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Winter Wrap Up

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A few weeks ago we brought you a sneak peek of what’s in store for summer 2010/11, but before we move our focus to the new season we thought we’d vote for our favourite trends and key pieces of winter 2010. And, with winter sales in full swing at the moment, if one of these trends catches your eye you might just be able to grab something at a bargain price!

 

Shoulder Pads
The 80’s came back in a big way this winter with the return of the shoulder pad.  I never thought I’d be one to champion big shoulders, but this has definitely been one of my favourite trends this winter. 

 

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State of Grace

 

Merino
Merino is the old favourite – just so cosy for winter.  taylor Boutique’s Venetian Cowl was the perfect example of how merino can not only be functional, but fashionable.   The Venetian Cowl was a winter favourite for its easy wearability, functionality and warmth.  Made from 100% New Zealand merino, it was definitely a piece to be worn with your favourite jeans, snuggled up next to the fire, or to pull on over an elegant dress for those chilly winter occasions.

 

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Venetian Cowl from taylor Boutique

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Coats
You can’t do a winter wrap up without coats.  This season saw cute coats in bright colours, stepping away from the more traditional winter blacks and greys.  This one from Karen Walker was my absolute favourite.  Ashley Fogel also did a coat in a fun shade of fuchsia.  We also saw military inspired detailing in both coats and jackets.

 

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Ashley Fogel

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Karen Walker

Footwear
The combat boot was a clear favourite style for boots this winter, and looks like it will continue its popularity for summer, with some designers pairing pretty summer frocks with tough combat boots.  The 'winter wedge' was another key look for winter footwear.  Check out FashioNZ blogger Pip's take on why the winter wedge has been hot this season.

 

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Overland combat boot

 

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WRAPPED by Sogni di Giorgia at Scarpa

 

Evening wear
For evening and formal wear, jewel tones and one shoulder dresses were winners.  We picked our favourite looks in our ball season trends article.

 

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Sera Lilly

 

Knitwear
Knitwear went oversized and slouchy this winter, perfect for rugging up against the winter chill.

 

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Lonely Hearts

Colour
We saw less of the drab, traditional winter hues this year, with many designers introducing a pop of colour into their collections. 

 

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RJC by Kingan Jones