FRIDAY STYLE: LEATHER TRIM AND WINTER FLORAL

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Let’s pretend you hadn’t been keeping up to date on fashion lately. If someone gave you the task of wandering around a few high street shops and then reporting back on what is in style for this autumn winter season what do you think would be the key trends you would have spotted? Let’s start with the usual suspects that appear this time, more or less, every year. First up are the textures like, tartan, herringbone, tweed and houndstooth. This year tartan is coming out on top but the others are still managing to hold their space on the rails. Then there is leather (or PU of faux leather), last year was more about full leather garments but this year we are seeing a lot of leather panelling and trims. Choose your leather pieces wisely and you’ll get years out of them. A leather trim is always a good option; it trendy when leather is on trend but because it just a trim its still works when leather is not on trend. As for another trend we are seeing at the moment, we have skirts in every shape, which is great because it’s been all about dresses for so long now.

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I actually have had this skirt for years. Its herringbone with a leather trim, which means it is on trend pretty much every winter. I’m sure you will see similar skirts to this in many high street shops this season.

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This top falls under another current trend, winter florals. This t-shirt is from Awear.

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These shoes are from Dune. Blue suede courts with a pointed toe are something that I’ve noticed in a lot of magazines lately. Vibrant blue courts look particularly great when paired with a full volume or skater style skirt in a contrasting colour like red, orange or green.

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I bought this necklace while on holiday in Portugal.

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What winter trends will you be investing in this year?

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