Seasonal festivities aside, fall is by far my favourite season, where you can put aside your denim cut offs and drag your faux fur coats out of hiding. Oh! How I love autumn and its transitional trend turntable. For many years autumn was seen as a ‘filler’ or ‘gap season’ but in the last few years autumn has produced wonderful trends that has had our hearts at My Favourite Sale a’flutter’. From brash wooly tartan mini’s to burgundy and pumpkin turtlenecks, the rich colours replace the twee, feminine delicacy of the spring and summer months. Here at My Favourite Sale we love Autumn and without a question of a doubt it is our favourite season. After all what is not to love about the annual September sales on suede, leather and faux fur? You can accessorize and layer up with abandon, without people thinking an Eskimo has been let loose on the unsuspecting public! Autumn and winter are two truly magical seasons and here are A/W 16 trends you must try, ( at a bargain sale price of course!).
Nothing signals the welcome return of a/w than the humble velvet piece. Associated with Christmas festivities, velvet is luxurious, resplendent and best of all cheaper than you may think. Velvet is notoriously seen as a ‘hard fabric’ to master but that doesn’t have to be the case. Our tip is to keep velvet as tangible separates so that you avoid looking like a stocking filler; wear a velvet skirt as opposed to velvet leggings and keep the colours in a rich autumnal palate-think burgundies and forest greens. When velvet becomes minimalist, velvet as a fabric can offset an entire outfit beautifully. Pair a velvet burgundy skirt with a fluffy jumper of an opposing colour to create a rich colour contrast while boyish brogues will lend a ‘street cool’ vibe to toughen up the look.
Waistcoats are the best transitional item to have in your wardrobe and best of all we found some lovely beauties on sale for you lucky readers! Waistcoats can be worn all year round but during a/w you can layer turtlenecks over 60’s mini’s before finishing the assemble with a striking pair of knee high boots to create a sensual, seasonal appropriate ootd. The key to rocking a good waistcoat is to invest in a tailored, good quality waistcoat because cheaper material can ruin the aesthetic of the look. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money, oh no. Simply by avoiding fabrics like crepe and instead choosing tailored waistcoats in neutral hues can make any waistcoat look far more expensive than its price tag suggests.
Over The Knee/Thigh High Boots
This is perhaps one of our favourite trends here at My Favourite Sale, over the knee/thigh high boots can be fun, practical or sexy, depending on what style you favour. From suede stiletto over the knee boots to cleated soles, the over the knee/thigh high trend is one to master this a/w 16. Pair with anything from playsuits to jeans, one thing is for certain this A/W trend is going nowhere fast. Contrary to what you may think over the knee/thigh high boots are also surprisingly cheap and because we are still in the summer season you can bag yourself a neat bargain on behalf of ourselves at My Favourite Sale.
Nina Thigh High Khaki Boots Now £14.99
Ghillie Lace Up Over The Knee Boots Now £48
Over The Knee Cleated Brown Now £15
Snakeskin Effect Knee High Boots Now £21
Over The Knee Taupe Stiletto Long Boots Now £19
Every girl worth her salt knows that a turtleneck is the ultimate A/W chic. Think Clueless for Noughties inspiration or if you want to go vintage channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a turtleneck and midi combo. However you choose to style your turtleneck choose rich autumnal colours like burgundy, rust and pumpkin to mirror the multi-dimensional hue of the leaves falling outside your window. Turtlenecks come in all shapes and sizes and some are even sleeveless; a sleeved roll up turtleneck made from cotton rather than ribbed fabric is far more comfortable and will not be tight round your neck making it snuggly and practical. The great thing about turtlenecks is that they are one of the cheapest a/w trends and can instantly liven any outfit this autumn.
Suede or Suedette
Suede or its more vegan friendly alternative suedette is ideal for winter months and is one of the most versatile fabrics around. Suede appears to be infinitely more expensive than other materials and while in some cases it is, faux suede is consciously ethical and cheaper to boot. Suede a-line midi skirts are ideal for the transitional period between autumn and winter in terms of its length and its straight a-line tailoring channel’s Alexa Chung’s sell out suede skirt of 2015 fame. If you are feeling braver a suede 60’s mini is the perfect way to champion Quant’s 60’s classic or if you like a touch of subtle suede then a fringed suede or suedette burgundy bucket bag ticks all the boxes. Luckily for you Christmas has come early because we have managed to score you six beautiful suede/suedette buys all under £50 ( your welcome…)!
Here at My Favourite Sale we say no to real fur and much prefer making fashion choices that are cheap, mindful and supports fair rights and production. As animal lovers faux fur is the way forward and with massive advancements in technology dyed faux fur has taken over ‘real fur production’ for the first time! So lo and behold at the stunning, and in fact glorious if we may say faux fur beauties: from a gorgeous black faux fur shaggy jacket that will keep you warm as a bug in a rug to the copper russet beauty that fits the theme of autumn down to a T, our faux fur picks will make you the talk of the town!
What will be your favourite A/W 16 Trend?