It’s starting to feel autumnal out there so what better time to start planning my autumn/winter wardrobe?
After this year’s heatwave, it feels like we really did have a summer for once but autumn is definitely on the way now.
All the shops are stocked with autumnal clothes and these are some of the trends you’ll see everywhere on the high street and the catwalk this A/W.
I blame Fendi and the Kardashian family for this one but logos are back with a bang.
They went completely out of fashion for a while as they were associated with a tacky early 00s look but the logo has been resuscitated and reinvented.
It’s a sartorial throwback to those heady pre-recession days where the only way to let everyone know you had style/money was to plaster yourself with logos.
Think Kylie Jenner pushing Stormi in THAT Fendi pram and you get the idea.
If Fendi is a tad outside your budget, you’ll find plenty of logo-embossed looks on the high street.
Pretty Little Thing does Dior vibes with this saddle-shaped bag.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the price of this bag online but I’m sure it’s not expensive.
If you’re heading away before the end of summer, these funky logo sliders would look great poolside and are just €22.
A cute cover-up from those colder days comes in the form of this black jacquard jumper from Zara. It’s €29.95 and comes in small, medium and large.
And those want to go with the all-over look, this bodycon unitard from Motel will definitely turn heads, ideal for all the festival girlos going to EP. It’s €49.
I think the key to pulling off the logo look is picking a neutral colour (black, brown, white, cream) and either opting for one all-over piece or an accessory.
Animal print is always one of my favourite looks and although some may feel it’s too loud or trashy looking, there’s a lot to be said for a striking print.
Go bold in leopard or pick a dainty print for a more reserved look.
This slip dress can be thrown over a long sleeve-t-shirt and black tights, the perfect transitional outfit. It’s €42 from Motel.
If you’re not a fan of the traditional leopard print, there are other beasts in the jungle to take your inspiration from this A/W.
These python print jeans from Zara are €39.95.
Nasty Gal is always a great place to find on-trend pieces and I’m loving these zebra and leopard print bodysuits.
These would look great with blue or black denim and can be dressed up or down.
These both come in at an affordable €23 each.
And for those who dare, coloured animal print is everywhere and in my opinion worth a try.
This New Look skirt would look great with a black polo neck, black tights and ankle boots.
Checks, tweeds and plaids (again)
Every autumn without fail, some version of “heritage” aka checks, tweeds and plaids, hit the runway.
If you read my last post, you’ll know the Clueless look will be massive this autumn and I’ll be damned if I don’t get to dress up as Cher Horowitz.
This gorgeous bag caught my eye while browsing in & Other Stories yesterday.
At €79, it’s not a bargain item but I am really lusting after it!
I’m not much of a fan of midi-length skirts but the colour combo of this Bershka one is really cool. It’s also wallet-friendly, coming in at just under €20.
I’m also here for these paperbag waist check trousers from Zara, €49.95.
This trend has been around most of the year but swap your denim pinny for a cord one for extra warmth and bonus 60s vibes this autumn.
I love pinafores as I adore anything girly and cute but you can toughen them up with a biker jacket, doc martens or an oversized denim jacket.
Below, I’m wearing a black cord pinafore from H&M with a Kodak logo tee also from H&M.
This burgundy pinafore comes in at just under €50 from Asos.
If that’s out of your price range, Penneys have a very similar style for €15.
The loose shift style is most flattering on the tall and skinny gals but I prefer a more fitted pinafore that gives me a bit of a waist.
This teal green beauty from Nasty Gal is slightly more streamlined and is €45.
With a pinafore dress, it’s always better to wear layers underneath it and a light jacket on top, as heavy jumpers and hoodies just look bulky.
Now, this is a trend I can never get enough of. Loud, in-your-face silky scarf prints look amazing on a dress or blouse.
Zara has really done this trend justice, with this gorgeous pleated skirt and matching bomber jacket.
Do yourself a favour and check out their autumn/winter “Retro Aesthetics” lookbook – it is stunning.
Both pieces are €49.95 each.
A more demure look is this delicate chain print blouse also from Zara for €29.95.
This Nasty Gal bodysuit is sure to make everyone green with envy (ha, ha) and is only €30.
And for something dressy and a little more unusual, look no further than this amazing Asos Design playsuit.
It’s a real statement piece and if you shop in sterling you can nab it for just under €47.
Hope you all enjoyed this trend post and leave me a comment to let me know what you think.
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