The Autumn Winter season is going to be anything but dull, cold and boring. With vivid colours, bold checks and florals as our go to patterns and jumpers that are big, bold and statement pieces we start to form an essentials list for your wardrobe. The colours of the season were very much led by red at New York and London Fashion week. But its best to identify the correct shade of red to suit your skin tone, and choose how and where you will wear this trend depending on what feels comfortable to you. Do you go bold in a midi overcoat or add accents of the colour through accessories, it’s up to you. Stylist advice is on hand to help identify your shade of colour through our reader offer at the end of the article.
Your Autumn Winter shopping list should include your basic pieces to revitalise your wardrobe and bring it up to date for this season. I always advise looking for key pieces such as a coat, boots, wear everywhere dress, jumper and a trouser or skirt that ideally could be mixed and matched to maximise your price per wear and ensuring that you always have a look that works together whichever way you style it.
Grenadine was a hot colour at New York Fashion week, a bold red with an orange undertone it’s a more muted red and better suited to those with fairer skin. My high street choices include these two bold coats, the Peacocks coat has great structure and hangs beautifully whereas the Hobbs coat gives you the option to snuggle up and envelop yourself in this wrap coat best suited to those with a curved silhouette.
Style or Steal Bold Coats
If you prefer pattern rather than colour for your Autumn outerwear then the check trend is a recurring trend ensuring that you will be able to wear this classic piece more than one season. Whether you opt for dogtooth, herringbone or tartan you will be chic this season channelling the masculine tailoring trend that featured on the runways of Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham.
Style or Steal Check Coats
Marks and Spencer Autograph Coat £99
My boot of choice this season must be the Saint Laurent inspired 80’s inspired Slouch Boots that are everywhere from supermarkets to the high street, there is a boot to suit every price point ensuring that you can have a little designer inspired piece in your wardrobe. My top picks for Style or Steal would be these Peacocks boots which I’ve seen up close and I can assure you are great value for money and are really well made for their price point. But if you have a little extra to invest in your winter boot this season I adore these Dune Salina’s, available in a number of colours and fabrics.
Dune Salina Boots £170 Peacocks Slouch Boots in Black £35
Knitwear this season is bold, big and fun and far far from being a Stepford wives inspired cardi. You can style your jumpers the Victoria Beckham way, slouchy over your wear everywhere dress with tights and boots or with masculine tailored trousers and oversized blazer for a work appropriate look. If you’re looking for a more casual outfit then why not opt for styles in colour palettes that will work with other items within your wardrobe, choosing neutrals like grey or navy blue.
Style or Steal – Knitwear
Above Primark Blue Jumper £15
A key piece for your Autumn Winter Wardrobe would be the wear anywhere dress, that can be layered up with a slouchy jumper for a chic day look or styled with the perfect heeled boot for an evening meal or cocktails with the girls after work. Velvet is a popular fabric at this time of year and Florals are an all year round trend, wear either dress with Slouch boots and tights for winter adding sandals to the Floral New Look dress in the Spring.
The trouser of the season has to be the burgundy culotte, smarter than jeans and an option for both a daywear or evening appropriate look it’s the work horse piece of your Autumn wardrobe. By using the colour of the culotte as your base colour, you then mix and match your tops and jackets to match this one piece, ensuring that you have multiple outfits to wear using the same recurring pieces.
Style or Steal – Neutral Trouser
Hobbs Maddy Trouser £89
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