#kaytips : seasonal trend spotting
Hello everybody! I’m so happy with your amazing feedbacks on #Kaytips, seriously you guys are the best, such a pleasure to share with you (I understand why Kristina’s so attached and grateful to have you). I’ve been writing articles for several magazines in Switzerland but I have to say that sharing tips from my experiences, travels in a much more personal and “honest” way feels so good. Ok, let’s stop being emotional and start the serious things, yes, I’m talking shopping.
What I usually do is spend hours (I’m very serious about it) on online shops doing wish lists of all sorts and categorizing everything trend by trend : like “The Perfect Oversized Coats” or “Culotte Trousers”. Then, as I obviously know that I can’t afford everything (because usually my list just goes on and on), I select one or two pieces I really want to invest in and/or try to find substitutes from Asos, Topshop, Zara…
It’s just so nice to keep all of my favorite trends in mind so that when I go shopping, I know exactly what to look for. Just so we can share this sinful shopping moment together, I wanted to share with you guys some of my personal favorites for the season. Let’s get started!
T U R T L E N E C K R U L E S
Oh god, that’s the best trend alert ever for a overcautious girl like me. I always thought there’s something about turtlenecks, an Audrey Hepburn elegance perhaps or a frenchy je-ne-sais-quoi… There’s nothing more effortless and chic than long hair tucked inside the collar, don’t you think? I remember Céline’s Fall 2012 show and I literally was blown away by how simple yet interesting was that white oversized turtleneck, a piece that almost everyone had in their closet but that nobody was really paying attention to. And not to forget : they really do keep us warm when the cold days come!
Then, we spotted turtlenecks on Wang or Marni catwalks, street style queens were all about it, they were everywhere! Cashmere, wool, oversized… make it rain! Asos and Topshop have great options as well but I mean, my heart belongs to this DVF one!
C A M E L P I E C E S
It’s the perfect substitute to black during the cold months, I mean we were talking about elegance just before but what would be a black turtleneck without the ultimate camel coat? Camel-colored pieces add an instant chic to every look and the quest to the perfect colour is endless. For me, an oversize Camel coat was an absolute must to have for this winter, I was CRA-VING this one from Max Mara (if someone is willing to launch a quickstarter campaign for me) but I found the perfect deal on Asos. The cool thing is that the Camel shade comes in every pieces, we’re talking hats, culottes, turtlenecked dress (omg!), bags or shoes! Get your hands on it. Now.
N O R M C O R E
A L L W H I T E E V E R Y T H I N G
I had the chance to attend many shows during the last Fashion Month and I was so happy to spot some all white everything looks again. It’s one of my favorite trends ever, everything looks good in white. It may not be the most practical color but forget about it : we’re talking beauty!!! It’s a fresh alternative to the grey, black and navy options during fall/winter. People who claim that white isn’t for the fall/winter, got it all wrong. White is the ultimate shade to get closer to perfection. From Proenza Shoulder to Topshop, you’ll find plenty of options below:
I T ‘ S A L L A B O U T T H E P E R F E C T C O A T
Winter is all about being comfy, and playing with layers to keep it warm. My favorite thing about winter fashion is definitely finding the right coat. Coats can change your outfit entirely. Especially in Winter, where the coat can actually be the whole outfit! You can wear a super chill all black look and throw a magenta oversized coat over it and there you go, no need to think further. Make it laid-back or very sophisticated! From oversized to animal prints, I did a selection from the web-favorites below:
Credits: 1. Phoebe Philo shot by David Sims, Vogue Paris2. http://le-21eme.com/ 3. Nonoo Resort 2014 4. Mitograph 5. Style.com
Absolutely agree on the turtleneckshttp://firisa.blogspot.co.id/
Very well written, with great tips on trends! Thank you for sharing!
Inspiring tips! Love Kaytips xx
Thanks for the tips, Fiona. Good article, well documented. I do lot of research and mostly shop on line and there are truly treasures and amazing bargains to be discovered!. One comment of the readers above is pertinent.
It would be interesting to have tips about the shipments, sizing info, real life versus on line photo, customer service.Maybe a top ten ?
I love camel but it does not suit my skin colour. I am a brunette with medium toned skin and dark eyes. Unless it is the ultimate Max Mara's coat, it usually either makes me look tired at best or sick with a gastric flu at worst!!!! what a shame!.
Thanks Fiona. I read your articles and follow your instagram:-)
Fashion and Frappes
This is a great list! And most of these are such timeless pieces and can be worn forever!
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Love this post!!! xx
i agree with all ! love camel !
Amazing tips, thank you !
Since the very beginning I started to follow this blog, I had always asked myself where Kristina buy her clothing. Before it was a "trend", I used to look up for clothes on internet, because I could find fantastic designes that I could never find in tradicional o retail stores. But, until today, even if I spend hours and hours in online shops to make wishlists just like Fiona, i've never be brave enough to do a purchase. I really wish I could have some advice about online shopping, knowing where to go, wich online shops are better in quality clothing, shipping, if the clothes that appears in the web its similar to what you get. I think for every person that follow this blog, it would be really useful if you could brings a list of online shops that are good to buy for its quality, prices, shipping, etc. I mean, the whole foundation of this blog its about online shopping! Land of treasures! :)
Wish you best!
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I'm in love with your writing style!
Great post ! Very inspiringhttp://fashionbackyard.blogspot.fr
Love all these items!
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great inspirational post, thanks for all the styling tips!http://www.trenchcollection.com/
xo from italy,
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I love the all-white-everything trend!
My favourite #kaytip to date :)
Great tips :)!http://www.morning-elegance.com
Kim @ Cozinest
I love the camel everything! You are so right, it is the perfect alternative to black. Great article with terrific tips!http://www.cozinest.net
maria claudia m
amazing tips! you inspire me! didn't know that it's called "normcore", but I was already loving this trend! :D
Love the camel coat trend!
I'm loving camel coats at the minute!http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com/
Really enjoyed the article! Thank you for sharing! :)http://www.julitastefashion.com/
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I love your articles Fiona! keep up the good work :)
Thanks, Fiona - this was great. I always wanted to do so myself - get an overview of the trends of the season, but I never started doing it, but you just inspired me further. Thank you for that!
Have a blessed day and happy Thanksgiving (late, I know).
Love from Amanda
wow !! this is my favorite kaytips post so far
is something that a lot of bloggers don't do ...to inform us and inspire for new pieces or styleshttp://rockashion.blogspot.com/
All of this is bang on!
Turtleneck is my favorite winter piece and of course a fur coat! Great winter white look too!
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Great trends !
Love it when Fiona writes. The kayteam is amazing. xx
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I am really happy, because this winter I found perfect coat! and I agree, that it is base of outfit!
Love these tips for the colder months! So many fabulous pieces!http://nomoreboringclothes.blogspot.com/
such amazing tips!!
Karen - Dressing in Labels
I'm really into coats lately, I've already purchased 3 or 4 since fall started.
Amazing post! Great trends and items!
Love the article Fiona!! I have heard about normcore for the first time, now I must google it :)http://inspoint.blogspot.sk/
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Love all these trends especially the camel pieces and the all white looks! These are such classy styles that have a timeless appeal!
Thanks for the tips, Fiona! I love anything camel :)
Gorgeous post! x
The first pic of Phoebe Philo has to be one of my absolute favourite ever ! So chic, love how she wears her coat and hair.
And great tips, love the all white look !
I love those jumpers! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com
Such a helpful post!
a great post of trends thanks for the inspiration
I have the same "problem" as you,,, Why can we have a unlimited credit card??... eheh
I love camel pieces! perfect elegant items for the winter. http://www.thepaarblog.com/http://www.thepaarblog.com/
Great tips!! :D
I am really looking forward to more kaytips I love them ♥
wow, amazing article! really love your tips! <3http://vogueetvoyage.com
Love reading your tips, Fiona! Please write more often )))
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Such a great post, love turtlenecks !
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These are definitely the must haves for this season! Thanks for sharing!
Sigh. Seeing all these trends makes me long for winter again...
Thanks for sharing this cool yips with us! I definitely need to find some white pieces for my closet and a perfect coat for this season!
It's About L.A
Such a great article, inspiring!!
I'm totally in love with that white Monki bag. It's funny and cute and just perfect :)http://fashioneclectic.bloggersdelight.dk