Saturday, 21 September 2013

3 Ways To Wear Statement Clothing This Autumn

Wearing a statement knit, patterned trousers or a bright coat can feel like a bold move as autumn approaches but the arrival of colder weather doesn’t mean you have to wear black or drab clothing. Statement clothing can come in all different forms; even a slick of red lipstick can pull your outfit together and make you stand out.

So here are three ways you can wear bold clothing this autumn without standing out like a sore thumb:

Patterned and Colourful Trousers

If you’re looking to upgrade from black trousers or jeans then coloured or patterned trousers are a great alternative. Plus, don’t be fooled in thinking that patterned trousers are only worn by women with model looks. There’s no doubt that there is a pair of patterned or coloured trousers out there with your name on. They often come in variety of shapes but the most flattering for all body types are cigarette pants, capri pants or pegged trousers, what these trousers have in common are a high-waist often with a hook and eye fixing, which have a slim fitting around the ankle.

Wear these for a smart casual look – they can be worn around the office, for an evening out with a pair of heels or even teamed with a pair of casual trainers over the weekend. Just make sure that if you’re wearing patterned trousers, keep your top half a neutral or plain colour.

If you don’t want to go for patterned trousers but are still keen to brighten up your look this autumn then these ‘mauve’ cord trousers from Cotton Traders have a real autumnal feel to them.

Bright Coats

Another way to brighten up your look this autumn is to invest in a brightly coloured coat or jacket. Whilst coats main purpose is a practical one there’s no reason why it can’t be colourful at the same time!

This ‘pillar box’ waterproof parka from Cotton Traders is not only a colourful addition to your autumn wardrobe but also a practical one with a fleece lining and waterproof exterior.

Find a Cosy Knit

Last year was all about cosy knitwear with a difference, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change this year either. Firstly, you need to choose your style of statement knit – are you going to go for a bright colour, a print or a novelty piece? Team this with a pair of jeans for a casual weekend look.

So there you have it, three ways you can wear statement clothing this autumn!

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