Wallis New Season Picks

September has often been called Fashion’s favourite month. With all the new season collections, the various fashion weeks, and of course, the September issues of the glossy magazines, September is a wonderful month for those who love clothes and style.

I am going to be taking a look at some of the new season ranges that are hitting the High Street as we speak, and today I am starting off by looking at the just in pieces from Wallis. Wallis has always been a stylish destination on the High Street, both for casual clothes, workwear and evening wear, and in recent years, it has more fully embraced trends without losing any of the style and quality it is renowned for. This season is no exception, as the brand introduces some great transitional pieces that your wardrobe is just crying out for.

Top picks this season have to be the range of coatigans and duster coats that make the perfect cover up as the days start to develop a chill in the air. It is too early to reach for a big heavy winter coat, but, on days like today, with storm Aileen lingering around the edge of the morning, we certainly need something to add a bit of cosiness. The monochrome texture duster jacket in particular is a glorious piece that will look just stunning worn over coated skinnies and a crisp white shirt for everyday wear, or layered over a black shift dress for a night out.

Colours are fairly muted, a neutral palette with lots of classic black. But there are splashes of primary colours in the shape of cobalt blue and a little bit of regal purple too. And, I have to say I love the baby blue shade of the blue waterfall coat which is so pretty and will certainly add a softness to the day as the weather turns harsher.

What do you think of the Wallis new season pieces?

Blue Drawn Waterfall Coat
Price: £65.00 Click to visit Wallis

Monochrome Textured Duster Coat
Price: £60.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Snake Textured Trouser
Price: £38.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Shift Dress
Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Red Diagonal Ruffle Tunic Jumper
Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Cobalt Crochet Blouse
Price: £33.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black And Grey Coatigan
Price: £45.00 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Pink Coatigan
Price: £40.00 Click to visit Wallis

Blue Button Fit and Flare Dress
Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Purple Velvet Puff Sleeve Shift Dress
Price: £45.00 Click to visit Wallis

To view all Wallis current new in lines, click here.

 

ASOS Autumn Preview – My wishlist

Next up in my preview of the new Autumn season is ASOS. In terms of style, I always think ASOS is the most eclectic of the online fashion stores, the place where you can find literally anything, whether you are looking for current trends, classic pieces, or Avant Garde new designers. Stocking its own range, and then brands and designers such as  Monki, Warehouse, Sisley, Aldo, Cheap Monday and American Apparel, ASOS makes the new season exciting by the sheer number of products it has available.

There are currently some good ASOS voucher codes available at Fashionbeans which offer free delivery and returns, making now a good time for that new season wardrobe update. I have enjoyed looking around the ASOS new-in sections, both for clothing and accessories, and have chosen my top ten picks for Autumn/Winter 2015. There are classic pieces that I think every wardrobe needs, like the black peg trousers which are a real bargain for just £22. I also think an animal print shoe is a no brainer – nothing completes an all black outfit than some leopard or snake print heels, and the Pacey design are just so stylish.

There is also a nod to some of this season’s trends. Folkloric designs with prints and floaty maxi dresses have already been seen on fashionistas like Poppy Delevingne and Vanessa Hudgens, and the Illy maxi dress by BA&SH is just beautiful and bang on trend. Jumpsuits are also another trend that is totally going nowhere, and the one shouldered number from the ASOS collection is very Versace and very Gwen Stefani.

 

ASOS – My key picks for Autumn

ASOS Woven Peg Trousers £22.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Woven Peg Trousers
£22.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS One Shoulder Drape Jumpsuit £38.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS One Shoulder Drape Jumpsuit
£38.00 click to visit ASOS

Monki Ribbed Dress £25.00 Click to visit ASOS

Monki Ribbed Dress
£25.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Midi Skirt With Tie Front £22.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Midi Skirt With Tie Front
£22.00 Click to visit ASOS

Sisley Knee Length Leather Look Skirt £55.00 click to visit ASOS

Sisley Knee Length Leather Look Skirt
£55.00 click to visit ASOS

BA&SH Illy Maxi Dress In Dots Print £285.00 click to visit ASOS

BA&SH Illy Maxi Dress In Dots Print
£285.00 click to visit ASOS

TFNC Kimono Sleeve Top With Sequin Obi Belt £32.00 click to visit ASOS

TFNC Kimono Sleeve Top With Sequin Obi Belt
£32.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Structured Box Shoulder Bag £40.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Structured Box Shoulder Bag
£40.00
click to visit ASOS

ALDO Thilisen Multipack Earrings £10.00 click to visit ASOS

ALDO Thilisen Multipack Earrings
£10.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS PACEY Pointed High Heels £25.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS PACEY Pointed High Heels
£25.00 Click to visit ASOS

Marsala – The colour of Autumn

It may still be the middle of summer for those of you taking your holidays, but when it comes to fashion, that season is most definitely over. The shops and online stores are thoroughly embracing Autumn, with the new season hitting shelves and rails every day as we speak. I think this is rather exciting, because, if we are honest, this summer has been a bit of a disappointment, full of muggy days which were hot but not sunny, and days like today – full of rain and storms. The new season ranges are not only stylish, they are also transitional, perfect for the totally changeable weather we are experiencing.

I am going to be looking at the new season collections over the next few weeks, and I am starting with one of my favourite stores, Esprit. They produced on of my favourite dresses last season (you can see if on my WIWT feed here) and this season they are focusing on one particular colour that is sure to be a popular choise, Marsala.
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Marsala is, of course, the patone colour for 2015, and this is the season you really get to see why. Named for a rather gorgeous fortified wine, Marsala is a deep rich colour that is also flattering against most skin tones. Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute® says “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth.”

Esprit have taken Marsala and made it into a stunning collection of dresses, linen style knits and pretty boho style tunics that you can easily wear now, and then wear all through the Autumn/Winter season. You can view the whole collection here, but I have put together an edit of my favourite pieces, the ones that are topping my Autumn wishlist.

Will you be wearing Marsala this season?

My Marsala Edit from Esprit

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soft, faux leather leggings with zips £ 45.00 click to visit Esprit

 wrap-over effect stretch jersey dress £ 39.00 click to visit Esprit

wrap-over effect stretch jersey dress
£ 39.00 click to visit Esprit

 lightweight dress with a floral pattern £ 45.00 click to visit Esprit

lightweight dress with a floral pattern
£ 45.00 click to visit Esprit

 woven cotton blend t-shirt £ 39.00 click to visit Esprit

woven cotton blend t-shirt
£ 39.00 click to visit Esprit

 open-work, lace-trim sweater, 100% cotton £ 29.00 click to visit Esprit

open-work, lace-trim sweater, 100% cotton
£ 29.00 click to visit Esprit

 100% cotton tunic £ 29.00 click to visit Esprit

100% cotton tunic
£ 29.00 click to visit Esprit

 stretch cotton basic blazer £ 69.00 click to visit Esprit

stretch cotton basic blazer
£ 69.00 click to visit Esprit

 short, drawstring detail dress £ 45.00 click to visit Esprit

short, drawstring detail dress
£ 45.00 click to visit Esprit