Fashion for Less | Women's Edition

It's that time of year again when it’s all about mustard jackets, pumpkin spice lattes and everything burgundy. This is a breakdown of Autumn Fashion for 2017 and how to get the looks for less.

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Per ELLE UK, Urban Outfitters, ASOS.com and Boohoo.com the biggest trends of this Autumn are red, retro or vintage inspired looks, graphic tees, fluffy statement items and oversized or somewhat loose fitting clothes – all of which are essential to any wardrobe.

As a longtime lover of the pumpkin spice latte, autumnal fashion is also a fan favourite of mine and many of this year’s most popular looks can be found for less. Long forgotten items hidden away in the back of your wardrobe can more than likely be reworked for your own fashionable enjoyment.

 

London Red

London red is a trend that has not been so popular in the past but this year it's one of 2017's Autumn/Winter most prominent colours. It's been featured in a number or magazine spreads and has entire sections in stores like Primark and H&M. Although its mostly clothes that featured in London Red for this year such as coats, jumpers, and tops. To achieve this, look for less try to be a little different instead of buying a £20 jumper consider adding this bright London Red to your accessories such as scarfs, handbags, and shoes. Although it may not be the most prominent way to showcase this colour you're still adding that autumnal trend to your wardrobe just in a different way for less and not to mention that a handbag or a pair of shoes is a lot easier to style into your everyday outfit than a red jumper. Smaller accessories in this same colour can be cheaper and a lot more versatile ensuring that no matter what you wear your still on trend because of that pop of colour.

 

Retro or Vintage Inspired

 

70's plaid, vintage furs, patterned florals, reworking catwalk looks from the sixties and Victorian collars are just a few examples of retro or vintage inspired looks that have featured on the 2017 Autumn/Winter catwalks. The only problem is this new vintage inspired look can be pricey when you shop at high end new fashion brands but because these looks are inspired and sometimes directly taken from looks in the past they can be found easily, like in your mother’s wardrobe for example or in charity stores. Charity stores quite often hold on to items from the past but don't charge as much for virtually the same thing, it might take a little work to search through it all and there will be some things that make you want to give up but you could also find a real gem and you get to help people and you get to stay on trend without hurting you're bank account especially when SASS only rolls around once a month.  

 

Graphic Tees, Hoodies and Jumpers

For a while now 90's fashion has become an integral part of today's modern fashion we have seen the comeback of distressed items, crop tops, everything holo and grunge-esk aesthetics and the 90's trends are continuing into the autumn of 2017 with graphics tees, hoodies and jumpers. The good thing is these can be found almost everywhere and depending where you shop can be relatively cheap some of the cheapest companies for graphics tees that I know are Primark and H&M but they can also be found in places like Topshop or urban outfitters, it entirely depends on where you shop.

 

All About the Fluff

Now this is definitely a trend that will keep you warm in the months to come, some autumn trends are definitely suggesting that it’s all about the fluff and the fur, again this has mostly been seen in the form of jackets and is a little bit more of an expensive trend but it can be recreated through having open jackets with a fur like lining or a fluffy one which some people may have in their wardrobes already, for those who don't it's a little more difficult but again charity stores can be a godsend especially for vintage furs that were previously mentioned and very much like the London Red trend the look can be replicated through accessories, in more and more shops fur-like bags and shoes and becoming a featured item.

 

The Oversized Look

As this article is mostly aimed at girls one of the easiest ways to achieve the oversized look is through your boyfriends or guy friend’s clothes or to just go and buy guys clothes which are surprisingly a lot cheaper than girls clothes, look at jumpers, t-shirts, shirts and hoodies to help you achieve the oversized look and pair your oversized item with something a little tighter on the bottom to flatter body or leave the shirts open over a t-shirt or a crop top. 

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