Chloé A/W 12
Whilst everyone loves a White Christmas, it’s not so much fun after all the decorations have been packed away and temperatures insist on remaining at the very bottom of the thermometer for some months afterwards. So with a large portion of Winter to go we’re faced with the dilemma of comfort vs. style - after all keeping warm and looking chic all at once is a difficult feat to pull off. But it’s not impossible, and we’ve tracked down ten must-have pieces that prove it…
First of all, Winter needn’t mean dark, drab colours – this radiant Marni
coat has is positively festive in appearance!
Marni A/W 12
got the memo that big chunky knits are hardly the epitome of chic…but he scrunched it up, threw it in the bin and created this elegant red sweater that oozes sophistication.
Christopher Kane A/W 12
Now, even we wouldn’t wear stilettoes in the snow but these Chloé
boots are the perfect compromise, with a low, chunky heel that offers just enough lift with adding any unsteadiness. Leave Bambi on the ice to Disney.
Remember when you were a kid and your parents would truss you up for the cold in a padded coat with all the toastie trimmings? Well hot young New York designer Joesph Altuzarra
has created the high-fashion, grown-up version of it.
Altuzarra A/W 12
Yes these Marc Jacobs
cropped trousers might not seem like the obvious Winter choice, but it’s the way the genius designer has been styling them that makes them so frost friendly – simply layer them with skirts and socks and coats and sweaters for a cosy catwalk look.
Marc Jacobs A/W 12
It’s a well-known fact that we lose most of our heat through our head, so a hat is a cold-weather must, and the military touch to this Henrik Vibskov
cap means it will always be a fashion favourite.
Henrik Vibskov Hat
This Jil Sander
coat was one of Raf Simons’ last designs for the label so is already a classic, but it also rather looks like a very beautiful and fancy dressing gown which would lead us to believe it must be very comfortable indeed.
Jil Sander A/W 12
Elbow length gloves were a big hit for A/W 12 (much as they are every Winter season) but as well as looking dramatically stylish, as in this Lanvin
pair, they also give your arms some much needed added warmth.
Lanvin A/W 12
The finer the fibre, the warmer the wool. That’s the science behind knitwear (finer fibres have smaller gaps between them, thus trapping warm air) which means that cashmere isn’t just an aesthetically pleasing choice – it’s also the smartest, and this Max Mara
sweater is also wonderfully tactile too.
Max Mara sweater
We’re all prone to the Winter blues but one way to combat them is by wearing this pretty Kenzo
trench coat and reminding yourself of all the summery joys still to come.
Kenzo A/W 12