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Faux real, winter is well and truly on its way. "What does this mean?" I hear you ask. It means… it's time to get FURRY.

Finding the perfect coat can be a difficult, time-consuming and frustrating task. We've decided to do all the work FUR you, and compile a list of every coat that has caught our eye on the high street this winter season.

So far, brands such a Monki, Mango, Topshop and Zara have impressed us with their glamorous faux fur, but there are some KILLAH vintage websites such as Nine Crows, ASOS Marketplace and Beyond Retro which sell vintage faux fur items that have us collapsed on the floor in sheer fashion overdrive.

I mean, you're welcome.

Nasty Gal Go Fur It Faux Fur Coat, was €121.00 now €60.50

 

Topshop Luxe Faux Fur Coat: 125,00 €

 

Missguided Nude leopard print faux fur coat, €95.00

 

Monki Super Soft Fluffy Coat, €70

 

Zara, €89.95 faux fur coat

 

PrettyLittleThing faux fur jacket in multi, €62.21

 

Bershka patterned faux fur coat, €89.99

 

Topshop, Luxe Faux Fur Coat, €130.00

 

Pull and Bear round neck faux fur jacket, 39.99 €

 

ASOS two tone mongolian faux fur coat in multi, €82.95

 

Urban Outfitters Jakke Rita Green Faux Fur Jacket, €199.00

 

Missguided premium blue crop pelted faux fur jacket, €102.00

 

Bershka faux fur coat in red, €34.99

 

Glamorous coat in stripe faux fur, €124.43

 

Monki faux fur coat, €70

 

Mango checked faux fur coat, €119.99

Some of these uber-glam coats are on sale this week (Black Friday, how are ya) so nab them before they sell out.

Fur can be a tricky business to navigate, finding the right one to suit you is honestly like picking your new home. You're seeking comfort, warmth, and a place to sleep.

What? You can't deny that those coats are prime nap-time material. They're warmer than our hearts after watching pupper videos on Youtube.

Which one's your favourite?

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I recall my first encounter with Benetton like it was yesterday, even though it was more than a decade ago. 

On a family trip to New York (during the boom, obvs) my aunties, cousins and I were wandering around the city that never sleeps, spending our Celtic Tiger-converted dollars on clothes to bring back home. 

My aunties, purists when it came to the quality of clothing, quickened their pace when they spotted the United Colors of Benetton flagship store on the prestigious 5th Avenue. 

I think I remember it so well because of the wall to ceiling rainbow of folded jumpers which awaited us inside, and even today in their Dublin flagship, the iconic kaleidoscope of virgin wool is a key aspect of the store. 

My aunties bundled me into the dressing room of the behemoth New York store, buried under a mound of soft fabric and sturdy denim to try on a series of outfits, before I settled on an evergreen turtleneck jumper that genuinely, to this day, is folded up in a drawer in my house, without a loose thread or bobbling texture to be seen.

Granted, it's now folded up in my little sister's drawer rather than mine, and while I wore mine with printed bandanas and low rise jeans (the height of sophistication in my day), she wears it now with high-waisted suede miniskirts and under trendy, sporty outerwear. The longevity of the clothing is undeniable, and the A/W 2018 collection combines that timelessness with updated key trends for the new season. 

I went along to Benetton's breakfast showcase this morning, styled by the sartorially scrupulous Laura Mullet, to see what exactly the heritage brand was bringing to the table for the upcoming season.  

Along with the classic tailoring and sumptuous but built-to-last fabrics of their basics, the A/W collection incorporates some key contemporary trends into these quality standards. 

Starting with the classic jumper – while I saw the rainbow wall in all of it's organised glory, the knits also come in folky, Nordic patterns and almost tie-die effect prints.

 

Not only were knits getting a splash of print, they were also being knitted in some of this season's most on-trend shades. 

Acid green and baby blue were stand outs, as was a mohair zingy orange style that was screaming out to be teamed with a muted plaid trouser and boots. 

The jumpers were also given interesting new cuts, with scooped necks and very cropped hems. 

The entire collection managed to maintain a very Benetton vibe while pointing to contemporary undertones. The classic Benetton corduroy jeans were there, but in autumnal hues, and stacked alongside super flared jeans – the fashion version of Mom jeans, according to Laura. 

Wool shift dresses were given a Clueless makeover with bright plaid prints, and were styled with berets and colourful tights to kep your head and legs cosy. 

When print wasn't being utilised, texture came into play in a big way.

Teddy bear coats are a key outerwear piece this year, and while we're used to seeing them in a bomber jacket style in 50 shades of beige, Benetton's adaption is longline, russet brown and belted with leather. 

As for the bomber, velvet comes into play in a dusky cornflower blue. While bombers are traditionally boxy, Bentton's has a tailored edge with gathered sleeves and wide lapels. 

Trousers came flared or skinny, but always in rich suede, velvets or light denims. 

There was no shying away from statement fabrics either, with silk, feathering and sequins all playing their part to create the ultimate capsule of cropped jackets for party season. 

Overall the collection is ideal for layering in to any wardrobe, with the tailored elements of the pieces rendering them timeless, allowing then to survive in a sea of fast fashion for seasons to come. 

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 So Electric Picnic is underway, thus ending the bombardment of 'what to wear to a festival' pieces until next year (or maybe Metropolis).

Autumn/Winter pieces have been trickling into stores for the past few weeks, and the soft muted colour palette is a welcome refuge from the tie-dye tinted festival fashion sub-genre.

Here are a few key pieces to turn your wardrobe trans-seasonal.

 Zara embellished jumper €45.95, Zara soft coat €39.95, ASOS metallic heels €40.54, Missguided leopard blouse €37.84

Zara mixed material jacket €69.95, ASOS eyelet ribbon belt €20.27, Pretty Little Thing suede skirt €29.70, New Look Manhattan top €19.99

Pretty Little Thing mustard top €24.30, New Look tassel top €24.99, Topshop dress €80.00, Dresses.ie floral skirt €25.00

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Flip flops and gladiator sandals are all well and good, but come Autumn/Winter there’s nothing quite like a new pair of boots.

And while we are loving this year’s backless loafer trend, with plenty of rain guaranteed for the coming months, we think a decent pair of boots would fare the Irish fashionista that bit better.

On that note, here are three of our favourite boot trends for Autumn/Winter.

The Sock Boot: Sock boots are everywhere this season and with every colour, texture and heel height to choose from, there’s bound to be a pair to suit all tastes.

Public Desire

 Public Desire

Topshop 

Missguided 

River Island

ASOS

 

The Trophy Boot: Why not let your feet do the talking with a pair of on point trophy boots?  From soft floral embroidery to stand-out animal prints, the trophy boot is one of A/W16’s best trends.

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal

ASOS

River Island

 

The Over-The-Knee Boot: This style was everywhere last winter and with The Guardian dubbing it the “footwear [trend] of the decade” we don’t think it’s going anywhere fast.  Whether worn with a short suede skirt or over a pair of jeans, the over-the-knee boot will have you Autumn/Winter ready. 

Public Desire

River Island

H&M 

Boohoo 

Nasty Gal

Zara

 

Feat image: Zara

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There was a time when silky slips were confined to the bedroom, but thanks to some forward thinking fashionistas the simple slip dress is about to become this year’s fashion staple.

In recent months the slip dress seems to have been given a whole new lease of life as it’s been worn both over and under tees, with cowboy boots and leather jackets and even on the red carpet.

And this trend is only going to keep getting bigger and better as the new Autumn/Winter stock finally arrives in stores.

Check out some of our favourite slipspiration below.

 

Natalie Roser:

With more than half a million followers on Instagram model Natalie Roser knows a thing or two about fashion, so it’s little wonder the Aussie beauty pulled off the perfect casual slip-centred look by matching this yellow dress with a denim jacket and nude flats.

 

Alexa Chung:

Alexa went for a slip with a difference when she paired this leather-look LBD with plain black boots.

 

Rumi Neely:

American fashion blogger Rumi Neely showed everyone how good a plain slip can look when she was photographed wearing this strappy red dress at New York Fashion Week.

 

Selena Gomez: 

Last month Selena Gomez was spotted in New York wearing an eyecatching floor length red slip with a simple pair of strappy gold heels.

 

Rosie Huntington Whiteley:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stunned in this pale pink satin Galvan gown at the Opening Ceremony dinner back in January proving that slip dresses can be worked for casual and occasion wear. 

 

Rihanna:

Never one to fear adventurous fashion, Rihanna wore this bronze slip out in November with a long fur coat, silver sandals and navy baseball cap.

 

Kendall Jenner:

Back in April reality TV star Kendall Jenner wore a champagne coloured slip over a white tee on a night out with her model bestie Gigi Hadid.  Kendall accessorised her slip with a chunky silver choker and nude thigh-high boots.

 

Hanne Gaby Odiele:

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele proved that there’s a slip to suit everyone when she married her DJ boyfriend in boho style over the weekend.  Henne’s bridesmaids wore lilac slip dresses of various lengths and styles on the big day.

 

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Our new daily Fashion TV show 'The Style Show' delivers your daily dose of fabulous fashion! In today's segment, "Style Scout" reporter Ciara O' Doherty popped along to Dunnes stores Autumn Winter showcase, their first fashion show in over five years! We saw some absolutely gorgeous looks and left very inspired. Watch the video above to check out all the looks from the show.

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Our new Fashion TV show 'The Style Show' delivers your daily dose of fabulous fashion! In today's segment, "High-Street Hotlist" reporter Ciara O' Doherty brings you her top Autumn/Winter picks straight off the rails in Warehouse this week, and they're all under €60! Watch the video above to see her favourites.

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Our new daily Fashion TV show 'The Style Show' delivers your daily dose of fabulous fashion! In today's segment, "High-Street Hotlist" reporter Ciara O' Doherty brings you her favourite investment pieces from Karen Millen. Watch the video above to see her top picks from the rails this week.

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Our new daily Fashion TV show 'The Style Show' delivers your daily dose of fabulous fashion! In today's segment, "Style Scout" reporter Ciara O' Doherty checks out the new Autumn Winter occasion wear collection from Debenhams . Watch the video above to get all the gossip from the designer himself!

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Our new daily Fashion TV show 'The Style Show' delivers your daily dose of fabulous fashion! In today's segment, "High-Street Hotlist" reporter Ciara O' Doherty brings you her top Autumn fashion picks straight off the rails in Oasis. Watch the video above to see her favourites on the rails this week.

 

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Get the gossip on J-Law's new fashion gig, Alexa Chung's latest campaign, plus check out our favourite picks from the Boohoo AW press event this week, and more! In this weeks Fashion Report, Ciara O' Doherty will be giving you a bite-sized fix of all the latest fashion news and gossip. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest instalment of The Fashion Report, as part of our weekly Style Show!

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Our new daily Fashion TV show 'The Style Show' delivers your daily dose of fabulous fashion!  Today's segment, "Highstreet Hotlistshows you what's on the shelves right NOW and reporter Ciara O' Doherty is talking you through her favourite textured pieces on the rails in Warehouse this week. Watch the video above to get all the details, and be sure to get them before they're gone!

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