Autumn florals

Everyone talks about leaves at this time of the year, and yeah, don’t they look all gorgeous in those lovely colours! Those browns, oranges and yellows, ooh, and reds. But hey, let’s big it up for some autumn florals, right?

Yeah, autumn isn’t the best time for flowers, but autumn florals patterns are just everywhere this season and they are the perfect pattern for your 1970s inspired look.

So, how to wear them. All over in a dress works brilliantly. This bold and bright cotton trimmed tunic-top style dress from BHS (£22) is just autumn perfection!

BHS autumn florals dressBut, we also love this bright orange and yellow print swing dress from BHS (£26).

BHS orange autumn florals dressNew Look’s big, bold, autumn florals print shirt dress (£24.99) has that perfect wallpaper print feel to it, that is so on trend this season.

New Look autumn florals dressThis bell sleeve, pussy-bow midi dress from Edition by Preen @ Debenhams (£75)  is the only thing you need this autumn for perfect 1970s inspired style. Add boots, a gilet and a hat, and you are back in time!

Debenhams autumn florals dressBack at BHS, this Petite orange and black wrap front dress (£30) is more leaves than florals, but we still love it.

BHS autumn florals wrap dressThese New Look floral print shorts (£14.99) are the cutest we’ve seen this season. Perfect with a black polo neck and a pair of ankle boots.

New Look floral shortsAlso at New Look, this more muted, autumn florals print skirt (£19.99) would work brilliantly for work with a shirt and jacket.

autumn florals new look skirtNew Look’s autumnal rose print pencil skirt (£14.99) has a lovely retro vintage vibe to it.

New Look autumn peonies pencil skirtBHS’s pencil skirt (£22) is, again, more of a leaf print, but we couldn’t leave it out, it’s so beautifully autumnal.

BHS autumn florals pencil skirtH&M’s wide legged trousers (£24.99) are bang on trend, and not for the faint-hearted. These are statement trousers, if we ever saw them!

H&M autumn florsls trousersOur very favourite piece in this post is this beautiful high necked, smock top from Conscious @ H&M (£24.99) with the loveliest of subtle autumn florals print to it.

H&M autumn florals blouseFinally, French Connection’s flared little dress (£65) has a subtle dark maroon autumn florals print on it, perfect for buying into this trend, but not shouting about it.

autumnal florals French Connection dress


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