Our design team carefully craft their designs to complement the trends of the season, making sure that you can step out in style – and also in comfort. So we asked them to share their seasonal style tips, so read, enjoy and share  ….

Designers Kim, Ellspeth and Rosie.

Our designers Kim, Ellspeth and Rosie are inspired by catwalk trends

Shearling and Suede

Ellspeth said: For those chilly winter days, nothing keeps you warmer than a shearling coat and suede layers. The trend, which we have seen before, was updated on the catwalk this season with the introduction of fringed suede coats, supersoft suede leggings and cropped shearling jackets.

The dominant colour palette of chocolate, rich camel and rusty tan is best paired with neutrals, making the Katriona leather shoulder bag and the Tammy heel the perfect accessories.

Alternatively, if you are dressing in head to toe cream shearling and knit, this is best teamed with chocolate shades. Try the Briony riding boot – its elasticated back panel makes it the perfect fit on all calf sizes – and the suede Toni tote bag.

All Black

Kim said: The slimming shade that goes with everything — why not wear it all over? Mix patterns and textures to shake up the monochromatic look.  It’s about how you style this trend when wearing all black.

The Tammy with its sparkle detail and the patent trimmed Viviene T-bar heels mixed with a Tallulah clutch bag in either patent or textured material are all the details you need – it’s about making a statement with your accessories.

70s Vibe

Rosie said: If you feel like reliving the last days of disco, now is the time to do it. Fashion designers looked to the decade that brought us Saturday Night Fever for inspiration this Autumn, which means lots of flares, paisley prints and boho silhouettes.

Elongate your legs when wearing the trouser shape of the season, the flare, by teaming them with high heels or chic wedges. The Vanity ankle boot with its pyramid technology will give you all the height you need, yet you will feel like you are in flats.

Otherwise pair pretty midi dresses with the Seaton buckle detail brogue. Their hidden elasticated side panels and adjustable strap make them the perfect fit for wider feet and also super easy to slip on and off.

Winter Florals

Ellspeth said: When rendered against a regal teal or burgundy background, floral prints work for winter. Team them with traditional autumnal fabrics in jewel tones like suede or wool to keep them from feeling too spring-like.

Evening pieces are best paired with stylish, yet simple heels. The Michelle T-bar pumps in plum will give your look a touch of 20s style, whilst the underfoot cushioning means you get the extra height without being uncomfortable. Complete the look with the Delaney clutch bag, the elegant design is the ideal combination with busy prints.

Animal Prints

Kim said: Animal prints are back, with leopard being the most favoured print, especially on outerwear. A simple approach is sometimes best — a pair of ankle boots like the Samia will look classic and chic teamed with a printed dress. As will the Bridgette Mary Jane pumps – the flexi grooves built into their soles work with your natural gait for extra flexibility – heels have never been so wearable.

Otherwise use your accessories to add animal accents into your wardrobe. The statement Chelsea tote bag will look stylish worn with a black dress or pair the Abbeyville loafers with a slim leg pair of black ankle grazer trousers.

Animal instincts- Abbeyville and Chelsea

Animal instincts- Abbeyville and Chelsea


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