Be on trend this Autumn with these 5 wardrobe staples

 A variety of colours, styles and materials hit the catwalks for autumn/winter 2013, and now the cold has come it’s finally time to get out and show them off. Out of the huge number of designs it seems these five key elements have been the ones to prove the most success both on the catwalk and on the high street. Add these additions to your wardrobe this season and you’ll be sure to be on trend over these colder months.

1. The pink coat

Originally inspired on the catwalk by a number of designers including John Rocha, Paul Smith and Celine, but now it has also hit our high streets to suit everyone’s budgets. From fuchsia to pastels any pink can work, so choose the colour that flatters you.

celine coats


John Rocha pink coat

John Rocha

paul smith coat 2

Ted Baker

High-street coats:

marks and spencer coatMarks and Spencer

primark pink coatPrimark

topshop pink coat


urban outfitters coat

Urban Outfitters

2. Animal print

The likes of John Paul Gaultier and Moschino showed their love of animal print on the catwalk for this autumn, from all over leopard head to toe, to hints of print in gloves, hats and other accessorises. So choose how bold you want to be this autumn.


john paul gaultier animal print 2john paul gaultier animal glovesjohn paul gaultier animal print

John Paul Gaultier


Moschino suit

High-street animal print:

house of fraser animal coatHouse of fraser



warehouse leapard scarf


3. Leather

Prada and Jil Sander showed off just how to sport leather this autumn as well as a number of other designers. From pencil to argyle skirts and jackets to sweaters, here’s the look on both the high-street and catwalk.



Prada catwalk


Jil Sander

High-street leather:



asos leather skirt


miss guided leather


4. Florals

Erdem and Dolce and Gabbana portrayed the change in florals perfectly with dark base colours topped with deep vibrant patterns. Look for navy, blacks and greens against vivid reds and blues to create their effect.

Designer florals:


Erdem catwalk

erdem florals


tracy reese florals

Tracy Reese

High-street florals:


LK Bennet


French Connection

5. Fur and feathers

Alexander McQueen went all out with his use of fur and feathers this autumn and Gucci also created some luxury fur coats to keep you warm and stylish this winter. But again look to high street stored like Topshop for a variety of fur coats, jackets and gilets to get the look without spending your month’s wage.




Alexander McQueen

Fashion Show - Gucci collection (Fall-Winter 2012-2013) Runway 018


High-street fur:

topshop fur


New look 3

New Look

asos fur coat



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