There is nothing like a sexy silhouette that warms up autumn/winter, and this season, it's all about legs. Mini or mid-thigh skirts, slim trouser suits and beautiful boots unite many dynamic looks on the runway that are one sharper than the other. Get ready with our style highlight.
Blumarine's fresh take on chinoiserie chic showcases black embroidered kimono dresses with 2-strap high heel sandals. You can opt for a black blazer and skirt ensemble, emerald v-neck top and wrap-skirt, or go for a white variation with beautiful red blossoms juxtaposed against a pattern of green and black foliage. Sumptuous outerwear gets you through nippy evenings. Pick up a white baby alpaca short coat, a long one with golden embroidery, or throw a royal blue coat over amazing leather boots.
Dior's autumn/winter collection is a play on classic silhouettes. Take the hem up, way up, and you have beautiful legs peeking through full-length coats. Sport the look with skinny-strapped platform heels for a more modern look. Signature trouser suits get a makeover with double-breasted blazers and delectable colours like burgundy and deep green, which contrast the season's must-have coat in fuchsia, blue, yellow and other bright shades. Don't forget those oversize sunglasses on sunny wintry days.
Dsquared2's lady goes mod this season with lovely high hats, mini skirts and doctor bags. Inspired looks pay tribute to style icons from the 1960s: Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy... Bold colours, innovative materials and daring accessories give the nostalgic look a thorough update. Python long-sleeved tunics, cropped jackets in emerald and teal, leopard-print coats, caramel double-breasted capes, and barely-there tunics with in-laid fur and bejewelled mini shift dresses create new sensations.
This season is a celebration of leather craftsmanship as Gucci expertly works the material in every outfit: tailored trousers, A-line mini dresses, shirts and so on. Do away with black, and a world of colourful possibilities opens up. Sage, moss, baby blue, dark lilac, pastel cornflower and blushed caramel will brighten up any dreary day. Python boots with a horsebit and stacked heel are so sleek that they feel like second skin. Top off your look with a fur coat and aviator sunglasses, and you are ready to go.
Ralph Lauren ushers in a romantic season with numerous looks that go with trousers. Complemented by a sumptuous fur scarf, kimono-sleeved cardigan, long cape, turtleneck sweater or a stunning beaded evening top, cashmere trousers have never been so versatile. What keeps the looks so light is the softest shades of white, pink and grey that put emphasis on the modern silhouette. Mid-thigh suede boots fit like a dream over tights, so you can face those icy mornings in stride.
The Versace woman braves the cold with a military-inspired look, made more wearable with sensuous asymmetric-hemmed dresses on a bias. Large buttons serve as decorative details and are sometimes strategically placed on the waist line to accentuate femininity. Sexy ankle booties are a must-have, while mid-calf and thigh-high boots make it easy to play up different silhouettes. Vivid red, cyan and bright lemon yellow offer an exciting palette where rules are meant to be broken.
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