Into The Wild:

Be prepared to unleash your animal instincts this autumn as there’s an array of animal prints, textures and motifs to choose from.  From Leopard (a long term staple of Kate Moss) to Snakeskin, reptile and croc prints, full on fur handbags and accessories, feather clutch bags and hair pieces, plus animal motifs adorning jewellery and scarves.  Go on; take a walk on the wild side >

Our picks of the Into The Wild range:

Suzy Smith Leopard Print Rosalla Clutch Bag >

Fiorelli Hayworth Large Grab Bag >

Vintage:

Vintage style never seems to go out of fashion but this season it’s all out glamour with inspiration from the ‘30’s and ‘40’s.  Add a touch of elegance and ladylike decorum with glamour furs, ladylike framed handbags, clasp purses, tortoiseshell frames and pearl jewels.  To take your look from daytime chic to deco party glamour, invest in metallic finishes and fan-like details. Vintage >

Our picks of the Vintage range:

Rosie Fox Faux Fur Silk Tie Stole >

Mischa Barton Frieda Vintage Style Coin Purse >

Colour:

Summers bright and sunny colour palette evolves into a richer, more sophisticated realm of jewel like colours for autumn/winter ‘11.  The catwalks were dazzling with gem shades from emerald to citrine, as seen at Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.  We say let your accessories do the talking and be dazzled with rich ruby reds, mustards, mallard greens, petrol blues and rich Cognac tans.  Watch this space for the new collections coming soon. Colour >

Our picks of the Colour trend:

Diesel Fresh & Bright Amazonite F&B Leather Wallet >

Ted Baker Lianna Quilted Large Laptop Sleeve >

Sixties Pop:

Summer’s Seventies obsession gives way to a new decade of choice, the 1960’s.  Look to Sixties style icon’s Mary Quant, Twiggy and Julie Christie for inspiration.  Think saturated colour, square boxy handbags, plastic jewellery and round frame opticals to work the look. Sixties pop>

Our picks of the Sixties Pop trend:

Rare Vintage Carrera Sunjet Sunglasses >

Mimco Revolutionary Leather Quilted Day Bag >

Country Heritage:

All things British heritage inspired are big news for this autumn/winter.  Designers including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch and House of Holland took outdoorsy style to a new level of sophistication on the catwalks with traditional tweed, tartan, checks and argyle fabrics featuring heavily.  The trend has evolved from last autumn/winter to include Seventies influences with bucket bags, satchels, fedoras and silk scarves adding a more polished, glamorous finish.  Look out for the new collections hitting down soon. Country Heritage >

Our pick of the Country Heritage trend:

Polo Ralph Lauren Vintage Mens Check Leather Trim Holdall >

Wide Brim Straw Sun Hat >



Clare Potts

Clare Potts

Lifestyle Editor

My personal style is simple, classic, practical and almost always monochrome. My favourite thing to do is to travel; discovering new restaurants and gathering inspiration. I’m rarely found without a classic, black leather tote bag on my arm.


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