|Top from S/S: Zara. A/W update: MiH Jeans skirt. Sandals: Swedish Hasbeeens|
I've been thinking about the A/W trends in a way I can relate to...and what I really want to know is what I can keep hold of from last season. What pieces have the longevity? So here I've made a short list of some key pieces that will work for the new season.
1. THE PEASANT TOP
Modern boho is here to stay. Wear with a heavier fabric A-Line skirt for A/W or wear it under a shearling gilet and skinny jeans.
Haven't bought a peasant top, yet? This one from H&M is pretty perfect.
|Top: £29.99, H&M (not many sizes left online but they have loads instore)|
2. THE SKINNY SCARF
|Chloe A/W (style.com)|
I've been dabbling in this trend but will probably go for this for the new season as it is HUGE. Wear your silk scarf done up bandana style with your casual shirt and jeans a la Lucy Williams.
|Lucy from Fashion Me Now|
3. THE LEATHER MINI
Yep, it will take you through to Winter. Just add a chunky knit and some 80 denier opaques (or if you're feeling flush, John Lewis does THE best cashmere mix versions).
|Jumper: H&M (instore now). Leather skirt: £55, Asos.|
4. THE BOHO MAXI
Luckily for me, this was something I bought last A/W - it has worked for weddings but I'm desperate to see how it can work into A/W after seeing the Valentino show.
|Valentino A/W (style.com)|
|My maxi dress from Mango (bought in the sale!)|
Try with a faux fur jacket or gilet, or with a chunky jumper over the top.
|Valentino A/W (style,com)|
My eyes are on this new season 'Galaxy' dress from Atterley (but there is already a waiting list for it!):
|Dress, £115 (out late August), Atterley|
5. ANYTHING SUEDE
Bag, boots, clothing - keep hold of anything suede you got your hands on this summer. Congrats to those that bought the suede New Look mini.
|Suede skirt (still in stock): £39.99, New Look|
To bring it into the new season, try with a 70s boot, I am loving these Mango ones.
|Mango - coming soon|
There is also an amazing Camel suede car coat coming into New Look soon (seen in Stylist this week) that I need to get my hands on!
So, in a nutshell - that's my A/W thoughts so far. But I will be back when the weather gets a bit heavier and the shows rear their ugly head come September.