So much to look forward to this Autumn

Summer is almost over, but don’t fret, there is a lot to look forward to in fashion this autumn. From hats to tights, dresses to jeans, you will love what is in store. I have been overseas for the past three weeks [hence there not being any posts] and walking around the shops, it was to my surprise how many great items I have found and what looks seem to be trending for autumn 2012.

While pursuing my retail research I have seen a lot of use of colour. In the way of, plumb, blue, mustard, grey and black. I have also seen a lot of velvet used in clothes and shoes, felt, and fur [faux of course]. So here is a brief outline of what to expect this coming season.


Expect to see a lot of pencil and tube skirts. These skirts come in a range of autumn colours like blue and mustard. These skirts are not just for the office. Wear them day to day with a cute knitted sweater or a loose fitted blouse.







Coloured coats are a great for those cooler nights in autumn. Coming in a range of colours like red, mustard and black. These coats are seen in wool and felt. Faux fur coats are also back this year but also available in some great colours like green and blue.







Everyone needs a pair of jeans in autumn. But there is no need to stick to the plain blue, be adventurous there are plenty of colours to choose from. From deep reds, pinks and dark greens. These jeans will brighten up those autumn days.







Brightly coloured and patterned leggings are going to be big this coming season. And it is always great to have a pair of leggings for those more relaxed occasions or god forbid those fat days… Leggings are great with an oversized plain top and a scarf if it is bit chilly.







It’s a more relaxed approach to dresses this autumn. I have seen a lot of block coloured shift dresses as well as a few lace cut out dresses.








There are a lot of sweaters/jumpers in store for autumn. Knitted, fancy designs, colourful and very cosie. A great staple for an autumn wardrobe!






Moving on to accessories…


Big chunky metal, what I call cuff necklaces [because they remind me of the cuffs you wear on your arm]. Coming in rose gold and metallic. As well as cuff bangles and chunky metal rings.







Satchels look like they are here to stay. Available in some fantastic autumn colours.






Shoes, Belts and Hats

In the way of shoes I have seen a lot of velvet coloured heels in plumb, black, brown and green with block heels and a bit of a platform. Ankle boots are also looking to be a bit of a trend with a kind of a country vibe to them.

Seen a lot on the red carpet at the SAG awards this year is the warrior belt. Coming in sliver, gold and rose gold. I have also seen a lot of skinny belts in multiple colours.

I have so many hats and I added to my collection today… The panama is making a huge come back this season. Available is many of the fantastic autumn colours also.


A good pair of tights can last you years. This autumn tights are in a range of colours from red to blue. Pattered tights are also back, with some great designs to choose from.


So prepare to break the bank [again] this autumn. With all these amazing pieces, how could you not.

Photos taken from shop online now. Thoughts are my own.



How to wear your faux fur

The fur coat has been a trend for winter for years, and now the fur vest seems to be making a comeback. However, as fur is usually rather expensive and we do not condone cruelty to animals; here are some faux fur looks you can try this winter with out breaking the bank.

Burt fur coat $129.95

Sportsgirl has a lot of faux fur looks in store. The classic fur coat from Sportsgirl is great if you are wanting a full fur coat look. Pair this jacket with a LBD for a good (warm) night out. Or for day to day use match it with a printed T and a pair of denim shorts.

Moscow vest $129.95

This is another one of Sportsgirls’ cool fur looks. This is a great option if you are a little nervous about wearing fur. This vest is good for beginners trying their first fur look. This vest is more dressy with fur only around the edge and some beaded detailing on the panels. This vest would go well with a T and a pair of wide leg jeans to really embrace the hippy look. Or wear it out on the town with a leather mini and a tucked in coloured T.

Linda fur vest $129.95

This vest is probably one of my favourites and I will defiantly be adding it to my wardrobe. This Sportsgirl vest has so many options. For everyday, I would pair this vest with a pair of jeans, a long sleeved button up shirt in a burt orange and a wooden beaded necklace. Put on a pair of brown boots and you’re ready to walk out the door. For a more hippy look I would wear a long sleeved tunic dress with a delicate print, some brown tights and a pair of boots. And for something more night time wear this vest with a leather skirt, dark printed long sleeved top, and pair of fancy lace tights and some heels.

The Linda fur Sportsgirl vest is quite long and if you are looking for something a little more cropped then why not try this Dotti vest. It is very similar and a little bit cheaper! -J

Long yogi vest $99.95

Hilary Duff was snapped wearing a long fur vest like the Sportsgirl one above. She pairs it with a basic white tank, leather leggings and over-the-knee suede boots.

Hilary rocks the fur vest