Which autumn winter trend is for you?

Geometrics? Floral? Fun? Discover which style you’ll be buying into this season with our trend-by-trend guide.

 
 
 
  • Blue belles
    Carla Challis
    By   | Lifestyle editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 05 November 2014, 11:08 GMT

    Blue is for you if:

    • You owned last year’s must-have pink coat
    • You’re drawn to navy pieces rather than black
    • Wearing one colour head-to-toe? Child’s play

    New York Fashion Week decreed royal blue the colour of the season and London followed suit. From Topshop Unique’s navy-clad models to Roksanda Illincic’s brighter belles, any shade goes. Thankfully, it’s an almost universally flattering colour with a tone to suit everyone. If in doubt, make it the hue of your winter coat for 2014.

    How to wear now: Try mixing up your blue staples for spring, throwing in duck-egg and dove grey with navy, royal and cobalt separates.

     
     
     

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  • Geometry class
    Carla Challis
    By   | Lifestyle editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 05 November 2014, 11:08 GMT

    You’ll do the math if:

    • Stripes are your staple
    • You’d rather use graph paper than lined
    • You’re a whizz at origami - or at least appreciate the fine art

    Cuts, prints, textures and shapes – geometric shapes moved all over the catwalk. And while Peter Pilotto and Jonathan Saunders followed the trend concept traditionally, it was Christopher Kane who took it to the next level. His dresses featured intricate origami-inspired folds that propelled them to 3D level.

    How to wear now: Buy into this look with graphic-lined silk shirts and cage-like cut skirts.

     
     
     

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  • Fun-fash
    Carla Challis
    By   | Lifestyle editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 05 November 2014, 11:08 GMT

    You err on the more playful side of fashion if:

    • Slogan tees are your bread and butter
    • You look for the quirk as well as quality of an item
    • You love to make a statement

    Talk about cereal chic – British accessories designer Anya Hindmarch offered a variety pack with her off-beat bags, turning everyday items like Frosties and Coco Pops packets into highly desirable handbags; there were even digestive biscuit bag charms. Handy if you get hungry.

    House of Holland also joined the fun-house with its tongue-in-cheek collection, most notably a T-shirt emblazoned with the front page of The Sun. That’ll make the headlines.

    How to wear now: The easiest way to inject some fun into your wardrobe means hitting up the accessories departments; New Look’s fruit-shaped bags, Marks & Spencer’s lip-print pumps or necklaces featuring cheeky charms.

     
     
     

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  • Texture, squared
    Carla Challis
    By   | Lifestyle editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 05 November 2014, 11:08 GMT

    You’ll want to maximalise your style if:

    • You were all over the teddy-textured trend of 2013
    • You buy clothes on the way they feel instead of look
    • You’re happy to be stroked. A lot.

    If you thought this season was a sensory overload, wait till next year’s! AW13’s love of textures has been amplified by Peter Pilotto, John Rocha and Ashish who took it to the max with multi-media pieces.  Many looks included splices of faux fur, leather, wool, organza – the more, the better. But it was Erdem who ramped even further by throwing embellishment onto an OTT cotton-wool textured coat. Cosy.

    How to wear now: Tone it down for now by playing pick n mix with your existing pieces; leather, denim and silk make the perfect match.

     
     
     

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  • Mixed bouquet
    Carla Challis
    By   | Lifestyle editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 05 November 2014, 11:08 GMT

    You’ll want to catch the bouquet if:

    • Your wardrobe is packed with prints
    • No pattern is too big or too small for you
    • You admire Elton John’s monthly flower bill

    Every season, florals spring up as a print du jour and for autumn/winter, it’s a mixed bag. Burberry’s foray into florals saw splodgy and hand-painted blooms, Mary Katrantzous’ folklore and fresh and Holly Fulton’s a more refined affair. The nuance this season is that they’re more grown-up than ever before.

    How to wear now: Bunch up with Batik-printed floral silk scarves, big bloomed skirts and floral folk tops. If you're really green-fingered, freshen up your tootsies with a pair of petal-strewn heels.

     
     
     

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