Saturday, 3 September 2011

Belated FBFF - Autumn Trends

I am really cross for myself with being so late with the post, so much for Friday, it is now Saturday. I wanted to illustrate the post with some outfits that I have made but as I have been having major problems with my camera, I have had to make do with what I could get and combine with Instagram pictures from my Iphone.

This weeks topic is Autumn trends and we were asked:
Name your five favorite fall trends and how you plan to wear them this season?

I don't plan to buy lots of new clothes for autumn as I already have so many clothes. Instead I will be trying to make some of my favourite autumn trends from clothes that I already have in my wardrobe, perhaps topped up with a few charity shop and vintage finds.

Animal Prints

Last week I treated myself to a Konad nail stamping set after I saw so many amazing nails on FBFF. I couldn't believe how easy it was to create a pretty professional looking nails. Here I have got zebra nails with a navy Barry M polish as the base. I also have a leopard print stamp so will no doubt be giving this a try soon.

As much as I love them, I know that I am not going to be able to afford those Prada snakeskin boots, I did manage to find this fake snakeskin clutch yesterday for £3 in a secondhand shop.

Dark Florals

Dress - Vintage
Shoes Irregular Choice

I am a big fan of florals and I don't see any reason why they can't work for winter as well as summer. I absolutely loved the florals for Autumn at Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Paul Smith, Jil Sander and Paul & Joe. Florals offer endless possibilities for pattern mixing and I will probably get some floral tights to keep my legs both warm and flowery.

Plaid and Layered Jackets

Chanel AW11 - Image credit

Jackets - Charity shops
Jeans - Vila
Shoes - Melissa
Top - Dorothy Perkins

Tweed, plaid, check and Herringbone all featured heavily on the catwalks for autumn. I particularly liked the layered jacket look at Chanel. There are loads of these Chanel style jackets around in charity shops and I just happened to have a slightly larger sized one which fitted perfectly over a plain tailored jacket. The great thing about this outfit is that it is really warm.


Counting retro as one trend is a little bit cheeky as it encompasses so many different looks but I just couldn't choose between them. For autumn, I love all of the looks from the forties to seventies. I have a few different vintage pieces which I will be wearing. Yesterday I found this Laura Ashley cord shift dress in Oxfam for £6.50. I will be wearing it with boots or coloured and patterned tights for a sixties look. I will also be wearing pencil skirts with blouses.

I also managed to get this beautiful vintage kimono in the local secondhand shop yesterday, It just needs shortening a little.

Tunics and trousers

The final trend that I love is tunics and trousers. This is such a flattering and easy look to do. I will just wear a mini dress with trousers, perhaps one that I already have or one from a charity shop. Although most of the catwalk looks were quite minimalist, I will be much more likely to use this outfit as a base for showing off statement accessories as I rarely do minimalist.

So over to you, what are your favourite trends for autumn?

You can find plenty of inspiration from the other FBFF posts over at Modly Chic. Have a good weekend.

With warmest wishes

Ceri X


Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
Love that manicure!


MyStyle said...

Hi there!! What a fabulously inspirational post, I especially love your Chanel esque outfit, the layering looks great and your kimono is really gorgeous too! Have a good weekend xxxx

Marcia B. said...

love the florals!

the nyanzi report said...

great post

PinkBow said...

i keep picking tweed jackets up all the time but have yet to buy one. love yours. i saw a beautiful isabel marant last week & now nothing else lives up to it! :-(

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Adore your clutch and the kimono, lucky you! I am gutted a sold a pair of Prada snakeskin heels a few years ago on ebay, I always need the money and never learn. x

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love your jacket - the print is exquisite!

I'm loving animal prints for fall, as well - especially a faux fur leopard print coat! :)

Sherin said...

I always prefer autumn trends!! I love that plaid jacket. My favourite autumn trend: boots. My favourite footwear.

LOVE JOICE said...

I'm Lovin the nail polish and the kimono is just awesome, I haven't get that much luck every time I go hunting for vintage goods, lucky you! xoxo Joice

Reena Rai said...

Animal print and plaid are by far my favourite trends. Really looking forward to being able to wear warm, cosy fabrics too