AUTUMN FASHION by Alice Cruickshank
Ground control to Major Tom! Autumn fashion is here and it’s hugely Bowie influenced. From star print to metallics, make Ziggy Stardust your style icon. Or turn to iconic rock chicks for inspiration, with animal print and chokers all over the High Street. Just don’t forget to show your style allegiance by rocking the badge trend.
Print is a key feature for autumn 2016. The star print this season? Well, stars! Fashion has taken huge inspiration from David Bowie and glam rock, with glitter and platform boots also being big news on the catwalk. You can channel a bit of your inner rock goddess every day with this funky print. Choose cosmic earrings for a nod to the trend or work a skinny star-print scarf for real 70s glam rock vibes.
This look is totally Saint Laurent and a really accessible way to work a bit of High End style. We reckon it won’t be long before you are seeing stars all over the High Street, so tap into this look early to be ahead of the crowd.
Fashion gets glam for autumn, with bronze, copper, gold and silver forming the season’s most covetable colour palette. Don’t think this is a trend that can only be worn on a night out.
Subtle shine, such as a metallic t shirt, shiny shoes or statement jewellery take metallic from day to night. You’ll soon realise every outfit is better with a bit of sparkle!
The metallic trend closely ties in with several other key looks inspired by Bowie, so team your shiny fabrics with crazy platform boots, glitter and star prints to work a 2016 everyday take on Ziggy Stardust’s famous look. *bulk buys orange hair dye*
Show Your Fashion Badges
What started off as a quirky addition by Gucci has become one of fashion’s biggest trends. In case you missed it, badges and patches are EVERYWHERE. Show your personality by adorning your look with lipstick patches, funky slogans, hearts, palm trees… there’s a look for everyone!
This is the ultimate DIY trend, where you can breathe life into old clothes and make them totally 2016.
Jazz up old clothes and accessories with the cool selection of funky and often sparkly badges available from all High Street brands, or avoid the hard work and buy one of these amazing pre-patched pieces.
Trust us, this is a trend you will soon be addicted to.
Rawr! The second big print this season is anything animal.
Leopard and snakeskin inspired designs are designers’ faves, and PU and printed fabrics ensure no animals are hurt in the process.
Despite the bad rep animal print often gets for being tacky, this can actually be a very classy and sophisticated look. Labels such as Saint Laurent and (vegetarian) Stella McCartney showed how to make animal print seem less marketplace and more modern luxe.
If a full-on leopard print coat or dress is a bit Pat Butcher for you, look for animal print accessories- such as a bag or a belt- to tap in to this trend effortlessly.
It’s All About the Bomber
Surely fashion’s most resilient trend MUST be the bomber jacket. Yep, several years down the line and this sports-inspired cover up is just not going away. And with everyone from Kylie Jenner to Gigi Hadid absolutely living out their bombers, we’re not surprised!
However, for autumn 2016 the classic bomber has had a new season make over. The key is to make a statement with your jacket.
Trade a plain padded bomber for something silky, lacey or printed- beautiful and delicate is the look you are after. Wear on its own while enjoying the last dregs or summer, or layer up cardigan-style under a coat when the weather turns colder.
Need more of a fashion fix? Alice Cruickshank is our fashionista whose refreshing insight into any fashion trend is a must follow. The Edinburgh University journalism graduate has dedicated her life to all things fashion so why not follow her @twentysomethinglifeandstyle.com