Which trends will YOU choose?

The stores are bursting with the new Autumn collections, but
with so much to choose from, what will you be adding to your wardrobe?  Here’s a quick round-up of some of the
biggest trends, and how you can make them work for you.
The colour of the season

Red is everywhere right now, and it’s great to see a vibrant
colour in the shops this time

Courtesy of Hobbs

of year, rather than the subdued neutrals of
black, grey and navy.  These do, of
course, have their place, but why not add some red to those neutrals and make a

There is a shade for everyone, so do check the garment
against your complexion before you buy (especially if you’ll be wearing it
close to your face).  You should also
consider your personality and the impact you want to make.  If you’re an outgoing, gregarious person, the
brighter, more vibrant shades are more likely to suit you, whereas if you’re
more of a quiet, private person, you would probably feel more comfortable in a
subtler shade.

Luxury fabrics

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Brocades, velvet and faux fur are all out there, so if you
love to make an impact, these will be great for you.  Although there’s no reason why you can’t wear
them if you prefer a more conservative look, just keep it as an accent.

Velvet and corduroy are both on trend this season, so you
can either glam it up or go for a more casual look – whichever suits you best.

Brocade is one that perhaps won’t be quite as long lasting a
trend as some, so be careful not to go overboard with this one, unless you
truly love it.  A great way to add it to
your look is in the form of accessories – a scarf, handbag or shoes.  There are prints and adornments on shoes in
particular all over the high street right now, from the likes of M&S up to
high end.

Courtesy of M&S

When it comes to faux fur, shearling is the look to go
for.  The real thing would of course last
for years, but can be heavy, especially if you’re thinking of getting a winter
coat.  The faux versions are so good
these days that you can hardly tell the difference.  Add some body warmth with a gorgeous gilet or
keep your toes toasty in pair of comfy ankle boots.

More fabric for your money

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If, like me, to don’t like to show off your legs too much,
you’ll love these trends.  Skirts are staying
longer for winter 2017 and midi (calf length) are really popular – just make
sure the hem doesn’t hit your legs at their widest point, as this won’t be very
flattering.  If it does, a pair of long
boots will work wonders. 

The narrowest
part of the lower leg is generally just below the knee, so it rather depends on
how tall you are, or how long your legs are, where the hem will fall.  I always advocate trying clothes on before
you buy, and this is an occasion when it is a must.

The trend for wide leg trousers has been around for a while
and works particularly well if you have heavy legs.  From a personal perspective, although I do
wear straight leg jeans and casual trousers, I feel more confident in wide leg
trousers that skim over the lumps and bumps. 
If this is a favourite trend for you, or you want to give it a try, make
sure you wear them with a fitted top and/or jacket to avoid adding pounds to
your overall look.

Fancy tights

This is an accessory we have seen before (as is the case
with so many trends).  Sad to say, I can
remember fancy tights the last time around!

They are a great way to add personality to an outfit without
breaking the bank.  Seek out bold colours
and lace designs to put a smile on your face.

These are just a small selection of the trends on offer, which
I hope will give you food for thought when you’re adding a few up to date
pieces to your wardrobe.

If you’re in need of some personal, one to one help with
your wardrobe, or your image in general, do get in touch for a FREE initial chat.

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