Scrumptious cocooning

04/11/2014

Vanessa Moody in Cold Play | Teen Vogue October 2014 (photography: Kacper Kasprzyk, styling: Elin Svahn)
Just a few days ago the weather was simply indulgent - balmy warm, skin-caressing, it was almost spring-like.  Odd, of course, but wonderful... I soaked it up as much as I could remembering that these moments would not last forever. 

"Oh, the cold weather is coming," I heard somebody saying last weekend. "That's ok," - I replied. "As long as it doesn't rain too hard." "Uhm, we, British, love the rain... Don't you?"

At this point I vividly pictured a soaking wet cocker spaniel shaking it all off in a middle of a room, his adorable, but very muddy paws, the long blow-dries, the cold and dark evenings, the chill, and quietly fainted inside. November was inevitable and rather close. 

On the other hand, it finally brought the right temperatures for one of the most scrumptious and cosiest trends of 2014 - the head-to-toe knitwear that I've dreamed of since falling in love with Haider Ackermann, Missoni, Christophe Lemaire and Calvin Klein ensembles shown during Fall/Winter fashion week.

Manon Leloup in Manon / Muse Winter 2014 (photography: Thomas Lohr, styling: Ondine Azoulay),
For me, the clever layers and the soft sculptural lines they created felt like the most wonderful way to protect yourself from the elements and enjoy the season.

And while I sincerely understand that wearing ribbed leggings or super-volumes inspired by, respectively, Celine, Jacobs and The Row, may not be for everyone, I adore the idea of oversized honeycombed jumpers, blanket coats, ribbed turtle necks, sweater dresses, knitted skirts, cable-knit beanies and huge scarves in every colour of the autumn palette, from the greys and creams to the olive, camel, brown and burgundy. Matched to create a monochromatic look, generously layered or mixed with floaty fabrics for the evening, they are so blissfully toasty and stylish!

But if you would still rather stick with the classic cashmere and merino, let them come out and have fun by using those pliable sweaters and cardigans as scarves and wraps for extra warmth and another dimension.

A Detacher Fall/Winter 2014
Christophe Lemaire Fall/Winter 2014
Edun Fall/Winter 2014
Anja Rubik in Into the Wild | Vogue Paris October 2014 (photography: Lachlan Bailey, styling: Geraldine Saglio)
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014
Joseph Fall/Winter 2014
Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2014
Hana Jirickova in Vogue Russia September 2014 (photography: Hans Feurer, styling: Svetlana Tanakina)
Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014
Calvin Klein Fall 2014
Missoni Fall/Winter 2014
Chanel Fall/Winter 2014
Giedre Dukauskaite in Cover me / Marie Claire UK September 2014 (photography: James Macari, styling: Tiffany Fraser Steele)
Sonia Rykiel Fall/Winter 2014
Lemaire Fall 2014
Daks Fall 2014
Crista Cober in The Monochrome Set | L'Officiel Paris October 2014 (photography: Laurence Ellis, styling: Anne Sophie Thomas)
Celine Fall 2014
Marc Jacobs Fall 2014
Stella McCartney Fall 2014
Giedre Dukauskaite in Cover me / Marie Claire UK September 2014 (photography: James Macari, styling: Tiffany Fraser Steele)
If you are in a mood for shopping, the best places to stop by are Stefanel, Zadig & Voltaire and Joseph (for the most wonderful knitwear), Uniqlo (for the cashmere as well as leggings), and Avenue32NAP and Farfetch (for the runway pieces and some gorgeous vintage finds including this Celine). And, of course, have a look at my knitwear edit below...

via fashionedbylove | knitwear edit 2014 | trends fall/winter 2014

Photo source: runaway images via style.com, Vanessa Moody in Cold Play | Teen Vogue October 2014 (photography: Kacper Kasprzyk, styling: Elin Svahn), Manon Leloup in Manon / Muse Winter 2014 (photography: Thomas Lohr, styling: Ondine Azoulay), A Detacher Fall/Winter 2014, Lemaire Fall/Winter 2014, Edun Fall/Winter 2014, Anja Rubik in Into the Wild | Vogue Paris October 2014 (photography: Lachlan Bailey, styling: Geraldine Saglio), Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014, Joseph Fall/Winter 2014, Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2014, Hana Jirickova in Vogue Russia September 2014 (photography: Hans Feurer, styling: Svetlana Tanakina), Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014, Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2014, Missoni Fall/Winter 2014, Chanel Fall/Winter 2014, Giedre Dukauskaite in Cover me / Marie Claire UK September 2014 (photography: James Macari, styling: Tiffany Fraser Steele), Sonia Rykiel Fall/Winter 2014, Lemaire Fall/Winter 2014, Crista Cober in The Monochrome Set | L'Officiel Paris October 2014 (photography: Laurence Ellis, styling: Anne Sophie Thomas), Celine Fall/Winter 2014, Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2014, Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2014, Giedre Dukauskaite in Cover me / Marie Claire UK September 2014 (photography: James Macari, styling: Tiffany Fraser Steele)

12 comments:

  1. I love the idea of wearing a blanket cape and scarf, or two coats at once! I definitely want to start layering more this AW.

    Tara x

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  2. Dear Natalia, although we had also really warm days in this autumn I bought already such cozy knits you show here as I know one day the warm days will be over and than such knis are an urgency :) And thanks to you now I know much more to buy!

    Lovely greetings from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  3. Hi Natalia!

    It's so weird how the weather has just flipped in a week!! it was 19 degrees last week and today it was sooooooo cold!!

    i'm really excited about polo necks and lots of faux fur collars at the moment!

    Love Shani xo
    Co-founder at Style Honey
    www.stylehoney.com

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  4. I would love to snuggle into one of these oversized jumpers!

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  5. I love winter because I can also wear clothing in wool that I love you so much!

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  6. Love the rain? I can't imagine it. But loving the types of cosy clothes that become an option at this time of year is another matter entirely. I can never have too many sweaters, and if it weren't for my allergy to animal fibres, I'd probably wear knitted pants, too!
    xox,
    Cee

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  7. Love it Natalia - the best thing about winter has to be the leather boots, cashmere woolies and mittens, gorgeous! Love your knitwear round up also, that grey Jigsaw number has my name all over it.

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  8. So comfy ! I need all pieces ^^

    kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  9. Hahaha I totally have that mental image of the cocker spaniel! Things are about to change here weather-wise too, today is like spring, tomorrow, not so much. All of these knits are making me come to terms with it way easier though!

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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  10. Such a fabulous way of looking at the positive Natalia! I love knitwear. It looks good. It feels good. So comforting. Love that pleated skirt.
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  11. So many stylish yet warm and comfortable looks. I have my eye on number 7, the oversized sweater. I'm sure I'll keep returning to this post for inspiration before my winter shopping trips!

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