Trend update: AW15 essentials

Five must-have pieces to make the transition into autumn

  1. The pussy-bow blouse
Pins & Needles at Urban Outfitters, £42

Pins & Needles at Urban Outfitters, £42

River Island, £38

River Island, £38

Warehouse, £42

Warehouse, £42

Glamorous at Topshop, £38

Glamorous at Topshop, £38

Dorothy Perkins, £25

Dorothy Perkins, £25

This super feminine staple piece gels perfectly with some of this season’s biggest trends. The typically unassuming blouse will be key to your Autumn look, allowing you to flatter 70’s tailoring, transform a pinafore dress and embrace the vintage look all in one purchase – bargain!

2. The 70’s flare

Zara, £29.99

Zara, £29.99

New Look, £24.99

New Look, £24.99

MOTO Wide Leg Cropped Jeans at Topshop, £42

MOTO Wide Leg Cropped Jeans at Topshop, £42

Brooke Flare Jeans at River Island, £42

Brooke Flare Jeans at River Island, £42

You’ve been living in Topshop’s high-waisted skinny jeans for the past two years, but now it’s time to mix things up. The seventies glam-rock inspired flare will not only update your whole look, but can add length and elegance to your outfit.

3. The elegant roll-neck

Urban Outfitters, £26

Urban Outfitters, £26

New Look, £8.99

New Look, £8.99

Zara, £17.99

Zara, £17.99

Mango, £9.99

Mango, £9.99

ASOS, £38

ASOS, £38

This season’s high roll neck will be your go-to for sophisticated knitwear. Its sleek design means you can add layers to your outfit by popping it under a dress to nail that seventies look, whilst also keeping warm in the chillier weather.

4. The versatile pinafore

Zara, £25.99

Zara, £25.99

Dorothy Perkins, £25

Dorothy Perkins, £25

MOTO Cut-out Denim Dress at Topshop, £38

MOTO Cut-out Denim Dress at Topshop, £38

MOTO Cord Pinafore Dress at Topshop, £39

MOTO Cord Pinafore Dress at Topshop, £39

Geek-chic or pretty and playful, you can wear this season’s pinafore dress in infinite ways to suit your mood. Experiment with material and texture by slipping a ribbed roll-neck underneath to create a perfectly layered autumnal look.

5. The retro ankle boot

Mock Croc Print Leather Booties at Zara, £69.99

Mock Croc Print Leather Booties at Zara, £69.99

Iris Suede Strap Boots at Office, £95

Iris Suede Strap Boots at Office, £95

Tortoiseshell Heel Boots at Topshop, £85

Tortoiseshell Heel Boots at Topshop, £85

Tor Snake Calf Boot at Urban Outfitters, £70

Tor Snake Calf Boot at Urban Outfitters, £70

Carvela Kurt Geiger, £160

Carvela Kurt Geiger, £160

Whether it’s shiny patent, snakeskin adorned or tortoiseshell heeled, this season is all about ankle boots that are daring enough to be the centrepiece of an outfit. With modern takes on sixties block heels and seventies velvet boots all making a comeback this year, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

 

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