We have reviewed the Autumn / Winter catwalk shows to select the most wearable trends for this season. And compiled them with our insider tips to make them work for you...
‘Any time’ Bling! - a true revival in dressing up. Forget your 'smart casual, this look is going all out to impress. Think crystals, full-look sequins and even chainmail to ramp up the drama.
Tip - This is not reserved for after dark. Sequins for a Sunday roast? Why not!
Tailoring twist – While the double breasted cuts are still around, for Autumn slim lines have replaced the oversized trend of the summer.
Tip - If wearing a full suit, ensure that your trouser hits the bottom of your heel to avoid the 'shrunk in the wash' look. Look out for side fastening trousers which are often more comfortable and flattering, and give a cleaner silhouette. M&S do some great ones.
‘Moody blues’ - Dusky blue or muted blue is a key colour this season.
Tip - If this colour does not wear well on you, look for accessories instead - bags and necklaces are everywhere.
‘Waisted’ - The waist is back!
Tip - Try belts over jackets or dresses instead of just coats to add interest and define your waist.
70’s fabrics - Shearling and Corduroy in lovely warm colours like toffee, caramel and camel were all over the catwalks.
Tip - If you have a warm colouring then how about a warm coloured scarf or Shearling gilet - both will go with everything!
Leather – For this season leather has a ladylike quality. The softest of leather was seen in dresses, jackets and skirts.
Tip - Keep it simple and fitted with minimal accessories for the best impact.
Fluted Dress – Fitted at the top, with fluid movement below the waist and the most fabric on or below the knee. A very flattering shape for many as the cut skims the waist and hips. All attention is on the movement of the skirt.
Tip - Maxis are best on average and tall ladies. For shorter ladies, look for the knee length versions.
RED – colour of the season. You are falling over this colour on the High Street!
Tip - try different shades in the daylight to find the one that flatters your colouring. Not sure? Why not try shades of red lippie to get you used to the colour.
Fancy tights – ditch the opaques and try something more detailed and fun.
Tip - 'Fashion' tights are often not as thick as our beloved opaques, so wrap up warm to counteract the cold.
Bagging it big – holdalls are everywhere! The antithesis to summers 'mini bag' trend, bags are now supersized.
Tip - The bigger it is the more we carry. Try and be ruthless once a week and clear the clutter. Your back with thank you!
Victoriana - A regular autumn trend for a while now is the Victorian collar.
Tip - best on those with a longer neck, look for lace jackets and Victorian influenced jewellery like long layered pearls and cameos as alternatives.
Accessorize - Feathers & fur are huge. Look for feather trims on dresses and tops, even bags. Fur stoles, bags and collars.
Tip - Keep these trends to a single item to add interest and to avoid looking overdone.
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Wishing you a fabulous season!
The Image Angel x