Klass Act: Steal Myleene's Casual Autumnal LookThursday, October 17, 2013
Autumn is officially upon us, and as the leaves are turning to gold and red that crisp feeling in the air makes this the perfect season to don one of these gorgeous coats and get outside for a brisk and bracing walk. Whether you’re going for a countryside ramble or wandering about town, choose a piece that can deliver comfort, warmth and, of course, serious fashion cred. Find some autumnal inspiration from talented TV presenter, musician and fashion muse Myleene Klass. Spotted taking a stylish stroll, Myleene looks comfy but chic in on-trend floral skinny jeans and classic Converse, while the slouchy parka is the coat of the moment for lovers of layering. If you want to get Myleene’s look but aren’t sure where to start, here’s how to steal her super snug style.
Pick up a parka
When it comes to coats you can’t really go wrong with a parka. Comfy, weatherproof and bang on trend, a parka can spare you from the worst that the British weather has to offer. Go traditional with a khaki parka like Myleene’s, or choose a more formal take with this PU trim parka in black. The faux fur hood keeps off the chills while the leather-look trim pockets are a nice nod to designers' favourite fabric for autumn/winter. The draw cord around the waist also means you can add definition and show off your hourglass figure without sacrificing warmth or comfort.
The military khaki of Myleene's coat contrasts with those charming feminine florals for a pretty but edgy take on classic soldier style. Work this contrast into your own outfit with Ted Baker’s floral skinny jeans. The dusky pink colour and whimsical print put a quaint twist on this modern trend, and can be dressed up or down depending on where your wanderings take you.
Unless you want to get back with blisters it’s a good idea to leave your heels at home and opt for a pair of Chuck Taylor’s instead. While everyone loves the brand's iconic basketball boot, update your wardrobe with these fur-lined hi-tops. The faux fur trim keeps ankles warm against the wind when you're crunching through leaves, while the neutral grey co-ordinates with the khaki to keep attention where it should be - on those statement florals.
Add the finishing touch to your Myleene copycat look by popping on a pair of silver aviator sunglasses. Not only will they keep that autumn glare at bay, they’ll also give you an air of nonchalant cool - just remember to take them off when the long winter night kicks in. Whether you're headed for the urban jungle or a real woodland, make every path a catwalk with this cosy casual chic.