Since I’m new to the fashion blogging world, I thought I’d give you a chance to get to know me a little bit- and what better way to do this than through a “favourites” post? So without further ado, here are the 5 AW16/17 trends I’ve been sporting for the past months and will continue to do so until spring:
Mmm…soft, warm and so lush, animal print coats will always have a special place in my heart- and this one from Zara is everything I’ve been looking for.
Animal print clothing and accessories always give you that special something that sets you apart and catches the eye. I’m not even sure you can call it a trend, as many fashionistas see animal print as a wardrobe basic, and some even treat it as a neutral, to be worn and mixed with any numbers of other prints, fabrics and colours. Jewel colours with animal print are a complete favourite of mine.
Granted, the metallic trend has been going strong since last year, but as I am a bit of a magpie, I’m going to hold on to it a while longer. I love a bit of gold or brass sheen on my clothes!
I have been wearing the copper coloured sweater in this post with everything from skinny jeans to mini skirts or just over a dress, to spice up a daytime outfit or to bring a bit of glam in an evening one. Unfortunately you will not be able to find the same sweater anymore, but here are some great alternatives if you want to get your sparkle on this winter:
I do browse Sheinside quite a lot, as they usually have plenty of nice, trendy items that don’t kill your budget. And this time I was in for a treat- enter this embroidered sweater.
It’s really cosy and warm, and a great way to try the embroidery trend that seems to be popping up on tops, dresses, coats, even boots lately. I recommend it 100%, but please be careful with the sizing when ordering: It’s touted as a One-size, but it does run small- and I mean small. I usually wear XS-S and it fits me well, but just so. If you’re looking for an oversized fit or if you usually wear a larger size, this will not be your best bet.
Or incorporate a pair of bold embroidered ankle booties in your outfits:
Tapestry Ankle Boots
I absolutely have to rave about these tapestry ankle boots! I love love love them, they are insanely pretty and cool and comfy to boot! (see what I did there? heh )
Anyway… the tapestry ankle boots trend has taken all our favourite retailers by storm. And no wonder- they can be worn with absolutely everything, from skinny jeans to boyfriend jeans, skirts & dresses, with or without tights, just to bring that little extra kick to your outfit. The colour of these ones will not overpower the rest of your ensemble, as they are quite neutral, but the fabric and print, not to mention that glittery heel, are what takes your outfit from meh to wow!
Other great options:
Ok, so I may have jumped the gun on the velvet trend by about 2 years, as I’m such a fan of it, and could not resist the adorable number from New Look in the photos.
From the ruby colour to the girly, flowy shape, it just makes me grin everytime I see it. I believe a flouncy, mid-thigh dress is absolutely a must have, as it can work for any number of occasions. Dress it up with high heels and a gorgeous necklace for a party, or just chuck your trusty leather jacket over it and add your favourite boots for a date with your besties.
Since this one is sold out, below are some similar items:
So guys, these were my favourite 5 AW16/17 trends. Let me know what yours are and how you style them!