Monday, 16 July 2012

Rock Next Season's Key Trends - Part Two

I'm so relieved that, after last week's post, you all admitted that you're also longing to get your mitts on A/W 2012's key trends. It means I can safely go back to hubby and reassure him that, nope, I'm not a complete shopaholic...

Anyway, this is part two in our guide on next season's biggest (and best) trends. I'm especially loving the oversized sweaters, which I reckon will cover a multitude of post-pregnancy sins...

Which are your faves?

Sam x

Sweater Chic 

Every girl needs a statement jumper in her wardrobe this season, and the more oversized it is, the better. Be prepared to raise your OH's wardrobe to fish out boyfriend-style sweaters, and revel in the fact that this is one comfy trend that EVERYONE can wear!
Military-style Band Girl sweater, £40, Topshop
Drummer jumper, £38, Topshop
Speech bubble knitted sweater, £38, Topshop
Ribbed green V-neck jumper, £50, Topshop Boutique
Gold sequin collar jumper, £265, Markus Lupfer
Sequin Paris sweater, £22.99, Mango
"OMG" jumper, £265, Markus Lupfer
Red knit with sequin detail, £50, Selected Besta
Oversized cardigan, £38, Topshop
Mesh pocket knit, £30, H+M
'J' initial cashmere jumper, £1,180, Jil Sander

Traveller Chic

Think graphic, bold prints, denim shirts, interesting colours and textures and bold, "I bought it from a market on holiday" jewellery and you're halfway there with this one.

This trend has been brewing for a while now - and it's great for adding a quirky, unique spin to outfits. It also happens to be the ideal style to wear at summer festivals! If you're a little bit anxious, just tone it down with plain clothing, such as t-shirts and skinnies. 
Knitted Geo-Festival cardigan, £46, Topshop
Tribal scarf, £18, Topshop
Printed 7/8 trousers, £65, Kookai
Aztec tote, £190, TOTeM Salvaged
Aztec dress, £29.99, TRF at Zara
Gold and turquoise ring, £180, YSL
Printed cotton top, £170, Vineet Bahl
Sleeveless denim shirt, £35, Topshop
Geo blazer, £70, Warehouse
Grey and print tee, £155, Vineet Bahl
Tribal cardigan cardigan, £444, Burberry Prorsum
Knitted print jacket, £79.99, Zara

Lady In Red

Bold, sexy and daring, a splash of red is going to turn everyone into a scarlet woman this season. The key is to keep it simple - just one red item per outfit, or a vivid lip if you prefer.

Go on, I dare you - I guarantee you'll feel that bit sexier for it!
Racer back dress, £79, Zara
Lippy ring, £990, Solange Azagury-Partridge
Scarlet and gold Dolly platform, £595, Charlotte Olympia
Black and red tinsel Emma panel jumper, £315, Markus Lupfer
Red jogging blazer, £49.99, Zara
Red V Sadie jersey dress, £33.50 (sale price), French Connection
Burgundy and black sleeveless shirt, £12, Matalan
Red and sky blue buckle clutch, £12.50 (sale price) ASOS
Red cashmere sweater, £280, Equipment
Red five pocket straight trouser, £25.99, Zara

Punky Checks

This one takes me right back to my teens when I was a little bit of a punk, a little bit alternative. I adored everything studded and everything checked - and finally, FINALLY, it's in fashion! Wahoo.

Pretty much everyone has a checked shirt to nail this trend, but how fab is Stella McCartney's tartan skirt? Not to mention the Louboutin studded clutch - I. Want. It. Now!
Sleeveless tartan shirt, £26, Topshop
Studded check shirt, £39,99, Zara
Green tartan skirt, £425, Stella McCartney
Studded tartan clutch, £545, Christian Louboutin
Green tartan and stud purse, £13, River Island
Sleeveless knotted shirt, £12.99, H+M
Tartan shirt dress, £120, Boutique by Jaeger
Tartan and studded heels, £65, River Island
Check jeans, £102 (sale price), Current Elliott
Tartan trainers, £18, River Island
Check shirt, £35, Warehouse