AW15 textures

Autumn Winter fashion is just THE BEST. Yeah, summer’s all very well, but let’s be honest, in this country we get much more wear out of our Autumn/Winter wardrobe, agreed? And, it’s full of the loveliest textures ever. Yep, we are all about the textures in this post. Think fur, leather, sequins, wool, and much more.

Textures give our Autumn/Winter wardrobes that cosy depth that we all desire when the nights get shorter and the temperatures drop.

This season, mix your textures – create outfits full of 3-D textural magic that people will not only marvel at but will actually Want. To. Touch. (Which might be a bit creepy, granted…)

So, textures – which textures? How about the most luxurious of them all, leather? Or fake leather, which is perfect on a budget. Mix your leather with wool, add some fun accessories, create colour palettes in autumnal colours, and don’t be afraid to flaunt your textures.

Textures for AW15 oneClockwise, from top left: Faux leather burgundy dress, £38, BHS, faux leather leggings, £60, French Connection, patent leather trousers, £149.99, Studio @ H&M, patchwork leather skirt, £55, ‘suedette’  wrap skirt, £28, BHS, leather and suede skirt, £79.99, H&M, glitter heel ankle boots, £44.99, New Look, pom pom cap, £14.99, H&M

Winter coats in mixed textures are the perfect way to indulge in this sort of autumnal dressing. And we love the idea of a woolen biker jacket, a reversible pile coat, and thos big old fake fur collars.

textures for AW15 threeClockwise, from top left: Reversible pile coat, £59.99, H&M, suede fringed jacket, £120, BHS, white fur collar coat, £tbc, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, sheepskin coat, £49.99, New Look, mixed textures biker jacket, £39.99, H&M, funnel neck mixed textures coat, £180, Todd Lynn @ Debenhams, brown fur collar coat, £189, French Connection, checked wool bikerjacket, £49.99, H&M

Embrace all the textures at once and create a gorgeous, autumnal outfit that is stylish and fun. Choose a colour palette and mix a crepe skirt, with a wool sweater, a gilet in fur or wool, a bobble hat in mixed textures, a textural bag, and a great pair of shoes!

textures for AW15 twoClockwise, from top left: Fake fur gilet, £45, Red herring @ Debenhams, crepe front split midi skirt, £35, JOY, fur bobble hat, £17.50, White Stuff, wool and fur padded gilet, £59.95, GAP, orange suede fringed bag, £59.99, H&M, two texture shoes, £48, Schuh, navy roll-neck, £29.99, H&M, multi fur scarf, £19.99, H&M

Party wear is full of textures too – think velvets, chiffons and sequins. And again- mix it up! A chiffon backed sweater is unexpected and fun, as are lace panels in sweaters and skirts.

textures AW15 fiveClockwise, from top left: Sequin flared jumpsuit, £180, French Connection, chiffon backed sweater, £75, French Connection, velvet jacket, £75, White Stuff, lace insert midi skirt £65, JOY, satin flared trousers, £39.99, H&M, lace detail sweater, £35, JOY, crushed velvet bodycon dress, £9.99, New Look, scuba pink and black skirt, £39.99, H&M

And the best way to add different textures to your winter wardrobe? Accessories. Shoes, hats, scarves, and bags. And feather capes of course!

textures AW15 fourClockwise, from top left: Leopard print fake fur clutch, £24.99, New Look, glitter star bag, £19.99, New Look,  black fur clutch, £7.99, H&M, grey feather clutch, £19.99, New Look,  burgundy pom pom shoes, £22.99, New Look, fur lined knee high boots, £95, White Stuff, green suede and wool cap, £29.99, Studio @ H&M, fur headband, £17.50, White Stuff, feather cape, £50, Jenny Packham No1 @ Debenhams, velvet and metallic boots, £29.99, New Look, velvet plum bag, £29.95, White Stuff



Glitter, Glitter: Weekly Wishlist

We all love fashion, and we all love a wishlist – so here’s a weekly wishlist with a few of our favourite fashion picks. We’ll be doing this for the next few weeks, so make sure you pop in each week if you want to see what’s on our autumnal weekly wishlist. This week: glitter

Glitter, glitter, everywhere. Yes, it’s that time of year when we get to add glitz and sparkle to our clothes and no-one cares! I LOVE these winter months, don’t you? Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night, Christmas – and a whole new autumn/winter wardrobe including glitter (and sequins and sparkle and shine!). But let’s concentrate on glitter.

It’s not just for crafting, you know! Glitter threads are one of the finest inventions in clothing design, agreed? You can go full out glittery, or you can do it in a subtle way. Look at this fine grey knit from H&M (£12.99), with just a hint of glittery thread, for example. And yes, those are glittery Christmas bauble earrings (£3.50, BHS) on our wishlist. We couldn’t resist!

glitter glitter twoThe sun still shines in the autumn, so you’ll need to keep those sunglasses on standby – these cat’s eye sunnies have a hint of glitter (£79, French Connection). Gold and glittering – what better festive match, these perfect Oasis @ Debenhams (£30) pumps are great for Christmas parties when the heels become too much! And we have loved these glittery bronze Red Herring @ Debenhams shorts since we first saw them!

A simple black cardigan is lifted with a glittery thread, don’t you agree? This one is £25 from BHS. A black and gold clutch from New Look (£12.99) is a subtle way of adding just a hint of glitter to your outfit. The glitter-covered chunky sandals from New Look (£27.99) are, on the other hand, far from subtle!

Glitter glitter weekly wishlistH&M’s two-piece skater skirt (£29.99) and peplum top (£24.99)  is glitzy, glittery and shimmer-shine tastic! Perfect party outfit!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction