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While the shops are full of black, grey and winter whites. There are also some lovely colours around. It seems most branded stores have opted for one colour in their autumn collection. The colours include purples, oranges, reds and corals. The good news is that the colour is in a range of hues making it more likely that you'll find a hue to suit your colouring.
A big trend this season is animal print, especially leopard and also snake skin patterns in many different colour-ways. And in all types of garments and accessories from hair clips to shoes and underwear to coats. I luuurve this trend and will have to make sure I don't over do it! It doesn't suit everyone's personality and can have a "hooker" label attached to it, but it can also be either a fun look or a sophisticated and sensual look. If you're not brave enough to wear a leopard-print dress, perhaps try a scarf or a card holder.
The architectural theme in design is also represented in most collections. It includes ruching, tucks and folds and even "flames", as well as space age style shoulders. Remember to take care where the design element falls on your body and to make sure it's giving your body shape the balance and proportions you want to achieve.
Another design trend is hardware detailing in the form of studs and zips, that add an edge to an outfit.
There's still an abundance of dresses around this autumn and winter fashion season. On-trend lengths are still around knee length and above or full length. There are many styles to choose from.
So, especially if you don't have a dress yet, I'd encourage you to identify your horizontal body shape and then look for a dress silhouette that will suit that shape. For example, if you have an hourglass figure look for an hourglass silhouette in a dress (or create see if you can create the hourglass shape by cinching in the dress with a belt at the waist).
Look for dresses in trans-seasonal fabrics such as medium-light weight jerseys or medium-light wool or wool blends for maximum wear. You can always add warmth and change the look of the dress by layering with long-sleeved fine knits or long sleeved t-shirts and opaque tights and boots.
Styles include goddess-like draping, one shoulder and strapless.
Leather jackets are a key trend this year. Particularly in bomber and biker styles. In fact, there's a wide range of jackets around including blazer's, bolero and dinner jacket styles.
Trench coats and jackets are in many of the collections. And they're in many style variations, fabrics and colours.
Coats also include classic shapes in camel and tweed. There are also capes (both collar-style capes and coat-style capes) as an alternative.
Ruffles are a key theme in tops. Take care with this look if you have a large bust -- make sure the ruffles are away from your bust. Ruffles around the neck and over the bust is a great look for those of us who are less well endowed, since they'll add perceived bust volume!
If ruffles aren't your thing look for ruching, especially on shoulders. Avoid this style if you have an inverted triangle horizontal body shape, since it will emphasise your shoulders. I like this styling -- I call it the "Klingon" look (Star Trek fans will understand!).
Knit wear includes fine merino cardigans and long sleeved t-shirts as well as chunkier sleeveless and short sleeved cardigans. There's also a variety of waistcoats around still.
Pants are still mainly straight and either skinny or wider legs.
Pantsuits are also still around. And cropped, tapered and pleated pants -- these are best if you're tall, slim and have long-legs.
Distressed jeans and slashed jeans are back.
Fabric trends for autumn and winter fashion include leather, tweed, velvet, silk and wool.
Take care not to put the bulkier of the winter fabrics over areas you'd rather minimise!
Autumn and winter fashion trends in prints include...
As well as the usual black and white 2010 autumn and winter fashion trend colours include...
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everyone is wearing scarves this Autumn-Winter. Many colours and prints such as black, white, silver, purple, pink, yellow and greys. Mostly lines …
Pale pastel colours
I've seen a lot of pastel and soft pale colours around like light beige, pale pinks, whites, creams and peach. I really like these colours and they look …
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I bought this top, from Warehouse, last September when I was in the UK. I love the "klingon" sleeves (if you're a trekkie you'll understand ;D), they're …
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