It’s that crazy time of year when the fashion seasons are a changing but we’re still in our swimsuits.
And because I’m one for getting way too excited by the tag “new”, I’ve come over all giddy in the past week as emails have landed in my inbox offering me some “sneak” peeks into the fashion season ahead.
Some may call this an obsession. I call it research.
See, there’s method in my madness … if I start my research now, I can best plan how my winter wardrobe is going to look. And I can harness the power of the layby as I won’t be able to wear most things I buy in February or March until May.
That’s my kind of budgeting.
Anyways, here are five autumn 2012 looks I’m quite keen to take a squiz at when they arrive in store.
I think, yes … I CAN really embrace the “wearing a blanket” trend. And I will do coloured jeans. I will. The new Country Road collection will be in store and online from February 2.
This frock is actually already for sale. It has my trans-seasonal tick of approval because it can be worn now and with leggings or tights when things start to cool down. Easy care and easy wear too. Tick. Tick.
I posted a hint of this new collection up on Facebook last week because I know a lot of Styling You readers are big Metalicus fans. I am too. I wisely choose key pieces that work for my body shape and each season I always stock up on more layering pieces. I’ve got my eye on this tunic as I can wear it now without tights and really layer it up as it cools down. The new collection will be in store Wednesday, January 25.
A girl’s got to have a new bag for a new season, don’t they? Please back me up on this (and don’t send this post to my husband). I’ve already fallen for this Nancybird luxe everyday tote. Word on the street has it we’ll be seeing a lot more Nancybird featuring in the next season of Offspring. The new Nancybird collection will be in store next month.
I’m not quite sure why this lovely lass is chewing the pussy bow but, in any case, I am in love with silk shirt. This is a trend you’ll see this season and it’s a lovely one because wearing a shirt like this is all sheer and sexy and feminine, so it’s perfectly paired with a pair of tailored trousers and heels for a glitzy night out or jeans and ballet flats for winter’s lunch with girlfriends. It’s all about the contrast, Stylers. The new French Connection collection will be in store next month.
What do you think? Which of these autumn looks can you see yourself in?
PS. Come over and see what I’ve been blogging about on Justb. with the fabulous Pip Lincolne.