Five easy ways to get on trend this Autumn

modelscatwalkJust jetted in from the front row at London Fashion Week with Alexa, Naomi and the rest of the gang?  Yeah, me too. Back down in Somerset, super stylist and wardrobe consultant Natasha Musson has a few pointers for getting on trend Autumn/Winter 16 without breaking the bank. Apparently, all we have to do is make sure we’ve got these five, incredibly good value, essentials in our wardrobes. So what do we need to buy, Natasha?

#1 – The ‘go faster stripe’

This is a development from the sports luxe trend that we’ve seen for a couple of years. It’s a kind of mix of sports ski wear look and a military inspired look. Victoria Beckham’s put lots wide of go faster stripes on her trousers at London Fashion Week so it’s big now but, brilliantly, here to stay for spring. I’ll be teaming mine with big black military boots and a Crombie tailored coat in the week, with trainers and a sweatshirt for the weekend and with heels and a tailored shirt for a night out.

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Zipped, high neck sweater,  £25.99, Zara

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Trousers with side band, £25.99, Zara

#2 – Statement denim

Denim is changing. This season denim is your statement piece. DIY denim is massive. Badging, fraying, patching and embroidery. Go bold with big flower embroidery from Zara and ASOS but also Top Shop, Oasis and even M&S are also doing a subtler version on the trend. Next, too. It’s everywhere and soon everyone will be wearing flowers on their jeans. Wear with a simple top or white crisp shirt and let your jeans do the talking.

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Embroidered jeans, £39.99, Zara

For a completely different but totally on-trend look, check out the wide-leg fit, like this pair from Sonia Rykiel.

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Suede-trimmed, mid rise wide leg jeans, £425, Sonia Rykiel

#3 – Go (forest) green

Forest green is the new pale grey. It’s all over the shops. It’s a move from khaki and it’s a deeper richer green. COS has lots of gorgeous forest green – I love this dress, with its mix of textures, for work or weekend.

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Rib and ruched dress, £79, COS

The biker jacket from Zara is a rich new look for Autumn and you’ll also be seeing lots of velvet in forest green too, particularly velvet trouser suits for a sumptuous Christmas look.

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Faux leather biker jacket, £59.99, Zara

#4 – Hunky, chunky ankle boots

Soldier on through winter with some chunky, military-inspired laced boots. So comfortable, so practical and they’ll work well with all your midi dresses, joggers, boyfriend jeans, etc.  Check out these from Diesel

D-my rock pad, £220, Diesel

Even M&S have got into the act.

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Ankle boots, £35, M&S

#5 – Huffa puffa jacket

Hurrah! The puffa jacket is on trend and seen on the catwalk in a various shapes sizes and colours. No longer just your dog-walking-school-run jacket – mix it up with your dresses and work it in a glamorous way. I love this long one from French Connection. It’s perfect for the working woman as it would team brilliantly underneath a tailored outfit and dress. The shorter version is edgy and would look great at the weekend.

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Verbier duvet down coat, £150, French Connection

Try Zara for gigantic puffs and more crazy colours.

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Leather quilted anorak, £179, Zara

Thanks very much Natasha. She can also come to your home, look though your wardrobe, advise you on how to get the best out of the clothes that are hanging there and suggest a few new pieces to bring your look up-to-date (see what happened when she gave my wardrobe a makeover) – and she’ll even do your clothes shopping for you, too.

natashamusson.co.uk

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