Different shapes require different styles.
Australian fashion label Bless’ed Are The Meek have finally dropped their new autumn/winter collection which has us all more than excited for the chilly weather ahead.
You can find a number of chic silhouettes which are very much inspired by the 1970’s, as well as a number of cosy knitwear pieces which will of course be on high rotation between the months of June to August.
We’ve singled out just a few of our favourite looks for the winter season, albeit with a touch of sophistication from one of our favourite Australian brands.
Who could resist a beautiful knit dress for the colder season? Our favourite piece combines a form-fitting dress with trendy stripes which will never go out of style.
A smart-casual bustier makes for a stunning piece which all women need in their winter wardrobe. Wear them with a fitted blazer and tailored trousers for that ultimate French Voguettes-look coveted by women around the world.
A cropped sweater is a must-have when the weather drops since they are so quick and easy to style. One of our favourite ways to wear this look is with a pair of fitted leather pants, and finish off with a stylish tote bag.
One of the most stylish pieces to come out of 2014 had to be the asymmetric skirt. Whether you love it or hate it, there is no denying that this trend isn’t leaving just yet. We’ve picked this navy blue shade since it’s fun and girly as opposed to your standard black.
Lastly a shearling jacket is one of the main pieces you need this winter. Why? Not only is it warm and cosy (seriously, you don’t even need to layer it up), but it’s so versatile!
What are some of your favourite pieces from the new collection?
From knee-high boots to cowboy boots, who doesn’t love boots? A great pair of boots is one of the best winter accessories, so here’s three ways to wear your favourite pair of boots with a variety of outfits.
Tuck them into skinny jeans
A well-fitting pair of skinny jeans can slip neatly into just about any pair of boots, from ankle booties to over-the-knee styles. Just be sure there are no baggy areas marring your sleek look. For rocker chick edge, tuck faded, distressed jeans into knee-high black boots with stiletto heels, add a sexy top and toss on a black leather motorcycle jacket!
Wear them with a dress
One of our favourite winter outfits is a wrap dress with knee-high boots, which takes you from office to dinner. We also love a sweater dress with ankle boots (looks for comfortable shoe brands like Ziera and Naturalizer). This is a great outfit to pair with another one of our favourite winter accessories, patterned tights.
Pair them with a short skirt
This look needs a bit of restraint, since if the skirt’s too short or the boots too high, you may get mistaken for Madame Natasha the local dominatrix! A more subtle and classier look is a slightly above-the-knee skirt with knee-high boots and opaque tights. Low-heeled riding boots lend a touch of well-bred style to a classic skirt and jumper combo, while stiletto heeled boots are the cheekiest choice for a club-going mini dress. For boho chic, pull on a pair of vintage cowboy boots, add a gauzy blouse and some ethnic jewellery for the perfect haute hippie ensemble. Choose a combo that shows off a bit of your sexy stems but doesn’t reveal too much!
What’s your favourite way to wear boots?
- Don’t wear patterns too close to your face or they can make you look like a circus clown.
- Try not to wear patterned clothing when you have an important meeting or an interview or even when you are having your picture taken. People will notice your outfit first rather than you.
- When buying patterned pants or skirts try to keep to muted colours and smaller patterns.
- Don’t wear horizontal lines on areas you want to de-emphasise.
- When wearing patterned shoes (like leopard print) wear only with solid clothing. Like all black.
- Scale the pattern to your body size. For example if you are rather petite, wear petite size patterns ONLY.
- When buying patterned clothing always do this test before you purchase. Stand in front of the mirror and close your eyes, open them up and if the first thing you notice is your loud blaring shirt, take it off and give it straight back to the shop assistant. Do not pass go and do not part with your hard earned cash!