AW Wardrobe Hacks: The Stole

AW Wardrobe Hacks: The Stole

Now that the new season has well and truly landed, it’s time to start thinking about our new season wardrobes. Personaly, I like to avoid forking out hundreds for an entirely new wardrobe, by choosing a select few select pieces each season that will update my look. Over the next few weeks I’ll be putting together my usual AW-Edit posts, Online Bargain features and general shopping guides for the months ahead, to help you guys update your own wardrobes without costing the earth!

To start, clever accessories are a live-saver when it comes to updating your look, and my favourite has to be the stole. Stoles, tippets, faux-fur scarves, whatever you want to call them, they are effortlessly chic, and offer a surprising amount of warmth in the winter months. I like to think of them as a bit of a “wardrobe-hack” in that you can throw a nice stole over just about any outfit, and they will make it look more stylish and expensive.

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When it comes to choosing your stole, I would recommend spending a little more if possible, and look for either Mongolian sheeps wool (super soft and looks expensive) or a good quality faux fur. This way, you can add it to any jacket or blazer you already own, and bingo, a fabulous winter look is born. When you choose a good stole, all the focus will be on it. You can even take it one step further by adding a brooch or pin for an extra dose of glamour, dahling!

Colour wise, I would aim to pick one in a neutral colour ( cream, brown, black, burgundy, or a mix of these) and if you are feeling sassy, also pick up one in a more statement colour or pattern. My favourites are this Lilac stripe style, this sassy number from Shrimps (bit more pricey) and this striped mongolian scarf, which hugely reduced right now!

I’ve linked my favourite styles that are available right now in the handy widget below, just hover over a photo to see the brand, and click on your desired item to be taken directly to the store for more info. There’s something there for every budget, and If you’re looking for more inspiration on how to style your stole, then have a look at my facebook album here.

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And remember, I’m here to help solve any AW wardrobe queries you have, just hit me up in the comments below, or shoot me an email at ciara@ciaraodoherty.com

Happy Shopping!

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