Saturday, 5 September 2015

A/W 15/16 Trend Report

This post is more for me, than you, dear reader. I needed something to make me focus on the new season, as it's fast approaching and it's a good way to familiarise myself with product and what is out there on the High Street too (I haven't been buying much lately, as I haven't really felt that inspired). 

So here it is, a new season round-up in a nutshell:

Dress: £49.99, H&M
I mentioned boho maxi dresses in my last post on Trends, but it doesn't stop there. Full length coats and maxi skirts, too - go supersize with length. Not great for puddles, rainy days or dusty floors. Saying that, it doesn't have to be such a dramatic look - why not try a chiffon maxi for the next wedding/evening event you go to? Or try a maxi coat in a thinner fabric, so it doesn't feel so bulky. I'll be bringing out my grey coat from last year (which is now only £60 in the sale):

Grey wool coat: £60, Asos

This is a look I love, but not for everyone. I'd much rather show legs than arms - and it's easy to buy on the High Street. Fluted sleeves are a big part of this trend - the bigger the sleeves the better. I'll make mine feel more masculine with flats - but it's worth trying with knee high boots for the more daring! I'm desperate to try some flat over the knee boots this season, so watch this space...

Dress: Primark. Bag: Hunter Boots (sold out)
Dress, £46, Topshop

I've been long singing the praises of a trusty white shirt, but it's time to let its more delicate sister shine. The blouse - slinky, frilly, pussybow - it's all in the details. Wear with flares or wide leg tailored trousers. 

Blouse: £29.99, Zara
Blouse, £19.99, H&M
This front tie on blouses is HUGE at the moment, but will probably die quickly. I would suggest buying some black velvet ribbon and tying around a favourite blouse.

Yes, this comes up most years but it's definitely more of a 'thing' now, especially worn with said blouse (see above). My advice, buy some grey wool wide leg trousers - and wear with trainers or platform loafers and socks for a relaxed vibe.

Jigsaw A/W
Wearing trousers: Jigsaw. Trainers: Adidas. Jacket: J Crew (sold out but buy similar from Asos here)
The neck is kind of a big deal, this season. For me, it's about more luxury than a super cheap fix - think heartland Cos and And Other Stories for a chunky version (Cos have done the most amazing cashmere one, which I will come to another time) - it will look great with tailoring. But also try and think of different ways to wear - with a maxi skirt to dinner, or with a button down suede skirt and thick tights.

Ribbed turtleneck, £45, And Other Stories

And now we come to my favourite - Margot Tenenbaum. Always a style icon, she is literally this season's look. The entire Gucci A/W show (which I loved) had such an air about this fictional character, it was hard to ignore. Chunky faux fur coats, boyish flats and awkward length skirts? I'm in. Why not try it in a less retro way - with a shaggy oversized coat?

Coat: Marks & Spencer Indigo (in stores October)

Lace dress, £260, Self Portrait at Matches
Red is the colour of eveningwear, for sure. But you can try in outerwear, too. A red coat is a good investment - it can transform the plainest of outfits.

Boden coat from last season. Cashmere crew-neck: £139, Boden. Jeans: MiH (old but buy new washes here). Heels: £79, DunePhoto: Ella Sadika 

I actually don't remember the last time I really wore a belt. Which always means it's time for a comeback. Yes, you can cinch in the waist of coats etc, but they're also there as simply a chic styling tool - wear over your knitwear for a nod to the trend. But in always chic tan skinny for the Chloe girl look.

A/W All Saints
So that's the main (and easiest) ones for A/W, there will obviously be trends I will be touching upon later in the season too as we go along. And let's not even think about party wear I will just leave you with a final note, the must-have suede coat of the season? New Look have got it spot on...
Suede coat: £99.99, New Look
Just don't wear it in the rain, yeah?


  1. I've been eyeing on that grey military coat from asos but sadly, my mum said it won't look good on me because I'm short (ok I'm only 160cm), it would make me look shorter. /cries a bucket

    Btw, I've been your ghost reader for a while and has always loved your posts! <3

    - Ain [ ]

    1. Aah no - I suppose the maxi length is not for everyone! Oh thank you so much for lovely to hear x

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