Anyone else sick of sale stock, tired of last seasons looks and being unaccepting of walking into your favourite fast fashion stores only to see clothes that have somehow come to form part of the genetics of the flooring , garments hanging on for dear life to the hangers that they have found themselves thrown and entwined upon( here’s to looking at you a certain well-known and adored store that all us fashionistas flock to each season, in an attempt to try to resemble Olivia Palermo ,Zara being one of stores guilty for this sales mania) .
Dont get me wrong I love a bargain myself .Nothing beats that feeling of seeing that piece or in my cases, pieces, that you saw towards the send of the store and have held out on buying.Then that faithful day comes and you see that magic sign in the window , in all of its red glory “Sales now in store”.Cue the inner shopaholic inside of you bursting out of your skeleton with your wallet, credit cards and all other accepted forms of payment , and leaving you in the shadows awaiting its return laden down with the trophies of the sales scavenging.The rush is unlike any other and has been known to add to the adoration of the pieces that hang so beautifully in that somewhat cramped and overflowing closet of yours. Welcome to the Family , here you will be loved , be in good company with a host of other labels.You many even, my perfectly priced beauty, be shown a whole new world of places , people , admiring glances and gasps of other shopaholic who utter those sacred words of “Where did you get this , I need one “.Enough to make the heart skip a beat I hear you say ladies .
Although now is the time, while on our ritual excursions to the retail outlets that we hold an almost religious like following to, we see all the new goodies for AW16 creep into our eyelines.Let the lusting for the luxe and latest clothing obsessions begin.
The trends this year shown so far are super wearable and can be adapted to your individual style.The key trends that have been seen this year are Tartan .Not just for kilts ladies and your cashmere Burberry Scarf.Can be worn as a full outfit in forms of pinafores with a high ponytail and winged out black liner for the ultimate school girl chic look. Channel your inner Clueless self with this trend .Adored by Victoria Beckham this season in her collection for AW16 and of course the faithful Burberry .
Velvet has been huge and do not discard this favourite, that I think, any child of the nineties will remember owning. everything from scrunchies to the full-blown emerald-green or red dresses that nearly every one of us had as kiddies and that our Mumas were fond of back then.This trend is instrumental in brining back the choker in a major way and I for one, am all for it.
In terms of colour we have been gifted this gorgeous bright and refreshing hue for Winter.incorporating lilac and pretty periwinkle.Adorned the AW catwalk of Michael Kors, Miu Miu and Roberto Cavalli.Rain on down the Purple Rain !Looks amazing paired with mustard and yellow tones.
RUFFLES ALL THE RAGE
This is a cult classic where a little goes a long way.Think of how this trend can be used to work with and complement your body shape in order to avoid looking like an acordian!God knows that will never be in fashion unless of course Beethoven raises from the dead and becomes the new editor in chief of Vogue !
Let me know what trends your will be lusting after this season and the key pieces you will be adding to your collections.