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With the nights getting longer and the days getting shorter, it's safe to say that the Autumn/Winter season is well and truly on its way. Whilst you may be aware that Fashion Week has taken place in various cities within the last few weeks, the collections being showcased were actually for Spring/Summer 2013... way back in February of this year, the fash-pack were sat front-row eagerly waiting to be told what would be in this very Autumn!
So, ladies, I'm about to share them with you, and suggest a few key buys to get you through the next few months:
Credit: MangoYes, it's back: the catwalks were awash with jackets and cosy knits in shades of green, black and brown, embellished with beautiful buttons and buckles. I absolutely adore the military trend and, as it comes back in style so often, think it's well worth investing in a khaki parka - trust the ever-brilliant Mango to make a great one (above)... however the price isn't quite so great (£114.99).
Credit: Franziska Frank, Elite
If you're going to be seen in a print this season, make it the check! I've seen it on everything, from bags to boots, but think that a skirt will see you through this season, and still look stylish when you whip it back out next year for Spring/Summer 2013...
This Topshop skater skirt will look wonderful paired with chunky knitwear, tights and knee-high boots this Autumn. Swap the boots for ballet flats come spring, and lose the tights in the summer - you've got yourself a very versatile piece of clothing here!
Now you know the print to be seen in, here's the colour! Berry shades of lilac, wine, crimson and burgundy were spotted in many an AW12/13 collection (like Gucci, above).
This ASOS blouse is a perfect nod to the berry trend - wear with black leather-look skinny trousers, but keep your other accessories fairly simple to keep the look classy.
This has to be one of the most feminine of trends around this Autumn: baroque-print dresses were seen at Dolce & Gabbana (above), Karen Walker and Carven.
Hope you've enjoyed this Autumn/Winter trends guide - I'll also be doing one for men next week!
What are your favourite trends this season? And are there any trends you won't be trying out?