Autumn Transitional: Womens
Veering away from the pastels and brights of summer, this pre-autumn trend finds us striding into a rustier colour palette of burnt oranges and coppers. Staying true to the strong seventies vibe that has dominated the style stakes this season, A-line fits and suede cuts remain prevalent despite a colour refresh. Now is the time to tone down festival detailing - letting the likes of fringing and distressed denim take a back seat once more - allowing cleaner silhouettes and simple tailoring come to the forefront.
Red and burgundy contrast cross-body bag £7/€8
Strolls through the park on a Sunday evening start to make the transition from BBQ laden crowds, to the serene surroundings of autumn nights slowly but surely drawing in - these outfits prove perfect when it comes to weather-appropriate dressing. The key to keeping these looks strictly transitional is to ensure that you only incorporate minute details of the 70s trend into each ensemble, keeping the rest of your look simple and full of statement pieces.
Fringe-detail burgundy top £6/€8, black skinny jeans £12/€15
Perforated shopper bag £10/€14
Lace detail blouse £8/€11, faux-suede button up dress £10/€12
For the colour palette, we're looking at a wash of rich, spicy tones including tan, burgundy wine, terracotta red and burnt orange. However, given this isn't a colour blocking trend, the look turns to accents of black, off-white and strong indigo hues. With regards to pattern, there is a nod to inspiration from the exotic souks of Morocco - bright tiles prints and intricate linework - while elements of traditional 70s paisley also come into play, especially of note for blouses and cut-out shoulder smock dresses. A number of pieces within the collection are minimalist and clean-cut, yet layering can achieve a mic of textures and prints with tribal printed capes and subtly fringed kimonos.
Burnt orange dress £10/€13
Making a slight detour from the norm when it comes to the shoes, we're blurring the lines between the standard Chelsea boot/chunky sandal look that is synonymous with 70s trends, by factoring in some normcore footwear. This modern update will put a laid-back twist on the look, making it perfect for those days where you anticipate long walks exploring the city, or strolling around your closest park.
Monochrome trainers £12/€13
Pointed Chelsea boot £15/€19
White platform trainer £7/€9