As Autumn officially began last Friday, I thought it was high time I pulled together a post on this season’s trends. I’ve been thinking about them for weeks but somehow getting everything together in one post always gives me writer’s block.
Colour is still big news for Autumn Winter with colour blocking and statement prints ongoing trends. Richer jewel tones are starting to take over from the more neon brights, and are gorgeously glam in luxurious fabrics for the winter.
1. Belted Sleeveless Jumpsuit, Â£50; 2. Purple satin wrap blouse, Â£45; 3. Belted Crepe Dress,Â Â£24.99; 4. Side Wrap Top, Â£38; 5. Dandy Dot Blouse, Â£35; 6. CLOSET V Neck Zip Front Dress, Â£42; 7. Miso Zip Front Dress, Â£19.99; 8. ASOS Wrap Dress With Bow Detail, Â£40; 9. Women’s Planet Red drape blouse, Â£79; 10. Elle Macpherson Intimates Fly Butterfly Fly – Maternity Nursing Bra, Â£39
Go Wild in animal prints. They’ve been creeping in for months now and this time it’s not just leopard print. Snake prints, mock croc and even zebra prints are all right on trend. If you’re not sure about head to toe zoo chic, opt for a less obvious colourised print or accessorise with animal print shoes or bags.
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1. Grey leopard print clutch bag, Â£30; 2. Women’s Motel Tilly cropped top, Â£11.50; 3. Red giraffe print jersey dress, Â£65; 4. Tan tiger print wrap dress, Â£50; 5. House Of The Gods Debbie Harry Zebra Batwing Top, Â£38; 6. Lyla Animal Print Double Collar Sequin Blouse, Â£20; 7. Almost Famous Top, Scoop Neck Short Sleeve Leopard Floral Printed Lace, Â£23.38; 8. Natural animal print midi wrap dress, Â£65; 9. L.K. Bennett Kitty Jersey Dress, Grey-Kitty, Â£145; 10. Animal print dip back dress, Â£39; 11. Croc Boxy Grab Bag, Â£18
Heritage fabrics are making a comeback this season. Make like a lady in tartans, tweeds, demure blouses and midi skirts.
Vintage looks are influenced by 1940s silhouettes and 1970s styles, which continue to dominate. Folk-inspired looks work well for daytime, and strong colours combined with ladylike silhouettes are a winner by night. For a simple, breastfeeding friendly look, combine elegant palazzo pants with a button down blouse.
Â 1. ASOS 70s Floppy Felt Hat, Â£20; 2. Soft Palazzo Trousers, Â£35; 3. Diane von Furstenberg Solenn Wrap Gown, Â£349.78; 4. Floral Pussy Bow Blouse, Â£42; 5. Red oriental sleeved dress, Â£39; 6. Jacqueline Dress, Â£70; 7. Clover Canyon Long Sleeve Maxi Shirtdress, Â£169.69; 8. Teatro Long Sleeve Maxi Dress, Â£59; 9. Belted Jumpsuit, Â£75
Mod is back again this winter. Shift dresses and peter pan collars are all over the place, but sadly it’s a hard trend to shop for a breastfeeding mum – simple silhouettes and high necks rarely signal good feeding access. I’ve found a few that work, and will keep looking!
1. Johann Earl Lace Collar Longsleeve Dress, Â£45; 2. 60’s Style Tweed Jacket, Â£57; 3. 1960s Bicolor Dress, Â£36; 4. Black Max C Peter Pan Collar Dress, Â£40;Â 5. ASOS Cute Collar Jumper With Gold Buttons, Â£35
Pop over to MilkChic for more AW11 breastfeeding friendly fashion.