What’s New for Autumn/Winter (Part 1)?
What are the new trends for autumn/winter? It’s the question I am asked most at this time of year. Talented designers have showcased their collections and models have ‘strutted their stuff’ to reveal incredible works of ‘clothing’ art. I am always excited to watch the runway shows and to see how they influence and translate to the real world.
The purpose of the Style Post is to inspire rather than dictate ‘fast fashion’. I have sifted through the latest trends to offer up my favourite looks of the season. These are classic trends that designers have reinvented to give them a modern twist. The good news is you may well own similar pieces in your existing wardrobe which means you simply need some inspiration on how to wear them in new ways. Enjoy experimenting and if you need some help – it would be a pleasure to reinvent looks for you.
Luxurious Leather : Catwalk Inspiration
Leather always comes into its own for Autumn/Winter. I own many leather pieces from my trusted leather jacket to, skirts and culottes. Leather is ageless, timeless and can add edge to a classic outfit. It was showcased beautifully on the catwalk in chocolate brown, burgundy, tan and classic black. Often when we think leather, we think black. Remember these other shades are great neutrals and look stunning in leather.
Luxurious Leather : Highstreet Interpretation
Long Boots : Catwalk Inspiration
Thigh skimming boots dominated the catwalk this season. They looked incredible but can be difficult to pull off (see what I did there?). I believe the trick is the longer they are the lower and blockier the heel. This will give you a cool and effortless look, especially with skirts and dresses.
Long Boots : Highstreet Interpretation
Hot Red : Catwalk Inspiration
I believe everyone can wear red – it just needs to be the right shade for them. This hot red is an easier option for most rather than a true red. Play with mixing this colour with camel, grey, pink, burgundy – it doesn’t need to just be worn with black as this can sometimes be too harsh and drain the colour.
Hot Red : Highstreet Interpretation
Gathered Dresses : Catwalk Inspiration
Along with knitted dresses, gathered dresses took centre stage. These simple dresses have been given a twist with clever rushing which can be super flattering when disguising and lumps and bumps. Dressed up with long boots or heels or pared down with flats and an oversized blazer - they are the perfect choice for heading into the office as they give you all the confidence along with all the comfort – job done!
Gathered Dresses : Highstreet Interpretation
Pinstripe Suiting: Catwalk Inspiration
Pinstripe suiting is back, although for me, it has always been a staple in my wardrobe. Whether you opt for wearing it head to toe or simply add one piece eg. a skirt, waistcoat, blazer or wide leg trouser – they will be the hardest working items in your wardrobe. Remember to mix high and low: waistcoat and jeans; wide leg trousers with a fabulous knit or a cool skirt with a crisp white shirt – so effortless, so beautiful.
Pinstripe Suiting: Highstreet Interpretation
Next week I’ll be sharing Part 2 and look out for your invitation for 12th October (this will be with you early next week). We can shop together and ensure you find exactly the right autumn/winter styles for you and your lifestyle. I cannot wait to help you create them.
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