October 21, 2013
Winter Style Inspiration; Anything goes…
With the magical season almost upon us, it’s important to wrap up warm with these coming winter months especially say for the… Christmas Markets. Every town and city is host to a wonderful array of festive markets this time of the year, as the temperature significantly drops in the run up to Christmas, you find yourself bracing the cold more often than not!
To ensure that you can enjoy outdoor festivities shiver free, you ultimately need a wardrobe that will offer you comfort, warmth and durability. At MFM we know that just because its winter, you shouldn’t have to compromise your style. With these points in mind, we’ve devised a style inspiration guide for you to look at this winter combining trends with the best picks of outerwear.
Street-style this season comes in all colours, prints and layers imaginable. With so many trends such as bomber jackets, leather, tartan, camo prints, grey and all black; it makes sense to mix and match key pieces. Don’t be afraid to layer it all up. Whatever feels comfortable for you and with these seasons trends you can afford to get away with a colour clash here and there.
A statement jacket; be it tartan or Navajo, signature knits or over-sized parka can instantly make an outfit, have fun and choose wisely… its going to be cold. For some eclectic fashion inspiration check out these guys street attire.
The Catwalk Edit; Take a style leaf out of Topman’s fall collection if you dare… a contemporary mix of knits, utility wear and and head-to-toe ensembles of subtle hues. One to watch this season, Topman featured an uplifting palette of cream, orange, red and navy throughout. Hiking boots grounded the collection and gave it a rambling vibe with textures of wool, felt, cotton and leather luxe.
This runway show just goes to prove… winter doesn’t have to be dark! If your not feeling highly adventurous, then why not experiment by just adding a single statement colour to your look. It can work wonders!
Knitwear is a fantastic requirement for winter, not only does its woolly interior keep you from turning blue… there are so many fantastic styles out there waiting for you to wear! But where do you start?
With quality and comfort not compromised, Japanese high street brand Uniqlo have a vast array of knits available this season. Ranging from Lambswool to Cashmere, cables, colour-block and turtle necks- a key basics piece this AW13. With a shade and style for every modern man…they really have thought of everything.
Over the past few years, there has become a larger demand for high end outwear. MFM have noticed the evolution of the traditional parka coat into something quite special in the present day. Becoming somewhat of a statement piece, the parka is warm, comfortable and unrestricting in terms of style guidelines. It has been reinvented often sporting an unconventional print, colour or trim as part of the fashion norm.
Online retailer Oki Ni, renowned for its seamless collection of international designers has some great signature pieces for this AW; including an excellent range of parkas. Brands Kenzo, A.P.C, Carven and Undercover are the best picks…
To complete your winter warmers, check out these colourful scarves for inspiration. MFM think that investing in a key piece will put you in good stead for the cold coming months. Layer up with a bit of luxury. Selfridges have a great selection from Paul Smith to Maison Martin Margiela.
Here at MFM we hope you find this small guide to style inspiration and winter warmers useful! This season you can play around with colour and print, and tone it down if you will with a smart black parka. Dressing for the cold can be fun and refreshing if you choose versatile pieces that can carry you through winter. Why not try out a statement scarf or bright knit for a change?