As much as I love summer, there’s something special about the autumn. It’s just so...cosy!
The thoughts of pumpkin spiced lattes, golden leaves and open log fires make me want to pack away my flip flops and dive into a chunky knit jumper!
However, it’s still only mid-August, which means fantasies of hot chocolates and sparklers around a bonfire will have to wait – but that’s not to say a girl can’t plan ahead…
One of benefits of working in fashion is that you get to see what’s going to be “in” before everyone else (and of course pick out your favourite pieces before anyone else can get their hands on them!).
S.W.A.L.K.’s autumn collection has now arrived and I want to give you a preview and talk about which items will help you to rock this season’s key trends.
Are you ready to update your wardrobe??
One of the biggest trends for A/W 2017 is Metallic / Sparkle & Dazzle – and this champagne glitter Darlene top by NUMPH fits the bill perfectly! It’s elegant, comfortable and versatile (and it also comes in a pink glitter colour-way).
A great jacket can transform a basic jeans & t-shirt combo into a super-stylish outfit – and this waterfall jacket by SMASH will really help you to effortlessly raise your style game!
It’s so easy to throw on, whether you’re on the school run or going somewhere special – and the faux leather sleeves reflect the Soft Leather look which you’ll see in many of the big designers’ collections this Fall.
I love sheer blouses – they’re sexy but still sophisticated. This black Sheer Dotsky Blouse by NUMPH can be worn with a cami for a more modest look or, if you’re feeling daring on a date or girls’ night out, with a simple black bra.
At this time of year it’s good to invest in transitional pieces – items which you can wear while it’s still warm and sunny and that won’t get relegated to the back of your wardrobe as soon as the temperatures fall. This grey sleeveless blouse with cream, pink & blue flower pattern by NUMPH fits right into that category and also ticks the box for next season’s Floral trend.
The sleeveless style means that you can still keep that summery vibe going, but the muted colours won’t make you look as if you still think you’re on holiday come September!
It’s rare that I’m not in my ICHI Skinny Jeans however I am also a big fan of the patterned trouser, particularly this pair by ARMED ANGELS! You could wear them with a top that picks out the flashes of mustard and burgundy in the trousers.
This exact shade of blue was seen all over the catwalks for the big design houses’ AW 2107 collections earlier in the year. And the relaxed but cool style plays exactly into the Sports Luxe & Leisure trend that was showcased at the international Fashion Weeks.
I absolutely love the “long wrist cuff” sleeve detail of this light blue dipped hem by NUMPH, which is also available in dark grey.
It’s so important to me that my customers love the pieces that I sell and that when they wear them they look – and feel – fabulous! I’d love to hear your feedback on what you think about S.W.A.L.K.’s latest collection – do you like it? Which items are you tempted to try? Please share your thoughts with me over on the S.W.A.L.K. Fashion Facebook page.
Thank you so much!