Temperatures are dropping, the days are getting shorter and the wind colder – summer is officially over. It is time to move from our ‘oh so trendy’ gladiators into this autumn’s leopard print ankle boots, to swap the strapless tops for jumpers and take of our sunglasses. Here, a guide to the key items of the season and where to get them:

Capes, Capes, Capes

Despite what Edna Mode (‘The Incredibles’) might say, capes are this autumn’s staple. And why shouldn’t they be? They are easy to wear, go with practically everything and are incredibly stylish.
1 ware house cape
Colour Block Cape, Warehouse – £30.00

 Oriental Inspiration

Designers were clearly inspired by a variety of Chinese and Japanese influences – from patterns to cuts to fabrics. Stunning embroidery and beautifully flowing garments with stunning colours are the results.
1 HM embroided Kimono 79
Embroided Kimono, HM – £79.99

 Glimmer of Hope

Shine bright like diamond and twinkle like a star. Metallic fabrics, sequins and glitz are no longer reserved for nights out. Wear a sparkly top with jeans and boots for a day look or – if you dare – combine with a glittery skirt for an outfit that won’t be forgotten.

1 ZARA GLIMMER TOP 25
Pleated Top, Zara – £25.99

 Victorian Goth

Think Queen Victoria. Think lace, think black, think high collars. Think drama. This trend, although not as easily incorporated into everyone’s wardrobe promises to be a lot of fun and let’s be honest who doesn’t like to wear black in autumn?
1 TOPSHOP BLACK LACE TOP
Lace Panel Shirt, Topshop – £65.00

21st century mod

Chunky shoes, short skirts, dark colours with a pop of orange or yellow – the 21st century mod isn’t just stylish and cool but the look work as well in a lecture as it does at the club. Keep eye makeup dramatic – think Twiggy – et voilà… you’re ready to go.

1 NEW LooK patchwork skirt
Black Suede and Leather Patchwork Popper Button Front Skirt, New Look – £49.99

 

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Images: Warehouse, Topshop, Zara, HM, New Look

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