Trend Update- Making your wardrobe Autumn Ready

As we head into Autumn Winter 2012, a part from the Southern hemisphere folk!, its time to take a look at the next big thing.
Ladies first the 6 main trends are;
1. Baroque
2.Retro Prints
4. Oriental
Gents don’t fret I have not forgot you, Come back tomorrow where I will show you what you should be looking out for.

The biggest trend of A/W’ 2012 will be Baroque. Leading up to Christmas everyone will be on the lookout for that stand-out dress and statement jewellery, which is what the Baroque trend is all about. Three examples of the trend are the top image from D&G’s catwalk, & the bottom image from McQueen. Baroque is all about texture, keep colours simple Black & Gold are hugely popular, and feed nicely into other trend for this season. Key words to think about when buying into this trend are Lux, Metalic, Silk, Gold, Lace, Jaquard, Brocade.

Retro Prints

This season, prints will be heavily influenced by 1970s in the form of geometric, plaid/check and dark florals. Trouser focus should be on cigarette style trousers as the trouser suit is big on the cards (think dandy style) with blouses and boxy shapes. My top affordable picks so far is this Tartan check double breasted jacket from Ada’s Attic,

This trend is easily mixed with the Baroque trend, as seen below.
Key words are;
Geometric Pattern
Vintage Print
Dark Florals
Cigarette Trousers.

Vintage Print Baroque Scarf

For the Gothic vibe think more romantic than Marilyn Manson, so lace and length will be key. Fabrics such as velvet and mesh, along with cross/crucifix style jewellery will make this trend. Our hands down winner is this 80’s stunner, for my afordable pick 

1980′ Gothic Lace Little Black Dress
Gothic Fashion Trend A/W 2012
Oriental Fashion A/W 2012
The east is a big inspiration for A/W’ 2012, so classic oriental and floral prints are essential in lux fabrics. Make sure that shapes are modern but keep the Japanese influence through accents such as a mandarin collar.
Key Words:

Bomber Jacket

Oriental Fashion A/W 2012
Coloured leather is a big trend this season and even better in berry shades- purples & oxblood. Also, re-worked pieces in the form of camo jackets or baseball jackets with leather sleeves will be big hitters. The KEY piece is the Leather Skirt as seen above from Ada’s Attic.

Key Words:

•Coloured Leather 

Oxblood Leather
Leather Skirt (key piece)
Leather Trousers
Re-worked Leather Jacket


The focus will be on modern utility wear – surplus shirts, chunky fisherman knits, and oversized camo

Military Fashion A/W 2012

Key Words:

Surplus Shirt
Army Surplus

So now you know what to look out for. My favourite way to update my wardrobe each season is with Vintage Clothing, they are more affordable & individual that way. When you mix them in with high street buys & if your lucky enough designer wears then, in my eyes you have a perfect outfit. Happy shopping


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