When you come for a style consultation with a colour me beautiful personal stylist you will be told which fabrics and textures will work best for you; your body shape, your lifestyle and your budget.
The ultimate luxury fabric for Winter has to be cashmere, once you pull on a cashmere jumper you will never want to take it off! As well as feeling amazing, cashmere is also extremely practical; offering warmth in the Winter and keeping you cool during warmer months. It rarely pulls and doesn’t wrinkle, so although it is often hand-wash only, which for some is less than ideal, it does travel and wear very well.
Whilst it would be impractical (and expensive!) to own a wardrobe full of cashmere, it is certainly worth investing in an item of cashmere clothing this season if you can. You may pay a little more, but if you take care of it, it will last you for many seasons!
There are some amazing cashmere pieces to suit all styles this season, here are a few of our favourites…
For colourful combinations and statement prints, Chinti & Parker has it covered! We love the fun their pieces add to a casual wardrobe!
A sumptuous collection of relaxed cashmere pieces in muted colours; Natural and Classic style personalities, and those who fall into the Soft colour category will be spoilt for choice!
Scottish brand Brora offers a range of simple, classic cashmere pieces for men, women and children, as well as fabulous fair isle hats and berets, scarves and gloves (perfect gifts for Christmas!)
With a wide choice of colours, there is something to fit every palette at Wyse London and if you have a dramatic style personality their bold patterns are sure to appeal. Bright colours, fun prints and unique designs you just won’t be able to resist!
We love the range of colours and styles available from Pure Collection, and what’s more they have a machine washable collection of signature pieces too!
For some more cashmere inspiration, check out our Pinterest board here.
Need some advice on how to style your cashmere pieces this Winter? Contact your local colour me beautiful personal stylist here.
One of the things we love most about the colder months here at colour me beautiful is that it gives us lots of opportunities to accessorise! Specifically by adding a colourful scarf to our outfit.
Scarves are a fantastic way of completing your look and can elevate a simple top and trouser combination to something supremely chic and effortless. Scarves are also the perfect way to inject some colour right next to your face, where it’ll have the most impact!
There are several scarf style options to choose from at this time of year; here’s a round up of some of our favourites
Those who keep an eye on current trends will know that skinny scarves, worn looped once around the neck then allowed to fall simply either side, are the look of the moment! Dramatics, Creatives and Romantics may all want to give this a try. It’s a fabulous look if you have a beautiful long neck and works particularly well when worn with v-neck tops and blouses.
Large blanket scarves in medium-weight materials have been around for several seasons now. They’re extremely versatile with a variety of ways in which they can be worn, meaning you can achieve lots of different looks with just one scarf. Many come in geometric and check designs with a variety of colours in and, because of their medium-weight material, they can often be left on even when you’ve taken your coat off (perfect if you work in a chilly office!)
A simple silk neck handkerchief, tied closely to the neck, is a timeless look. Keep the rest of your outfit simple and go for a floral or paisley print with a myriad of colours in to lift your outfit.
Those of you who have a Natural style personality will want a scarf that is functional as well as looking good, so a chunky snood (a continuous loop of fabric that you simply wrap loosely around your neck once or twice) is a great choice. If you’re petite in scale make sure you don’t go overboard as you may appear to be swamped if your snood is too big! If your Winter coat is in one of the neutral colours from your palette then have fun by adding a snood in one of your accent colours to brighten up those cold, grey days.
THE GOLDEN RULE!
Whichever scarf style you opt for this Autumn/Winter remember; it is vital that you choose one in one of your colours! Colour worn next to our face has the biggest impact, so its important to get it right!
If you’re not sure what your colour palette is get in touch with your local colour me beautiful personal stylist here to book a colour consultation!
For some more scarf style inspiration take a look at our Pinterest board here.