monday night at the met.

The biggest night in fashion took place in New York on Monday night. Yes, it was the return of the Met Gala. It seemed to come around again quickly but the anticipation to see what everyone would wear was as great as ever. Like I said in my post last year, I love the Met Gala because it is often when designers are at their most creative and daring and when fashion and art truly cross-over.

The exhibition and theme this year was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between. It’s the only time the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have curated an exhibit on a living designer since 1983. With Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons as the focus, it invited the attendees to explore avant-garde fashion, to play with masculine vs. feminine, to experiment with shape and construction. While there were a lot of lovely dresses on show, it was a bit disappointing as it seemed like more than ever many didn’t even try to nod towards the theme. It didn’t take away from my enjoyment as a spectator but it did strike me that most opted for pretty instead. My favourites of the night definitely reflect this as the women who did reference Kawakubo and CdG, whether by actually wearing one of her designs (only a handful did this) or if their look was clearly inspired by them, were the ones who really stood out for me.

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Rihanna in Comme des Garçons

Rihanna of course takes the top spot. She was mine and many others (just check social media) absolute favourite of the night. Rihanna has such impeccable and innate style in general but when it comes to the Met Gala she really pulls out all the stops every year she attends. I love her continual commitment to the theme, and this time it not only stood out individually but when compared with most others, Rihanna’s choice of attire was even more noteworthy, not least because she actually wore Comme des Garçons! Also major points have to be awarded for the perfect styling of this look too – no easy feat with something this unique.

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Katy Perry in Maison Margiela

Katy Perry was one of the co-chairs for the Met Gala this year and she made sure to prove why she was the right choice. While perhaps unusual for a co-chair to not wear something by the designer being honoured, this custom Maison Margiela look was definitely fitting. It made a statement for all the right reasons and you can clearly see the influence of Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons in the design too. The whole look is avant-garde but specifically the ruffles, veil and use of the colour red can all be seen in several CdG collections. The ornamental and embroidered elements of the headdress added Katy Perry’s signature quirk to this Maison Margiela creation.

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Solange Knowles in Thom Browne

I have long been a fan of Solange Knowles’ style. The way in which she always seems to bring something new yet authentically her to what she wears is continually impressive. Her look on Monday night was no exception. This Thom Browne ensemble was striking in its difference and there were several aspects to it which were reminiscent of CdG without losing the Thom Browne-ness of it all. The masculine influence, architectural shoes and oversized cuffs are all synonymous with Rei Kawakubo’s designs.

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Dakota Johnson in Gucci

This beautiful Gucci dress proves that black on the red carpet does not mean boring. It also shows another side to the Italian fashion house as this differs from their usual red carpet looks. The romantic and maximalist nature of Dakota’s gown are key features of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci but by abstaining from embellishment and being solid black in colour, it feels fresh and sets it apart from their other big-event dresses. The rosette-like ruffles are well-balanced and so don’t overwhelm Dakota, while also being a nod to Comme des Garçons.

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Zoe Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta

Zoe Kravitz looked truly stunning on Monday night. She managed to simultaneously look modern and like she was from another era (aka. major Audrey Hepburn vibes). This was created by the pale pink and black colour combination and the silhouette of the gown respectively. The black on the capelet and bust added texture to the dress and gave it edge to stop it looking too delicate or dated. Classic and cool to match Zoe herself. Another detail that lends itself to the avant-garde is that the roses on the front of the dress are real.

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Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

Priyanka Chopra has quickly become one-to-watch when it comes to the red carpet but she excelled herself at her first Met Gala. This Ralph Lauren trench dress with dramatic train made an impact as it was totally unexpected and completely unlike what anyone else was wearing. It is simple in some ways – the fact that it is a classic trench coat and camel in colour, but the enlarged collar and train and bold styling (ankle boots, Jennifer Fisher earrings and artfully undone hair) elevated that and created a memorable look.

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Olivia Cooke in Burberry

I do enjoy Olivia Cooke on Bates Motel but to be honest I was surprised to see her at the Met Gala. However it turned out to be a pleasant surprise because she looked gorgeous. The dress is very pretty but it does have a clear reference to the theme due to the ruffled, lace sleeve and the asymmetry it creates. I also like that amongst the many red dresses seen on Monday night, Olivia’s Burberry gown is a slightly darker, richer shade.

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Adwoa Aboah in Conner Ives

Adwoa Aboah is the model of the moment and for her second Met Gala she chose Conner Ives, a relatively unknown London designer. It was a bold move that paid off. The deconstructed style of this dress is appropriate for the theme of the night while also suiting her own personality and style. I like how it mixes the more masculine suiting elements with very feminine lace details and pink, almost princess-like Manolo Blahnik shoes. The mismatched earrings and rings add edge and mirror her cool-girl aesthetic.

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Aymeline Valade in Marni

I can’t resist a woman in a great suit and Aymeline Valade in Marni certainly fulfills that and more. The combination of colours, the embellishment and the silhouette of this suit all just really work in my opinion. Women in suits on the red carpet is not uncommon but this is an elevated version worthy of the Met Gala. It is by no means ordinary and it stood out on Monday night amongst the sea of pretty dresses.

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Julia Nobis in Calvin Klein

Like with Aymeline Valade’s suit, this look is perhaps only one that a model can pull off. Julia Nobis wore a Calvin Klein look which was certainly distinct from the others on the red carpet. Every element of her ensemble played with asymmetry; from the oversized shirt partially tucked to the American flag skirt with one flowing side to the opposite embellishment on the straps of her shoes. Not completely casual, not your typical Gala wear but wholly an interesting and individual look.

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Keri Russell in Rag & Bone & Matthew Rhys

Listen, I love Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and I thought Selena Gomez and The Weeknd were really sweet but I have to give coolest couple to Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. They both looked very stylish, cool and modern and I liked how her suit and his kilt played with gender. Plus, I think it’s important as a couple on the red carpet that you look just as good on your own as you do with each other, and Keri and Matthew were a great example of this.

Finally, there were some details, from hair to make-up to styling choices, at the Met Gala that I couldn’t leave out of this list. Zendaya showed that big hair is beautiful, Brie Larson and Cara Delevinge went matchy-matchy with their hair (or just head) and outfits with gold and silver respectively, Thandie Newton channeled avant-garde via a hair bouquet, Lily Aldridge mixed strong and delicate by pairing bold brows with a fuchsia veil and Grace Hartzel was on her own, brilliant level.

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images via nymag.com/thecut, vogue.co.uk, justjared.com, instagram.com, glamour.com, eonline.com, telegraph.co.uk
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the return.

Hello! Remember me??

That may be a bit dramatic, but an update on what is happening with this blog is long overdue! When I looked back to check the date of my last post it shocked me yet sadly felt about right at the same time. I honestly hate that I had to abandon my blog for six (!!) months because I absolutely loved working on it and I felt like I had really gotten into the groove with blogging. I was proud of seven. I still am. I just wish that I could have continued posting regularly.

I’m not going to go into all the details of it but I had to stop blogging, along with literally just about everything else, due to health reasons. I am unfortunately still not back to good health yet but for the past couple of months seven has been on my mind more and more. It’s gotten to the point where I feel ready to return to blogging in some form. I wish I felt able to get back to posting every week but I know that just isn’t realistic right now. Hopefully, it won’t be long before I can return to the blogging schedule that I used to have though.

In the meantime, I have been updating my Pinterest so do check it out to see what has been inspiring me lately. As for seven, with the Met Gala being held in New York tonight there will definitely be my round up of the best dressed up later this week. I cannot say for sure when the next post after that will be, but I am hopeful there won’t be another long break.

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Get prepped for the 2017 Met Gala by checking out my picks for best dressed last year here.

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style spotlight: Margot Robbie

I feel pretty confident in saying that almost all women will have a girl crush in some form. Whether it’s someone they know, or more likely a celebrity or icon whom they admire for a variety of different reasons. I have several girl crushes and when I think about it for a bit longer, they fall under different categories. Some are because I think they are a great actress, some it’s solely about their style, some I’ve had for a long time and others are new but they all have that likeable quality and will often make you think ‘what a babe‘. When you boil it down to basics, it is simply women celebrating other women and there is nothing wrong with that.

My last style spotlight post on Phoebe Tonkin is definitely an example of a girl crush of mine, whereas the one focusing on Alicia Vikander was more about how great I think her style is. For this installment I’m returning to someone who I (and most women at this current time) are just a little bit obsessed with: Margot Robbie. The Australian actress has been in two huge movies, The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad, both of which it seemed like everyone was talking about at their respective times and so it resulted in everyone knowing about Margot Robbie at the same time… Unless you were a diehard Neighbours fan. It’s also worth noting that she was a stand-out in both of those films, especially in Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn was by far the best character/part of that movie. Plus, in every interview I’ve seen her in she always comes across really well – funny and smart.

As relevant as this all is, the main area I want to focus on today is Margot Robbie’s great style. I took notice of what she was wearing pretty quickly because she has just been killing it in the outfit department. She manages to mix up the looks she wears but it still feels right for her. In a similar way, her hair and makeup choices mirror this as she often changes her hair cut and colour (although I think she suits blonde best) and isn’t afraid of trying out a variety of beauty looks. Margot Robbie frequently wears Gucci and Alexander McQueen and can effortlessly pull off a range of styles, from minimal to heavily embellished. Her Tom Ford Oscar look is still one of my absolute favourites. Whether it’s casual and chic daywear or a beautiful gown, she basically doesn’t put a foot wrong. Of course at this point I have to mention Margot’s stylist, Kate Young. In addition to Robbie, she styles Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams and Dakota Johnson, all of whom look great on near enough every red carpet outing too. Kate Young also styles Sienna Miller and I needed to mention this separately because she is a forever girl crush of mine – her style which I’ve always loved, her amazing hair and I enjoy her films. She deserves a style spotlight post of her own, but that will take a long time to compile! In short, Kate Young is a truly great stylist who just gets her clients and Margot Robbie is a great example of that.

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Ralph Lauren coat, Trademark trousers
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images via gofugyourself.com, celebmafia.com, mirror.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, instagram.com/margotrobbie

sweater (and scarf and coat and boot) weather.

Here in England, the temperature has definitely dropped. It happened quite suddenly last week and it seems to be sticking. Gone are the humid, weirdly warm days that we were still exeperiencing in September because a new month seems to have brought new weather. It finally feels like Autumn with crisp days and even hints of the Winter to come, when you find yourself pulling out your coziest sweaters to curl up in on the sofa.

To tell you the truth, I actually prefer the Autumn/Winter months. As nice as the sunshine is, I feel like you can only fully enjoy it when you’re on holiday. Trying to get dressed when you live in a city and it’s really hot out is just so uncomfortable and it’s when I feel my least fashionable. The colder months however, bring the clothing and accessories that I’ve always been more drawn to. I gravitate towards jumpers, jackets and boots whether I’m browsing in an actual store or online and so now that it’s colder, I can finally buy and wear these items. This year, there has been no gradual lead up to Autumn and instead the change in season has come out of nowhere. When looking at my wardrobe, there are definitely some gaps to fill in terms of chic, winter appropriate pieces and so I decided to look to Pinterest for some outfit inspiration.

I want to finally master the art of tying a scarf. That may sound odd but I feel like whenever I wear one, it never looks as effortless yet artful as you see in street style images. A scarf is an easy way of incorporating pattern or colour in your outfit too, especially if your wardrobe consists of mostly black and denim like mine.

I will be on the look-out for a new winter coat and/or jacket because I’ve had my current ones for the past few years and my trench coat just won’t cut it as it gets colder. I couldn’t resist including the Acne Velocite jacket because I’m still obsessed with it – it is simply gorgeous and looks so warm and cozy too. I’ve already spotted a few High Street versions of it online, but whether they look as good in person will be the true test.

I could definitely do with updating my footwear collection this season. I’m glad that trainers are still ‘in’ as they are so easy to wear and go with basically everything. Finding the perfect boot can be a bit trickier. I tend to go for a pair in black but I’ve seen some great leopard and snakeskin ones recently too. Whether I want boots that are completely flat or have a small, chunky heel, is where I’m still undecided.

Who doesn’t love a big sweater to bundle up in? Turtlenecks can look so cool and stylish, but they often make me feel a bit claustrophobic. I wonder if this will be the year that I find one that doesn’t make me feel like that…  I’ve also rediscovered the cardigan this year and I’ve been playing around with styling some of my jumpers using the half-tuck. It helps to have options when it comes to knitwear so you don’t just feel like you’re wearing the same thing throughout the colder months.

It’s worth looking to celebrities for Autumn/Winter style inspiration too as some do have realistic ‘off duty’ outfits. Take cues from their ability to dress in a way that is casual but never sloppy, and with great accessories to pull the whole look together.

On a final, extra note I just wanted to mention that there won’t be any music monday posts for a little while. I’m not sure exactly when they will return but my work at the moment has been and will continue to keep me really busy. For me, it’s more important that I publish a fashion post each and every week and I think having just one post to focus on a week will enable me to do that. In addition, I don’t want to ever put out a post just for the sake of it and I felt like that could happen with my music monday ones if I was having to rush to write it week in, week out.

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all images via pinterest.com

current favourites II.

The last time I wrote a favourites post was back in March. I can’t exactly recall whether I wanted to make it a regular post at the time but right now, I’m happy that I didn’t. I think it works better to have it as a ‘check-in’ sort of post. I haven’t really tried anything that new and exciting but looking at the headings and how I split up my first favourites post, there are updates and additions that can be made.

What I’ve been listening to: The Pandolly Podcast

I’ve had an addiction to podcasts since last November and I find myself often adding new ones into my regular rotation too. The only downside to this is that when you don’t have the time to listen them, a little backlog of podcasts builds up. This does bring me onto the podcast I picked to highlight today – The Pandolly Podcast. I’d somehow gone three weeks without listening to it (there’s a new one every Friday) and so I’ve been playing catch-up. However, it’s actually been quite nice to have so many to listen to because I find this podcast to be the perfect accompaniment to getting ready – on those days when you aren’t in a mad rush to get out the door. The Pandolly Podcast is hosted by two Sunday Times Style columnists; Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton and consists of their round-up of the most noteworthy celebrity, fashion and generally crazy news stories of the week. For me, it makes a wonderful backdrop to getting ready in the mornings (and some afternoons) because it’s usually around 30mins long which is short enough that I can listen to a whole episode in one sitting and the format lends itself well to listen to whilst moving about a room. Pandora and Dolly discuss the topics in a fun but also well considered way and you can tell they are good friends too, which when all combined make for a really great podcast.

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Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton
What I’ve been wearing: Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil

I want to start by clarifying that I am not one of those women who have a full eyebrow routine. My eyebrow grooming consists of brushing them through with a brow comb to neaten them and recently filling in the random little gaps I have too. I’m not sure why my brows sometimes look like they need a bit more help but lately the arches of my eyebrows have required some extra attention. I used to use a powder for these awkward sparse areas but when I received the Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil I was completely converted. It came free with a magazine one month and after I tested it out, I immediately knew what the fuss was, over both Benefit’s brow products and pencils in a waxy formula. Since then, I use the Goof Proof pencil all the time and it really does live up to its name. The twist-up mechanism and the shape and shade of the pencil make it virtually impossible to go wrong. I’m in no way an expert when it comes to make-up but I find this product so simple and easy to use. Plus, it has real staying power – I never have to touch it up or set it with another product. It does the job on its own, I just brush through my brows afterwards to ensure it looks as natural as possible. As someone who basically leaves their brows to themselves, keeping them looking as they do naturally is very important to me. I’m not after ‘Instagram Eyebrows’. The only negative is that my pencil didn’t come with a spoolie attached but I think that might be because it was a freebie.

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My Hema eyebrow brush fills in for my missing spoolie
What I’ve been watching: Freaks and Geeks

This favourite is both an old and a recent one. It’s old in how I have watched the whole series several times over and it’s recent in how it has only just come onto Netflix in the UK. Of course, when I got an email announcing that it had been added to my beloved streaming service, I started watching it again pretty much straight away. Freaks and Geeks is the cult classic TV series from Judd Apatow and Paul Feig and features many famous actors in their younger years, such as James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel. You will recognise most of the cast from Apatow and Feig’s work now though too. The series is funny, heartfelt and relatable and so I will always recommend it as show you need to watch. Now that it’s on Netflix and I can watch it whenever I want, my recent viewing probably won’t be the last time I press play on this great show. I should warn you though, once you’ve seen it you will be left wondering why it only got one season!

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Honourable Mention: Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Calming Creme for Coarse Curls

A special mention this time goes out to my favourite hair product. The name of it is quite a mouthful but all that effort in saying/typing it out is definitely worth it. I first bought this Bumble and Bumble product a few years ago whilst on holiday and it has become a staple in my post-wash hair routine ever since. Unfortunately it was discontiued for some insane reason at the end of last year BUT all hope was not lost thanks to the amazing Gone But Not Forgotten service. I was referred to them by Bumble and Bumble when I inquired about this product and they were able to find me another bottle of the Curl Conscious Calming Creme. I can now happily continue to use the existing bottle I have, knowing that I won’t have to despair when it eventually runs out. As for the Curl Conscious Calming Creme itself, I love it because like with other Bumble and Bumble products it does what it’s meant to do (in this case it tames any frizz and enhances my natural curl), smells great and a little goes a very long way. That last point is especially great as they are not the cheapest and so I feel like it all evens out due to the fact that it lasts for so long.

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images via thetimes.co.uk, iytimg.com, my own photos

music monday: Hippo Campus

My music pick for this week is actually quite an unusual one. It’s not that the genre of music is very different from what I usually choose, but instead that my connection to the song and artist is unlike any of my previous posts.

Last week I decided to listen to the Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify after my older brother had mentioned that it is dependent on what you listen to – it’s not the same for everyone. I put it on shuffle and about half way through the second song that played, I had to stop what I was doing in order to check what it was and who it was by. I enjoyed it so much that I knew there and then that it would be the focus of today’s post. The track in question is South by Hippo Campus and the funny thing about it is that I know basically nothing about this band. The biography on their Spotify page describes Hippo Campus as somewhere in between Vampire Weekend and Bombay Bicycle Club, which is definitely a positive in my opinion as they are two bands I have liked for a very long time. After listening to more of their music I can understand those comparisons too. It’s weird but I am fine with not being able to reel off facts about Hippo Campus, I quite like that I found their music in a really organic way. I think in a time of information overload, I like that I can now just keep an ear out for any mentions of this band and in the time being just listen to the rest of their discography on Spotify.

I would certainly recommend listening to South because it is the song that caught my attention and I would also advise you check out Dollar Bill and Sophie So as they both really stood out for me too. It’s a great feeling to discover a new band and music that you just immediately connect with and enjoy. I will definitely be pressing play on Hippo Campus while I’m working this week.

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image via northrop.umn.edu

autumn/winter is coming. 

I had to research the Autumn Winter 2016 trends for work and I decided to create some visuals to support what I had found. I always use Vogue Runway to look at the new collections presented at the various fashion weeks throughout the year. To be honest I was skeptical about what it would be like at first but I find it to be just as good as Style.com ever was. It’s easy to navigate, is updated really quickly after the actual shows and it has an archive going all the way back to 1991 – that’s a whole two years before I was born!

I’m at that point now where I’m ready for the temperature to drop so I can dig out my autumnal clothes again. We don’t usually get that much of a summer here in England but there have been quite a few periods of hot weather over the past few months. There have also been a fair amount of thunderstorms too, but when it gets to September I don’t want hot, humid weather that makes it either practically unbearable to get dressed properly or just really awkward when trying to figure out what to wear. The type of weather that makes it difficult to put together an outfit when you actually have to leave the house and look somewhat respectable. As I said, I just want those cooler, crisp temperatures to return that go hand in hand with cosy sweaters, boots and outfit-finishing jackets. The relevance of all this is because when I went through the shows for the AW’16 season on Vogue Runway, I identified nine key trends that I think are actually very practical in terms of how well they would work in an ordinary woman’s wardrobe. They could be easily interpreted and executed by anyone really, whether you pay that much attention to trends usually or not. In my post last week about Jonathan Saunders’ first collecion for Diane von Furstenberg, I mentioned how what comes down the catwalk doesn’t always appear to be very wearable (with that collection being the opposite) and I think the trends I identified for this season counters that point too.

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Velvet was all over the AW’16 shows. It was hard for me to narrow it down to just seven looks when making these visuals as so many designers included velvet in some form in their collections. The ones I picked were my favourites and also show the many different ways that velvet was presented and just how versatile it is too. From a deep blue halter neck at Rosie Assoulin to a mini dress with floral detail at Fendi and a plunging black jumpsuit at Topshop Unique, designers demonstrated how easy it will be to incorporate this plush fabric into our wardrobes this season. Velvet can look quite luxurious and so it goes hand-in-hand with the winter party season too. It’s a far (and much chicer) cry from the velvet, paisley trousers I remember wearing to my aunt’s wedding when I was little!

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Some would argue that leopard is a neutral and many designers certainly made a case for that this season. The most popular animal print was paired with trousers, dresses – both casual and formal, blazers and knitwear. It was sent down the runway in the form of coats, jumpers, trousers and even a moto jacket at Isabel Marant. Leopard print has the reputation of being attention-grabbing but I think looking at how it was styled across the whole month of shows demonstrates that it works just as well to finish off a look as it does to be the star of one.

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Brocade is not the easiest of fabrics to pull off and it can sometimes be more suited to a grand pair of curtains than a piece of apparel. Despite that it was featured in many of the collections for this season. Dresses from mini to midi in length were shown at Balmain and Prada respectively, with Gucci and Miu Miu showing opulent coats and even a pair of brocade trousers were seen at Holly Fulton. These looks all have one thing in common though and that is when wearing brocade, the rest of your outfit should be fairly minimal but play with mixing textures. Tights or over-the-knee boots were paired with the dresses while a chunky black turtleneck went with those jazzy trousers.

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While I don’t agree with the use of real fur, I couldn’t deny that it was featured in most collections for the AW’16 season. It was updated this time round in a wide array of colours and patterns – this is no trend for wallflowers! However faux fur is much better in both quality and look these days and so I believe this trend could be easily recreated without the animal cruelty. A mixture of patchwork and solid block coloured furs were shown. The trick seemed to be in pairing them with simple dresses and ankle boots to balance them out and avoid resembling a cartoon character.

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The athleisure trend has been around for a little while now and it shows no sign of leaving anytime soon. The influence of ski-wear was present for this season with tighter fitting pieces in bold colours and prints at Versace, Carven and Louis Vuitton and the puffer jackets shown at Balenciaga and Pucci. Vetements also presented the trend with their now signature tracksuits. One of the reasons why this trend has stuck around is the effortless appearance it gives whilst still looking more polished than if you wore actual loungewear. Plus it has the ability to be scaled dependent on personal preference. You can commit as much or as little as you want to the athleisure look.

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Could this be the most practical trend – I mean what could be better for when the temperature drops than to have an oversized collar to bury your face into? Supersized shearling and furry collars adorned jackets of all different styles on the Autumn Winter runways. From a belted leather number at Balenciaga to one with whimsical embroidery at Alexander McQueen to a formal check coat at Calvin Klein, designers demonstrated that this is a trend for every style.

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Whether for work or for play, a masculine suit will always make a statement. For Spring Summer 2016, suiting was shown in a slinky style whereas this season it has a more androgynous feel. Luxury brands playing with the masculine/feminine balance often comes back around and I think this trend has evolved nicely from what was shown for the SS’16 season. Even though the fit is looser this time round, suits were shown to be just as sexy. From double or single breasted, to metallic or cut-out, designers displayed how masculine suiting could work for different occassions.

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The clashing prints trend is likely to be the most difficult one to incorporate into an everyday wardrobe but with so many designers across all four fashion weeks showing these eclectic looks, it has provided a range of outfit inspiration. One key component to this trend is making sure the colours of each print complement or match each other in order to clash but still be aesthetically pleasing. This technique also allows you to clash pretty much any piece of clothing, which is why looks with trousers, skirts, dresses, jumpers and more were presented for AW’16.

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I feel like tartan has almost become a staple for the Autumn Winter season. Every few years it comes back onto the runways and regardless of it’s trend status, you can always see women wrapped up in a tartan scarf during the coldest days of the winter months. For this season it was mostly showed in the form of some gorgeous coats but a few designers, such as Alessandra Rich and Chanel sent tartan dresses down the catwalk too.

You can also check out the Pinterest board I made for my work to go with these visuals here.

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images are all my own work, with the runway images originally from vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear