Thursday, 20 September 2012

Autumnal Outerwear

The air is getting fresh and this week we're all about transitional outerwear that can be thrown over light layers now, and wrapped up with knitwear for winter. For women; wear with statement trousers, and for men; wear with bold monochrome.

It's time to give up clinging to the last remnants of summer and embrace the falling leaves. Getting wrapped up for winter in the whole hat-gloves-scarf winter kit can be a tricky look to pull off, but the key is head turning outerwear. Or ideally, transitional head turning outerwear that can work through autumn too.

The Protective Jacket in Brindle, featuring deep pockets and a waterfall front is super flattering (check: tailored shoulders and hip-skimming silhouette). Looks best when worn with skinny trousers and chunky heels; try the Glamrock Jeans which are a jean/trouser/legging all in one in a hand illustrated print.

For a darker alternative, our Serpent Jacket has a step hem and high collar which can also be opened out into a dramatic lapel. The tie-it-yourself belt means you can tighten it up and fix with an individual knot, or leave it open and show off your outfit underneath. We recommend: Killing Trousers with foil strokes. Finish with a splash of colour or bright white.

For menswear, autumnal outerwear is all about keeping it casual and mixing relaxed textures with your coat. Denim, knits and jersey layer under these styles, or keep it simple with a classic tee.

The Inferno Parka is simple, casual and has a hint of Mancunian style about it. Looks great with chunky knits and monochrome, or dressed down with a simple tee, like this Grove tee with pointed hem.

The contrasting colours on the Vixen Jacket, elasticated hem and rounded collar make for a tonal piece which is great as-is and done up, or worn open with a denim Blake Shirt underneath. Either way, you're on to a winner with this autumnal piece.

All Religion Autumn Winter 2012 can be found in our stores or a selection of online stockists including Serene Order.