The chill has started to creep into the air and the minds of fashionistas are increasingly focussed on their autumn and winter wardrobes. If, however, you are stuck for some ideas, check out some of this season’s essential looks and make sure you will not be left out in the cold even when the temperatures drop.
The Swinging 60s | This season’s look is inspired by the 1960s, and there is no better way to ‘shift’ into autumn than with an A-line dress. You may not be able to afford one of Louis Vuitton’s creations, which caused a storm on the catwalks, but there is still plenty out there, whatever your taste, shape or budget. Nelly.com has a wide range of shift dresses in almost every colour imaginable, or head to the Marks and Spencer Autograph range, where the Floral Shift Dress is as on-trend as it is timeless.
Tune into Tunics | Follow in the footsteps of Valentino’s autumn and winter collection and invest in at least one boldly printed tunic. Wear over jeans or leggings or simply with a pair of knee-length boots for a stylishly simple look. For a special occasion invest in Medeleine’s silkily seductive lemon, black and white creation, which is bold without being brash and promises to be a wardrobe staple for years to come.
Be Red in the Wardrobe, Not in the Face | Make sure your autumn collection is red hot by following Dolce & Gabbana’s lead and going for items in rich deep red. If you want a show-stopping jacket that you will never want to stop wearing, check out Medeleine’s super-soft dark red leather creation.
Fairytale Fashion | Many designers have turned storyteller this season, and now you can choose the character you want to be. Think Little Red Riding Hood when you slip on the Contrast Hooded Cape from Warehouse, or go all out and take a Little Bo Peep at the Angels Fancy Dress collection.
Minis for Maximum Impact | If you dare to bare, then you cannot go wrong with another 60s-inspired trend, the mini skirt. Select Fashion’s 60s stripe mini skirt costs less than £10, or invest in the supreme quality of Rock My Vintage’s TBA Viv 60s Mini Dress.
Normcore for Adults | This trend is not just about wearing classic clothes such as soft wool jumpers and louche trouser suits. It demands you wear the very best quality that your bank balance will allow. If a Stella McCartney creation is not on the agenda, how about a Louis Feraud Vintage Velvet Suit from Farfetch, a sulphur-coloured Soft Cashmere Jumper from Boden, or a Cocoa Cashmere Jumper from Zalando?