Last updated on November 16th, 2023 at 11:57 am
October is a funny time of year, clearly no longer Summer and yet not cold enough to be Winter, deciding what to wear can be a challenge, especially with the changeable UK weather! With cold mornings which break into sunny afternoons, Autumn can see many of us flitting between our Winter and Summer wardrobes!
The key of course is to dress in layers; a Summer dress paired with leggings and a chunky knit cardigan will see you through the cold starts and leave you looking cool as the day warms up. To bring the look on trend, add ankle boots, seen with skirts and dresses of every length at the A/W fashion shows, it looks like this season will belong to the ankle boot. We like Lilley pull on Chelsea boots with buckles (£17.99), the double buckle detailing adds interest, and the style makes them versatile enough to wear with skinny jeans, dresses and skirts.
So, what are the key trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014? The A/W 2014 catwalk shows showcased a multitude of looks that will soon start filtering down in to a more wearable High Street version. Key themes included a 60’s vibe, Folk/ Boho and a lovely colour palette of earthy tones, pastels (yes, in Winter!) and bold prints. Tailoring also featured and this look can be perfect for cooler Autumn days. The catwalk version of the look, as seen on designers such as Dior and Hermes, however, may be a little hard to pull off on the school run, think oversized trousers and jackets in tones of greys and browns. For an everyday version, wear a fitted blazer over a patterned blouse and team with jeans and Lilley patent brogues (£17.99) for a look that is smart, stylish and easy to wear.
Likely to be a recurring trend this season is the 60’s, both Gucci and Louis Vuitton championed this retro look. A-line mini dresses are likely to be a key look, paired with knee high boots, check out for a fashion forward take on the look. If wearing a bottom-skimming mini dress fills you with dread, never fear, the 60’s trend can be worked into your wardrobe easily by adding a 60’s inspired coat. Look for a mid-length design with Peter Pan collar, button detailing and a wide belt. Women’s Black Riding Boots (£24.99)
If it feels too early in the year to be wearing knee high boots, the 60’s trend also looks great when paired with ballerinas. These versatile shoes have been around a while and their popularity does not look like its waning anytime soon! Our laser cut ballerinas in pastel pink are great for Autumn wear, the lace-like pattern is perfect for a 60’s vibe and the flattering pink shade ticks the pastel colours style box!
Keeping up with the latest fashions can be hard work, not to mention expensive! The simplest and cheapest way to stay on trend is to buy good quality staples (jeans, dresses, coat etc.) and then update them with fashionable accessories. For example, the Folk/ Boho style can easily be achieved by layering an oversized scarf over a roll neck sweater paired with skinny jeans and knee high boots.
Changing your footwear can immediately update your look and with shoezone prices, you can afford to change your footwear with every trend!