Autumn/Winter trends for 2012

I recently went shopping and was amazed to see that autumn fashion trends are already hitting the high street.  Let’s be honest, we didn’t really even have a summer to speak of and I know I’ve already had the hot water bottle and fleecy pj’s out!  But that’s between us …

So what can we expect to see in the shops for autumn into winter? H&M have lots of rich colours such as mustard, burgundy, purple and orange coming into play.  However, they keep things playful and feminine with the addition of very pretty Peter Pan collars.  This particular style of collar which is flat with a rounded edge, is named after the collar of the costume worn in 1905 by actress Maude Adams in her role as Peter Pan.

Brocade which I have posted about before, rich and regal fabrics such as velvet and leather with lots of heavy pattern will be massive this season.  It depends on how far you want to take this particular trend as it can look a little much walking down the street in comparison to the runways of Paris and Milan.  Go for a white shirt with high standing frilled collar and velvet/brocade trousers or simply pair with jeans and a heavy fabric jacket.  This style is made complete with the addition of lots of gold costume jewellery.

Trophy jumpers are making headlines again.  During Spring/Summer 2012 we saw oversized “boyfriend” jumpers as well as Sports luxe hooded sweaters.  You will need to take the next step for Autumn and search out jumpers with eye catching detail or colour.  Also, check out high street shops stocking heavy knits.  Basically, this trend is all about the jumper being the statement piece of your outfit whether that be the colour, knit, pattern or detail.  Keep these things in mind if you want to follow this particular trend.

Accessories again will be key.  Not only do you need to stock up on costume jewellery but belts are still on trend.  Simply add a belt to cinch in a coat, jacket, cardigan etc and remember to keep the belt skinny if you are pairing with a fur or bulky fabric coat to give you a better shape.