Autumn Trends Preview

Yes, it’s July, but chances are it might be raining outside, and you might be thinking about Autumn already. So, it’s time for an autumn trends preview.

Our autumn trends preview is in the shape of a weekly wishlist – 14 items we are popping down on our autumn trends list now, to buy later. Most of these items will hit the stores around late August/early September.

But what are the autumn trends you should be looking for? There are a few in particular that stand out. One of those is fashion perennial, leopard print. No longer thought of as brassy or cheap, leopard print is a fashionista musthave, and our tip for this coming autumn season is to wear it in coat-form.

So, trust us, leopard print coats will be everywhere. But it also looks fab on dresses and accessories too. Another big one of the autumn trends we love is ruffles. They previewed in the spring, but this winter, they’re everywhere, and look fab on knitwear. Plaids and checks are big, as is embellishment and metallics.

Dunagrees will still be on-trend for another season at least – they look fab with roll neck sweaters and high neck blouses.

And our other big ‘trend to watch’ for this autumn is velvet. Velvet EVERYTHING! From coats, to dresses, to tops, to boots, to shoes!

Autumn trends 16 preview

1.Belted coat, £79.99, H&M 2. Ruffle top, £35, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams 3. Check skirt, £19.99, New Look 4. Velvet Bardot top, £17.99, New Look 5. Glittery Mary Janes, £24.99, New Look 6. Star embellished clutch, £19.99, New Look 7. Check sweater, £24.99, New Look 8. Velvet jacquard dress, £tbc, Red Herring @ Debenhams 9. Ruffle check blouse, £35, H! by Henry Holland @ Debenhams 10. Leopard print dress, £29.99, New Look 11. Dungarees, £tbc, White Stuff 12. Velvet boots, £29.99, New Look 13. Floral embellished top, £45, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams 14. Leopard print courts, £59, Debenhams

Autumn Fashion Weekly Wishlist

It’s time for autumn fashion. That means it’s time to get out there and buy some new clothes! Hooray. And shoes. Double hooray! And accessories. Yay, hooray!

Autumn fashion is great. Coats, knits, sparkly bits. This year there are loads of trends to buy into, as well as some just truly lovely pieces out there. So, this is my Autumn Fashion Weekly Wishlist – a random wishlist of pieces I just love right now.

First up, the coat. This gorgeous deep forest green coat from JOY £125) has me coming over all Rita Hayworth, or Grace Kelly, or Audrey Hepburn – you get the idea. It has that brilliant vintage style, and the colour would look fantastic with every haircolour, from redhead to blonde, to brunette and black. It’s a true statement autumnb fashion coat. It needs nothing more than a vintage brooch to lift it. I’m imagining it with a shift dress, and the gorgeous red patent low heeled court shoes from Schuh (£45). Sometimes a low heel is all that’s needed, and these are great. Who said red and green should never be seen? Nonsense!

Still ina vintage mood, French Connection’s completely frou-frou pink chiffon dress brought Jayne Mansfield and her pink palace to mind. This dress is outrageously bonkers, and an autumn fashion wildcard, but I love it.

WWEEKLY WISHLIST OCTOBERH&M’s full midi skirt (£99.99) is the full midi skirt to end all full midi skirts! That print, that pleating, that shape. Give me it, now! Florals and bold prints are an autumn fashion treat this year – French Connection’s Calliope bird feather print jersey dress (£75) is so simple, yet bold. Julien Macdonald’s printed maxi dress (£55) from his Star collection at Debenhams is not for the faint of heart. It’s bold and beautiful. New Look’s midnight blue devore shorts (£19.99),  and the matching top (£24.99) made it into my Top Ten this week as one – yeah, cheating, but you can’t have one without the other here!

It’s been raining a bit of late, so time for a new umbrella, and I love this owl print one (£10) from Claire’s. And whilst you’re there, how could you resist these cute little geeky owl stud earrings (£3.50)!? Owls in geek glasses. Too cute! Finally, H&M’s big blue plastic ring (£3.99). I love bold, bright, colourful plastic jewellery, so this is maybe the last, but it’s the top of my autumnal fashion weekly wishlist this week. Now, off to H&M…

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction