Tread the Trend
By Phoebe J Carney, Contributor
Some Autumn/Winter essentials are what we all need in order to burst through the rain that seems to be settling itself comfortably into our daily lives. Here at LDC we’ve got you covered, from ‘I mean business’ trench coats to playful and striking suit combos.
With the winter months steadily crawling in and the mornings growing ever darker, dressing can become a big of a drag. However, finding the perfect trousers to match your winter booties can make all the difference.
This year, blazers are the perfect finish to every outfit, whether it’s leather, check or a simple solid colour. The Jessica K Whitney Blazer in yellow delivers a tailored fit with a punch of colour to brighten even the dullest of days. The matching wide leg Caspien Pants create a suit that rivals the slickest of red carpet looks. Based in Beruit, Jessica K reimagines the art of cool and blurs the boundaries between feminine and masculine style, making her pieces perfect for any occasion. This suit goes delightfully with the Alcibiades Black heeled boots by Lamperti Milano, their golden nappa leather strip blending into the yellow of the suit and turning you into the celestial being they’re named after!
To top off this bold look, let’s go even bolder. Despite the sun being less present in our lives, the RAMARA Black/Blue Sunglasses by PALA Eyewear couldn’t finish this outfit off better. When you invest in the brand, you not only receive a beautiful pair of sunglasses you also take a stand against fast fashion, make a better choice for the planet and have real lasting impact on the lives of others. Who needs the sun when you dress and feel like a badass?
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For our next outfit, knitwear is a must. Le SLAP’s Gaono knitted sweaters provide that much needed morning hug, their virgin wool being super soft to the touch. The crew neck style is perfectly complimented by the ultimate essential: small gold hoop earrings. The Pearl Chain Earrings by A Metal Story are made with love from recycled metals by designer Alizeh Mirza Sherani in her home studio. Their unusual rough surface is simple yet original, making them the ideal accessory.
Now, we can’t discuss winter dressing without talking about leather. Leather is a material that never tires, and we’re very much here for it. Taking a step back to the 70’s and 80’s, Aggi’s Madison Rich Black Pants are made entirely of vegan leather and can be dressed up or dressed down without losing their impact. The shine of these pants will stand out against the softness of the Gaono sweater and fulfil Aggi’s dedication to emphasise the female figure.
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Le SLAP Gaono Knitted Sweater in Dark Grey
Pearl Chain Earring
Traviata Bootie In Black
To finish this fierce outfit, we have the Susana Madrid Traviata Bootie in Black. The ankle boot is a winter must, and this year is no exception. These velvet boots are lined with metal coins and glass beads, giving them a unique and charming look, with the alternating rose gold subtly accentuating the Pride coat’s camel panels – it’s all in the details!
Choosing an outfit during this time of year can be frustrating at times, with all the layers and possibility of mismatched items, but once you find the right jacket or are elevated by a bold colour, it becomes something to embrace and look forward to.
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