The great British high-street is a fantastic thing. As we watch the hottest trends appear on the catwalk, high-street shops are busy planning their new season collections, ensuring that keeping up with the high-end trends has never been easier – or more affordable.
Metallics are huge again this season and were executed brilliantly at Prada, where subtle touches worked best. This skinny option from Mango is a bargain at £12 and will work for nights out as well as cinching in winter coats.
Givenchy’s excellent play with textures and sheer fabrics added a sultry femininity to an otherwise tough aesthetic. Pair this version from Topshop £22 with a chunky sweatshirt or leather jacket. Scarlet hairdo – optional.
Zara were undeniably inspired by these beauties from Giambattista Valli’s winter 2013 couture collection with these heels, which were spotted online and in stores within weeks of the show. Hobbs and New Look also do a version but Zara hits the nail on the head with the cut and proportions of this boot – £59.99
Louis Vuitton’s AW13 collection of ethereal intimates and nightwear spawned this Zara look-alike. Still a hefty price tag at £89.99, they do a black version at a more affordable £22.99. Most of us probably won’t be going a la Isabeli Fontana with this piece, but teamed with tights, boots and a cardi slung over your shoulders, this is autumn chic at its best.
Wearing your coat oversized is the only way to do it this season – Carven’s offerings were full of wintery pastels and you can nab this cocoon coat for less at H&M for £69.99
Hedi Slimane’s debut collection at Saint Laurent Paris has proven to be a source of infinite look-alikes. This tartan dress from Primark retailing at just £13 is bound to fly off the rails as tartan leads the way as one of the biggest trends this season.
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