November is officially the time to accept that winter has landed, sartorially speaking – and embrace it.
It’s the month before novelty sweaters and sequin season when we can go all in with the cosy capsule wardrobe. Think rollneck dresses, granny knit sweaters and shearling booties. It’s all here in our November hotlist that celebrates the coolest things to keep you warm.
Here are the November pieces that are oh-so now…
Meet the coat on every fashion editor’s wish list… Ganni’s classic trench – with a serious twist. In versatile navy, the two-tone texture combines cosy wool and technical ripstop nylon, making it a coat of two halves that you can dress up or down. With a calf-length hem (the cosier, the better) wear it belted and layered over a dress for smart structure, or keep it open and team with joggers and sneakers for a street vibe.
Oversized sweaters that could have been knitted by your granny/great aunty are big news this season. Keep it cosy in I Love Mr. Mittens, the brand that’s all about obvious chunky knit patterns in 100% wool. This turtleneck sweater comes in an uber-bold honeycomb pattern and made-to-be-noticed bright blue wool to show it off. Keep it casual and balance out the gargantuan proportions with skinny jeans.
A good winter boot is not to be underestimated. Step forward Isabel Marant’s Lafkee runway boot of the season. With shearling detail it’s like wearing the glammest slippers, ever – except with a sturdy heel. You can style the shearling subtly straight up or visibly tucked over so it’s a bit like two boots in one. Add in that iconic conical heel and versatile khaki tone and these booties will go with anything and everything in your winter wardrobe (yep, pyjamas included).
Day-to-night dresses are a god-send for November. Invites can drop on your lap any second in the run up to party season and this Victoria Beckham print dress delivers. The midi style features flattering drapery to the waist and skirt with sharp pleats (so far, so dressy), but the long sleeves and rollneck make it day appropriate, too. If that isn’t enough, the monochrome intricate forest print is a real talking point, whether it’s a water cooler moment or queuing for the cocktail bar.
Gingham was on repeat for summer dresses and now it’s been reinvented for winter in the form of statement scarves to singlehandedly transform your outfit. A photograph of New York 50s socialite Slim Keith in a checked suit is the inspo behind the bold gingham pattern that runs through Stine Goya’s AW19 collection. Wear this check scarf for an effortless way to give your winter look a serious shot of colour with minimum commitment. Style it slouched across your shoulders or gently draped from your neck.
If you value winter lie-ins, the knitted skirt co-ord is the easiest way to look put together (when in reality, the outfit has done all the work for you). This grey fitted Tibi number is shaped from a technical ribbed knit that gives you stretch in all the right places. Plus, the high neck and long sleeve fit of the sweater and midi length of the skirt will keep the wearer warm as well as chic. The ultimate versatile two-piece, team it with sneakers for casual, heels for glam, or knee boots for somewhere in-between.
Forget the shearling coat, this season is all about the fuzzy shearling accessories. Furry bag, anyone? Scandi brand Stand Studio has nailed the shearling tote for winter. The unexpected contrast of tan crinkled faux leather and faux shearling trims gives this bag major style points. Practical and cool, it’s amply sized to carry all your worldly possessions – and keep your hands warm. We’re obsessed.
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