This is my one of my favourite times of the year; it’s still Summer with sunshine and warm weather to enjoy, but thoughts are gradually turning towards Autumn (I love Autumn!). In stores the last of the sale stock is being phased out to give way to the fresh and exciting AW16 range and whilst summer is still here, we have the luxury of having some time to pick out the key Autumn pieces to add to our wardrobe. I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the beautiful things to come in Autumn at the House of Fraser AW16 press day. Everything was lovely, there was no denying that, but there were some key pieces which really caught my eye. It was fun to see how the season’s trends have come from the catwalk onto the high street.

Suede Jackets

This suede trench coat from Therapy was a real show stealer for me. I loved the attention to detail and the fitted style of the coat, it’s gorgeous and a real timeless investment piece. Suede is great for Autumn and this coat channelled the Americana trend we saw on the catwalk.

Victoriana Lace – New Romance

Lace has been a trend staple for a good while now and I love that the trend is here to stay for a while yet. The Victoriana style has had a bit of an update in the ‘New Romance‘ trend. I love to combine a black lace dress with a slick of eyeliner and some red lipstick for that femme fatale look, perfect for date nights and parties.

The lace detail remains feminine but a little twist in the detail or colour palette can easily give the look an edge.

Embroidery Detail – Beautiful Botanicals

The beautiful florals from Spring have also had a little update with rich tones of Red and Oxblood really standing out in the embroidered detail which is going to be a big trend for Autumn. 

Faux Fur

AW16 wouldn’t be the same without some snuggly faux fur to throw into the mix. Lots of 70s inspired faux fur gilets continue to be an AW staple with plenty of decadent faux fur coats to take you into the party season, not to mention a gorgeous range of fur wraps to dress up any coat.

Animal Print

I love a bit of animal print as you probably already know by now. Animal print is a great neutral which can make an outfit just pop! Shoes and accessories are a great way to incorporate the trend into your look, but there are also bold pieces such as this gold animal print pencil skirt from Biba which would looking amazing with black or you could  team it with the matching top for a high impact look.

 Structured Bags

Of I couldn’t leave out accessories, there were just too many which caught my eye. The structured shape with the little extra details added a subtle edge to the outfits and really completed the look. I completely fell in love with the Lulu Guinness collections, it’s beautiful and I just can’t resist a statement clutch!



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