AW15 textures

Autumn Winter fashion is just THE BEST. Yeah, summer’s all very well, but let’s be honest, in this country we get much more wear out of our Autumn/Winter wardrobe, agreed? And, it’s full of the loveliest textures ever. Yep, we are all about the textures in this post. Think fur, leather, sequins, wool, and much more.

Textures give our Autumn/Winter wardrobes that cosy depth that we all desire when the nights get shorter and the temperatures drop.

This season, mix your textures – create outfits full of 3-D textural magic that people will not only marvel at but will actually Want. To. Touch. (Which might be a bit creepy, granted…)

So, textures – which textures? How about the most luxurious of them all, leather? Or fake leather, which is perfect on a budget. Mix your leather with wool, add some fun accessories, create colour palettes in autumnal colours, and don’t be afraid to flaunt your textures.

Textures for AW15 oneClockwise, from top left: Faux leather burgundy dress, £38, BHS, faux leather leggings, £60, French Connection, patent leather trousers, £149.99, Studio @ H&M, patchwork leather skirt, £55, ‘suedette’  wrap skirt, £28, BHS, leather and suede skirt, £79.99, H&M, glitter heel ankle boots, £44.99, New Look, pom pom cap, £14.99, H&M

Winter coats in mixed textures are the perfect way to indulge in this sort of autumnal dressing. And we love the idea of a woolen biker jacket, a reversible pile coat, and thos big old fake fur collars.

textures for AW15 threeClockwise, from top left: Reversible pile coat, £59.99, H&M, suede fringed jacket, £120, BHS, white fur collar coat, £tbc, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, sheepskin coat, £49.99, New Look, mixed textures biker jacket, £39.99, H&M, funnel neck mixed textures coat, £180, Todd Lynn @ Debenhams, brown fur collar coat, £189, French Connection, checked wool bikerjacket, £49.99, H&M

Embrace all the textures at once and create a gorgeous, autumnal outfit that is stylish and fun. Choose a colour palette and mix a crepe skirt, with a wool sweater, a gilet in fur or wool, a bobble hat in mixed textures, a textural bag, and a great pair of shoes!

textures for AW15 twoClockwise, from top left: Fake fur gilet, £45, Red herring @ Debenhams, crepe front split midi skirt, £35, JOY, fur bobble hat, £17.50, White Stuff, wool and fur padded gilet, £59.95, GAP, orange suede fringed bag, £59.99, H&M, two texture shoes, £48, Schuh, navy roll-neck, £29.99, H&M, multi fur scarf, £19.99, H&M

Party wear is full of textures too – think velvets, chiffons and sequins. And again- mix it up! A chiffon backed sweater is unexpected and fun, as are lace panels in sweaters and skirts.

textures AW15 fiveClockwise, from top left: Sequin flared jumpsuit, £180, French Connection, chiffon backed sweater, £75, French Connection, velvet jacket, £75, White Stuff, lace insert midi skirt £65, JOY, satin flared trousers, £39.99, H&M, lace detail sweater, £35, JOY, crushed velvet bodycon dress, £9.99, New Look, scuba pink and black skirt, £39.99, H&M

And the best way to add different textures to your winter wardrobe? Accessories. Shoes, hats, scarves, and bags. And feather capes of course!

textures AW15 fourClockwise, from top left: Leopard print fake fur clutch, £24.99, New Look, glitter star bag, £19.99, New Look,  black fur clutch, £7.99, H&M, grey feather clutch, £19.99, New Look,  burgundy pom pom shoes, £22.99, New Look, fur lined knee high boots, £95, White Stuff, green suede and wool cap, £29.99, Studio @ H&M, fur headband, £17.50, White Stuff, feather cape, £50, Jenny Packham No1 @ Debenhams, velvet and metallic boots, £29.99, New Look, velvet plum bag, £29.95, White Stuff



The Great Outdoors Trend

The Great Outdoors trend is one of the best trends of the season. It’s really easy to do, you can adapt it to suit your needs, and it involves, at times, cute animals. What’s not to love?

So, what is this great outdoors trend? No, it’s not a trend based on The Great Outdoors, the 1988 movie starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. But if you haven’t seen that, give it a go – there is plaid (part of this trend) and lots of laughs…

Anyway, back to clothes. The great outdoors trend is simple – but it’s not just for outdoors. We’re not talking fleeces and berghaus here, okay. We’re talking cosy coats, blanket wraps, leather and lumberjack, fur trims, fairytales, wild animals, bold patterns and rich textures. Warmth, yes, but just a nod of the trend works for evening outfits too. How? Trust me…

Team a full midi skirt with an owl print T-shirt, a cosy, yet sophisticated oversized cardigan, and some super on-trend flats, and finish with a ponyskin clutch – and there you go, the great outdoors trend, for an evening out.

great outdoors trend sevenClockwise, from top left: Nesting owl t-shirt, £24, Brat + Suzie @ JOY, oversize cardigan, £49.99, H&M, ponyskin bag, £100, French Connection, shoes, £19.99, New Look, full skirt, £49, Betty.Jackson Black @ Debenhams

Mix up those textures – brilliant sequin trousers, animal print top, owl necklace, bold gold shoes and a blanket wrap give an alternative, outdoorsy, evening out look.

great outdoors trend sixClockwise, from top left: Green sequin trousers, £140, French Connection, animal motif T-shirt, £18, JOY, owl pendant, £27, Artysmarty @ JOY, chevron stripe blanket wrap, £24.99, New Look, gold sandals, £55, Schuh

What I love about this trend is the ability to mix colours, fabrics, prints, and come over all Carrie Bradshaw like, agreed? Team a full skirt with a gorgeous coat, sweater and heels for a true vintage Sex And The City look.

great outdoors trends oneClockwise, from top left: Squirrel sweater, £45, JOY, fur collar coat, £195, French Connection, fur bag, £29.99, floral print skirt, pink fur trim shoes, £24.99, all New Look

Keep it cute with a playsuit, fur gilet and hat, and some comfortable cosy UGG boots.

great outdoors trend fourClockwise, from top left: Playsuit, £19.99, H&M, fur bobble hat, £35, French Connection, owl purse, £3.99, New Look, Fake fur gilet, £99, French Connection, UGG Australia boots, £150, Schuh, owl ring, £2.99, New Look

For daytime, keep the silhouette simple, with a loose knit, leggings, ankle boots and a plaid bag, with a bit of fake fur for fun.

great outdoors trend threeClockwise, from top left: Burgundy sweater, £80, French Connection, ankle boots, £59.99, New Look, suede leggings, £22, BHS, plaid messenger bag, £19.99, H&M, faux fox fur stole, £17.99, New Look

A big coat is an essential this season, and a big part of the great outdoors trend. This blanket coat looks great with simple leggings, winter florals and a cute bag.

great oudoors trend twoClockwise, from top left: Scuba leggings, £29.99, H&M, plaid bag, £25, Mantaray @ Debenhams, bog red coat, £99.99, H&M, floral print top, £32, Betty.Jackson Black @ Debenhams, blue boots, £65, Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams

Foxy lady! Go all out with Louche @ JOY’s fox print dress! Team with foxy socks, a blanket wrap, fur lined boots and a fur hat for maximum great outdoors trend quirkiness!

great outdoors trend fiveClockwise, from top left: Fox print dress, £49, JOY, blanket wrap, £27.99, New Look, fox socks, £1.99, New Look, fur trimmed boots, £125, Crew Clothing, fur hat, £12.99, New Look

Mix it up! Wide bold jersey skirt, with tweed wellington boots, and a badger sweater? Why not?!

great outdoors trend eightClockwise, from top left: Wellies, £35, Mantaray @ Debenhams, jersey circle skirt, £34.99, H&M, mustard crop sweater, £29.99, H&M, animal cardigan, £39, Mr Badger sweater, £45, both JOY

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