The nights are drawing in, Christmas lights are popping up all over the city and the Love, Actually soundtrack has already had some airtime at French Connection HQ. That can only mean one thing: winter is here.
As the colder weather and darker days stretch out in front of us, don’t let the threat of adverse weather conditions spoil your fun. Our Autumn/Winter collection triumphs a ‘more is more’ approach to dressing, with an excess of textures, colours and embellishment in every aspect of your wardrobe. The collection is rife with luxuriantly cosy knitwear, glamorous faux fur coats and show-stopping party dresses, all of which make for one hell of a winter wardrobe.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect jumper for a Christmas Day walk, a coat to keep you warm and stylish, or a party dress with more sparkle than a glass of prosecco, we’ve got the essential women's winter pieces you need to master seasonal dressing.
The Cosy Knit
Think of winter as the time for your knitwear to take centre stage. Upgrade your jumper collection to ensure warmth and style in equal measure. Supersize your knitwear for an insouciant approach to both the oversized trend and your own cosiness and warmth. A voluminous knit not only layers perfectly over all your separates, but it allows you to play with proportions for stylish results. We’re pairing billowing cashmere jumpers with everything from kick flare jeans to sophisticated suiting trousers.
RivaRib High Neck Knit / LulaRhinestone Wrap Over Pencil Skirt / AlisaMulti Bucked Ankle Boots
The Glamorous Coat
Thanks to the chillier conditions, your outerwear gets a whole lot more attention come winter. When it comes to true outerwear perfection this season, there’s only one option: Faux fur. Super soft, luxuriant and undeniably glamorous, a faux fur coat, where it’s a subtle trim or all-over fluff, will inject some much-needed decadence into your wardrobe. Layer a fur-trimmed coat over your cosiest knitwear or keep warm during the evenings with faux fur over a party dress.
Noemi Coating Faux Fur Trim Jacket / Kick Crop Stretch Denim Jeans / Sara Non Eyelet Leather Trainers / Riva Rib Knit Cropped Jumper
The Textural Top
Winter is all about textures. We’ve already talked cosy ribbed knitwear and luxuriant faux fur, but the most festive of textures has to be velvet. Super soft and sleek, velvet is an instant injection of decadence into every outfit, and our love affair with velvet endures season after season, whether it’s a sleek velvet jumpsuit or eye-catching separates. Wear your statement velvet top with sleek black trousers and boots.
LisetteOlivie Velvet Halter Neck Top / InesSuiting Trousers / RiaGathered Heel Booties
The Evening Wear Alternative
Tired of turning to dresses every time you’ve got a special occasion? Jumpsuits are the new formal wear that you’re missing. A jumpsuit is cool, comfortable and perfect for dancing. Go all-out with your embellishment for a jumpsuit guaranteed to make an entrance. We like our jumpsuits with an excess of sequins, so channel Studio 54 in a decadent sequin playsuit paired with high boots. Just add faux fur for even more glamour.
DesireeDisco Embellished Sequin Playsuit / FrancescaKnee High Leather Boots / NarikoFaux Fur Double Breasted Coat
And of course…The Show-Stopping Sparkler
When it comes to party season, there’s one clear choice:
sequins. Nothing brings party spirit to your wardrobe like sequins (and maybe
mulled wine), so use the festive period as an opportunity to embrace excess in
your wardrobe. This season we’re mixing our sequins with other textures –
velvet, lace and sparkle are a match made in party heaven. Add leg-lengthening heels
and a classic black blazer for the ultimate party outfit.
Iris Sequin Jersey Dress / Reina High Heel Ankle BootsReina High Heel Ankle Boots / Ines Suiting Jacket