Over the top trends for AW 2012
This season is all about over the top trends. Forget understated pastels and feminine prints and get ready to embrace dark and decadent prints and trends, advises Sinéad Moore
This military inspired trend has been extremely popular this year and is set to continue for autumn/winter. Army chic featured heavily in London Fashion Week with khaki, camouflage print, black leather and lace up boots dominating the catwalks. This trend is very easy to wear and can be dressed up or dressed down. Many high street stores including River Island and Penneys have really embraced this stylish but wearable look with their AW12 collections.
AW12 is not the time to fade into the background. With gems, jewels, sequins and metallics adorning everything from cluth bags, shoes and clothing to statement jewellery it is clear the the 'less is more' fashion rule has been well and truly discarded this season in favour of fun, fabulous and frivloity. This decadent trend is a must have this season, especially around Christmas time. Accessorize have everything you need to bejewell your look this season.
Opting for flats instead of heels has nothing to do with choosing comfprt over style and everything to do with a shift in fashion’s mood. With style icons such as Olivia Palermo and Pixie Lott trading in their stilettos for loafers and brogues it is clear that skyscraper heels no longer have the edge they once had. Accessorise your look this season with fancy flats, from luxurious metallics and printed brogues, loafers and creepers to velvet brocade and embellished slippers, there is something to suit every style. Penneys and Office are sure to satisfy your fashion fix this season.
Keep your purse and PETA happy this season by opting for a faux fur jacket to keep you warm and cosy in the winter months. Penneys have some very affordable faux fur coats and River Island have plenty of faux fur scarves and hats to keep you cosy this season. No excuses for getting the flu!
Purple is set to be the colour of the season. This luxurious, rich and decadent shade is a far cry from the pastels we’ve seen this summer. Theme this luxe colour with embellished accessories or fancy flats for a truly fashion forward look.
Owls – a wise buy!
Owls have been taking over the catwalks this season. From jumpers to jewellery, this fun and quirky trend is a must have!