Autumn’s Top Picks, by Marilyn Thompson of The Fashion Class
Fancy a new look for Autumn? If so, here’s a good selection of the best trends which you might like to try. All three (Victoriana, 70’s & Tailoring) are easily interchangeable and elements of each trend work really well together.
Lots of designers including Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Rodarte took inspiration from historical references to create their fabulously dramatic collections. Gothic and funereal are key here with the main influences being lots and lots of beautiful black lace, fur, brocades, silks and high ruffle necklines. To complete the look add some dramatic jewellery – large chandelier style earrings and perhaps a large ‘poison’ ring which nowadays could be used to hold your emergency ‘rescue remedy’ instead of the traditional poison which historically would have been used to do away with your enemy!
The colours which were popular in the 1970’s are what you should look for here, perfectly suited for Autumn there’s lots of browns, burnt oranges and murky greens, all earthy and natural shades. A relaxed bohemian trend where keeping warm whilst looking stylish should not be a problem. There’s lots of fringing, patchwork, poncho’s, wraps and long knitted scarves. Vintage style prints also feature in this trend and range from the graphic print to the more romantic and delicate. Warning – there’s a high chance this trend could put you seriously in the mood to watch Saturday Night Fever once again!
Structured or unstructured, wool or tweed, plain or patterned, the varied choice is indeed yours, however, taking inspiration from the 70’s trend you’ll find lots of flared trousers, waistcoats and fedora style hats alternatively, you could mix it up with the Victoriana trend by wearing your suit with a glamorous silk high necked pussy bow blouse and statement jewellery. Teamed up with a classically tailored winter coat (there’s plenty to choose from) along with a stylish scarf and bag and you’ll be good to go.
Autumn Beauty Department
To add the perfect finishing touch to your new Autumnal purchases why not try one of the fab new nail varnishes which come under the term ‘Greige’ which as the name suggests is a brilliant mix of both grey and beige. If it’s a special treat you could try Burberry or Bobbi Brown (who has a whole make up range dedicated to Greige) otherwise, a trip into the cosmetic counters at Boots or Superdrug should do the trick and get your nails looking just as good and as on trend as you.