5 Autumn Trends And How To Wear Them

5 Autumn Trends And How To Wear Them…

 If you are on the hunt for this seasons hottest new autumn trends or perhaps you just want to know what the fashion pack are loving at the moment then you have come to the right place. A new fashion season brings a whole host of new prints, new textures and new styles; from putting a new spin on iconic looks to reviving 70’s and 80’s style. The highstreet has really vamped it up a notch this season but I’ve chosen my favourite 5 trends that I’ve incorporated into my wardrobe for AW18 which will ensure you’re fashion ready for the season ahead.

 1. 70’s shades of red

This autumn winter see’s the return of 70’s style but not as we know it. Growing up I used to tell my mum all the time to chuck out those flares or that cordoroy skirt but she was insistent it would come back round and just look where we are now; Putting on those kick ass wide leg trousers and waiting for a sunny day to wear our cord skirts.  It’s common to here the 70’s being regarded as ‘anti-fashion’ and having bad taste but the trick is to find a way to bring luxurious renderings of key pieces and styles that inspired the era into the 21st century. This time round, we’ve taken the iconic colour palette of the 70’s  which means the earthy browns and rich reds are dominating the shops. What was once considered quite a dull, drab shade has been transformed by designers to ensure its timeless allure is incorporated in your everyday ensembles. Consider these earthy browns and rusty reds as your new colour way staples. Not only is it a great way to incorporate autumnal colours into your looks but they are super chic which can make even the most affordable items look more expensive.

2. Animal Print

If you’ve managed to walk into Zara, Topshop or any other store on the highstreet in the last few weeks and not bought anything with a simple piece of animal print on I give you a round of applause because its virtually impossible. Each year we are usually exposed to minimal amounts of leopard print but this time round there is an abundance of snake patterns, zebra, cheetah, in both neutral tones and the more wild and multi-coloured versions too. From those one off pieces to head to toe animal print, the high-street is offering it all. Knowing how to wear animal print comes down to one simple rule: Treat it like any black or beige item in your wardrobe. Think of it as a neutral and it will upgrade your outfit and harmonise any look. Take this leopard print dress from H&M – sleeves-tick, midi length-tick, and obviously the print. Pair it with a black pair of boots and a leather jacket and this becomes a great piece to take you from day to night. Even if you aren’t too sure about the loud print, try experimenting with an accessory with even the smallest amount of animal print on as even this will elevate your outfit.

3. The Satin Midi Skirt

The one piece I go back to year after year is a satin midi skirt without a doubt. They are the one thing you can rely on to always be in style. Whether you pair it with a chunky knit, bold colours or slouchy cowboy boots, there are certain items you can pair with it to update it for the season ahead. This time its about the fabric and we are seeing the midi skirt come back to life in a sleek satin material. You want the length to fall just above your ankle so it’s not quite a maxi but slightly longer than your usual midi. The best thing about them is that they work for every occasion and they’re a great transition piece to have while the weather can’t make up its mind. Ticking off two trends in one is this snake print midi, with its gorgeous on-trend print and midi length, it’s super stylish for autumn winter. Casual it down with a pair of ankle boots to wear to work, put it with trainers for your weekend brunch or glam it up with a pair of heels for your Saturday night look. This is one trend that will always be versatile.

4. The Statement Coat

We are now mid October and it is starting to get cold which means dressing to keep the frost at bay is about to become a priority and topping the list of must-have cold weather pieces is a statement coat. During the colder months, my coat instantly becomes my outfit as most of the time its all anyone will see which means your coat has the potential to do all the talking. Whether you choose a coat in your favourite print or your favourite bold colour, throw it over any outfit and you can instantly walk out the door knowing you look put together and fabulous. I love an all neutral outfit, it looks super chic and super luxurious but it can be a bit monotone at times which is why I have been loving this bright pink coat which instantly elevates any look. At £50 this one is more on the affordable side but its always a good idea to invest in your winter Coast as if you get it right, you’ll be wearing it from not till March and then next Winter.

5. Boho Winter Florals

When it comes to bohemian style, theres a fine line between looking as though you’ve just thrown a mis-match of clothes together and looking like a stylish Sienna Miller. Do it right, and it can look effortlessly elegant. Infused with the carefree spirit ‘I just woke up like this’ that is boho, it calls for relaxed silhouettes, dreamy fabrics, floral prints, and playful ruffles which have brought it back to life this season.  My favourite way to achieve a boho look is with a modern prairie floral dress or blouse which is really relaxed, cinched in at the waist with a tan belt, paired with a faux fur gilet to beat the chill and you instantly create a carefree but well put together outfit. This floral blouse from Zara is a great way to play around with the trend as its subtle details give the feel of a boho look without going the whole way.

What do you think of my 5 favourite trends for this Autumn Winter? Will you be wearing any and how will you style them?

What I Wore

Blouse – Zara

Skirt – Zara

Boots – Mango



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