Thursday, 19 October 2017

The 3 Must-Have Pieces to Shop This Autumn/Winter

3 must-have pieces to shop this autumn/fall/winter: White boots \ Prince of Wales check plaid blazers \ velvet - AW17 trends | Not Dressed As Lamb
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed three key pieces that have been popping up everywhere in the last couple of months?

Now I know that the current season's on-trend pieces aren't always to everyone's tastes, and of course as the creator of the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike I'm certainly not saying that these are the pieces you HAVE to be buying this season (unlike the fashion sites and magazines tell you). But if I really like a trend then I will wear it, once I've found the right piece that suits me (#iwillwearwhatilike works both ways)!

The pieces that I've fallen in love with (or is that been hypnotised into wanting?) this autumn are white boots, velvet anything and Prince of Wales check blazers. I've seen all three a lot on London Fashion Week street style stars... and I have to say I'm hooked.

I'VE SEEN ALL THREE A LOT ON LONDON FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE STARS... AND I HAVE TO SAY I'M HOOKED.

Prince of Wales (or heritage check, or Glenn plaid) blazers

A Prince of Wales check - sometimes referred to as heritage check or Glenn plaid - is a pattern I've loved for AGES. Some of you may be familiar with my wide leg check trousers that I bought last year, and I think even since the 80s I've been a fan of an oversized blazer (thanks, Bananarama).

White boots

Those street style stars have proved white boots look AMAZING with a maxi dress - I'm thinking I need a pair to go with the floral maxi dress I wore recently: it'll take the dress from 70s Ralph Lauren to AW17 in an instant.

Velvet

And finally, velvet. It's taken me a while to come around to liking velvet again after the bad memories I have of cheap crushed velvet in the 90s, but after wearing the stunning yellow ochre Hobbs dress I'm not turning my back on velvet again anytime soon:

Desk to dinner outfit: One dress styled two ways | A Hobbs yellow ochre velvet midi dress with ruffles styled as office workwear and a date night outfit
I'm also crushing (see what I did there 😉!) on this orange velvet backpack - if I could just ensure I keep it out of the rain I'd be a happy girl.

I hope you'll find something you love in my picks... don't forget that YOU choose what trends to follow, and what to leave behind. Only wear what you love and what works for you. I can imagine that white boots will be a bit of a Marmite piece - let me know!

ARE YOU LUSTING AFTER ANY OF THESE THREE KEY PIECES THIS SEASON... IF SO WHICH ONE(S)? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!

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White boots

3 must-have pieces to shop this autumn/fall/winter: White boots \ Prince of Wales check plaid blazers \ velvet - AW17 trends | Not Dressed As Lamb
Bottom right: Rebecca Minkoff white boots £132.76

Love them or hate them, they certainly make any outfit look very, very modern. I love that bright contrast that white gives - sure beats boring black boots.

More white boots to shop...




Prince of Wales check blazer

3 must-have pieces to shop this autumn/fall/winter: White boots \ Prince of Wales check plaid blazers \ velvet - AW17 trends | Not Dressed As Lamb
Top right: Miss Selfridge check blazer £45.00
Bottom right: H&M belted check jacket £39.99

In my hunt I found that Mango has one of the best selections of check blazers. Look how many gorgeous ways Carelia of My Small Wardrobe styled her plaid blazer - it's all the inspo you need for ways to wear yours.

More check blazers to shop...




Velvet anything

3 must-have pieces to shop this autumn/fall/winter: White boots \ Prince of Wales check plaid blazers \ velvet - AW17 trends | Not Dressed As Lamb
I am DYING over so many of these pieces! I can't believe I've gone full circle and am now loving velvet everything.

More plush velvet pieces to shop...



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11 comments

  1. I never liked velvet either but I love my pleated velvet skirt. I want sure on the white boots but I love the one with the kitten heels.

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    1. I NEVER thought I'd come round to velvet again, Nancy... after getting that yellow Hobbs dress I'm now smitten!

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  2. I'm not a big fan of white boots but I am in love with blazers! :)

    xx
    lau
    http://www.malibluemymind.com/2017/10/its-sweater-weather-zaful-wishlist.html

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    1. My immediate reaction to the white boots was one of slight horror, Lau - but then I'm that way with most new trends, it takes me ages to come around ;)

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  3. Love all of these, Catherine. That dress is gorgeous and white boots! Who'd a thunk? Ha, ha. Have a great weekend. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  4. Have always wanted a pair of white boots, so now's my chance eh? Velvet I've always been a an of, but have only a tee shirt in my wardrobe atm. Thanks for sharing these. x Jacqui
    mummabstylish

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  5. OMG those purple velvet Converse!!!!!!!!!! Purple and velvet are the most perfect combination. I'm off to have a proper look ;)
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  6. I love how you classed up that velvet dress! And those velvet Chucks are so cute, if only, as you say, there was a way to keep them dry--it's far too rainy here in the PNW in the autumn for anything like that. But a girl can dream!

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