Pair the trends

There are so many trends that go together so well this season, it’s time to … pair the trends! (Say that last bit in a cheesy game show host voice, it sounds much better!) Anyway, yep, pair the trends. Simple really, and as it says – we’re just taking some of this season’s best trends, and pairing them up – we’re that stylish. And so can you be if you follow this simple guide!

1. Embellished Top + Full Midi Skirt

pai trends embellished midiThe full midi skirt is a winter wardrobe musthave. It’s warm, practical, stylish and looks great in the evening, the day, with boots, with shoes, with wellies, even! Pair the trends by teaming it with an embellished top to add a subtle hint of seasonal glamour to an outfit. Embellishment is huge this season, and perfect for the festive period. We’ve teamed a simple blue skirt from French Connection (£110) with an H&M embellished top (£29.99).

2. Leggings + Oversized Knit

pair trends leggings jumperLeggings have made a reappearance on the fashion scene in the last few years, so embrace them! They’re nothing like the 1980s horror leggings – great fabrics, bold patterns, lots of lycra, less of that ‘kneed’ effect! They look perfect with an oversized swter – another 1980s trend that works well in 2014! We love these leather-look leggings from Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams (£28), teamed with New Look’s 1980s inspired sweater (£22.99).

3. Plaid + Lace

pair trends plaid laceTartan, or plaid, as the fashion world love to call it, goes well with lace. It can go a wee bit fancy dress if you’re not careful, so make the lace subtle; watch how your pair the trends here. We’ve taken a preppy pleated plaid midi skirt, and added a lace-insert sweat top for an updated look. Our fab skirt is from JOY (£45) and lace-insert sweatshirt from French Connection (£49)

4. Belted coat + Winter florals

Pair trends florals coatCoats are huge this year – figuratively and literally. Big 1970s style belted wrap coats are so stylish – and we can’t get away from this red one. We love the winter florals trend-  florals look great on black. So, we love the juxtaposition of florals, with winter coat, get it? Pair the trends perfectly! Our H&M favourite is £99.99, and the gorgeous vintage style dress is £190 at French Connection

5. Statement Necklace + Pastel Knit

PAIR TRENDS JUMPER NECKLACEStatement necklaces are a thing again. They seem to have been a ‘thing’ for a few years now, and we reckon the best way to wear them is to pair the trends with pastel knits. Pastel for winter is big this year. A simple plain crew neck sweater looks so much more with a huge chunky statement bejewelled necklace, agreed? Our pink sweater is just £12 at BHS, and our big necklace is £19.99 from New Look.

That’s how we pair the trends. How would you do it?

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New Look AW14 collections

It’s August, and that means …Autumn Winter fashion! Yes, the shops have started to stock the first of their autumn winter collections, so we’re going to bring you a few previews this week, starting with New Look AW14.

This season’s trends include 1960s style, winter florals, a folk vibe, big, oversized coats (preferably in fake fur), fairytale style and winter pastels, as well as glittery, shimmery, sequins and more!

In the New Look AW14 collection you will see fabrics are smooth and futuristic and decoration comes in bold linear patterns, flashes of pink and bold animal prints.

There are sculpted shapes, layering and graphic black and white. Relaxed daywear sees brushed cotton-check shirting mixed with chunky knitwear and felted wool in gritty khaki tones. Outerwear is varied and stylish; chill-cheating parkas with uber-luxe furry hoods, cocoon coats in bold checks and pastels and over-sized boyfriend coats in mannish checks.

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Jumper, £17.99, trousers, £24.99, shoes, £19.99

The 1960s mod vibe sees print shift dresses, simple lines, and simple patterns.

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Coat, £49.99, T-shirt £12.99, Jeans, £24.99, Shoes, £14.99

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Coat, £49.99, dress, £27.99

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Cape, £44.99, jumper £22.99, shorts, £17.99

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left: jumper, top, skirt, all £17.99, right: coat, £59.99, jumper, £19.99, dress, £22.99, shoes, £24.99

Simple plaids are a nod to the folky trend, in this New Look AW14 collection. The so-called ‘normcore’ or perfectly boring’ trend sees a lot of grey, a lot of tailoring – it’s all about wearing the most classic pieces, in the most classic way. It isn’t boring, it’s sophisticated and smart.

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Left: Jacket, £29.99, shirt, £17.99, trousers, £19.99, shoes, £19.99 Right: Coat, £49,99, jumper, £22.99, jeans, £22.99, shoes, £19.99

Evening wear in the New Look AW14 collection harks back to the late 1960s, when evening wear was THE key in your wardrobe- luxe, simple, sexy and glitzy.

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Left: Jumpsuit, £34.99, belt, £7.99, shoes, £34.99. Right: Dress, £119.99

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Dress, £39.99, boots, £29.99

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Left: Dress, £59.99, coat, £64.99, Right: dress, £34.99

Coats. If you buy one thing this autumn winter, buy a coat. New Look AW14 collection has loads of fantasic coats, in winter pastels, brushed fabrics, fake furs, and more.

Oversized knitwear is a massive autumn winter trend, for the evening and the day.Fairytale florals, rich autumnal tones make up the prettiest part of the New Look AW14 collection for me. Burnt orange, russet tones spell autumn perfectly. Big plaid coats, fur collars and scarves, and cute parkas make everything cosy!

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Left: Blue coat, £54.99, shirt, £17.99, trousers, £19.99. Right: Pink coat, £54.99, dress, £24.99, shoes, £19.99

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Left: Coat, £59.99, scarf, £17.99, jumper, £17.99, dress, £22.99. Right: Coat, £44.99, jumper, £17.99, necklace, £14.99, skirt, £14.99, socks, £2.99, shoes, £29.99

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Left: Blouse, £19.99, skirt, £22.99. Right: Coat, £44.99, skirt, £24.99, jumper, £22.99, bag, £24.99

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Left: Floral dress, £19.99, shoes, £19.99, Right: Dress, £22.99, coat, £34.99, shoes, £19.99

The New Look AW14 collection will be filtering into stores from August onwards.