26 December 2017
by Isabelle Ohnemus
Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas? Treat yourself to what they should have bought you! Here are EyeFitU’s top 5 star buys for 2018 and beyond.
Up first is an outerwear item you need now. The checked coat is not brand new but it’s back this winter with fresh iterations. Be inspired by the directional layered PVC plaid coat, which sprung to fame courtesy of Raf Simons’ debut Calvin Klein collection. Removable outer layers give your jacket modern versatility. Look out for raincoats styled over checked coats to get the look. As seen at Balenciaga, Burberry and Céline, statement trims such as faux fur and fringe top off outerwear looks. Key details to note are paneling and double-faced wools – texture is everything this season!
Shop On EyeFitU: Checked Coat (Berlin): NA-KD
Secondly, it’s time to wrap up warm with the oversized turtleneck. Embrace a cozy mood in protective styles. Part of the AW18/19 trend HumaNature, outsized bishop sleeves, chunky roll-necks plus textural surfaces reinforce the cocooning effect. Slouchy cuts are essential in heavy-gauge to make a statement. More everyday styles are crafted from lightweight, lofty yarns. Zipped cuffs lend a premium vibe, while subtle playful prints feel very now.
Shop On EyeFitU: Cashmere Turtleneck Pullover (London): The Kooples
Go wide or go home with our next top pick – the cropped wide-leg jean. Silhouettes are loose and provide the foundation for high-low styling. See them as an essential counterbalance to the trending tailored top-halves such as structured blazers. Look to brands from MiH Jeans to Redone where the focus is on retro-tinged pieces, whether they come in contrast-tone, one-tone or tonal finishes. With a slightly flared leg, choose cropped denim with a flattering high waistline.
Shop On EyeFitU: Cropped Patchwork Jeans (New York): Free People
The lace-up ankle boot is the next wardrobe addition you’ll need for the New Year. Historic references with a contemporary twist were felt across the catwalks so dip into this trend with your new season footwear. Sexually charged undertones come courtesy of zips and stripped-back, pull-on constructions.
Shop On EyeFitU: Daize lace-up suede ankle boots (London): Jimmy Choo
Last but not least, the drawstring bag gets our vote as the next ‘It girl’ handbag. Decorative embellishment will become your new best friend with lavish elements elevating the once casualwear design. It’s now a partywear piece with leather and woven options to choose from.
Shop On EyeFitU: Sway Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag (New York): Marc Jacobs
Shop ‘til you drop!