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Top 10 Winter 09 trends

1. Checks and plaid

Traditional tartans and tweed are prepping up looks from winter coats and dresses to shoes, belts, bags and other accessories.

2. 1960s/1970s influence

Groovy styles of times past are back after a modern makeover. Look for more sophisticated versions of fabrics and textures, pussy-bow styles, gloves, hats and patterns, patterns, patterns!

3. Statement shapes

Coats especially cut a strong architectural silhouette. Look for interesting folds, angular hemlines and shapely sleeves.

4. Stacked bangles

High impact, interchangeable and easy to achieve. The season’s leading accessory look boasts there’s no such thing as too much when it comes to adding bangles!

5. Gothic revival

Black is back with a more delicate, elegant  gothic influence. Best in the evening, look for lace, sheer silk and velvet styles to create the look.

6. Exotic prints

Prints take influence from all over the world, from the animals prints of Africa to Eastern European folk patterns and exotic tribal patterns.

7. Cosy knits

Appropriate for the chilly temperatures, knitwear this season is perfectly chunky and warm. Layer up different styles and compliment with knit accessories.

8. Rich jewel tones

The colour palette for winter is almost regal. Not doing anything by halves, be ready for the most intense version of gem blues, reds, marine greens and purples.

9. Country club

Short of a horse and a noble rank, jodhpurs and riding boots will have you feeling to the manor born.

10. Grey scale

A softer alternative to black, grey tones are the base of many everyday wearable styles this season and suit just about anyone.

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