Bold Buttons

This season buttons are back! Buttons are now the focus point compared to the usually traditional zipper. This is a perfect trend this season for me, as buttons are way easier to repair than zippers. My winter jacket has been at the dry cleaners for two weeks now, trying to repair my zipper. I’m hoping to get it back one of these days!

This trend was seen all over the A/W 10 catwalk, from double-breasted Oscar de la Renta, military Burberry, and oversized Louis Vuitton.

Look for brass buttons worth a salute. Choose nautical colours, and keep it simple. Try with a single oversized button beneath the collar. I love Burberry Prorsum’s indigo wool-blend fisherman coat, that has a gold button fastening. This is a super luxurious way to work the season’s button trend. Wear with black accessories and thigh-high boots for a contemporary color combination.

Try a navy silk dress- an ultra-feminine way to work this season’s military trend. Try to match your accessories to the gold-tone buttons and just add ankle boots and a BE tote for stylish weekend errands.

Want buttons elsewhere? Try the sides of trousers, or even a pair of boots. Try a pair of Christian Louboutin buttoned boots- the chicest way to work this season’s military trend. Or try these in blue to incorporate a bolt of colour into your wardrobe. Pair these military-inspired heels with skinny pants and a white top for a work friendly chic look.

Try this look at home and do a little DIY. Take your favourite everyday trench and head to your local fabric store. Buy some new shiny buttons and voila- an immediate transition into this A/W10 trend.