Fresh from the runway we take a look at four of the hottest trends for Autumn 2013.
When autumn/winter approaches we reach for the darker colours in our wardrobe, deep blues, greys and browns. Last Winter the ‘it’ colour was purple, this year emerald green is our friend. Carolina Herrera and Prada were just two of the designers showcasing this seasons colour on the catwalk, which was named as Pantone’s colour of the year.
How to wear it: During the day choose an emerald green blouse or shirt with navy trousers. For evening wear choose a floor length emerald green cocktail dress and accessorise with diamonds. Gentleman, wear a classic white shirt and accessorise with quirky cufflinks set with emeralds.
For less daring fashion lovers, classic white is a major trend this season. Valentino demonstrated how effortlessly elegant white can look with over sized coats, slim leg trousers and a splash of colour. To take white from spring/summer to autumn/winter, layer to emphasize the snug winter look.
How to wear it: Dress up a white blouse and slim leg trousers with a hot pink blazer and courts. For gentleman all white can look tawdry, so wear your classic white shirt and black trousers with sheep enameled cufflinks to accentuate the warm winter look.
Leather was a major trend for spring summer 2013. To take the look into autumn/winter swap your black biker for a cream or emerald green set with studs and gem stones. YSL and Versace were hot on the leather look at London Fashion Week.
How to wear it: Ladies wear your leather jacket with skinny jeans and an over sized scarf. If you want to go all out with the rebel trend, accessorise your leather jacket with studs and chains, or team it with a leather midi. Gentlemen, wear your leather jacket with combat trousers, checked shirt and accessoise with a luxurious handmade leather wallet.
To be really fashion forward this autumn/winter experiment with this seasons medieval royal trend. This trend was seen on the catwalks of Alexander Mcqueen and Dolce & Gabanna who displayed luxurious embroidered designs with gems and gold and accessorised with crowns.
How to wear it: To wear the medieval royal trend for lunch with friends choose an embroidered tunic with gold accessories. To dress it up for evening wear go for a mid length embroidered sequin dress and jeweled hair piece. For the gentleman, style a dark red velvet suit with crown cufflinks featuring intricate enameled detail.