A guide to this season’s winter coat trends

After celebrating Bonfire Night this week, I’ve definitely started to feel like we’re in the cold temperatures of Winter now. Maximum faux fur has been the essential being dragged out of my wardrobe lately, and of course my fluffiest and warmest coats.

With help from some great tips over at Farfetch, I have put together this Winter Coat Guide to keep you looking bang-on trend and keeping warm this season.

The Trends

  1. Leather Trench

I love the mysterious yet sophisticated look this coat can bring to any Winter outfit. The leather trench is perfect for pairing with your night-time party wardrobe- sheltering you from showers as you make your move to the bar.

My Pick- Black Faux Leather Trench Coat, Missguided £50

2. The Great White

A white coat should be a key staple to any fashionista’s wardrobe. I absolutely love the colour because you can effortlessly wear it with any other item, during this season or in colder evenings of Summer.

My pick- Cream Belted Wool Blend Coat, Topshop £89

3. Military Cape Coat

Keeping you warm and snug, this military number is the best coat to ensure to stay on the frontline of style this Winter season. Pair with stomping lace up boots and work this military look.

My Pick- Black Military Cape Coat, Wallis £52.50

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4. The Ankle Grazer

This bang-on Victorian trend coat is a real flattering style, shaping to your silhouette, and making you stand out in the crowd with its floor-sweeping length. A real showstopper for the colder months.

My Pick- Stone floor-length coat, New Look £40

5. The Hot Fuzz

Wild thing fur is the only thing you’ll want to snuggle into when the icy chill creeps in- a trend that has been particularly high on my fashion agenda for this Autumn/Winter season.

My Pick- Blue turndown collar faux fur coat, pinkqueen.com $85

6. English Lady

This style showcases the proper English heritage coat, featuring Prince of Wales checked prints and tweed textures. Top this classic look with a simple roll-neck jumper and brogues for a comfy and sophisticated off-duty winter look.

My Pick- Lapel striped red tweed coat, Romwe $85

The Definitive Coats of the Season

Which style is your favourite from the fashion-forward coats of the season?

Love Leeanna xo

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#FridayFavourites: Tactile textures

Whenever I’m shopping I can’t help but touch and stroke bags and fabrics that look like they have a unique texture and for this Spring/Summer season shops are full of them.

Tactile textures like leather, creamy suede, tassels and fringing have the ability transform your look from biker gal, to hippy chick right through to rocking up at a Great Gatsby party! They are a great asset to any fashionista’s wardrobe.

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Fringe has always been one of the most steady and never changing fashion trends of almost any season, always coming up with some new interpretations and design combinations- some made with interesting textures like suede or leather on shoes tops and bags! Fringe detailing is even more powerful this season- bringing a boho/wild west style to any outfit.

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Apart from the season’s hottest trend of using fringe details, flirty and playful tassels also add fab detailing to spice up and glam up even the simplest pieces. So if it’s not fringe, then it’s tassels, and you are going to see a lot of creative interpretations of the tassel trend this Spring- as you have on the Spring/Summer 2015 catwalks!

Leather

Leather is amazing- It can be worn as just a small accent to make any off-duty minimalist outfits look spectacular, or be the centerpiece fabric to create a statement-outfit.

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The tactile fabric has been spotted in the major fashion capitals during the recent fashion weeks too- so get some of it in your wardrobe for this Spring/Summer 2015! The classy trend- sold both in the traditional shades and bright hues for attracting extra attention- is a must-have for the fans of the luxury and the classy style.

My favourite faux leather picks are:

Leather pocket A Line skirt- Warehouse £65

Playful square neck shift dress- Missguided £25

Sagittarius platform shoes- Topshop £58

Compete with Kim and Rita with your own take on pink latex with this PU salmon mini dress from Missguided at £35. Who wears the look best now?

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Forever Unique Nell faux trousers in red- Van Mildert £35

Mint velvet bluebell faux biker jacket- House of Frazer £129

Rose gold metallic leather skirt- River Island £12

Go for a bold statement outfit by mixing the leather and tassel trends together. I love this faux leather tassel waterfall jacket from Missguided at £40. Such a bargain!

Suede

Pieces with suede textures are by far one of the trendiest and catchiest looks this season. Whether the tactile fabric is on outerwear like biker jackets and tailored coats, or basic garments like mini skirts and shoes, it creates a chic statement look.

In the shops there are lots of subtle suede garments in brown shades and creamy pastel colours- perfect for this time of year, while bright red and orange tones are also on offer to create bold statement looks.

Get some suede in your wardrobe with some inspiration from my favourite finds:

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Orange shift dress- Topshop £60

70s’ patchwork zip mini skirt- ASOS £45

Pastel pink shearling coat- Missguided £20

Bring the tassel and suede trends together with this grey duffle bag from Warehouse at £40– perfect for holding all your key essentials and rocking a hot summers day at a festival.

Casalnuoyo ankle boots- Aldo £88

Mint suede heels- Piperlime £200

Tassel clutch- Topshop £40

On my daily commutes to work and whenever i’ve been out shopping I’ve seen so many amazing tasseled bags and been dying to know where they’re from. I think a tasseled bag is definitely an essential for your wardrobe especially as you can rock the style every season!

Here are my top 5 picks to add to your handbag collection for any season and event:

For the jet setter: Love this travel bag’s turquoise colour and summery aztec pattern. Perfect for holiday trips to the beach too. Aspiga £72 

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To hold the the key essentials: This bang-on trend fringe tassel rucksack looks great for spicing up an off-duty look. Boohoo £18

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For festivals: This convertible cross body bag is so stylish for the Spring/Summer season and will add some boho chic and bring some hippie vibes to your festival looks. Nordstrom £39.32

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For glamming things up: This Lolita fringe cross body will take your outfit from off-duty chic straight to a Great Gatsby party statement piece. A fab accessory to add to you outfits for nights out and glamorous parties. Macy’s £61.88

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The shopper’s tote: I love this statement black fringe bag. I am a shopaholic so tote bags are must-have accessories for my everyday outfits. You just never know when you are going to spot a bargain so this great Spring/Summer 2015 bag is a great partner for any spontaneous shopping sprees. Elvi £45

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Happy Friday everyone!

Love Leeanna xo

Aren’t we all missing fashionista Millie from Made in Chelsea?!

Millie's Style Diary blog

Millie’s Style Diary blog

I am definitely feeling Millie-withdrawal symptoms. Fashionista Millie, now Mrs Manderson, never failed to bring weekly style inspiration to our television screens. My Monday fix of Made in Chelsea is definitely lacking a major style icon.

Those of you who agree, have no fear because… Millie’s ‘Style Diary’ blog brings us everything we need in a daily fashion fix up.

Millie’s fashion blog posts her style secrets in a diary of her day-to-day wardrobe choices. A gallery of images poses Millie modelling key trends of this Autumn/Winter season including: leopard print, statement necklaces, leather skirts and fur coats and cardies to keep us looking stylish whilst feeling cosy to survive in this freezing winter.

Each image is captioned with where each item of clothing is from to help us with ideas to add to our Christmas list or our fashion shopping list for our days off.

Check out Millie’s Style Diary now!