By Georgia Hammerson

It’s that time of year again – we say goodbye to the sun for at least a few long months, layer up and embrace the cold as fashionably as possible. With the first of the major fashion weeks concluding in timely style it is up to us to interpret their luxury take on the cold snap. It’s left up to the fashionista inside us all to draw inspiration and attack, and while mine is only a seasoned guess (see what I did there) I for one have my shopping cart full and am checking out soon.

Oversized Everything

Oversized knits, oversized blazers, over sized shirts – just any garment you’re loving but two sizes bigger please. I for one welcome this trend with open arms, and thank designers such as Raf Simons, Céline and Jill Sanders for putting this immortal trend back on the map.

Loafersloafers, loafers runway, gucci loafers

It’s no drastically new trend, but it sure is one I’ll be kicking in all winter. With the practical design, but even greater aesthetic appeal these babies are a no brainer. Gucci stomped the grounds of the fashion weeks just past, and if Alexa Chung is anybody with style steps to follow we all know this trend is definitely hanging around for a while. A$AP got in early this time last year owning the style in Paris proving just how versatile these flats really are.

Kitten heelskitten heels, dior kitten heels,

This has been a slow starter on my list, but nevertheless it is here. A fashion debate likely to outstay the month that was fashion week but, can you really argue with the likes of Balenciaga, Dior and Manolo Blahnik – maybe you would. Regardless, this barely there heel has earned its place in my books. Balenciaga Boots or Prada pumps maybe some metallic sling-backs? The more I see of these shoes the more they grow on me, I hope you’re with me.

Polka dotspolka dot trend, polka dots

“She wore an incy wincy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini”, there’s a reason you know this rhyme – its aged but it’s timeless, just like the print I’ll be donning a lot of this season. Lowe, Balenciaga and Giambattista Valli were but a few to show this print in their collections. Tailored coats, jumpsuits, skirts, dresses – even men’s shirts. This print was ever present throughout the weeks been and gone, and I can’t help but feel it’s going to catch on. Easy to wear, chic and versatile – just don’t think you’ll be catching me in yellow polka dots any time soon.

Furfur coats, oversized fur, fur trend, faux fur

Fur came in strong this season, and is just as fundamental for any fashionista’s wardrobe as your trusty LBD. Slick, stylish,warmly and again – practical. Fendi, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, pink, white, black – jacket, scarf or bag – go crazy, you’ll look fabulous.

Leopard Printleopard print, leopard print runway,

Think Bridgette Bardot, after all everybody was just in Paris. Seems as though the tacky stigma has worn off on one of my personal favourite prints this season, I hate to say I told you so but give this one a try. Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Moschino definitely have proven that when executed well, it’s runway worthy. Furs, trench style coats, even two pieces this look was strong both on and off the runway – and with its striking attitude are you really surprised?