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Change up your look this autumn

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Whether you have only a slight interest in fashion or you show an utter dedication to the industry, I think it is safe to say we have all finally come to terms with the fact that our spring/summer wardrobes were just a bit of a non-starter this year!

Of course, that doesn’t mean the year’s been a total sartorial bust. Instead, we’re looking ahead to autumn to give our #lewk a new lease of life.

And we’ve got some good news for you – next season has got some EPIC trends to get involved in.

Let’s be totally honest, autumn fashion is always more fun than summer, thanks to the endless styling opportunities available via the simple art of layering.

If you’re keen to break the mould a little after being stuck in a somewhat pandemic-induced style rut, then keep reading…

One of the easiest ways to breathe new life into a look, colour trends require far less courage – or even thought – than bold new silhouettes or statement accents.

So what are the colour trends to tap into this autumn? Here are five we have picked for you to tap into if you want to give your wardrobe an on-trend twist without having to brave an entirely new aesthetic…


Full-throttle red – aka from your neck to at-least-your-knees – was undoubtedly the biggest colour take-away from the four major autumn/winter fashion weeks staged earlier this year. Whether you opt in via a maxi dress, a trouser suit or even a top and skirt, there’s no holding back with this one. Just make sure your accessories are relatively neutral to avoid overkill.


Holographic pieces pop up every now and then most seasons, but the AW20 showcase was the first time in a while that it’s been spotted on numerous runways. Crucially, they appeared predominantly on muted base notes (deep greys, whites etc.) which ensured it felt fresh and not overworked. Pair it with pastels to keep it clean.


Purple is often overlooked as a power-colour, but the autumn/winter runways made a convincing case for its merits. Rarely seen as a standalone, they tended to come via layers of suiting, tonal outfits or matching dress-and-heels.


Fans of a pared-back black look should rejoice next season, as there’s little considered chicer for AW20 than a head-to-toe midnight look. Several brands elevated their takes via liquid-like sheens of vinyl, silk or even rubber to add layers of texture.


Undoubtedly one set to dominate should ‘party season’ exist in its traditional format, shades of silver spattered the AW20 runways and injected each one with a refreshing sense of fun. Paired with a stripped back colour palette (think whites, greys or blacks) to avoid it veering towards tastelessness.

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Gillian Anderson is a journalist with over 25 years experience. She was the first editor of the North Coast edition of Local Women magazine. Prior to that she was the Sports Editor of the Coleraine Chronicle. Gillian has also written for the Belfast Telegraph, Sunday Life, Daily Mirror, Belfast Live, Oxford Mail and JPI Media covering many topics from sport, news, council and business to true-life stories, fashion and much, much more.
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