Top 5 Winter Wardrobe Must-haves

The seasons of the year and how they are represented in the world of fashion..for me: Spring is all about forecasting what we’ll be wearing in the coming year..
Summer is all about soft feminine styling and gearing up for festival fashions..
Autumn is all about the Fall Fashions and the September Issues..
..and Winter?..for me – it’s the Winter Wardrobe..has to be …it’s when what’s in my wardrobe actually gets worn (I’m not a Summer style lover – my colouring just won’t allow that frivolity!)..every jumper that’s been crushed under the one above gets an outing and I start to rotate my scarves…ahhhh…bliss…
Soooooo, with that in mind, I thought I’d share my Winter Wardrobe Must Haves with you – you lucky, lucky ladies!!!!…
Here goes!…

1) THE WINTER COAT:“DISTRESSED DENIM AND WINTER COATS “..Rebecca wears coat from Massimo Dutti €289

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Rebecca likes her winter coat long, fitted and black

If I was to give one piece of advice here – I’d suggest a tailored coat. I’m not talking soldier structuring but more a coat that has subtle shaping – one that hangs well and adds panache.
For the ideal coat to just throw on and look a million dollars you’ll have to splash out €189 for this drape front coat from Carolyn Donnelly from THE EDIT at Dunnes Stores (available in a range of colours )
the edit drape front coat €189

 

NEXT have an extensive range of coats AGAIN this Winter – but this oversized pocket coat caught my eye..€107. It comes in brown and black and available in regular, petite, and tall….
next large pocket coat €107

2) FAUX FUR: “BITCH STOLE MY STOLE”

me in fur poncho
Corina gets glam
bex with stole from zara 39.99
Bex wears white stole from Zara €29.99

Don’t get this wrong. We’re not talking cheap and nasty re; Coronation street
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..we’re not even talking Sophia Loren in glorious fur
sophia loren in fur
and we’re certainly not talking Raquel Welch in One Million Years BC!.
raquel welch in fur one million years bc
No, the Modern Millie way to wear faux or real fur is to casually throw a stole over your shoulder..

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NYFW Trends

Right now I’m lovin this faux fur collar jacket from WAREHOUSE and also available from BT2 in Dublin as well as Warehouse stores nationwide..

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This mustard stole from Boohoo is an incredible colour and while it looks amazing here….

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..I know I’d have to tone it down a bit – but Bex would probably team it with bright pink and green and still pull it off!

3) BOOTS..If you want to look good head to toe – you need to be well heeled..Whether they’re equestrian, classic, casual or edgy, your boots need to be chic. Hot footing the catwalk were these horse hair boots from Bottes Femmes.
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And Cara Delevingne shows who’s boss at Burberry
CARA DELEVINGNE AT BURBERRY
Bearing in mind not all women are built to standard stature – Cinderella Shoes cater for larger sizes..and if you like your tanned classics then these are a must for you…€145..sizes start at 9…

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One of the nicest styles I’ve worn this season on the catwalk has to be the Guess long leather boot from DIVINE in Maynooth


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4) HAT…Aside from the obvious practical nature of hats – it’s one of the easiest ways to give attitude to an outfit. …and don’t forget it’s your best friend when your hair is filthy dirty, when your hair is in dire need of a colour and …well just if you’re having a bad hair day!..

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Best Celebrity Style

You needn’t pay a small fortune – Tiger have 3 different styles at €8 each .

tiger stores 3 styles €8Heatons have a lot on offer..

heatons hats
While LITTLEWOODS IRELAND go tribal with this Aztec fedora..

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Bex in Zara

5) A KNIT: This can be bulky and big or slinky and snug – whatever makes you feel cosy and comfortable. For me a knit is usually a jumper that I can stick a shirt under – for others it’s a figure hugging size 8…my favourite style is a fairisle and shape wise it has to be raglan sleeves..

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Catwalk Credit

 

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Rebecca in an Arran Knit from Kilkenny Shop

 

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Catwalk Credit

 

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Penneys entire outfit under 100euro
warehouse ( now at BT2) jumper €60 and scarf €30
Warehouse Jumper 60euro Scarf 30euro
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LIDL Cape 19.99euro
me in jumper and scarf
Corina Knitted-out

So there you have it my five winter must-haves.

Corina x

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