Benetton Style: Equestrian-eque

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 8th, 2011

On a chilly afternoon on a weekend, wearing a Benetton wool blazer (a/w11), a crisp white shirt and jeans, bright yellow socks and heels, hair scrape back into a sleek bob, it would have been a serious mistake if I have worn my brown leather riding boots out in this outfit.  Why? With a pair of riding boots I would end up looking like an equestrian rider in town without a stallion.  Agree?

Thankfully the Benetton wool blazer has kept me warm throughout the evening and totally loving the whole smart ‘grown up’ look.

An Italian flavour – a dose of latte, spinach and gnocchi to give me added strength and warmth due to lack of carbs in recent weeks.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 The elegance of womanhood

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: October 14th, 2011

British autumn has arrived at long last with rumoured of below freezing temperature and snow is expected to hit in Britain this month.

Freezing or not, don’t let the weather spoil our wardrobe plans, here’s Benetton a/w12 collection ‘The Elegance of Womanhood’. Benetton proposes soft-folk atmospheres with a modern, on trend attitude. New look animal prints are inspired by the delicately coloured feathers that see to settle lightly on shiny satin dresses, skirts and blouses. Soft shapes compliments the consistency of the fluid, comfortable fabrics, while maxi lengths conjure up sensations of the 70s. 

Printed knitwear and sheer georgette with the alternate style in python-skin pattern, feminine and sexy shapes with lots of draping and bust darts on soft-styled tops and trousers with bold accents. Satin and shimmer evening wear for asymmetrically cut tops, dresses and tunics printed with giant black and white roses. Androgynous tailoring of Prince of Wales check and herringbone, simple and well proportioned looks which is on trend this autumn as well as the little black dresses, cigarette pants and, above all, outerwear with tie belts.

Having seen the collection myself, I’m contemplating whether to invest myself a long pleated skirt.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Benetton Style: Red Chunky Knit

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: September 15th, 2011

The aftermath of Hurricane Katia became a leftover swash of gale which hit the UK over the weekend, fortunately it didn’t hit as bad in London than in the north of England.  Not as frigidly cold as I had expected to be in September but it has been generally quite warm surprisingly (thumbs up), a knitted sweater is always handy if I plan to stick around town later in the much chillier evening.  Thankfully this lovely bright red chunky knitted sweater from Benetton (Photos shot by The Style Crusader) has kept me warm the other night, so snugly in fact it’s enough to stop traffic.  Keep warm Benetton friends!

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Benefitting from Benetton Knits

by United Blogs of Benetton on: May 17th, 2010

The real campaign images featuring the amazing chosen cast of It’s My Time are of course not out yet but these A/W 10-11 look book images are wetting the appetite for what is to come. My first port of call in United Colors of Benetton has got to be the knitwear. The stuff that I begged my mother to buy but alas I had to head to C&A instead (Europeans will be familiar with that store…). And so from an autumn/winter season, I’d expect nothing less than some cuddly knits to get me through the winter days and nights. Come to think of it, could do with some of it now as temperatures in the UK hit minus 2. In May. Madness!

So I love how pleasingly chunky these knits are complete with some boiled wool bags that would make great supermarket totes (I bring totes with me just to carry heavy things like potatoes…which I eat a lot of in cold times…). I’m not fussed about making myself look a little bulky so long as I’m toasty…


Another chunky knit is this plaited cape that looks incredibly soft…

Camel. Check. Cape coat shape. Check. Oversized check. Check, check and double check!


For a slightly more youthful look that is a toned down version of the amazing ensembles Patricia and Tereza were wearing, these houndstooth shifts paired with bubblegum coloured quilted parkas are just the ticket…

More popping colour with this reversible jersey/parka coat that can be either matt or shiny if you wish…

This is the sort of knit that won’t really keep you warm but is quite louche and sexy with the open sides… I’d wear it with a sheer body underneath…

And for the guys? Fair Isle in true blue. Just what grandma prescribes…

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