Get set for a new style season! We quiz stylist Josie McManus from Westfield, on which fashion trends are ruling the runway in time for autumn 2012.
1. Sixties Style
Think classic shift dresses, big buttons, simple tailoring, powerful prints and primary colours. I’ve seen some great dresses in Dotti and Sheike, and quintessential mod coats in vibrant orange at Marcs and David Lawrence.
2. The Print Clash
Mixing prints is the perfect way to create a unique style and have fun with your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Keep the colour palette to 3-4 colours and you can’t go wrong. Try leopard print with florals or stripes with geometric patterns and have fun!
3. Texture Mix
Much like mixing your prints, another great trend is mixing contrasting textures for a beautiful luxe feel. I love sequins, wool, faux fur and leather combinations – perfect for layering up while still looking glam. Portmans has gorgeous faux fur stoles available in on-trend jewel tones which are a steal at under $50.
In a nod to the 1940s we’re seeing gorgeous floral day dresses, pretty lace detailing and bows galore. For a demure daytime look that’s perfect for work, try a pussybow blouse with a lace pencil skirt. Review and Forcast have some adorable pieces.
5. Jewel and Deep Tones
The colours of the season are rich and luxurious, and most importantly incredibly flattering on many different skin tones. They also look fabulous mixed together. Try emerald green and mustard yellow, or burgundy red with teal blue. Novo Shoes and Rubi Shoes have some great colour combinations in their ranges.
6. Accessory Trends
The cooler months are the perfect time to accessorise to the max and there are some great trends on offer this season. From 70’s tassels and fringing, to colourful felt fedoras, ladylike leather gloves, faux fur stoles and scarves, accessories are the easiest and most affordable way to inject new trends into your current wardrobe. Collette Accessories and Rubi Shoes have a great range of accessories to add the finishing touch to your look.