This is an exciting time of year as the shops have started stocking their Autumn – Winter lines. This season in particular there seems to be a dizzying amount of choice, so what are some of the key trends and which should you buy into?
Whether real or faux, fur has been all over the catwalk. These creations from Salvatore Ferragamo, Derek Lam, Fendi, Oscar de la Renta and Rodarte are certainly not for the faint-hearted. You can find similarly bold and quirky pieces on the High Street, such as this one from Zara (right)
If your style is a little more classic though, you might want to just go for a fur collar on your coat or a fur stole like this one from Hobbs (below). (Personally, I shall be digging out my Jaeger sale-bargain from last year!)
Wide Leg Trousers
This trend took off last season and looks like being here to stay. Wide-legs are great for disguising heavy hips and thighs but unless you’re tall it’s best to team them with a fairly fitted top half. If you are very petite or have short legs, this style is best avoided unless worn full length with heels.
The classic trench coat never goes out of style. If you invest in a quality trench in a fairly neutral colour, it will see you through many years. That said, most of the designers this year are showing trenches in vibrant colours, often in patent or butter-soft leather. Beware though, these statement trenches will certainly date, so it may not be worth re-mortgaging the house to get one! How about this vibrant red from Zara as a much more affordable option at £89.99?
Velvet has been embraced by just about every designer and this is filtering down to the High Street.
It’s a sumptuous fabric that lends itself brilliantly to occasion wear and night time glamour. This season though expect to see it in day wear in a host of vibrant colours in everything from trousers to thigh-high boots. How about pairing a velvet jacket with your jeans for a casually chic look?
It’s good to update your wardrobe with some key trends but looking stylish is certainly is not about slavishly following fashion, it’s about putting a look together a look that works for you. These days, this rarely means buying an entire outfit from a single range but, rather, selecting key pieces and combining them in a way that flatters your figure and reflects your personality.
If you’d like help with your Autumn-Winter wardrobe, whether that’s advice on your best colours and styles, deciding what key pieces your need to update your wardrobe or taking you shopping to find them, I would be delighted to help, so do please get in touch and together we can start building your dream wardrobe.