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

New Look Autumn Winter 2013 Collections

If there is one thing guaranteed to make you smile through the summer rain, it’s the New Look Autumn Winter 2013 collections. We can’t wait for this lot to hit stores – and once you’ve had a look at our little overview, we guarantee you will be itching for it to land!

The New Look Autumn Winter 2013 range has some very different collections in it – the boho Baboushka, the 1980s inspired New Model Army, and 1990s inspired Grunge, to name a few.

Here’s a quick run through a few of the New Look Autumn Winter 2013 collections. Start saving now!

BABOUSHKA

THE LOOK: This collection has folkish flair, and a rustic Russian charm, thanks to rich colours, sumptuous fabrics, and decadent prints. To get this look, mix faux fur coats with delicate blouses, washed biker jackets and floral blouses with pussy-bow ties, and heavy patterned knits with jewel coloured skirts.

Left - hat, £4.99, dress, £29.99, tights, £2.99, boots, £39.99. Right - earrings, £5.99, jacket, £30, top, £7.99, bangles, £8.99, bag, £24.99, jeans, £22.99, heels, £24.99

Left – hat, £4.99, dress, £29.99, tights, £2.99, boots, £39.99. Right – earrings, £5.99, jacket, £30, top, £7.99, bangles, £8.99, bag, £24.99, jeans, £22.99, heels, £24.99

KEY COLOURS: Burgundy, teal and navy are the key tones of this cosy collection – it’s also rich in autumnal tones, luxurious textures, and statement jewels.

Left - coat, £55, bag, £24.99. Middle - bracelet, £6.99, bag, £24.99, belt, £4.99. Right - necklaces and earrings, £tbc

Left – coat, £55, bag, £24.99. Middle – bracelet, £6.99, bag, £24.99, belt, £4.99. Right – necklaces and earrings, £tbc

NEW MODEL ARMY

THE LOOK: This is all about sharp lines, structured shapes and classic cuts – with more than a hint of 1980s power dressing to it – but with a very modern twist. Luxe fabrics, clean silhouettes and powerful, bold colours. It has a casual, off-duty side to it too, with quilting and graphic tees adding a sort of sports luxe touch.

Left - jumper, £22.99, earrings, £7.99, skirt, £19.99, heels, £19.99. Right - dress, £19.99, heels, £19.99

Left – jumper, £22.99, earrings, £7.99, skirt, £19.99, heels, £19.99. Right – dress, £19.99, heels, £19.99

KEY COLOURS: Moncohrome is key. Black and white make a key base for bold bright colours like scarlet red and cobalt blue. Statement prints like leopard, and graphic checks make this a style for the bold and fashion brave!

Left - jumper, £16.99, earrings, £7.99. Middle - heels, £24.99. Right - jumper, £16.99, necklace, £14.99, ring, £4.99, clutch, £15.99

Left – jumper, £16.99, earrings, £7.99. Middle – heels, £24.99. Right – jumper, £16.99, necklace, £14.99, ring, £4.99, clutch, £15.99

GRUNGE

THE LOOK: The 90s is retro now – and that means the return of Grunge. But with a bit of a twist. The New Look Autumn Winter 2013 version of grunge mixes in a bit of punk too, with fashion’s perennial favourite print, tartan, back again. Mix bold prints, tough textures and hard-edged embellishment for modern grunge. Leather pencil skirts, fishnet tights, distressed biker jackets, oversized plaid shirts, textured cardigans, and big coats!

Left - hat, £4.99, top, £4.99, shirt, £16.99, bag, £22.99, skirt, £22.99, tights, £4.99, heels, £24.99. Right - coat, £65, dress, £19.99

Left – hat, £4.99, top, £4.99, shirt, £16.99, bag, £22.99, skirt, £22.99, tights, £4.99, heels, £24.99. Right – coat, £65, dress, £19.99

KEY COLOURS: A muted palette, lifted with florals and checks and toughened up with studs, chains, and spikes. Oh yeah, and muted beanie hats, of course!

Left - earrings, £5.99, rings, £3.99, ring chain, £4.99, bag, £24.99, belt, £4.99. Middle - tights, £4.99, boots, £29.99. Right - cuff, £7.99, ring, £3.99, bag, £17.99

Left – earrings, £5.99, rings, £3.99, ring chain, £4.99, bag, £24.99, belt, £4.99. Middle – tights, £4.99, boots, £29.99. Right – cuff, £7.99, ring, £3.99, bag, £17.99

GOING OUT

THE LOOK: Fabulous, fun and flashy – think sequins, glitter and lots and lots of bling! Amazing jackets will transform a simple tee, disco pants scream glam! More is more, so heap on the accessories – big statement necklaces, chandelier earrings and gorgeous shoes and bags.

New Look autumn winter going out one

Left – dress, £39.99, bag, £12.99, boots, £34.99. Right – jacket, £60, top, £9.99, necklace, £7.99, ring, £3.99, trousers, £19.99, shoes, £27.99

KEY COLOURS: Jewel colours and shimmering metallics. This winter party season is going to be glamorous and luxurious!

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Left – earrings, £4.99, necklace, £17.99, ring, £6.99, gold ring, £4.99, clutch, £19.99, heels, £19.99. Middle – earrings, £7.99, necklace, £14.99. Right – heels, £22.99

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 reductions