Time to get tonal
As we enter coat season Wendy and I naturally gravitate towards blacks, navies and greys. But this season we're really enjoying more autumnal shades of camels, khakis and rusts in our wardrobes and our makeup bags (see AUTUMN NAIL TRENDS). So when House Of Fraser asked us to check out their new A/W collections we decided to try out a more tonal approach to our winter classics.
During colder months we both tend to live in cashmere and denim but as the winter drags on this can begin to feel a little repetitive. One way we like to mix it up and add a little fashion kudos is to match our knitwear to our coats. Think of it as the modern day twin set if you will. After years of being told to avoid anything too 'matchy' it's now becoming somewhat desirable again. Tonal dressing is a great way to add some interest to your autumn staples and shows you've made a little more effort than just layering up for warmth, which lets be honest is our main priority these days! We often size up in our knitwear or shop in the menswear section to get a looser more relaxed fit.
House Of Fraser is somewhat of a one-stop-shop for us as they cater for all of our fashion, beauty and home wear needs under one roof. As well as their own labels they also stock lots of our favourite brands such as Whistles, The Kooples and MaxMara and we often find that we can hunt pieces down here that have sold out elsewhere. This was the case with Wendy's Whistles loafers which she hasn't taken off since she purchased them and supplied me with a serious bout of shoe envy. The denim selection in store isn't the best but they are now stocking some of our favourite brands online such as Paige and J Brand which we'll often wait to make use of their discount events to purchase.
LINEA @ HOUSE OF FRASER khaki coat £199
MARKS & SPENCER men's khaki jumper £35
J BRAND @ HOUSE OF FRASER cropped jeans sold out. Similar here £220
ZARA mules sold out. Similar here £29.99
LINEA @ HOUSE OF FRASER camel coat £169
MARKS & SPENCER camel cashmere jumper £89
LABEL LAB @ HOUSE OF FRASER black skinny jeans £55
WHISTLES @ HOUSE OF FRASER loafers £160