Sunday, 10 August 2014



Jumper: Isabel Marant | Cami: H&M | Coat: Topshop | Jeans: Topshop | Scarf: Zara | Loafers: J. Crew | Boots: River Island

Today's post is basically a run through of the colour and texture trends I'm most looking forward to for this Autumn/Winter and a little wish list to show it all together. In recent seasons, I've found that I really have no structure to my wardrobe or any reasoning for my purchases and I just kind of spend on any random items I like and then find soon after that they are impossible to style with what I have/ I just don't wear them. As a student, it is pretty tight on the money front so for AW14 I've planned to buy my core wardrobe pieces in a specific set of colours that work together and hopefully everything will be much more  versatile. I am also loving the norm core/minimal trend and kind of want to stay away from too many patterns and keep everything super simple. My fave combo at the moment is literally just a baggy t shirt, skinny jeans and sliders/trainers. Comfort is definitely winning!

The colours that I want to work with for AW14 are the greys, khakis, camels and rusty reds/browns, as well as the always fashionable black and white. I feel that all of these colours will style really beautifully together and hopefully my wardrobe will develop into a more simple and coordinated set of clothes which I can then add to with a few more interesting pieces. I am also really looking forward to some of the textures that seem to be looking super popular for next season. My favourite probably has to be pony skin (faux). It just looks so sleek and chic and is perfect for accessories. I've seen a lot of it on skater shoes and boots as well as some gorgeous clutches (I'm looking at you ASOS). I can't wait to cosy up in fur again too. I have to say I get so much use out of my fur coat because it honestly is so warm and soft, maybe I'll have to invest in another one. The other texture looking big for AW14 mainly for coats and jackets is shearling. It's been so popular in the designer shows and I know the highstreet will be pulling out all the stops to produce some gorgeous shearling jackets (although one Topshop coat is £595.. woah). In terms of textures for clothes, I reckon the fur/ fluffiness will transfer to everyday items too. I also plan to invest in some beautiful pleated items, like the cami above and perhaps a chiffon skirt to wear with oversized jumpers. Which leads me onto the next thing, I'll be staying away from anything too fitted on top. I'm going through a phase where I'm fed up of boobs and so baggy t shirts and slinky camis make me feel less disproportionate. To transition into A/W this means oversized jumpers like the Isabel Marant one above which have a masculine vibe but still look so cool. This year I'm finally going to invest in some big polo neck knits, I've already seen some great ones in Zara. In terms of styles of coats, I'm feeling oversized long/duster coats and cropped fur jackets and of course the trusty leather (or faux leather) jacket. The ripped jean is also here to stay so after my DIY fail on an old pair of black jeans I think I may have to invest in a good pair of ripped skinnys and where better to look than Topshop?! Footwear in Winter is difficult because I love a loafer but sometimes it's just too cold to have the feet out so the best alternative is the boot. I plan on buying some with a bit of platform so I still get some extra height but get the comfort too.. something which I find pretty hard to find in footwear. I am loving all the metallic and shiny silver shoes that seem to be arriving, they look so chic and will go with anything and look great on a pair of loafers, check out Office for some in the sale! Finally, as a girl who really feels the cold, I mean seriously, I need a really warm scarf and Zara are offering up the perfect solution. Their scarves are like blankets, they're so big and cosy and I tried this rust one on recently (unfortunately can't yet afford to buy it :-() and I knew I had to have it- so soft and warm. Asos are also offering some big blanket like scarves if you don't have a Zara nearby. 

Hopefully I've kind of explained some AW14 trends and you've enjoyed this post despite it being so different from the usual and a bit of an essay! Are there any other trends that you are really looking forward to? I never usually feel like this, but I can't wait to buy my Autumn clothes!