Let’s chat about… Autumn 17 Inspiration

I know, I know you are thinking it’s August why are we talking Autumn – but you know what even without this shitty weather I would be talking Autumn to you, right now.

Unless you have a real need, say like a forthcoming super hot holiday, you need to stop investing in summer items NOW. Stop! It’s not worth your money, most of these trends will not be in fashion next year, whilst you love love love it now, I promise you come March next year you’ll be looking at your summer items and apart from a few, probably classic items, you’ll be saying “nah”.

Your money now needs to be investing in items that will work your wardrobe hard from September through to late November. Over the coming weeks, I’m going to help you take some of your summer clothes and make them work throughout Autumn. I’m also going to be sharing with you right here, right now some of the Autumn trends that are starting to appear in store.

Somerset by Alice Temperley

Blouses – fabulous for work and for the weekend; I’m already seeing lots of choice with the button through blouse, sometimes with the bow too. And I particularly like this wrap-around neck version that’s shown here.

Lots of pattern and colours to choose from, calling all long-sleeve, chiffon lovers!! Wear them with trousers, jeans or skirts these are a must for your wardrobe!

Boots by NEXT

Leopard Print – whether you choose to wear this trend in garments, shoes, bags or accessories just as long as there is leopard print it doesn’t matter. Those who like a dramatic look consider it head-to-toe and for you quieter ones then be subtle with a belt or boots. These here from NEXT are on my shopping list, I want these!!!

An article from The Times

Cardigans – To be honest I have always been a fan, they look fabulous with a pencil skirt – and if you are hour-glass shape like me, the tighter the fit the better!

This Autumn they rule according to this recent article from The Times, and so I’ll be exploring this trend over the coming weeks – so watch out for more on the blog.

Crushed Velvet – I’ve started to see this trend in the shops right now, mainly in accessories, tops and bags – but over the next few weeks you’ll start to see more in dresses, skirts and coats.

It’s such a romantic, tactile fabric, so get exploring with this trend as you’ll see items will be quite diverse in say bright jewel colours and then you’ll see it in understated pastel. And don’t think you need to save this for a night out, team it up with your weekend look too and explore weighty jewellery to give it some edge.

See are you excited now? And it doesn’t stop here, Autumn will bring a new twist on denim and you are going to see a lot of suede too, not forgetting to mention the new colour that appears to go with everything – RUST.  This plus more other Autumn looks, coming soon on Loved by Lizzi.


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