Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Trend Tuesdays: Autumn/Winter 2014 trends

There's nothing better than a whole new seasons worth of fashion and boy is it full of exciting little gems. Lets dig in:
Layers go without saying when it's cold outside but of course, there is always a fashion forward way to do it! Try balancing patterns with plains and stick to more natural tones so there isn't too much going on in the outfit. It's also important to keep some parts simple and fitted: skinny's or slim line sleeves work best.
This season is all about the tailoring. Perfect to bring the trend in to work wear or to add a dressed up feel to a casual outfit. Either clash slouchy with sharp fitting or go chic with head to toe tailoring or sleek, block colours.
When the evenings get darker, nothing makes them feel more special than a dash of sparkle. Glitter was infectious on the runways and no item is safe. A popular pick for a night out, why not go against the grain and wear for daytime? Wearing jaw-dropping glitter trousers with a slouchy t-shirt is the ultimate statement this A/W.
Richard Nicoll went straight against the grain and even his own principals with his collection. Ditching his usual tailoring, he opted for fluid items that draped over the models. Mixing the pastel trend of the summer with the sparkle of this season, he created a fairy tale worthy collection. Picture the fairies you dreamed of a young child and you will be spot on! To get the look, pick out icy pastels and work in with shimmery smooth fabrics.
Another classic look that has endless possibilities is boho/western style. Paisley, floaty, fringing, colourful patterns: there are just so many ways to work this look. We love to mix up as many textures as possible, pairing floaty materials with thicker textures such as denim and leather. This trend is limitless and the more you pile on the better!
All good trends come back around and this time there was an injection of the 60's. This time the bold prints, shorter hemlines and shift dress tailoring were the main features. Look for the signature prints and maybe even drag out your vintage drop waist tailoring. If the weather allows, there has never been a better time to crack out the mini skirt.

Words by Charlotte Hobbs