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The cape is a huge ladies fashion trend for autumn/winter 2010, and is a great alternative piece of outerwear to the winter coat. The idea of wearing a cape can see a bit daunting, particularly because you don’t want to end up looking like a superhero character! If you pay attention to your body shape, you can style the cape to make it a fabulous choice for any occasion.
The cape gives you more freedom with your arms, and can look much more chic and classy than a normal jacket. There are all sorts of styles of capes, from wintry wool to silk. Military is another key trend which you can find in capes. Colours to look out for this season, are the illustrious camel, bold black, rich red and charcoal grey. The short style of cape, is known as a capelet, and is ideal for wearing on top of your party dress, over the festive period. There are other longer versions, which sit at thigh length. It is best not to wear clothing which is too bulky under your cape, as this can make you look heavier than you are and there are options which also have a hood, to keep you warm and protected during the winter months.
You should always take your body shape into consideration before you purchase a cape, as this will help determine which style will suit you best. Capes can be worn by any body shape, from slim to plus size. If you have a slim and slender figure, you can pretty much wear any style of cape you wish. Styles with a slight flair will suit this body shape best. An ideal way for slender ladies to wear their cape, is with a pair of skinny jeans, and heels or boots, for a look you can wear out shopping with friends.
If you have a pear shaped figure, then you should wear a cape with a belt, as this will accentuate your waist and give you a more hourglass appearance. Without a belt, you can find a loose fitting cape, which is great for hiding any lumps and bumps, particularly for all the festive over-indulgence. It is advisable to stick to light layers under your cape, particularly if there are areas you want to hide, as this heavy layers will just make you look bigger.
Ladies who are plus size, can also wear capes and look as fabulous in them as any other shape will. It is, however, better to stick to a cape which sits at thigh length, and wear a pair of jeans or trousers underneath, to get the most out of the style.
If you have quite a small frame, then a cape with a short skirt, tights for the cold weather, and a pair of ankle boots, will elongate your height, and make you appear taller. It will also help give a slimming appearance to your shape.
If you want to show off your cape at the office, you can team it up nicely with a pencil skirt and a crisp, white blouse. It should also be worn with minimal jewellery, as it is a statement all of its own.
The snow has arrived early this year and is set to continue for weeks to come, so you need to make sure you are dressed up warm to brace the change in weather.
The first thing to do is create some comfortable layering, which will keep you warm as the temperature continues to drop. Start with your underwear. They may not be the most attractive, but thermals are a good way to keep you well insulated, and they will also last for a long time. The next layer should be a t-shirt or top in a light fabric, which will make you feel comfortable and will stop moisture getting to your body. You should then add a chunky knitted jumper over the top of this. Choose one which will keep you warm and cosy, but won’t irritate your skin. Lastly, you should put on a well insulated winter jacket, to keep you adequately covered, and protected from the winter weather. The good thing about layering is that if you get too warm, you can simply remove one of your layers.
Winter accessories are extremely important to keep you protected from the cold, and the areas which we tend to forget about. A hat will keep your head warm, and keep the wind and snow from your head, preventing the moisture from reaching you. There are lots of stylish hats to choose from, including beanie hats, cable knit and those which have flaps to cover your ears. You can also add ear muffs for further protection. A scarf is another important winter accessory, which will keep the cold and wind from your neck and prevent it getting to the rest of your body. If you want to splash out, then a cashmere scarf is a good choice, however, there are many other styles, such as woollen and silk, which are a less expensive alternative. The mustard and blackÂ luxury pashmina picture aboveÂ makes a stylish additionÂ to any wool coat. Â Wrap the scarf around your neck loosely for a casual everyday look, or tighter for a style to wear for a night out. Lastly, you want to ensure your hands are kept nice and warm, by adding a pair of gloves to your outfit. Knitted or thermal gloves will give good protection, and stop the moisture getting to the rest of you.
When the conditions are freezing, you need to swap your heels for a pair of comfortable boots for everyday wear. Some of the important trends for Winter 2010, are biker boots, aviator and long length boots, which will ensure you still look stylish. When the snow is falling, it’s always best to wear boots with a small heel, and a sole which will create a good grip on the surface.
The winter coat is by far the most essential investment for your wardrobe, during the freezing cold weather. Some styles to look out for this season, are the aviator and military trends, duffle coat, parka and fur coat. The winter coat is the final piece of your layering, so should be heavy enough to make sure you are kept warm and well insulated.
This winter one of the most wanted items of clothing is the leather jacket. From aviator styles to biker styles and minimalistic styles there is a leather jacket to suit all tastes and for those that don’t want to wear leather there is also the leather look jacket which looks almost the same. The beauty of a leather jacket or leather look jacket is that it goes with almost anything from jeans to a party dress. They are also incredibly hard wearing an durable. So which style of leather or leather look jacket will you be wearing this winter?
Possibly one of the biggest trends of the year, the aviator jacket was seen at Burberry as well as countless other catwalks. The Burberry version has a huge collar and is lined with thick shearling for an incredibly warm jacket inspired by those worn by pilots during world war 2. On the high street there are a range of different versions of the aviator style, many with smaller and less exaggerated collars for a much more toned down and subtle but still very warm look. Dark brown is the most common colour for the aviator jacket making it the perfect cover up for the seasons must haveÂ camel clothes.
The biker jacket is almost always in black leather but recently there have been some other options around includingÂ grey and red . The secret of wearing a biker jacket is for it not too look too new. In fact the more battered the better. The biker jacket can add a bit of rock chic to just about any outfit. Studs and tassels are bothÂ optional extras for a biker jacketÂ depending on the look that you are trying toÂ achieve.Â The biker jacket hasÂ becomeÂ a really classic piece of clothing that never really goes out of fashion, it has so much history and it just keeps on coming back year after year. It has become so immensely popular that recent seasons have even seen the biker style of jacket translating to softer jersey and fabric versions but none really match the leather or leather look jacket for durability and staying power.
The minimalist look is very much on trend at the moment. Clean lines with no fuss or detail rule and neutral shades are very popular. The key looking good in the minimalist trend is to keep it simple but very luxurious. A good quality soft leather jacket is probably one of the most luxurious pieces of clothing that you can get. A minimalist style will usually have no colour and no pockets, gathers or embellishment. Black, grey or camel colours all work particularly well with this style of leather jacket. Wear your minimalist leather jacket with a pair of tapered trousers or contrast with an elaborate party dress. A minimalist style of jacket is also great for showing off interesting outdoor accessories including snoods and scarves.
Camel is one of the most popular trends for autumn/winter 2010 and has been regularly seen gracing the catwalk over the past few months, by designers including Burberry, Stella McCartney and Gucci. Camel is such a fresh and neutral colour, that it can be worn with many other colours and styles. It is also a colour which can instantly make an outfit appear more expensive, as it will give a more luxurious feel to your look.
Â An essential piece of ladies fashion this season isÂ aÂ Â jacket, and will be instantly more stylish if you wear it in a gorgeous camel shade. A military, duffel, cape-style or oversized camel jacket, are all key trends at the moment, and will look good over almost any outfit. Unlike many other colours, you can wear an outfit which is completely camel coloured, from head to toe, including your shoes.
If you are looking for an outfit to wear to the office, a crisp, white blouse with a camel leather skirt and camel shoes will keep you stylish and is a good alternative to wearing the standard black colour we normally associate with work. You can also wear a stylish blazer over your outfit, to make your look even smarter. Update this with some costume jewellery, for an even more expensive looking outfit.
You can also mix camel up with another key trend; animal print. An animal print blouse with a camel coloured skirt or trousers is a great look, or accessorise your outfit with an animal print handbag. A pair of shoes in this trend will also go well with camel.
Figure fixing a-line or shift day dresses in camel, with a pair of camel heels is a look which you can wear almost anywhere, whether it’s for work, a night out or for shopping at the weekends. You can adapt your outfit with some costume jewellery, to suit the occasion.
Â Camel goes extremely well with denim, so a denim blouse with a pair of camel trousers or skirt is a good style choice, or a pair of blue jeans and a camel top. Jumpsuits are also very stylish this season and if you wear these in denim fabric, with a camel jacket over the top, you will look instantly more fashionable.
Another great everyday look, is a camel mini dress with a pair of camel knee high or ankle boots. Wear a black belt with your dress to accentuate your gorgeous curves, and some costume jewellery to suit the occasion.
If you opt for a plain styled camel top, then make the most of your look with a textured skirt. This will make your look more vivacious, and is a style you can wear for those special nights out.
Â When you are choosing jewellery to wear with your camel outfit, you should be aware that gold goes extremely well with this colour. Gold is also quickly taking over from silver as a key trend for this season.
The winter weather has make an unwelcome return, so it’s now time to start dressing appropriately for the conditions, and the best way to do this is by using some protective layering. The more layers you wear the better, as the the air will be trapped between each piece of clothing, keeping you warm and snug during the cold weather. It is a good idea to consider the temperature before you start your layering, but remember it is always better to be too warm than too cold, and you can remove pieces of your layering if you start feeling the heat.
You should also consider where you are going, as this will help determine how many layers you should wear. For example, if you are shopping indoors, you can choose to wear less layers than if you are spending the day outdoors. Similarly, if you are going hill walking or in other conditions where you are likely to face freezing cold conditions, you want to have as many layers as you can comfortably manage.
Automatically, we think of layering as making us looking dowdy and unattractive, but if you select your choices of layering carefully, you can still look stylish and trendy during the autumn and winter months. You can start your layering with your underwear, long underwear will be beneficial to keeping you well insulated, as will a pair of thick socks or tights. The next layer would be a top or t-shirt, which should be made of material which feels nice and cosy against your skin. Knitted jumpers or cardigans over the top of this will keep you fashionable but will also ensure you have an extra layer of warmth. Fleece jackets are also really good for keeping you well insulated, and you can choose warm colours which are stylish, and which will keep the heat in your body. You should keep a thin layer between each item of your clothing, as this will ensure as little as possible air will escape, keeping you warm and comfortable. It’s best to choose layers which are not too tight or too baggy.
A stylish winter coat is a great investment for the autumn/winter seasons to wear on top of your layering, and most coats will last for several years. A sheepskin aviator jacket, duffle coat, quilted or padded jacket are all very fashionable this season, and will keep you very well insulated. It is even better if you wear a jacket with some fur around the collar, or with a hood, as this will stop the cold getting to your neck.
After you have chosen your layering and winter coat, you can wear extra accessories which will further keep you warm. An orb style or woollen scarf is a great choice for the winter months, or a cable knit snood will also keep you stylish and cosy. A hat is also a must for this season; cable beret and beanie hats are choices which will be sure to keep you looking fashionable. Add a pair of gloves to your outfit to keep your hands insulated.