Check out the latest in trends and colours for this autumn
Autumn brings quite a quirky fashion colour palette this year, with dark navy, sludgy brown hues, pastel yellow and pink, all accessorised with the odd splashes of neon and animal print. Our fashion editor Corinne Tuddenham-Finn investigates.
The trend of layering your coats this season is especially welcoming to me; one coat never seems to quite keep me warm enough!
This autumn, we’ll be wearing lighter contrasting coats under heavy blanket throws, puffa jackets, capes and waterproofs.
Black gives way to browns, from tan to a sludgy tone, perhaps mixing glossy chocolate textures with peanut-coloured skirts and tweed trousers.
Blanket wraps are so cosy and easy to either lay over your shoulders or carefully drape and tuck. Simply add brooches and a belt to bring the whole look together.
Skirts are long and ankle grazing this season, with the ideal spot for the hem to sit being just above the ankle.
Finish off your outfit with some neon or animal print accessories, just a little splash, so not too garish. Choose fruity colours like watermelon, lemon and lime worn against a backdrop of navy blue, black, grey or beige. Keep the mock-animal prints simple, and just think of the animals with the biggest personalities in the zoo ... python, zebra, cheetah, croc and leopard!
Marks & Spencer Curve Cowl Neck ¾ Sleeve Jumper
A great choice for any time of year, this cowl neck jumper features three-quarter sleeves for a stylish look and a charming collar for a beautifully draped finish. This women’s jumper has been designed to flatter curvy figures, featuring a lovely dipped hem at the back for modest coverage.
Price: £ 35 From:www.marksandspencer.com
Curve pleat maxi skirt
Designed to flatter fuller figures, this gorgeous metallic maxi skirt from the Marks & Spencer Curve collection adds sparkle and shine to your every look. Perfect for evenings out or weekends when you want to truly dazzle, this pleated skirt has an elasticated waistband for easy pull on wear and a beautiful way to frame tucked in looks.
An easy option to throw over your outfit when the chill sets in, this women’s wrap comes in a bohemian patchwork print for a touch of laid-back style. Whatever the occasion, this patchwork wrap is a stylish way to stay warm. Price: £45
Leopard print scarf
Stay warm this winter and add a touch of animal to your look with this cosy leopard print scarf. Price: £18
Check cross-body bag
Update your autumn wardrobe with this chic check bag. It features a tweed-effect print, a plain brown front pocket and a plain black back. It has one main compartment that zips up and another smaller zip up pocket at the back. Team with all your favourite autumn outfits. Price: £16
From: Tu at Sainsburys
Brown suedette ‘Cimba’ block heel wide fit ankle boots
From the exclusive Principles range, these boots will make a perfect addition to your everyday collection. Showcasing soft faux suede uppers, they feature goldtone hardware and rest on a low block heel for all day comfort. Sizes: 3-8
Price: £ 35
Men’s navy quilted jacket
Quilted jacket features zip front, two zip-fastening hip pockets, ribbed cuffs and two inside pockets.
Sizes: S36 to 2XL54
Short sleeved striped shirt
Striped shirt by Bigdude, part of its new limited edition collection of shirts. This 100% cotton casual short sleeve shirt has a traditional stripe pattern, premium soft feel cotton and open pocket to left chest.
Sizes: S to XXXL
Price: From £ 34
Hooded clear mac
They’ll be kept dry even in the wettest weather with this playful kids’ mac. This shower-resistant jacket has been crafted from a durable, trendy see-through fabric allowing their favourite outfit to shine through despite the rain. Finished with a playful contrast trim detail and multi-coloured buttons, it will have your little one singing in the rain in no time! Sizes: 3 months to 7 years Price: £18 to £22
Lightweight padded coat
Offering a quick and easy layer for them to throw on when the chill starts to set in, this lightweight children’s coat is a great option for staying warm and stylish. With a quilted design for a cosy feel and a hood for a little extra protection from the wind, this children’s coat will keep them as snug as can be. Sizes: 3-4 years to 15-16 years Price: £16-£22