So, we are now officially in Autumn territory and the shops are in full swing AW20 mode. The newness of a season obviously brings about the question of new clothes, new trends and of course, what to wear and what to buy now? It’s exciting and it can be a little bit overwhelming. I don’t shop the trends till I have fully understood the landscape of the season and then I slowly shop the trends that I not only love, but that will totally work for my lifestyle and my wardrobe.
If you follow me on Instagram then you will know that one of the trends I am totally obsessed with at the moment is Organza, so much so I have created an entire Organza Edit. Organza blouses, shirts and even sweatshirts and tees with organza sleeves are just the perfect way to change up a jeans-an- a-nice-top look and although I have been rocking dresses throughout the summer, I definitely feel my best when I am wearing jeans and a nice top. What I have realised when wearing jeans and a nice top though, is that the top really does need to be NICE and an organza blouse helps to achieve that nice and easily!
Of course puff sleeves also helps to add some drama to any look, be it on dresses, blouses, jackets or even tees. There’s all kinds of puffs going on right now be it typical 80s Madonna style puff, a slightly more subtle leg-o-mutton sleeve and giant balloon like sleeves. I would say Nasty Gal and Zara have all the puff sleeve action going on right now, so if you’re wanted to get involved in the drama these would be my go-to retailers.
Sixties style and Fringing
Other trends I have already started shopping or pulling out from my wardrobe are sixties style swing dresses that will eventually be worn with my tan long suede boots that have received so many compliments every time I get them out on stories. Fringing is another trend I am loving and think can easily be integrated into any wardrobe. Fringing not only adds a nice bit of detail to a look, but it adds movement too. I am seeing lots of fringed shirt jackets on the high street at the moment and quite like the idea of a fringed jacket because it can instantly transform so many simple looks.
Needless to say the typical autumnal colours are back in full force in mustard yellow, burgundy and maroons and tan. However major colours of the season are burnt or ‘rust’ orange, icy blue, brandy brown and olive and pistachio green. Ice blue and pistachio green might be trickier waters to navigate so it’s all about nailing exactly how you wear them. On the catwalk a colour is worn monochromatic from head to toe, right down to the boots or shoes. If you’re a shoe lover, now is the time to invest in a colourful shoe that you already have lots of in your wardrobe. I like the idea of a pale blue shoe, a blue jumper and blazer worn with blue jeans – I need to style this look now! I don’t have the blue shoes yet – I guess I might need those!
And lastly, winter florals. The high street is awash with deep, dark, jewel tone print dresses. I promised myself I’d be buying no more floral dresses this season, but that beautiful puff sleeve mini dress from And Other Stories could not be missed. Oddly enough I am also really drawn to the red rose print which I have seen all over the high street – rose print wouldn’t typically be my thing in winter but black and red are such strong colours, it makes the print instantly powerful and sultry instead of summery. Zara has adopted the black and red rose print in lots of variations on lots of different designs – the key to keeping these roses powerful is to wear with leather, killer heels or long black leather boots and an intense smokey or dark eye!
There are so many more trends I could keep on going, nineties square toe sandals, seventies and retro, lots of leather in all sorts of designs, heritage checks and paisley prints – so much fashion to be enjoyed this season!
See lots of the trends in action in my latest YouTube video, where I am trying on, styling and reviewing and browse the trends below x
What I am Wearing: Floral Dress Crown Headband (can’t find online – linked similar from Zara) Pearl bag Drop Earrings (can’t find online – linked similar from Topshop) Nicholas Kirkwood Pearl Platforms sold out linked similar from Prada Pearl bag from ASOS linked similar from Nasty Gal