Last Updated on 18th September 2013

The time has come to fold away the pastel shades and neon brights of summer, but don’t fret this isn’t set to limit your stylish options. Autumn/winter 2013 is full of exciting trends for you to explore. In fact, as the colder months draw in, it is even more important to dress with attitude and flair, instantly brightening up those miserable mornings.


Refuse to succumb to the winter gloom, and rebel with the spirit of punk. Checks are the definitive print; in the form of tartan and hounds tooth they will boldly add a new dimension to your winter wardrobe. From classic Westwood and McQueen to quirky MSGM, tartan is back with a strong punk vibe. Adapted to appeal to every woman and occasion, this season is all about attitude.

Invest in this McQ by Alexander McQueen dress, complete with a floaty skirt and edgy zip detailing for a ladylike approach.

Mc Q by Alexander McQueen - Tartan Zip Dress
Mc Q by Alexander McQueen – Tartan Zip Dress

Equally, for a laid-back meets rebellious look, this MSGM silk check shirt exudes a premium, contemporary take on the punk trend. Why not pair it with a pair of Jospeh matte leather leggings for high impact chic with a luxury aesthetic.

MSGM - Check & Leopard Print Shirt
MSGM – Check & Leopard Print Shirt
Joseph - Matte Leather Leggings
Joseph – Matte Leather Leggings

Also, make sure to spare no expense in accessorising and embrace statement zips, chains and studs for authentic punk appeal. From the metallic studded Diego bag by Alexander Wang to the Porter boots by Sam Edelman, accessories adorned in metal hardware and embellishments are key to a polished punk look.

Sam Edelman - Porter Ankle Boots
Sam Edelman – Porter Ankle Boots
Alexander Wang - Stud Diego Shoulder Bag
Alexander Wang – Stud Diego Shoulder Bag

Shearling & Fur

When the gail force winds peak the answer is the same every year – fur. Channelling ladylike glamour, boho ease or sports luxe, faux or real, fur has the ability to effortlessly transform your winter wardrobe with premium sophistication. Combining practical outerwear with timeless luxury layering or even simple fur accessorising, put the winter chills at bay with these fur and shearling trend must-haves.

With the ultimate fusion of style and function, Creenstone have incorporated on-trend metallic coats with fur collars that add glamour to any outdoor activities.

Creenstone- Metallic Fur Trim Jacket
Creenstone- Metallic Fur Trim Jacket

This season, VSP have created the suede gilet that is perfect for adding luxury shearling texture to winter layering. Layer over cashmere jumpers for super soft comfort this season, this gilet is sure to make an ideal trans-seasonal investment that will also ease you into spring/summer when worn over floral summer dresses.

VSP - Toscana Suede Gilet
VSP – Toscana Suede Gilet

The catwalks were awash with classic fur textures perfect for timeless accessorising. For the epitome of old-school glamour, add an Yves Solamon rabbit fur collar to your party wear wardrobe with the knowledge that this is an elegant am to pm style that will never go out of fashion.

Yves Salomon - Rabbit Fur Short Clip Collar
Yves Salomon – Rabbit Fur Short Clip Collar


Monochrome is a huge statement trend this season that can be worn in a multitude of ways to complement any personal style. Whether it be bold prints to block coloured outfits, wear checkerboard chic to created a high-impact domino effect this season.

Incorporating monochrome magic with striking skins both Isabel De Pedro and Joseph feature monochrome animal prints throughout their seasonal looks, set to add fierce winter styling to any am to pm wear.

Isabel de Pedro - Dalmatian Shirt Dress
Isabel de Pedro – Dalmatian Shirt Dress
Joseph - Solana Zebra Jumper
Joseph – Solana Zebra Jumper

Helmut Lang has opted to create a classic approach to bold black and white tones using simplistic contrast panels. This leather skirt is a requisite to encapsulate the monochrome trend whilst bringing a sharp contemporary vibe to any winter look.

Helmut Lang - Evolution Leather Skirt
Helmut Lang – Evolution Leather Skirt

Instantly jumping on the two tone trend bandwagon, the Melissa & Vivienne Westwood collaboration have given their iconic Lady Dragon heels a monochrome makeover. Ideal for accessorising this party season, slip the monochrome trend alongside any outfit, with these playful pairings.

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