Sunday, 30 August 2009

Autumn awaits

Those of you who have followed me since the 'Makeover My Mate' days will know that this blog was originally more of a fashion blog, where I gave loads of makeovers and fashion advice. However, my beauty obsession has taken over somewhat, and I need to get back to my beloved fashion roots if I am ever going to land my dream job as a 'proper' journalist. I.e, with a paycheck!

Anyway, what better time to get back into the swing of things than with London Fashion Week fast approaching!

I know it's all about Spring/Summer '10 style, but I just couldn't bring myself to write about things that we won't be wearing for about another 6 months. I wanted to talk about Autumn instead as summer is pretty much over for us now *sobs*

Here's a quick run down of the things those designer folk think we should all run out and buy to replace our maxi dresses and flip flops. 'But I love my flip flops'.... Hmm... well... it's time to let go now.

KEY PIECES- Look out for these to help bring you into Autumn/Winter style without buying mountains of new clothes:

1.) Leather jacket
Gone are the days when leather was reserved for heavy metal fans and burly bikers. It is back with a vengeance and, provided you keep it black and unzipped, you're on to a winner! If you can't justify shedding out £70+ for a authentic leather jacket, there are some great PU/imitation leather versions on the high street that are certainly worth checking out. Cute cropped jackets look great with a floral mini dress, and biker-style ones are perfect for casual jeans and plimsoll days.

Net-a-Porter aren't feeling the recession! Doma biker jacket- £495

4.) 1940's Style

Yes, yes it's all about the 80's, but the catwalk has also seen a lot of emphasis on 40's inspired styles. Think classic tailoring, skinny belts, conservative necklines, and maybe even the odd muff. Ooh err!

The Sex and the City girls out on the town sporting the latest catwalk trends!

3.) Sculptured Shoulders

Your mum loved these 'back in the day' when Dynasty was the best show on TV and Cyndi Lauper was a style icon. This time around they are less puffy and don't resemble bra padding quite as much, now it's all about pointy, sculptured shoulders. Raid your mum's wardrobe and vintage shops, or just hit the high street for their take on the must have catwalk style.

Big shoulders=skinny waists. Simples!

4.) Studs
Shove them on everything! Shoes, bags, blazers, hats.... JEANS! Don't go overboard, though, studs on one item of clothing at a time please. Tasteful, not tacky!

Rare by the Saturdays are loving the studs. Dress £60 on
5.) Brogues

AKA Golf Course Chic. Brogues have become increasingly popular in both men and women's fashion over the past year or two. Love them or hate them, but you can't deny they look hot with a cute mini dress for a preppy, vintage style. If your more of a glam girl, give heeled brogues a go a la Alexa Chung.

Alexa Chung, a brogue's best friend.

What are you looking forward to wearing this season?


  1. I am desperate to buy a Biker Jacket. Tho i am scared of looking like a dyke....


  2. I think the 1940's trend will be a little easier for me to pull off than some other trends passing through this autumn. Some of us have to work up to the fierceness of leather and studded wares! :) Great post!

  3. I like the idea of studs! I might have to get creative! :D xx

  4. Sunny- I was going to say wear one over a dress, the I remembered your dress phobia lol. Wear it with some nice fitted jeans, pumps and a vest and it will be foxxaaayy (not dikey!)

  5. I reeeally want a leather biker jacket! But i havent managed to find one that i like/is the right colour/price is acceptable yet grr :(

  6. i really like studs...they add a little bit rock n´ roll to every outfit...xoxo

  7. H&M have a gorgeous and very affordable PU leather jacket- I spoke about it on my video, I think it's about £30- check it out using the Youtube link in my sidebar. I hope that helps! x


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