Nearing the end of October can only mean one thing. Autumn has arrived. And I’m excited this season to see sustainability continues to be at the forefront of designers thoughts with the focus shifting to longer life pieces. Not only is this great for the environment, we can re-wear past outfits with confidence safe in the knowledge they will look just a fab this season as they did this time last year so less need to spend loads on a new wardrobe!
And for anyone looking to add a few pieces to your autumn/winter wardrobe it’s all about investing in a few well thought through pieces that you’ll love and wear for many seasons to come. Read on for my top 5 most wearable trends this season.
The Power of Red
While burgandy red is a popular autumn/winter colour this year there really is a shade for everyone from cherry and rust red through to bright orange reds and deep wine hues. Worn head to toe, as separates or in your accessories, this seasons must have colour is adding a sophisticated touch to wardrobes everywhere.
Whether your prefer plaid, gingham, tartan, Prince of Wales or houndstooth checks are back this season.
Checks make a fab addition to any wardrobe whether they be in the form of skirt, blazer, trousers or dresses. Just remember to choose a pattern to compliment your scale and best to avoid wearing over curves.
Knitted dresses are everywhere this season. Worn loose or fitted they are easy to dress up (or down). Add a belt to give shape, choose a neutral shade and add a pop of colour with your favourite accessories, team with boots and biker jacket or opt for a sleeveless style and switch between wearing a crisp shirt or polo neck underneath.
Who doesn’t love a ruffle? They’re great for adding volume, giving the illusion of shape and balancing upper and lower body. From ra ra skirts to ruffle jumpers the only thing left to decided is the colour, print and fabric.
The Leather Look
This seasons leather trend is all about clean lines, long macs, trenches, dresses, trousers and skirts. Think The Matrix and you’ll be right on track. And if that feels a little full on team take an oversized knit and team it with a leather pencil skirt or tie top trousers.
What key pieces will you be adding to your wardrobe this season?