Winter 2011 Wishlist...
We asked some of our favourite ladies to tell us what items they are coveting for winter 2011….
Amber Peebles, www.TheDownLow.co.nz
Black Sheep denim skirt: This is the coolest twist I've seen on a denim skirt in sooo long. Salute to Blacksheep for being awesome ..
Tigerlily slouchy jumper and man pants: This coming winter I'm all about 'The Man Pant' . The boyfriend jacket has been rocking our world for a few seasons and now we're heading south.. so to speak. And I'm in love with this worn slouchy jumper look Tigerlily is bringing out for winter.
Karen Walker clutch: A splash of colour through winter is key, this Karen Walker clutch is an effortless statement piece.
Sass n Bide top: This metallic number is an easy way to edge up an out fit plus the added sheen is great way to show off the girls without getting them out ;)
Huffer Leopard cardi and frill dress: This leopard cardi has a chic op shop feel about it.. And as far as crdigans go, that's all the boxes ticked. And I'm such a fan of this dress, the mix of a full frill skirt with a t-shirt style top makes it a perfect throw on for winter .
Market HQ Vortex Jacket: I'm still into the military look for winter, but bring it down a notch. This MarketHQ Vortex jacket is bang on with its leather detailing.
Ketz-Ke Nomad bracelets: Winter or summer, these Ketz-ke bracelets are super cute, wear them mixed in with layers of friendship bracelets or just your favourites .
Belair pixiemarket.com leather pants: High waisted leather pants.. What more do I need to say!
Madame Hawke 'Long Skirt': Long skirts are taking over the world, and this dreamy number by Madame Hawke gets my blood pumping.
Julia Ford, FashioNZ blogger
I love dressing for winter, jackets and shoes are definitely my ‘thing.’ While hot days and balmy summer evenings are great, now that I’m well and truly back to work and most of the day is spent in the office, I’ve found myself wishing summer away.
Having worked in the fashion industry my winter orders were placed months ago, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting their arrival. Now my ordered pieces are rolling in, I’m ready for the temperature to drop so the trench coats, cashmere and boots can come out.
So it’s suffice to say that the majority of any ‘winter clothing budget’ I probably should allow myself has been spent prematurely and any further purchases will be layering pieces, shoes, accessories and vintage.
Karen Walker bow belt
I’ve picked up a few great investment pieces that should serve me well for winters to come. A very lady-like ‘Classic Trench’ in tan from Karen Walker, will look great over jeans, silk ‘Boat Pants’ in mustard or dresses layered with cashmere sweaters.
Karen Walker trench coat
A double breasted ‘Aviator Jacket’ in bright orange wool flannel should work well with a blue peg printed full length jumpsuit and indigo ‘Gillies Boots’ from Kathryn Wilson.
Gillies boots by Kathryn Wilson
I’ve found myself being drawn to really bright colours this season which will hopefully bring a little ‘sunshine’ to the grey Auckland atmosphere. Some statement shoes, Kathryn Wilson ‘Kerry Heels’ in Dijon mustard and a pumpkin orange pleated skirt from Karen Walker should work well with neutral tan trench coat and bag.
Kathryn Wilson Kerry heels in Dijon Mustard, Karen Walker pleated skirt
A Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Saddlery Sophie’ satchel I received over the summer should tie in well with all the oranges and mustard pieces I seem to have amassed. I like a classically styled bag to let the brightly coloured pieces be the ‘hero’ of the outfit. I’ve gravitated towards tan or coloured leather accessories for winter, with belts in yellow or orange with chunky coloured cocktail rings to finish off the look.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Saddlery Sophie satchel, Susie Heel by Miss Wilson