A/W 2014 Must-haves!! xx20. October 2014
So You've all been asking; What colours are in for autumn?; What shapes are big this season?;What is the must have accessory this year?So we've put together a list of everything you will need to see you through the cold dark winter, with top secret info straight from the mouths of fashion insiders!!Soft winter hues- a step away from the ever popular winter tones of black, burgundy and deep greens, pale pinks were massive on the catwalks of all the major fashion houses with coats in particular being the ultimate way to wear this beautiful blush tone- luckily for us Irish girls this colour really suits our skin tone and is fab on blondes, brunette and fiery redheads and everything in between-check out these fab coats that Ruby just loves-she will take one of each, Thank you!!Which leads us to the next big thing- Coats and jackets! Nothing surprising here you may think, a coat for the winter-hardly rocket science!! BUT there is a new take on this staple in the fashion HQ's, there going all masculine cuts, oversizing and boxy! These shapes are surprisingly flattering, elongating and slimming your torso and legs and often creating a fab figure skimming silhouette, think A-line skirt! Also texture is very important with thick lambswool swirls and leather sleeves finished off with chunky zips and statement buttons. Just look at what Ruby has to offerPower tailoring- the key to this trend is beautifully tailored trousers, fitted-as-can-be pencil skirts and tube dresses , paired with the softest of wool jumpers, and a lot of classic grey, navy and black and white! This is about wearing the very best classic pieces and wearing them with confidence! Check out our latest offerings from Irish designers Lennon-Courtney and Caroline Kilkenny
Singing the blues: While pink is reigning supreme @ Ruby we can't help but feel anything but blue about this fab colour! From cobalts to teals and everything in between, we’ll all be rocking it this autumn. Look at that embellishment on our cobalt dress!!
Dark romance-In recent years there has been a total obsession with everything dark, gothic romanticism- think Twilight and blood red lips! Be dangerously seductive in soft buttery leathers, inky silks and flashes of scarlet. Ruby is loving her soft leather-look leggings, her go-to piece this winter!!
The chunky heel and mid-heeled shoe! If there's one thing you need this winter it is the stack-heeled shoe! Trust us, they are the best-thing-ever! Gone are the days of tottering uncomfortably around in the highest spindliest heels possible- this season give your tootsies a well earned break in our amazing new shoes- super comfy, so on trend and sturdy to match-perfect for dancing the night away. Or make like our style crush Olivia Palermo with these mid-heeled snake skin lovelies! Your toes will thank you! A nod to..
The Swinging 60's! Welcome to the sixties! From retro shift dresses to crazy animal print, we love everything 60's inspired. Round-toe shoes, gorgeous ankle-boots, quilted box bags and boho-mania...The list goes on!
Our last one for today but one of our faves- we're magpies at heart you know- is layered jewellery- and lots of it! Celebs have been doing it, just piling it on!!! Lariat chains, long pendant drops, initial necklaces, topped of with beaded statement pieces, nothing is Too much!! To get the full effect try layering chains of different lengths! Ruby has just received a delivery of blinging bits and pieces to start off your collection!
Now we're off to do our photoshoot with more fab arrivals... PHEW they are arriving by the dozen... Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates from the Ruby Catwalk as they happen!!
Love and kisses,
Ruby's Dollies xx