Beat those post-holiday blues with my guide to Autumn/Winter's hottest trends, most wearable styles and standout colours. The Summer sales have cleared and in their wake you'll find a plethora of new styles, accessories and shades. Here I highlight the most wonderful and wearable trends for you to try.
The colder seasons often herald an abundance of deep, dark shades and whilst they are certainly going to be featured heavily for Autumn/Winter, the standout colour from the catwalk shows was red.
Whilst red was embraced from head-to-toe by many designers, it can be a daunting shade to wear for some. Firstly, remember to select the correct shade of red to suit you - those with warm undertones should opt for Bittersweet or Orange Red whilst cool undertones need shades of Cassis and Blue-Red.
A great way to embrace the colour of the season is in your accessories or 'finishing touches'. There's nothing chicer than a classic red manicure and who can imagine anything more glamorous than a pop of red lipstick?
A Touch of Fur
If you love tactile fabrics and snuggly textures then this is the season for you! Faux fur is big news this Autumn/Winter and is a trend that you can embrace in a flamboyant fashion or follow in a subtler way.
If you have a dramatic style personality chances are you'll be first in line for a super-fuzzy Winter coat, but you can also add some fun fur touches to your outfits.
A fur gilet is the perfect piece to take you from early Autumn through to Winter as it can be layered over different items. There will also be many options for coats with faux fur embellishments on the hight street this season, so invest in a style with a fur collar, cuffs or even pockets for a touch of sophistication and a subtle nod to the catwalk.
A trend that is both practical and infinitely stylish - one of my favourites!
Those of you with natural and classic style personalities will be happy to hear that flat shoes are the order of the day for Autumn/Winter so bag a great pair of brogues or boots to finish your new season look. For something even more easy-to-wear invest in a pair of designer trainers - comfort and style all rolled into one!
Those who require their footwear to have a little flair may wish to have fun with brocade boots (you dramatics and creatives will have a ball styling these!) - a fabulous statement for any occasion!