As I write, the wind is beating at the window and my heat is on!! So with this ghastly weather of late, I’ve began to question my summer purchases, which to be fair haven’t enjoyed much of an outing to date!
A sneak peak at the collections from House of Fraser for A/W 2013
However, a recent trip to London to take in the A/W 13 collections from some of our favourite high street brands at their press previews has not only highlighted what will be on their rails next season, but that actually it hasn’t substantially changed from this one, or indeed the one before!
Vibrant colours, stripes, polka dots, printed blouses, trousers and jackets, animal print, coloured leather and embellishment was all on display. So, now is the time to buy into these trends, particularly as we head towards traditional sale time.
Key finds would be silk blouses, printed trousers, embellished tops, dresses and jackets and of course leather. All of which you can wear now but carry through to your autumn/winter wardrobe too!
Here are just a few things that I have bought and worn now, but I know will still be on trend next season too…
Soho Fitted leather Jacket in Cornflower Blue, £375, Reiss
A leather jacket such as the one shown above from Reiss you can wear now with everything – jeans, maxi dresses, pencil skirts, wide leg trousers – you name it and it will work! The same is true of autumn/winter when rather than muted shades of beige and white this jacket will pop against hues of black, grey, navy, khaki green, mocha and cream!
MiH ‘The Breathless’ Low Rise Skinny Leg Jean, £200
I love these spotty jeans! Wear them now with a white tee and flats and for winter add a cosy knit and boots. Alternatively, smarten these denims up all year round with co-ordinating shirt and blazer.
Twin-Set Tropical Print Sequin Dress, £199, Candy Plum, www.candyplum.co.uk
This stunning dress would look so sexy worn with bare legs (tanned of course!) and heels during the summer months and for winter team with skinny jeans or leather leggings and high heel shoe boots.
The days of the summer wardrobe and the winter wardrobe are over – now it’s all about layering and being experimental with pieces that will work all year round and transcend the seasons.