Some final thoughts on Autumn/Winter 2006 that I could not leave unshared: 


  • Real fur – the explosion of rabbit, fox and raccoon fur on clothing prevented me from buying items that I loved. The abundance of it in mainstream retailers like Arden B and Bebe surprised me. There will hopefully be a wider assortment of faux fur next season.


  • Neutral palette – I did personally miss the colours, but on the other hand it is easier to put looks together in black, white and grey. It’s a good idea to have the neutral palette represented in your closet, and this fashion statement encouraged me to buy a few items that I wouldn’t have otherwise considered. 
  • Animal prints – this wild, timeless and forever-chic trend is especially stylish as you get older. Animal shoes and accessories always kick your outfit up a notch and I enjoyed having a wide selection to choose from.

Feel free to share any last rants and raves before we put this season to bed and start concentrating on the glorious Spring collections that lie ahead.

Donald J Pliner Nikki HandbagDonald J Pliner Women's Libero Giraffe Print Pump

Timeless Donald J Piner giraffe-inspired (not real giraffe) leather accessories from (which offers free shipping and superb prices on designer brands).