It’s that time of year when the nights are drawing in and there’s a chill in the air. Every year around this time I start thinking about buying my winter coat, a real wardrobe staple. I often choose something that is quite a statement piece, guaranteed to liven up whatever I am wearing.

It occurred to me when I was shopping for this years’ coat, that glasses are as much of a wardrobe staple as your coat might be. Day in day out you wear them to face the world; they are almost as much a part of you as your hair. So why not match your glasses to your outerwear this season?

There are some great trends out there at the moment, here are a few of my favourites matched with some fabulous glasses from our collection.

Heritage

Heritage

Tweeds, tartan and checks were seen all over the Autumn-Winter 09 catwalks, making it to the high street just in time for you to get a slice of the heritage fashion action.

harely glasses

Harley glasses in grey


Workwear

Workwear

Smarten up the day look with a siren red coat and some chic glasses. These are one of our bestselling pairs, a real hit with our ladies. Oh and they’re also called Charmer, so maybe they’ll give you some added charming qualities to really breeze through the working day.

charmer glasses

Charmer glasses in red


Rock chic

Rock chic

The rock chick look has legs as long as people are out there partying. Animal print was big on the catwalks, with leopard-print a sure winner. Why not team this trend with a contrasting pair of bold glasses from our Cocktail Collection? This season my hot tip is Cosmopolitan in red £20.

cosmopolitan glasses

Cosmopolitan glasses in red


Folk

Folk

Embroidered cloth, intricate detail, jewels and paisley patterns all brought a brush-stroke of folk to the winter season. For a bit of the Russian Tsarina look, why not go for an embroidered coat matched with some sparkly detailed glasses.

cube libre glasses

Cuba Libre glasses in black