Embrace boho style this season
Embrace escapism this season with folklore fashion. Inspired by peasant costume through the ages this fairytale trend has evolved to become a favourite year-round. Reimagined for each season, it is always steeped with embellishment details such as classic embroideries and crochet, mixed in with floral prints. Try layering different textures and fabrics, combining sheer, opaque and embellished materials to create the ‘thrown together’ aesthetic of this style. Choose colours and tones that compliment one another to stop the look becoming jumbled. For inspiration, check out Bora Aksu, Coach and Temperley.
Try faux fur this season
When selecting outerwear, embrace how far the high street has come in terms of faux fur production. Imitation fur is big for A/W’17 from traditional caramel hues to fun and frivolous bright tones and animal prints, a faux fur coat is not only a cosy and stylish choice this winter, it slips into the folklore trend perfectly as it reflects its Russian roots.
Model above wears: Faux fur jacket, £75, V by Very; Blouse, £59, Monsoon; Skirt, £24.99, New Look; Boots, £89, Hotter; Necklace, £120, Pebble London
Embroidery is key to the folklore trend
Boho style embroidery ruled the roost in the summer and folklore is essentially the winter version of this trend. Still taking inspiration from boho styling, folklore relies on patterned and textured embroideries to add detail to blouses and kimono coats. Navy and yellow are a great winter combination as it adds just a little ray of sunshine to gloomier days. Look for aztec inspired markings to really bring the heritage vibe to life.
Model above wears: Jacket, £230, Tales of a Thread; Yellow blouse, £35, River Island; Skirt, £59, Monsoon; Boots, £89, Hotter; Necklace, £565, Pebble London
Bead embellishment is perfect for party wear
Switch up your party dress for desk to disco by wearing an embellished party dress, like this Forever Unique metallic one with a sumptuous knit over the top by day and then allow the dress to shine on its own in the evening. With party season in full swing, it is these little tricks that will allow you to dance seamlessly from your office to the Christmas work do in minutes. To continue the folklore trend, try some oversized tribal jewellery, like this amazing piece from Pebble London to reinforce the style. When it comes to coats, don’t forget to wrap up! Flight jackets are still a key silhouette for the end of the year and this chocolate coloured one from Reiss is timeless.
Brown jacket, £895, Reiss; Jumper, £19.99, New Look; Dress, £199.99, Forever Unique; Necklace, £120; gold bracelet, £45; bracelet, £40, all Pebble London
Look for vintage style knitwear
Fabric combinations are key to nailing folklore. This vintage looking knit from Madeleine opens up a huge colour palette to play with. Don’t be afraid to mix florals and other prints in one look if you are tonally keeping it similar. Once again, oversized accessories such as beaded and shell necklaces help to reconnect this trend with its fairytale roots, while this beautifully embellished coat is the perfect partner in crime for the party season.
Model above wears: Coat, £120, Debenhams; Jumper, £159.95; skirt, £149.95, both Madeleine; Necklace, £240, Pebble London; Boots, £175, Celtic and Co
Maxi dresses aren’t just for summer
Maxi dresses are not just for the summer. If you usually head towards a boho style look, then this stunning Next dress, in a beautiful purple paisley inspired print is completely trans-seasonal, making it a great investment piece. In the summer wear with bare legs and wedges, while for Autumn, layer with a chic gilet and comfy boots.
Model above wears: Dress, £65, Next; Gilet, £385, Celtic and Co; Boots, £89.99, Toms; Necklace, £350; bracelet, £55, both Pebble London
Waist bulky coats with a belt
Lastly, embrace layering, team shearling textures, with floatier and more feminine fabrics and belt bulkier layers to ensure your shape doesn’t get lost. This beautiful gilet is a timeless classic and great for trans-seasonal weather conditions and can be layered over a leather jacket for extra warmth. Teamed over a classic, folklore style tiered skirt and blouse in a rose bud print, this look encapsulates bohemian style.
Model above wears: Floral top, £19.99, Stradivarius; Skirt, £40, River Island; Gilet, £859, Luisa Cerano; Belt, £6, Peacocks; Boots, £120, Van Dal; Earrings, £145, Pebble London; Bracelets, from £89, Les Georgettes
Location: Shot on the Glenfinnan Estate http://www.glenfinnanestate.co.uk
A stunning, privately owned estate in the Scottish Highlands. Host to walks, wildlife and breath taking scenery as well as a popular film location for some of your favourite movies.
Stylist Rivkie Baum
Photographer Simon Wisbey
Hair and Makeup Danni Hooker using Bobbi Brown and Kevin Murphy
Fashion Assistant Abby McHale
Model Chelsea Rose at Wilhelmina
Celtic and Co – 0844 557 8877, celticandco.com
Debenhams – 0344 561 6161, debenhams.com
Forever Unique – foreverunique.com
Hotter – hotter.com
Les Georgettes – lesgeorgettes.com
Luisa Cerano – luisacerano.com
Madeleine – 0333 400 0400, madeleine.co.uk
Monsoon – 020 3372 3050, monsoon.co.uk
New Look – 0344 499 6690, newlook.com
Next (clothing) – 0333 777 8000, next.co.uk
Peacocks – 02920 270 944, peacocks.co.uk
Pebble London – 020 3176 7794, pebblelondon.com
Reiss – 0845 604 7457, reiss.com
River Island – 03445 766 444, riverisland.com
Stradivarius – 0808 234 0211, stradivarius.com
Toms – 020 3318 9693, toms.co.uk
Van Dal – vandalshoes.com
Very – 0344 822 2321, very.co.uk