As Coco Chanel once said, fashion fades, only style remains the same. It is with this sentiment that Trenery, Woolworths’ exclusive brand known for its everyday luxury, reached out to stylist Antoinette Degens to interpret their latest Autumn/Winter collection. The collection aims to add richness and versatility to your rotation with a fresh palette of earthy tones and evergreen statement pieces. Antoinette is lending her expertise through tips and tricks on styling these garments in multiple ways.
Antoinette certainly has a bonafide eye for style. As the founder of Studio Degens, she has built an identity as a top stylist in the Dutch magazine industry over the past 15 years. As a former Senior Fashion Editor at Dutch Elle, she went on to be Fashion Director of Glamcult Independent Style Paper as well as a contributor for Harper's Bazaar NL.
“The range, which features a beautiful, high-quality collection of warm winter knits, contemporary coats and comfortable yet stylish trousers, are all exquisitely crafted and an absolute joy to wear,” says Degen. “Knits remain a go-to wardrobe staple for winter while this season is all about making smart investments in outerwear that will last for years and are truly sustainable.”
A shift to autumn dressing
As we shift into autumn dressing, now is the time to get your sweater style game up to speed. Knits are one of those versatile pieces that can be worn for any occasion, with more structured silhouettes for work, while oversized knits are still a comfortable yet uber-stylish choice for weekends and relaxing at home.
Combining luxe loungewear with more structured or tailored pieces are also the ‘new normal’, taking the term ‘smart casual’ to new and exciting heights. “Tailoring will give any look an immediate sense of elegance and structure, which we all really need right now,” says Degen.
The Trenery Autumn/Winter collection nods to trusted hero pieces that are equal parts timeless, flattering and functional, not to mention a pleasure to wear.
“The key for me is buying items that can be dressed up or down. Soft, subtle colours like the alpaca roll neck paired with bold fabrics like denim or corduroy put a contemporary spin on versatile classics. Trenery’s long-line puffer has the perfect length and proportion to give loungewear a bit more structure and polish for a look that exudes cool, effortless and modern dressing. Combining Trenery’s check shirt with crisp white jeans and a simple leather flat adds elegance to a chic, mod look, or pair it with a more format-style track pant that does a great job of balancing comfort and style.”
"It’s all about coming up with creative alternative ways to not only wear pieces but bring new life to each garment regardless of the occasion. By pairing these Trenery evergreen basics with current pieces, or using unexpected pieces like menswear or playing with different sizing and proportions, you can enjoy longevity in your clothing that will remain on-trend for years to come,” Antoinette concludes.