As we are now well and truly out of the Summer season, it is time to start planning our new Autumn/Winter wardrobe and so I have put together a rundown of my favourite new trends to see us through the cold winter months!
I tend to struggle in the transitional fashion periods, like January/February and August/September when you are still wearing the old season pieces and have not fully introduced your new one and so I get really excited when you can finally focus on the current trends and embrace the new styles.
I have said it before I am more of a summer person that winter, I love the sun, however every Autumn when the coats, chunky knits and boots hit the high street I get soo excited about saying goodbye to my sandals.
This season is no different, there are so many amazing new trends and pieces I want, I can't wait to get styling!
Plaid and Punk
Givenchy and Saint Laurent
This is probably one of the hottest trends of this season, all things check, tartan, and plaid mixed with leather, chains and biker boots, it is grunge gone glam!
It was seen all over the catwalks, Saint Laurent really setting the trend alight with gorgeous dresses and shirts while Versace, brought us PVC and spikes with more of an edge. And Mulberry's checked coats are perfect winter warmers.
This is a really easy and accessible trend to get involved in, as you can wear it in so many different ways, tartan trousers, leather mini skirts or even a plaid scarf, it is the one to wear this winter.
It is also all over the high street too, Topshop, River Island, American Apparel and Newlook all have great pieces to key start the plaid party!
Carven, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Jonathan Saunders
Without doubt the colour of the AW13 season is pink. But not the neon bright colours we have seen over the summer months, no now it is all about the dusky sister of the pink family. Beautiful baby doll and pale pink hues were everywhere and should be the colour you consider when you are shopping for your winter coat. (Primark have some amazing pink coats, so be sure to check them out)
I love this colour and have already hit H&M to buy a couple of jumpers, they have got such a great selection of light pink knits if you don't want to go the whole hog with the coat, but how ever you do choose to wear the colour, just make sure you do- a winter must have!
Berry's and Blues
Gucci and Mulberry
In complete contrast to the pale pinks above, dark Gothic Berry's and blues were major players on the catwalk. It somehow just seems right to embrace those gorgeous jewel tones when the weather gets colder and dark berry lips with also be a big deal in the beauty stakes too.
I literally am in love with Gucci's plum dresses they are so elegant and am on the look out for a high street version!
There was also lots of Navy and blue colours coming through which is a really nice update on all the black we will no doubt all be wearing and navy is a colour that looks good on all hair and skin colours, so we don't just have to rely on the LBD this winter!
Well, I hope you like my fashion rundown and I would love to know what trends and pieces you are most excited about wearing this Autumn?
I am sure like me you have been loving New York and London Fashion Weeks so far? It seems strange looking at such gorgeous summer pieces when I have just put it all away, but that's the craziness of the fashion seasons!
But all my focus is on Paris now, I am just one week away from going to one of my favourite places in the world and my fashion planning is in full flow. I did a huge haul yesterday, which I will do a post on this week for you, so you can check out what I have been styling for my trip.
Anyway, that' enough rambling for now, happy new Autumn Winter Shopping!