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



Christmas Day Outfits

What to wear on Christmas Day. It is a dilemma. Christmas Day outfits have to have a lot of thought put into them. You want to be festive, right? You want to dress up a bit, agreed? But you also want to be comfy. All that food, remember…! And, of course, your Christmas Day Outfits depend entirely on your Christmas Day.

Off out for Christmas lunch this year? Perfect excuse to get gorgeously glammed up. Of all the Christmas Day outfits, this one can be the most dressed up. No slouching on the sofas for you – you want to look great in the restaurant, so make an effort with a gorgeous dress, beautiful accessories, sparkly shoes, and you’ll need a glamorous coat too.

christmas day outfit out to lunchClockwise, from top left: Faux fur coat, £79.99, H&M, vintage style dress, £133, French Connection, gold clutch, £10.49, H&M, sequin shoes, £24.99, New Look, earrings, £12, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams

If you are hosting, then you want to look good, but comfort is hugely important – you’ll be in and out of the kitchen, so nothing that you’ll overheat in. An easy jumpsuit is a great idea, or a two-piece  skirt and top combo – no need to think about it, just sling it on and look fab! If you can do heels, great, if not, have some fun with your flats.

christmas day outfit youre the hostClockwise, from top left: Jumpsuit, £120, French Connection, patterned top, £28, matching skirt, £42, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, blue shoes, £65, Faith @ Debenhams, glitter brogues, £19.99, H&M

Maybe Christmas Day is all about the country walk for you? So, perhaps you will have two Christmas Day outfits – one for the walk, one for dinner. A wintry walk is great, but make sure you’re cosy and warm with the right outfit. Jeans, boots, sweater, gloves, hat, scarf – yep, that’s it – oh yeah, and a big cosy coat!

christmas day outfit wintry walkClockwise, from top left: Asymmetric parka, £180, French Connection, Merry Christmas jumper, £25, BHS, pink bobble hat, £16, John Rocha @ Debenhams, skinny 1969 jeans, £49.95, GAP, pink mittens, £14, John Rocha @ Debenhams, snood, £20, JOY, boots, £30, H&M

Maye you’re off out to an evening affair on Christmas Day? So, this might be the most glam of the Christmas Day outfits, agreed? It’s Christmas Day, remember, so time to vamp it up with glitz and sequins. But if you feel like you’ve OD’d on the Christmas pudding, then keep it slouchy and glam with an oversized coat, a sequin jacket, leather trousers and a loose vest.

christmas day outfits perty nightClockwise, from top left: Sequin jacket, £34.99, H&M, long coat, £185, French Connection, leather trousers, £195, French Connection, grey pumps, £34.99, GAP, black sequin dress, £49.99, H&M, patent clutch, £25, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams,  sequin vest, £19.99, New Look

If you’re visiting the relatives this Christmas Day, it’s the easiest of Christmas outfits. A bit glam, a bit comfortable, and a bit of sparkle. A dress you can move in – and your stomach can expand in is great. Sequins, a glam knit, skirt or trousers, and some killer heels. Now all you need to do is sit and be served!

Chritmas Day outfits relativesClockwise, from top left: Lace fake top dress, £20.99, H&M, sequin kimono sleeve top, £34.99, New Look, sequin trousers, £29.99, H&M, navy sandals, £24.49, H&M, Faux leather skirt, £55, Louche @ JOY, metallic sweater, £29.99, H&M

So, that;s our round-up of Christmas Day outfits, what’s your favourite?

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