It is without doubt getting colder outside and the biting wind needs to be kept at bay. We can no longer wear our short skirts without nylons. Winter steadily approaches. Yes people, it is time to replace our early Autumn clothing with a new and cosy winter collection. Do not forget to grab a Cable Knit sweater for yourself and a friend or your boyfriend, in the process…It is a must for any Fashionista worth their Marc Jacobs fur hat!
You are all perhaps familiar with the big trend for this winter – the cable knit sweater, a revival of the major trend from the 90′s. We can all perhaps remember having a cable knit sweater as a child, and now the trend is very much back in vogue. You can combine the cable knit sweater with the preppy trend or channel that all too popular mid west inspired outfit by adding a a lumberjack shirt. Try an oversized pastel-coloured cable knit sweater for a retro look. Pair coloured jeans with a brightly coloured sweater  for a mood-enhancing colour block scheme on a cold wintery day. Cable knit sweaters are cosy and comfy as demonstrated by this week's Fashionista. Being comfortable does not mean it’s not trendy as we can evidently recognise here.

Tweed, tartan, herringbone and plaid are all top of the list with this trend. For November 2011 the focus is on Barbour-style coats and chunky knitwear over jersey basics. Layering is key for that just stepped out of the countryside feel, finishing off the look with an on-trend cape that will keep you nice and cosy as the temperature starts to fall.

Leather elbow patches are no longer for boring professors and librarians! Incorporate them  into your outfit to infuse some preppiness into your outfit. If you are a DIY girl, add ‘em to your blazer or give your favourite sweater an extra bit of scholarly appeal…

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