For many, the change of the season brings the chance - or excuse - to hit the shops. Trends, by their very nature are defined by time – they are seasonal and fleeting. 'Buying' in to a complete new season would be very expensive and so the trick is to buy a few key pieces, as we all know. Once integrated into your staple wardrobe you'll be good to go. Here is a mini guide to fall fashion; read this before you hit the high street.
1. The Fluted Skirt
Ideal for winter, the pencil skirt has had a makeover. With a kick hemline, the skirt becomes more practical and it also slims the legs. Seek them in wool for warmth and heavier fabrics will provide you with enhanced shape. A great on trend buy to bring your work wardrobe up to date.
When I think of winter, I think of Tartan. It's the certainly your go to print for autumn/winter as the highlands take over a high street near you. Head to New Look where you’ll find the perfect piece to introduce tartan to your wardrobe and from just £14.99, what a gorgeous bargain.
3. The Roll Neck
Forget chunky cowl necks and opt for lighter fabrics - such as silks and finer knits - and this style you thought you could never ever wear becomes wearable. What's great about the roll neck this season is it packs both on trend style and superb functionality - its winter, its cold and this keeps you lovely and warm.
Whatever your budget, accessories provide the best way to bring your existing wardrobe into the current season. Buying yourself a new scarf or woolly hat in the latest print, or on trend colour, may save you from investing in a more expensive winter coat. Costume jewellery also provides an inexpensive way to update your existing clothes; just head to somewhere like Topshop who'll have you sorted in no time. If you would rather invest a little bit more money, Pandora Charms are perfect; then you can treat yourself to a new charm each season.
5. The Patent Coat
This ultra-shiny coat will certainly turn heads and keep you at the forefront of autumn/winter fashion. It was a regular on the London Fashion Week catwalk, this coat is the prefect piece to protect yourself against the dreary weather this season.