Beat The Chill | Perfect Cover Ups

One of our ultimate style crushes at Whisper & Blush has got to be Olivia Palermo.  She never seems to get it wrong and always manages to stay on the right side of “fashion forward” while remaining chic and sophisticated. We literally waited with baited breath to see what she’d pick to wear on her wedding day when she married German model Johannes Hueblon back in August 2014…

…And we were not disappointed with her choice.  She chose a gorgeous three-piece Carolina Herrera ensemble consisting of white shorts with a tulle overskirt and a beautiful soft cashmere sweater.

Source: Vogue.com
Source: Vogue.com

As the weather is beginning to turn more autumnal (although as we’re in England no doubt we’ll have a blistering heat wave now we’ve said that…), we have taken inspiration from Olivia and pulled together our favourite accessories to ensure autumn and winter Brides stay warm and cozy on their big day.

Our recommendation for any Bride (or Bridesmaid –  or wedding guest for that matter) who’s looking for a glamorous, stylish cover up is to take a look at the stunning faux fur creations by Blanche in the Brambles. All their products are made in England and inspired by England (so you know they’ll understand how to dress for a frosty morning!!!). While we would happily pick anything from their collection we have a particular soft spot for the the Petunia Faux Fur Gilet . This relaxed style sits flatteringly above the waist and features a silk tulle shoulder detail to give a bit of a twist. We also love the Rose Faux Fur Jacket which comes both plain (although still stunning) or adorned with crystals and pearls). The oversized, draping jacket  is worn loosly around the shoulders and makes the perfect statement jacket for any Bride.

Blanche in the Brambles
Left: Petunia Gilet  Right: Rose Faux Fur Jacket

Or why not channel your inner ballerina and go for a feathered wrap (Swan Lake link)? We really like the Ostrich Feather Vintage Stole by HoneyMCouture Bridal we found on Etsy.  It conjures up images of the glamorous silver screen actresses from the 1930’s.  We are also taken with the Ostrich Feather Bolero from Whisper & Blush favourite Liberty in Love.

Feathered Bridal Cover Ups
Left: HoneyMCouture Right Liberty in Love

Or why not completely channel Olivia and go for a soft, sumptuous cashmere sweater?  This is certainly something that can be worn again, even casually with your favourite jeans.  These will look stunning with a bridal two piece or wear a closely fitted sweater to balance out the proportions of a fuller  ballgown. We recommend Uniqlo for their affordable 100% Cashmere sweaters which you can get in off-white along with a whole host of other shades if you want to add a pop of colour to your bridal outfit.

Have a look at our mood board below for Autumn/Winter Bridal Cover Up inspiration and check out our Pinterest board for credits and even more ideas.Bridal Cover Upsjackets