Out and about this week, I can’t help getting excited about the new autumn collections slowly filtering through. Don’t get me wrong, I’m by no means ready to say goodbye to the summer (when have I ever got this much wear out of my summer pieces?), but it’s fun to see the trends being translated onto the high street and start thinking ahead!

Enter the Full Skirt…

This is a shape we are going to see a lot of this coming autumn and winter, whether it’s in the form of a skirt, a fit and flare dress or a winter coat. And this is great news for almost 99% of the female population, because it’s a really flattering, feminine shape that will have you twirling around (if only on your own in front of the mirror) to get the full swishy effect!

 

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The catwalks have been brimming with 1950’s silhouettes, nipped in waists and 3/4 length hemlines.

 

 

This fabulous skirted trench coat from NW3 will nip you in in all the right places. It’s a gorgeous warm navy and can be styled endlessley…

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Trench Coat, Hobbs NW3 £189

 

 

 

It’s definitely too warm to indulge in tweed or wool at the moment, but take a look at this skirt from Jigsaw which is a great way to wear this trend right now, adding graceful movement to all your outfits.

You probably wouldn’t give it a second glance on the rail as it looks a little fuddy duddy; but mix it up with some clashing prints and fun accessories to create countless outfits with tons of personality!

I’ve had a few clients fall in love with this skirt as it really is very flattering, particularly on pears and column figures. It is quite expensive at £112 in the sale, but on the other hand, it is a good wardrobe staple that will last for years and see you through the autumn when worn with tights and ankle boots!

Check out these TWO ways to wear it and don’t be afraid to mix your prints!

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Outfit 1                                                                   

Hobbs Megan Sweater £79

Accessorize Statement Necklace £24

Rag & Bone Skinny Belt £45

Aldo Belinksky Studded Bag £55

Micheal Kors Sandals £295

 

Outfit 2

Oasis Striped Vest  £16

Topshop Textured Plain Blazer £85

Stella&dot Jolie Necklace  £65

Micheal Kors Leather Tote  £195

Topshop White Plimsols £26