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Big ask - 10 key pieces for this A/W?

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RonSwansonsBestFriend Fri 14-Oct-16 16:53:50

I have the quintessential warm padded coat, skinnies are a staple for me and I have several bombers and bikers. So other than this, what else?

I'm thinking:

D'orsay flats
Dropped shoulder wool car coat (in pink or baby blue?)

That's it, I'm out.....inspire me, oh wise S&Bers.


AmberNectarine Fri 14-Oct-16 18:52:09

For me:

OTK boots (heeled and flat)
Velvet Leopard print cross body bag
Ribbon choker
Snake print ankle boots
Leather leggings
Pyjama shirt
Super long cardigan
Gold trainers
Cold shoulder jumper dress
Leather mini skirt

botemp Fri 14-Oct-16 20:12:47

- OTK boots too

- Acne Jensen boots (though my Pistols are ever present too)

- Mohair mix oversized turtleneck to wear with mini skirts and tucked into trousers at the front (this one by By Malene Birger it just doesn't appear that pink in RL and falls a little lower on me). Want something similar in a nice grey now but perhaps cashmere or baby alpaca instead of mohair

- Something with a frill (currently considering this)

- Suede leggings (taupe/greyish)

- I'm on the lookout for slim fitting midi boots (between ankle and knee) to wear with slightly cropped kick flare jeans but beyond a rather pricey pair from Chloe, no luck as of yet. Also on the lookout for some winter sneakers, thinking the Marni x Zalando co-lab that are due out later this month might have something

- Manu Atelier Pristine Mini bag in Red (though actively boycotting all the burgundy and maroon as it's so ubiquitous, same goes for all the velvet and florals)

- These slim fit trousers from Cos that happily reunited me with a side zipper which is so much more flattering on me

- Oversized Max Mara camel coat

- This Mohair and Merino blend dress that's beyond comfy

I'm very into the oversized and texture currently if you couldn't tell grin

Oh, and an honourable mention at #11, my much loved buttery soft elbow length gloves in olive from Christian Wijnants (usually worn with a 3/4 sleeve navy coat).

Kennington Fri 14-Oct-16 20:17:45

Where can I get snake print ankle boots please?

botemp Fri 14-Oct-16 20:24:38

There's these in red and I think I may have seen some at Zara too (but boring black iirc) and &Other Stories have a bunch too, like these.

Dulcimena Fri 14-Oct-16 20:25:22

botemp that By Marlene Birger jumper is gorgeous! I've been looking for something similarly shaped. Love the grey. Is it warm?

botemp Fri 14-Oct-16 20:29:53

Yes plenty warm, Dulcimena. I find when you have a bit of insular air between a sweater and your body it's much more effective at keeping you warm than something tight fitting.

AmberNectarine Fri 14-Oct-16 20:44:42

Kennington mine are from Russell & Bromley

justaweeone Fri 14-Oct-16 20:52:31

where did you get your bag from?*

PontypineNumber9 Fri 14-Oct-16 20:57:05

I want suede leggings too botemp! Have you seen any around?

AmberNectarine Fri 14-Oct-16 21:01:12

justaweeone Saint Laurent - absolutely love it!

botemp Fri 14-Oct-16 21:18:33

Depends on budget PontypineNumber9, I've seen plenty of faux ones at high street prices but am not a fan (though I do have some from Filippa K from a few years back but they're not really faux, more of a soft finish). Mine are from Helmut Lang but I bought them a few seasons ago. The Outnet (and sometimes Yoox) are worth looking at if you have a decent budget, I like these from Vince on there. H&M has these in green but I'd reserve judgement until you see them in RL. I do think with suede it's harder to get right on a budget than leather.

SpiritedLondon Sat 15-Oct-16 09:01:28

There's some big money on this thread!

RebelandaStunner Sat 15-Oct-16 09:39:29

Black biker style leather look jeans- G star
Khaki shirt dress H and M
Faux leather mini- Only
Pale gold shirt- Ted Baker
Long grey cardi- Superdry (like the tight arms as mine are skinny)
Blue merino mix jumper- H and M
Blue biker jacket- asos and black biker jacket- All saints
Black watch- DKNY
Heeled biker boots- Fluid
Sheepskin gloves- local boutique

Plus basics- Skinny jeans, jeggings, t-shirts, tube skirts

Floisme Sat 15-Oct-16 10:21:33

New specs - Cutler and Gross, 'Ouff' said my credit card
Birthday necklace from husband
Vintage, leather knee length coat in a sharp, masculine cut
Grey velvet wide legs - 20 years in the cupboard but suddenly looking good
Another Whistles sparkle knit, grey. Hurrah for Grazia
Burgundy pleather M&S biker - wasn't sure at first but now working it hard
Cropped fake fur jacket - Salvation Army
Very fitted, vintage brocade pencil skirt - Christmas is sorted

That's only 8 but I'm out.

neveradullmoment99 Sat 15-Oct-16 11:59:05

Mine are:
Office lucky charm studded boots [ silver]
Animal print skirt - Burgundy print from hush [ lovely]
Fine knit v-neck black boyfriend jumper from Mango.
Biker jeans from hush.
calf /Biker boots - Dr Martens and my harley davidson boots.
Black leather bucket bag from zara.
Hush black dress [from SS] with eyelet belt.
Woolly coat with texture - Mango
Plain cocoon coat - Pale grey [Mango]

Thats actually 9!!! but hey ho...

neveradullmoment99 Sat 15-Oct-16 12:00:12

Oh and a large warm woolly tartan scarf.

My list is v similar to usual, and v much cheaper than lots on here, but I'll stick my two penneth in anyway.

My casual favourites are looking like they will be:
Black biker jacket
Black skinnies
Black turtle neck
Khaki skinny cargo trousers
Black chunky heeled boots
Black cashmere jumper
Tan and black striped jumper
Denim mini
Tan knee high boots

I want a casual black dress too but can't find one that I like. And I'm still on the lookout for a huge burnt orange scarf.

Hopefully Sat 15-Oct-16 15:54:33

OTK boots (taupe)
Light tan Chelsea boots
Charcoal cocoony type coat
100% cotton (no stretch, so semi-boyfriend feel) straight leg jeans
Textured chunky sweater to wear with skinnies and OTK boots
Sweater dress to wear with OTK and ankle boots
Down coat
Blanket scarf

FishSauce555 Sat 15-Oct-16 16:52:38

Remus where are your skinny cargos from? Been after some for a while!

Only M&S, I'm afraid. Not at all in the spirit of a lot of this thread! grin

CaroleService Sat 15-Oct-16 19:36:38

Calf length sheepskin gilet from Whistles
Cropped black leather trousers from Malene Birger
Wide grey leather trousers from Jaeger (But I'm not sure about them. Friend has already sent hers back. Maybe in a few months wide legs won't seem so ... extreme?)
Alberta Ferretti lace blouse
Blush suede oversized sheepskin jacket from ASOS (curse DMBL40!!)
Heeled loafers x 2. One pair metallic, the other glittery
Still wondering about boots
Vvvvv long black cardi from mango
Some ruffle sleeved jumpers / blouses
Velvet is going to be v big but I'm hoping to get by with stuff already in the wardrobe. Also have snake boots and bag from past times

BlueEyedWonder Sat 15-Oct-16 19:55:19

I'm a high street shopper:
Johnnie b faux fur jacket (old)
Topshop faux leather biker
Gap wide leg blue jeans (old)
Topshop black skinnys
Topshop denim mini
Zara floral midi dress (old)
Gap merino charcoal roll neck
M&S light grey cashmere jumper (old)
Office black leather Chelsea boots
Topshop white frill blouse

RonSwansonsBestFriend Sat 15-Oct-16 19:56:33

Some great ideas here.

I have black, leather otk - flats

What is the ankle boot of choice?

I'm wondering if I'd make my life easier if I stick to black and grey only?

I didn't it hard to mix colors, though I've seen a gorgeous, fleece-lined, burgundy bomber in TopShop.

I have too many clothes and not enough ideas. Nothing is old fashioned, all pretty new and suits me but I somehow feel each of my outfits are completely lacking a piece of 'on-trend'.

I used to be good at this, classic jeans and top with up-to-date boots or piece of jewellery. Now I just feel a bit lost and out of touch

Am I on the right track withe d'orsay flats?

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