What’s Your Scarf Style?

One of the things we love most about the colder months here at new Signature STYLE is that it gives us lots of opportunities to accessorise! Specifically by adding a colourful scarf to our outfit.

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Scarves are a fantastic way of completing your look and can elevate a simple top and trouser combination to something supremely chic and effortless. Scarves are also the perfect way to inject some colour right next to your face, where it’ll have the most impact!

There are several scarf style options to choose from at this time of year; here’s a round up of some of our favourites.

Make every day a duvet day!

70Yes this winter, you don’t have to call in sick to have a duvet day – just buy a duvet jacket or coat – then every day can be a duvet day.

Built for comfort and warmth over style, they are not the most obvious of fashion garments but bulky puffer jackets in all lengths have become the A-listers must have item. Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Julianne Moore and Katie Holmes to name a few have been photographed wearing them.

Not only are they great for keeping out the chill, they are light-weight, don’t crease and best of all they disguise any post-Christmas indulgence. The other thing, of course, is that providing you don’t take it off in public, no one will know what you have got on underneath so you could still have your pyjamas on. Perfect if you are a dog walker or taking the kids to school and it’s too much of a rush to get dressed.

What started as a ‘I wouldn’t been seen dead in one of those’ sort of coat is now readily available from every High Street retailer. From Sainsbury to Zara take your pick.

From a styling point of view I would just advise that these Michelin Man type coats add bulk and look great on tall and/or slim ladies, however, if you are on the shorter size and edging towards a size 14/16 please ask a friend you can trust when trying one on, for her honest opinion before purchasing.

Pyjamarama!

pj6f0bWhen the days are quite short and summer seems a long way off, what better way to stay cosy at night than to snuggle up in a pair of pyjamas.

The word pyjama stems from the Hindi word paejama, meaning “leg covering”, and men first started wearing them around 1870, after the returning colonials brought them back from the East.

In the 1890s, pyjamas, in wool and silk were starting to replace the night-shirt for gentlemen and, by the Thirties, they had become a key part of a man’s wardrobe. Pyjamas could be worn at home as elegant evening attire in materials such as silk and cotton.

Until the beginning of this century it had not been thought proper for women to wear pyjamas, as they preferred the more feminine nightdress.

Thank goodness for Coco Chanel, I say! She introduced lounging pyjamas in the Twenties, to be worn in the evening, and the beachwear versions, to be worn on holiday (French Riviera, of course, darling), convincing women that pyjamas could be a stylish alternative to nighties.

FUDGE, CARAMEL, CHOCOLATE, CINNAMON & COFFEE

What more do we want from this season…sounds great 

These colours are absolutely on trend for the AW 2015/2016 collection. They are great because they are quite neutral and whether you are LIGHT, DEEP, WARM, COOL, CLEAR or SOFT,  you will easily find in Designer or High Street Shops your colour which complements your skin tone, eye and hair colour. I love to hear how the colours are described and whenever I go shopping I feel I want to grab a chocolate or a nice slice of a caramel/fudge cake with a great cup of coffee with the cinnamon sprinkle.

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All fashion designers added these great colours to their collections whether as a detail or one colour garment. Let’s not forget these ‘must have’ colours were statement colours of the 60s and 70s which stand out quite nicely among the rest of the styles in this AW season…