As we enter the cooler months of Autumn, most people tend to gravitate to the darker colours. However, the exciting news is that this Autumn there is a focus on vibrant colours which will help lift your mood. There many different variations of purple, rich burgundy, emerald green, khaki, winter white, rich fuchsia, teal, powder blue and pops of neon. Why not inject one or more of these colours into your wardrobe.
If you’re looking for a base colour in your wardrobe why not try brown – it’s the new black and much softer.
One of the trends standing out this year is the classic tailored suit in a beautiful colour that grabs the eye. I have invested in a fuchsia coloured skirt suit and I’m keeping my eye out for a red pants suit.
For a stylish casual look, brightly coloured quilted puffer jackets or vests are really ‘in’. One of the styles that caught my eye was a dress length puffer jacket with a belt cinching in at the waist.
We saw the ‘cut out detailing’ trend through the summer and now it is moving into the cooler months, I don’t feel this trend is practical for winter. A bit drafty!
A trend that I love, and that I’m excited to see is making a comeback, is patterned hosiery which always adds a bit of pizzazz. And clashing patterns can give your outfit an individual look if done well.
Do you remember the equestrian style and stirrup pants of years ago? You’ll be seeing them around again this winter. If you’re going to purchase the equestrian style pants though, be sure to team them up with a cropped jacket and a fitted top. You don’t want to drown your body shape with too much fabric.
You’ll see matchy, matchy printed pants and tops teamed together. They can look a bit like pyjamas so this trend can be styled with a trench coat or a long lined cardigan to break up the pattern. Beware of your body shape when wearing this sort of look as It can be overwhelming - I’m a bit too short for it.
Leather, denim, sequin, faux fur, and knit garments are considered as basics throughout the winter months. To me these are timeless and can be mixed and matched together. One of my favourite pieces is a knit dress which can be dressed up or down with different accessories, and by playing with different textures.
When it comes to footwear I believe you can’t go past investing in a classic pair of boots to suit your life style, whether it be an ankle boots or knee high boots.
Fashion trends return in different forms so you will always get good repeat use of them. The Doc Martin LOOK is popping up everywhere again and is styled not just with jeans and pants but you’ll see them styled with a maxi or pretty floaty dresses.
If you are looking for a pretty, classy shoe you can’t go past a Mary Jane. They are a closed low cut shoe and come in many styles to suit your personality and outfit.
With all the rain we have had you may want invest in a pair of Gum boots; not just for the backyard but they can be styled with your favourite dress and will certainly make sure your feet stay dry.
If knee high boots, ankle boots and a Mary Jane shoe aren’t YOU, sneakers and high tops are still trending. Remember to choose a pair that suits personality, maybe with a bit of bling.
Remember ladies, shop from your own wardrobe first.