When the high street shops start bringing out the A/W goodies it’s hard not to spend an entire day at your local town centre and buy all the coats, knitwear and denim to transform your wardrobe, isn’t it? The switch from Summer seems to happen overnight (although I’ve heard on the grapevine it’s supposed to be 22 degrees in some places this weekend, but hold on to Autumn for this outfit post please).
Before we rush around and spend all the £££ on random items, take a few minutes to think about this years Autumn trends. There’s a new found confidence with fashion this year that we didn’t realise we had the guts for, and this years top trends are wearable and accessible whilst adding a little sass to your wardrobe. I’m going to show you a classic way to bring those trends in without going too OTT with your look (or breaking the bank) in collaboration with Debenhams.
PAINT IT RED
Have you seen the surge of red coming through from Summer? It’s been my favourite colour for the last few months and coming into Autumn I knew I had to get some statement red pieces. Usually I’d shy away knowing this was a trend and perhaps get something with red details or maybe a red bag, but this year I’ve grabbed the trend by the balls (am I allowed to say that?) and gone for a red coat.
I AM IN LOVE.
Not to mention red shoes to go with it (these are by Wallis). These slingback beauties are matched casually with denim and a sweater in this look, but would look perfect with tapered black trousers and a white blouse for the office. Both the shoes and the coat came from Debenhams at fab sale prices, and even though at first I thought I couldn’t pull it off, who makes the rules? Red will always be one of those warming and bright colours to glam up a gloomy and rainy Autumn day! *invests in red umbrella*
Remember last year we all went mad for embroidered jumpers, jeans and, well… everything? This Autumn is the same. There’s something about the intricate detailing that makes it so appealing to buy and my favourite embroidered items will always be on a good ol’ handbag. It makes the item look so much more expensive that it actually is!
This embroidered shopper bag is by Red Herring at Debenhams and it’s one of those huge bags that can carry the kitchen sink in – so basically perfect for everything I need for work. It also happens to have red flowers in it to match the red theme going on in my outfit. Nothing wrong with some coordination!
Last but not least you don’t have to say goodbye to florals when the Summer ends. You’ll always find florals on handbags (like I just mentioned with the floral shopper bag!) or my personal favourite way to wear florals, on a cosy jumper.
Usually you can combine the floral and embroidery trends quite easily and Debenhams have a huge range of embroidered floral knitwear. I personally loved this black sweater by Yumi – it wasn’t an outfit of mine if it didn’t have some sort of black in it and I loved the black background with the contrast of the floral print on the top.
All items c/o Debenhams
What do we think of the trends? Are they something you’d buy into? I’d love to know which of the three is your favourite – make sure you let me know in the comments! Be sure to check out the full Debenhams new season trends page on their website for allll the inspo!
* This post is in collaboration with Debenhams *