everywhere this AW. From Burberry Prorsum and Vivienne Westwood to Marc Jacobs and Mother of Pearl, tartan has been a common contender in this year’s runways. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect Christmas gift or looking to treat yourself this December, the tartan scarf or the tartan cape really is the ultimate must-have accessory. For something super luxurious, we love this navy tartan cape by Saint Laurent.
The Cashmere Knit
Cashmere is the ultimate luxury. Every girl needs at least one cashmere piece in her wardrobe and this winter, high quality knits are all the rage. Catwalk legends such as Diane Von Furtensburg, Mark fast and Prabal Gurung led the way with knitwear on their AW runway shows and some of the hottest colours included cobalt blue, pillar box red and muted nudes. For a cobalt knit, we’ve chosen this fabulous cashmere jumper from Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
As seen on Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton and Chanel catwalks, ornamented gloves are a great accessory for yourself or for a Christmas gift to someone special. Embellished gloves, whether beaded or adorned with gems, chains and tassels, are a quick way of bringing a simple outfit bang up to date. These Valentino stud-embellished gloves make the perfect stocking filler…
Rose Gold Wristwear
Rose gold is still a prevalent jewellery trend in AW14 and this year, we’ve seen various developing colour trends including single tone design (black on black, blue on blue) within the watch world alone. Rose gold is a romantic and elegant colour, which bridges the gap between other metal shades and gives you something complete new with so much colour depth. We’re loving this Michael Kors Ritz Rose Gold Chronograph watch from Watches2U which brings together two hot trends; rose gold and the popular chronograph design.
The Novelty Clutch Bag
The novelty clutch first made its debut on Moschino’s SS14 runway when LFW models paraded the fast food themed bags for all to see. But now it seems that the trend has seriously ballooned with Anya Hindmarch and Kate Spade jumping on board the novelty handbag train. Whether you love designer or high street, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your taste and budget as this trend is absolutely everywhere right now. High street retailers such as New Look and NEXT have already created their budget bags for this season, but if you’re after a designer treat, how about this incredibly cool and kitsch taco shaped handbag by Charlotte Olympia?