I love a new season! Sure I will be gutted that the Summer is over, I’m a person that would love to live in flip flops, and that they days will start to get shorter, but I love to look at all the new style that is on display, the new colours and prints, the lengths and the trends.
Online fashion giants PrettyLittleThing asked me to look at their new collections for Autumn in order to choose some of my favourite pieces.Now, I usually turn to the dress section immediately, but in this instance I wanted to look at the PrettyLittleThing skirts and tops as you can then mix and match them with other pieces that you already have in your wardrobe. I also wanted to see if the brand is suitable for women who are not a perfect size 10, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the brand has a curve section that has some really stunning pieces, including the animal print pleated skirt below.
A perfect evening look
The Plus Rust Leopard Print Pleated Midi Skirt is a brilliant transitional piece that can not only take you from day to night, but also slips easily from Summer to Autumn. This skirt is from the plus range, and has an elasticated waistband and a lovely mid calf length. I love the idea of wearing this with a thick cream jumper and knee length boots come the colder days, but on a warm evening this looks so cute with a boob tube style too like the Dobby Mesh frill detail bandeau top that is a total 1980s Madonna style top, and is now just £5. I can see me wearing this a lot, teamed with a pencil skirt for a seriously sexy look, or pale blue denim for that Madonna retro look.
Pretty in Pink
I love pink, it is totally one of my favourite colours and one that I think is kind to blondes, so these pieces totally appeal. The Mauve floral high neck blouse is so stretchy and pretty and has a hemline below the elasticated panel which means it would look great with jeans too, worn loose. The skirt, the Rose Pleated Full Midi Skirt, is absolutely gorgeous, shimmery and silky, with a double layer and a really glamorous, expensive feel. I will wear this skirt with a black polo neck when the weather turns, although I will keep the bare legs for as long as I can.
The 90s called and want their clothes back…
I love 1990s style. I’m thinking Friends, Kate Moss in slip dresses, everything biased cut, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt, need I go on. But they do say that if you remember a trend the first time around, you should avoid it. Well, pah to that, I love the satin skirts and faux halter style tops that were such a staple of the 90s wardrobe, and am definitely up for reviving them.
This champagne satin (isn’t that such a 90s colour too) asymmetric panelled skirt is pretty and versatile, it would look fab worn with a chunky knit for a 90s grunge look, but with strappy sandals you are totally ready for a night out. I wore it with the tall leopard print top, which has a drawstring fastening and sits squarely on top of the skirt.
I love the 90s feel of this outfit, and it is comfortable and cool to wear, although, being satin look, it does crease easily. But just embrace it, the 90s did!