Last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to House of Fraser’s Autumn/Winter press day. As House of Fraser have a great mix of both high street and designer pieces, I couldn’t wait to check out what we’ll all be wearing this autumn/winter and get ahead of the trends. And what trends there were. Forget minimalism, because this autumn/winter, more is most definitely more and I thought I’d talk you through some of my personal favourite pieces as well as the looks you’re going to want to be wearing from September onwards.
Embellishment is huge for this autumn/winter and whether it’s studs galore at Michael Kors, or a smattering of sequins, making a statement is definitely going to be made easier by House of Fraser this year. If you’re a little scared of going completely embellished, don’t forget a statement necklace can do all the work for you, and House of Fraser had a tonne of great ones to choose from, but this black and green one was my ultimate favourite.
Don’t put away your faux fur from last year ladies, it’s coming back in a big way this autumn/winter. Leopard print faux fur in particular was a big look at the press day, and when teamed with classic blacks and reds it really does have a gorgeous, timeless feel.
Florals aren’t going anywhere for winter. All you need is a dark base for your florals and you’re set for the colder weather. I loved this Biba piece, it’s definitely got a Baroque-vibe going on and looks super luxe, particularly when teamed with dark sumptuous colours and clashing textures.
Lace, and lots of it is also on the rise! House of Fraser showcased some amazing pieces that look great when paired with other textures like leather and sequinned panels. Don’t let lace be the only focus of your outfit, get layering up and adding some toughness to offset the girly, feminine vibe.
One of my favourite pieces from the whole selection was this Lashes of London laser-cut dress which is under £80! There was a big focus on detail at the event, what with all the studs, sequins, crystals and so this leather detail is a great anithesis if you want statement but not sparkle.
Black and gold is the new monochrome, it’s official, and dashes of dark green and red are also the new ‘classic’ way to go. Dark, sumptuous colours were in abundance, so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try a different, darker coloured base for your outfit other than black!
My favourite line by far at the event, was Label Lab. They have some incredible pieces that are reasonably priced, and definitely stand out from the crowd. I met the lovely designer and buyer behind the brand and they have a great ethos on fashion. It’s all about fun, edgy, young pieces with a twist and there was an abundance of black and gold, which just so happens to be my all-time favourite combo. You can check out their section of the House of Fraser site here.
As well as mingling with some amazing clothes, I also got to meet some lovely fellow bloggers who definitely deserve a shout-out. Florrie of Intrinsically Florrie, Ruth of She Wore Chic and Alina of The Provocative Couture as well as Georgina of Georgina Goodman who I met a few weeks back at High Street Fashion Week.
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