So I went to Bristol Fashion Week last week where they showcased this AW's trends as styled by some of the stores at the Mall Cribbs Causeway where the show was hosted. I tagged along to the live blogging show to see what they put together and to see what's going to be popular this season.
Military styled by M&S and Radley: What is AW without a military trend? Trench coats with gold detailed buttons and chunky boots just scream that winter is here. BFW topped it off with head tassles giving a nod to 18th/19th century military uniforms.
Sportslux styled by Jack Wills: My pictures of this show didn't come out too good as there was a lot of dancing but you can imagine this look as your typical Jack Wills style with thick gilets and comfy hoodies.
Oversized styled by Next: This was mainly a parade of fancy oversized coats which I love. I love a good boyfriend jacket or a smart oversized coat but the catwalk also saw puffer jackets that are guaranteed to keep your warm.
Pastels style by John Lewis and Pandora: Pastels always scream spring but they can definitely work for the winter too, paired with burgundy lips and a pair of heeled pointed boots. John Lewis nailed this look!
Lifestyle styled by Crew and Gap: This was a very chilled, every day sort of look but still with a touch of class you'd expect from Crew. It was mainly jeans and smart jacket for a preppy look.
Gothic styled by Coast: This was a trend that I clearly loved, I mean it was a whole lot of black outfits, what's not to love? Coast showed that gothic could be dressed up with textures such as lace and off the shoulder shapes.
Mismatch styled by Cath Kidston, Jack and Jones and Specsavers: Mismatch patterns is always a risky trend as it's easy to wrong but Cath Kidston, with all of the wonderful florals, obviously managed to get it right. They showed that the best way to make it work is pairing a patterned outfit with a loud raincoat, perfect for the downpours we are definitely going to get.
Fairytale styled by Karen Millen, Next and Accesorize: I really enjoyed this catwalk. It was filled with magical metallic outfits topped with Frida Kahlo inspired floral crowns, something that is usually a summer trend but definitely works in winter. Perhaps try a grungey deep red floral crown.
Animal by John Lewis and River Island: Animal print is something that I usually stay away from but this year I love it. Leopard print is particularly drawing my attention. I'm thinking boots and skirt in the print would be really sassy.
Opulence by M&S, Accesorize and Specsavers: I can tell this is going to be huge this season. I find opulence to be associated with textures such as leather, velvet and silk all in black, white, red, siler and gold. It makes an outfit look expensive but thanks to the high street, it doesn't have to injure your purse.
So they were what Bristol Fashion Week have forecast to be the top trends this season. What do you think?
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