Fashion is always months ahead of reality and so just as the sun manages to shine briefly the time comes for my September issue of Vogue to drop through the letter box – this issue is always one of my favourites as it features all the new ad campaigns, must haves for the coming season and the runway trends.
Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year as it is often still warm enough not to have to resort to heavy winter coast and 10 layers just to keep warm but gives you opportunity to wear sumptuous fabrics such as velvet, mixed with tweeds and the glorious hues of berries, forests and burnished leaves.
So even with summer still in here I start to think about the coming season’s wardrobe – because I love the Autumnal shades I have a fair few of the colours already so for me it is all about looking at the trends, seeing what I want to wear, what will suit me and how I can make my existing pieces work – then I start putting together a list of must haves that I want/need to add to create the runway looks that I love.
Of course when I talk of buying new pieces I am rarely talking of “new new” but adding vintage versions of the trends. As with every season designers always draw from the past and this season was no execption.
This season we are seeing English country tweeds, vintage lingerie as out wear, touches of luxury with velvets and brocade from Saint Laurent, a touch of the Highlands of Scotland meets Geek Chic from Gucci to name but a few – so here are a few of my favourites trends for the coming season some of which will be making there way into my wardrobe very soon!!
How you update your wardrobe each season and what will you be buying for Autumn??