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).
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.
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:
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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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
Left: Mango double-breasted check blazer £69.99
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…
Boden velvet blazer £140.00
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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