Friday, 19 August 2016

A/W 2016 Seasonal Rundown

Hi everyone,

*all photos in this blog are from google images. I do not claim them as my own or intend for any copyright infringement. All credits go to the original owner*

If you're anything like me, you'll start planning your outfits for Autumn and Winter before Summer is even half way through. I love the sun, long holidays and everything else Summer brings but I have to admit my favourite season is most definitely Autumn. Autumn means Halloween, beautiful colours, dark and cosy nights in and most importantly...My Birthday.

I'm joking, I'm joking...well mostly. My favourite part of Autumn is the clothes. I love the deep plum and auburn colours all the shops showcase in this season. For some reason I feel that Autumn is the season where anything goes when it comes to fashion. It's exciting - the fabrics, patterns and colours are all so vibrant. I also think that my style game is at its best in the A/W seasons. The autumnal colour palette is one that I think suits me and works for me. This is why I decided to have a look at what trends the runway and high street stores have been forecasting as BIG for this year. And I'm going to share my findings with you in this blog post.

Underwear as Outerwear:

I feel like this trend as being clawing its way in for a while now. Slip dresses, silky camisoles etc etc have been on the scene for a while and I am predicting they won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

Everyone is rocking them because they are so versatile. Wear them a-la Rihanna and Jamie Chung if you want a more glam look or over a plain t shirt to casual it up for a more everyday look.


A trend that seems to come round every Autumn is velvet and I hope to god that it keeps coming back. This trend is a particular favourite of mine and I intend on wearing as much of it as I can get away with this Autumn.

Many people think this could be a tricky trend to navigate - and they are right. But as shown above, there are many ways to try it out from a full on dress to just a velvet t shirt. Don't be scared by it. I think velvet makes every outfit look more interesting and classy. I love it.

Checked prints:

The last A/W trend I'll mention is possibly my favourite of this season so far - checks. I think I like it so much because it's aaaaalmost tartan which reminds me of my Scottish roots (I did warn you, I'm a Scottish gal through and through). It also reminds me of one of my favourite films, Clueless, and that totally awesome checked two piece Cher wore in it.

I chose two outfits to illustrate how extensive this trend is - stay casual like Hailey with an oversized shirt or glam it out like Julianne Hough. I love both,

So, these are a few of my favourite trends for Autumn this year. I can't wait for this season to actually arrive and I hope this post helps you get excited as I am!!

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Sorry there is a LOT to read here but I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Much love,
Cat x


  1. My favourite autumnal trend is definitely all the plaid and checked clothing! I'm also loving all these silk slip dresses, so delicate!
    Aleeha xXx

    1. I know they are so pretty! I can't wait to try out wearing them both 😊Xxx

  2. I also love to plan for my autumn outfit, but I don't want summer to end!
    I can't wait to see more of the velvet trend!


    1. Same I'm excited to see if anyone comes up with a new way to wear it! I'm holiday just now so my summer buzz is back for a while 😝Xx

  3. Checked prints and innerwear as outerwear are definitely my faves! But I don't know how to be confident in wearing the latter. I find it too sexy for my taste but I would love to try them if I can find a way to make it look less sexy. :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

    1. Yes I agree completely about being confident in them! I find them so much easier to wear with a t shirt underneath as it's more casual and shows a lot less hahah 😂 x

  4. I love the whole underwear as outerwear. It's not something everyone can pull off, but the ones who do always look amazing x

    1. Yes I agree! I think it's definitely a confidence thing :)

  5. I love the velvet trend. This is good post, how are you coping with University? I hope you are enjoying your Fashion course.

    Whenever you can, I'd love to have you visit my blog

    1. HI! thank you so much, that means a lot! I've been so busy since I moved up and I've not even started my course yet, just finished Freshers! I can't wait to start now :) Thank you! I definitely will have a look, thanks for your comment :)x

  6. I think I like Hailey's outfit the most, the checkered pattern just seemed the most wearable and her outfit also looks the comfiest haha ♡

    Evelyn | BeautyCloud9

    1. Yeah it would definitely be cute! Maybe not too practical for me as I live in Scotland but for holidays!!