Wednesday 13 December 2017

Florals are in full bloom as sunny styles warm up winter wardrobe

Bairbre Power Fashion Editor

EVERYTHING'S coming up roses at Oasis, which has reprised the floral trend in a big, blousey style for autumn/winter 2013.

Red and black are big players for the season and the high-street chain has taken painterly petals – normally the inhabitants of historic art canvases from the masters – and used them in very modern, contemporary shapes.

Heritage blooms jump from wide canvases to narrow biker jackets, mini skirts, ankle-grazing skinny jeans and pretty shirts framed with satin collars and plackets.

Play with surprises like pairing the roses with silver jewellery and belt rather than gilt.

The botanical drama works well in a styling crossover with rebellious, grungy shapes. There are even umbrellas to match this fashion story, ideal for these transitional days when the weather doesn't quite know what it wants to do and winter woolies are not yet a daily staple.

Oasis tells its fashion story in a wide variety of rich fabrics and seasonal trends – from jacquards to cool leathers and salt-and-pepper tweeds. The raw-edged lace dress comes with high neck and long sleeves and there's gentle, strategic tummy-ruching on a teal dress that works day-to-night, perfect for going-out Fridays.

Animal prints have a star quality, from the ever-popular leopard to the striking dalmatian print, a perfect new friend for those who love the practicality of a working wardrobe in blacks and whites but want to introduce a new element to their monochrome styling this winter. Add textural interest with pony skins, a luxury touch from the high-street brand.

Speaking of colour, Oasis has brought elements of summer into winter, with shades of ice blue, winter white and there's a pink in a season where dusky, rosy hues grab our attention from head to toe.

Irish Independent

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