Thursday, 13 October 2011

designer lounge: heritage

Apologises once again for this late post but I am slowly getting my blog back on track!
I usually write my designer lounge on a Monday night and post it on Tuesday morning, but as I mentioned yesterday in my 'Home Sweet Home' post I have been so busy at home meeting up with friends and family.

ANYWAY back to fashion...

This week the significance of the heritage trend on the high street is becoming increasingly apparent. (See photos below) Barbour jacket's, silk head scarfs, tartan skirts and leather riding boots will all be worn by many fashion followers this autumn/winter. Don a waxed jacket or a duffle coat with a tip-topper hat for that super cool heritage style. 

Check out my good friend/model Lissie, who has featured an awful lot on my blog lately, sporting this eclectic, sophisticated trend.  Sponsored by Topshop in the picture below, Lissie is wearing black autumn rider bootsblack moto jeans and a petite lace embellished top all from Topshop. The Blazer is heritage check with elbow patches and is from ASOS and finally her bag is Urban Renewal out of Urban Outfitters.  

Although shopping for heritage can be expensive, it doesn't need to be when you shop around and consider your best options. For example, check out the boots that we discovered in good old primark. Imitation leather riding boots, these one of a kind beauties are identical to a pair that Chanel made earlier on in the year. These riding boots are a must and can be yours for only £25. I picked up this quirky hat for just £5 also in primark and its the ideal accessory to complete your heritage look. It had a cute little feather on the side and is similar to various other hats being sold on the high street for double (and double again) the price. 

This is a trend that anyone and everyone can pull off and you don't have to wear heritage from head to toe to ensure you create the right look. Inject a classy, British sense of style into your winter wardrobe by wearing a pair of riding boots over jeans or even a cable knit jumper that your gran has knitted you. Either way this look is simple and effective and as I have hopefully shown, it doesn't have to cost the earth.

On the catwalk this season the heritage trend was embraced by the likes of Paul Smith and Topshop. 

Embrace this trend and its quintessentially British roots. 

Heritage delights
Boots: Primark £25
Hat: Primark £5

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