What should you be wearing this winter?

What should you be wearing this winter?

Traditionally, floral shirts are not made from a heavy flannelette, meaning that this summer pattern doesn’t really lend itself to winter. So what patterns do?

Tweed

Tweed has a classically masculine, rugged yet charming appeal, worn by gentleman throughout history from Gregory Peck to Charlie Hunnam. It’s the staple the basis of your winter wardrobe and will instantly add a notable charm to any look.

A tweed blazer is a good way to begin your tweed obsession. Play around with colours, from browns to dark greens and grey. These blazers look great layered with a shirt and a v-neck jumper underneath or a polo neck for a 60’s inspired charm.

The next step is integrating tweed into your outerwear collection. A tweed coat is a staple of any winter wardrobe, so go for charcoal and shade of grey. When buying your coat, ensure you try it on while wearing layers so you can move your arms without bursting the seams.

Herringbone

An understated pattern, the distinctive chevron pattern of Herringbone lends itself to coats, jackets and jumpers, meaning it will comprise a large part of your winter wardrobe.

A blue Herringbone jumper can be worn from work to weekends either with a white shirt and charcoal trousers or layered with a tee and taupe chinos.

Herringbone trousers are also a subtle way to mix up your 9-5 look. Stick to a tapered leg in a deeper charcoal colour. These trousers can be easily paired with coloured blazers (maroon, navy, dark green) as well as plain shirts.

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Windowpane check

This pattern is back for AW16 in a big way. Windowpane check is the perfect bridge between a classic and contemporary look, meaning it can be applied to just about any outfit. Looking to stand out from the crowd? Try a windowpane check suit. If you’re feeling bolder, opt for a plum colour, while those who are just dipping their toe in the water should go for navy.

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Tartan/plaid

Our favourite flanno material, plaid shirts are made for winter weekends- whether you’re catching up on GOT in your uggs or sinking beers at the pub.

The warmest and most comfortable shirt you’ll ever own, pair your plaid shirt with a shawl cardigan, chinos and leather desert boot for a smart casual look, or layer it up with a jumper and low-line lace ups for something a little more laid back.

Your plaid shirt can also be dressed up for work, layered with a plain jumper, slim fit trousers and a blazer. The patterned collar poking over the top will add that extra touch of style.

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