How To Wear AW11 Trends

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AW11 Trends

It’s July and mainly sunny, but the fashion forward have decreed it time to start planning for autumn/winter 2011. So we thought we should give you just a little head ups if you can tear yourself away from denim cutoffs, floaty dresses and simple sandals for a moment or two. Autumn/winter 2011 is not too terrifying a prospect and really is building on trends we’ve been getting nice and familiar with this spring/summer, albeit with a more sophisticated, luxe twist. So yes to colour blocking, but in extreme simple silhouettes, yes to a 70s glam vibe but we’re moving into velvet and heeled long boots territory all dressed up with opulent statement accessories and jewellery – the floppy hat, the cocktail ring, the new statement earrings. Prints will still be big, but the trick here is to clash them – this is a fine art which takes a bit of practice training your eye and feeling confident about what works. A tip? Just make sure there’s an element or concept that ties the prints together, a shade of colour hinted at by another or large stripes echoed by small strips. Snakeskin and tribal prints will also be big. Other trends to rock include faux fur (all over the AW11 catwalks), boyish dressing for girls (nab yourself an oversized blazer), capes and a touch of mod and Teddy Boy dressing – embrace those brothel creepers! Micro-trends that will be cropping up include military touches, pencil skirts and ankle grazers (trousers that stop at the ankle, people!). So, there you have it, if you’re one of those super-organised types get thee shopping or if not, relax, enjoy the rest of summer and sort it all out in the autumn.

70s Girl About Town

70s Girl About Town Outfit

Shop the LookVanessa Bruno Athe Blue Calf Wedge Suede Boots £387,  Chloé Marcie leather satchel £ 695, New Look Wool Felted Floppy Hat £9.99,  Laura Ashley Sand Linen Mix Pleat Front Culottes £75, Therapy 70s bomber jacket £50.

Faux Fur Meets Brothel Creepers

Faux Fur Meets Brothel Creepers

Shop the Look: CC Faux Fur Coat £269, All Saints Cobra Tee £60, Burberry Prorsum Doyle structured glossed-leather bag £895, Dorothy Perkins Red roll hem ankle jeans £30, Topshop MINNIE Oxblood Brogue Brothel Creepers £34.

Clashing Prints

Clashing prints

Shop the look: FAIR+true Sustainable Snake Print High Waist Pencil Skirt £36.75, Clarks Originals Westhay Snug Black Suede £59, All Saints Karst Cropped Leather £350, Halston Heritage Desert Monique Snake Skin Clutch £342, All Saints Rustic Breton Tee £60,

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12th July, 2011  6:28 pm | Posted by: |Latest Trends | 1 Comment »
  1. Katy

    Wow! I love all of it. Especially the ’70’s girl about town’.
    Apart from the hat, the outfit is extremely modern and trendy. Romantic sexy chic. A cream frilly top or a simple black t-shirt to go with it. The hat is for getting noticed. I think I’d leave that for the celebrities.

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