How-to Style: Heritage Chic

There’s only one reason that I look forward to the colder months – and that is so I can saunter about in all the gorgeous clothing and footwear that winter brings!  Oversized faux fur coats, sexy over the knee boots and chunky knitwear to wrap up warm in – what’s not to love?

But with so much gorgeousness available, it can be tough to choose between it all and know exactly what is in vogue for the season so I will break down some of winters top trends for you to be inspired by. 

First up, we have my favourite – Heritage chic…

This look draws inspiration from the English countryside offering earthy and rich colours such as mossy green, deep mulberry, natural creams and browns and heritage fabrics such as tweeds, corduroy, plaid and mohair.

Opt for a fun and flirty dress to peep from beneath your knitwear.  Holly Willoughby Bird Print Tea Dress, £49.00 is ideal for the daytime or add extra sensuality with a sumptuous fabric such as velvet. Fearne Cotton’s Velvet Burn-out Skater Dress, £49.00 is one of this season’s most coveted fabrics and looks simply fabulous teamed with other rich materials.  Wear this owl face pendant, £16.00 over the top to add an element of vintage charm and a tongue-in-cheek nod to the countryside.

Team the dress with a blanket coat like this Cardigan Coat by Love Label, £45.00 and cinch in at the waist with a chunky belt.  The belt has to be chunky, just like this stud buckle waist belt, £14.00 in order to hold the heavy fabric of the cardigan in place.

If you want to really rock the countryside vibe, team the outfit with heavy boots and a low heel.  Fur-lined or wool-trimmed boots with chunky buckles look best.  Tommy Hilfiger broom leather boots, £170 are a must-buy but if you simply must opt for a heel, choose ankle boots.  Trust me – they’re going to be everywhere this season and they go with everything!  The Ugg Australia Lynnea ankle clog boots, £230.00 with their sheepskin lining will ensure you’re set to wander the moors in style.

Complete the look with Tommy Hilfiger arm warmers, £20.00, the alpine print brings them bang up to date or for a more sophisticated look, try over the elbow leather gloves.  They look great worn with a three quarter length sleeve so you can show them off.  Woollen tights to keep out the chill and a baker boy hat really complete the whole look.  This herringbone hat, £14.00 suits most face shapes so don’t be afraid to try hats, the trick is confidence.  Alexa Chung wears hats well and enjoys mixing her fabrics, flying the flag for this look with her signature quirkiness.  I love hats and my collection is just as large as my hoard of shoes so have fun trying them on and enjoy the admiring glances.

Now all you need is your Heathcliff.

8th October 2010
Written by Very_Lauren

Posted by: Nats 8 October 2010

I have to agree – the only good thing about winter is the wonderous wardrobes that you can develop by wraping up warm in lucious coats and pretty boots 🙂 Good to see a mix of stuff I can (and can’t afford) always something to aspire to!

Posted by: Jodie 8 October 2010

I get so excited for buying my winter wardrobe! Boots expecially! This blog has given me some great ideas 🙂

Posted by: MELODIE 8 October 2010

IM LOVING THIS SECTION, ITS REALLY USEFUL TO HAVE SOMEONE PICK OUT ALL THE CELEB FASHIOSN FOR YOU SO YOU DONT HAVE TO AND WITH THE LINKS DIRECT TO THE CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES MEANS I DONT HAVE TO TRAWL THROUGH THE CATALOGUE – KEEP IT COMING!!!