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It’s time to get comfy with some new trends.
With a whole new season opening up ahead of us, new pieces are dropping daily on Opera Lane.
In fact, there’s so much to choose from that we enlisted the help of Opera Lane stylist Breeda O’Connell to help us choose the key pieces to add to our AW21 wardrobes first.
These are her top picks:
“In terms of outerwear, the standout coat of the season has to be the quilted or puffer coat,” Breeda told Yay Cork.
Brown RI Studio 2 in 1 Puffer Coat: €201, River Island, Opera Lane
“Invest in one of these in one of your best neutrals, be that black or charcoal grey or khaki green. If you’re looking for an investment wool coat, this year we’re seeing lots of belted, longer line, classic cut wool coats in timeless camel and black. Teddy coats are back again for another season and shearling is another big trend.
“The shacket is here to stay for another season – choose from a light neutral to keep it chic or go all out with check versions.”
“In terms of jeans, we’re seeing the return of flare jeans, alongside straight cut and relaxed fit jeans (though there are still plenty skinny jean options for you die-hard fans!).
“Trousers are no longer just for office wear AND look great matched with a blazer or waistcoat. Dress up with strappy heels for evening wear, or down with loafers for office or day wear.”
Blue Low Rise Flared Brooke Jeans: €39.99, New Look, Opera Lane
“Obviously, knits are a key part of the AW wardrobe – this year as well as the classic button-down cardigans, and longline cardigans, we’re seeing lots of deep V neck ‘preppy’ sweaters and sweater vests – both ideal for layering over shirts or midi dresses.
Ribbed sweater vest: €9.99, H&M, Opera Lane
Also, the knit dress continues to be popular, and it’s so simple to style with either knee-high boots or chunky-soled boots – another huge trend that’s not going away.
“In terms of print and colour, we’re seeing lots of check, gingham, houndstooth and tartan print. There’s lots of black and white monochrome, still lots of lighter neutrals, lots of chocolate brown, and lots of pops saturated color in pinks and greens.”
Main image: Woo-Blend Coat: €129, H&M, Opera Lane
Booking a styling session with Breeda on Opera Lane is completely free and there’s absolutely no obligation to buy anything. To book a one-hour Express Service visit the website.