We may not have had a long summer, but you won’t be able to wait for Autumn when you find out what’s in store for you.
Get ready to get your green-sleeves on as the more glamorous side of Autumn has to be Lanvin’s Jacquard print coats and embellished dresses. Get ready for the party season, their gothic costume jewellery smashed it at the catwalk, wear with ultra-femme peplum cocktail dresses.
If your loyal to monochrome then channel 3.1 Phillip Lim, who’s graphic effect apparel will see you through till the spring. Although pulling off a chunky knit over your skirtsuit may seem like a faux pas, you’ll be thanking your lucky fashion stars for Mr. Lim come winter.
Feel free to seek out masculine tailoring, but go for feminine colouring as seen on the Proenza Schouler show, midnight blues and Bordeaux coloured leathers are a perfect fit.
If you’re lost, H&M’s newest collections stay true to AW with reds and deep greens, with masculine and clean cuts to suit your personality and your body shape.
Wrap up warm in faux-furs. Think like Sarah Burton for McQueen and opt for white, cream and light greys for those harsh winter days.
Have it anyway you want it, coats, pom-poms and gloves, but tread carefully, fur is fun but try keep your other garments minimalist as you don’t want to overload on your trends. Match with clean cuts and fresh shades, a common trend among the ready-to-wear catwalk of Aquascutum
If you prefer the darker side of life, Christopher Kane showcased some of the finest gothic romanticism this year with violet and blood-reds merged with leathers, hard-core florals and patterns.
All-Saints really hit the nail on the head with their choice of grunge meets tailoring, and offer you more accessible options for those crisp autumnal nights and winter days.
By: Olivia Thornton