As London, Paris, New York and Milan wrap up their bi-annual fashion weeks for the start of the Autumn/Winter season, fabulous looks at the current trends inspired by the world’s capitals of style…
Trend 1: Sheer Elegance
Sexy sheer fabrics are here to stay. A big hit in the fashion world this summer – the trend of flirty sheer, see-through fabrics are a key item for Autumn/Winter 2011. Mixing sheer with lace creates a romantic look. Many looks on the catwalk this year were sultry and revealing, but for something a bit more subtle try layering a sheer top over a solid, or go for a garment with smaller sheer sections in it. Sheer shirts, such as these New Look shirts, are the ultimate accessory for layering over outfits this season.
Wear With: Tresor Paris
Shamballa bracelets from Tresor Paris are the ultimate fashion accessories this season. The range of monochrome and colour designs let you add even more glamour to your sheer outfit. Many celebrities from The Saturdays to Emma Watson have been spotted wearing these luxurious creations!
Trend 2: Nostalgia
A must-have for your wardrobe this season is British Heritage designs and fabrics. Plaid, Tweed and Tartan can be found on anything from dresses to capes! Wax jackets and boots are practical as well as fabulously stylish. ASOS have a fantastic range making the most of this exciting trend.
Wear With: The Branch
The elegant wooden jewellery from The Branch will go fantastically with the browns and greens of the Nostalgia trend. Add a quirky element to this trend with The Branch’s Rosewood earrings and bangles.
Trend 3: Gem tones and Gemstones!
Gemstone hues of Amethyst, Emerald and Ruby are perfect for evening wear this season. For a stylish and sophisticated look, the best way to wear these glamorous tones is in contrast with black. Topshop have a simply gorgeous range of velvet leggings that are right on trend!
Wear with: Missoma
Missoma’s designs are bold and contemporary and the absolute epitome of style. The creations are inspired by the designers’ travels to Mexico, India, Morocco and Thailand where they hand-source their gemstones. Match gemstones with gem tones for the ultimate look.
Trend 4: Tomboy
It’s all about button-up shirts and tailored trousers for the boy-girl look this season. Tailored and unisex outfits are top of the fashion world right now. Ankle grazing trousers and straight up and down blazers create a smart but stylish look. Wear with briefcases and brogues. Explore this look at both ASOS and Topshop.
Wear With: Good Work(s) Make A Difference
To add the perfect accessory to your tomboy outfit layer up stylish leather bracelets from Good Work(s). These bracelets have a range of inspirational messages, with studs and crystals in a range of colours. The ‘Good Work(s)’ company also donate 25% of their net profits to good causes. Here in the UK they support charities that offer shelter for families and children affected by domestic violence.
Trend 5: Jumpers, Jumpers, Jumpers!
Comfy and fashionable – large knitted jumpers are a necessity this Autumn/Winter season! Bright colours and loud patterns are especially on trend. Roll necks also look great teamed with pinafore and skater dresses. See Dorothy Perkins’ range of knitwear for ideas.
Wear With: Azuni
Layer this look with long girly necklaces and bracelets from Azuni to create a textured, eclectic and personalised style.
Trend 6: Vivid Trousers
Stand out from the crowd and bring colour into those grey winter days with colourful skinny jeans. The trick is to wear with a muted coloured top so all the attention is drawn to those make-a-statement trousers. See Boohoo’s range of coloured skinny jeans for ideas…
Wear With: Swatch Bijoux Colour Code Bracelets
These funky and vivid bracelets will add a quirky feel to your outfit. Wear in a contrasting colour to those brilliant trousers or create a stylish look with a matching bracelet. You might even want to try stacking these bracelets to really grab some attention!
Trend 7: Leather and Fur
Black Leather is everywhere this season: on skirts, trousers and shirts! For a rock-chick look wear with wedges or heeled boots. Fur coats are also an essential – gorgeously glamorous! See Miss Selfridges’ exciting range of Leather and Fur items here!
Wear With: Thomas Sabo
Thomas Sabo’s jewellery oozes rock glamour. Wonderful statement creations from this designer are a must-have to complete your Leather and Fur wardrobes.
Trend 8: Denim
Denim is perfect for creating a casual look or for dressing up fabulously! Jackets can be worn over cute dresses and distressed denim is always the epitome of style.
Wear With: Jackie Brazil
Create a glam and funky look with Jackie Brazil’s bold, chunky and vibrant designs.