The global Fashion Weeks have wrapped up for the season showcasing the Autumn Winter trends for the next year ahead. If you want to know what to expect to see trickling into the high street stores, here’s a summary of the most prominent trends to make their way down the runways of the 'Big 4'. (That's Paris, Milan, London and New York, in case you were wondering).
From Dolce and Gabbana to McQueen, the newest looks are classically feminine, but with a modern twist that makes them perfect for the 21st century woman.
Take some inspiration from these designers and put a modern spin on beautifully feminine looks. By continuing to utilize tones of neutral and pink, your outfit still remains a touch girly. But - just by introducing more alternative accessories, layering pieces of different fabrics, and by going over-the-top with textures, your look goes from conservative to cool with ease.
There is little that’s more fun to wear than animal print. Whether you’re going for an outgoing sultry look, or just wanting to add a touch of roar to your everyday outfits, you’re sure to find something to suit your style this season.
Played down tiger in a matching ensemble is perfect for work (as long as you play down your beauty look and accessories), and a simple cut coat in mis-matched prints is super stylish when paired with anything from a casual jeans-and-tee combo for weekends, or LBD for Friday nights.
From a modern spin on nineties-grunge comes quilting, cut-outs and leather galore. Go ultra-punk a-la-Alexander Wang with an all-black outfit with touches of safety pins and matte leather, or for a softer vibe like Marc Jacobs punk-ing up a ladylike dress with leather detailing and thigh-high boots.
If you don’t want to go too grunge, keep your make up and hair neutral, and let the outfit speak for itself. Either way, it will definitely take you back to your Nirvana days – in a good way.
Nothing like throwing on a vibrant colour like red to brighten up your winter and these designers have done it right. From billowy co-ords to body-con party outfits, you can be sure they’ll see you coming in these stand out pieces. And being the colour of power, it’s perfect to add to your outfit when you need a little reminder that you’re awesome before you walk out the door.
There is no such thing as a boring pantsuit anymore.
These looks from MaxMara to Bally will definitely give you some inspo when it comes to your working wardrobe. By combining different colours and textures, and playing with conservative and more adventurous cuts, these fun outfits are still just as professional as those boring old navy pin stripes Nancy the office co-ordinator wears.
Demand attention (and a pay-rise) by transforming your office look into something worth getting out of bed for.