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September 16th, 2009

Autumn really has arrived! I have been busy putting my summer clothes away and am now getting excited about my old/new autumn/winter wardrobe. End of last season I got lucky with finding some very nice ‘Sale’ items which I hardly wore and are mixing and matching very well in a my capsule wardrobe. I love finding bargains.

I have been doing some research – well it is my job to know where to find what for all different types of women. All the collections are now slowly coming out onto the shop floors. Best time to buy (before the best pieces go) I feel is mid-October, just after LFW. But the high street design “weekly collections” so it’s a good idea to keep your eyes open.

Trends: depending on your body shape some trends may suit you others may not. This is why I prefer STYLE to FASHION! Knowing what looks good on you rather than those ridiculous mistakes we made when we were younger. Still, fashion is what is available to us now – so we’ve got to try it out.

Right now the big shoulder is back. It’s a different shoulder now-more constructed ,less wide and boxy and sometimes draped. There is a lot of it around and a style to suit anyone. Really works for giving someone a smaller waist. If you are petite do not go for a big shoulder pad, go for more of a rounded shape. Great for the typical English pear shape since it balances your bottom half. Try it !!!!

Also as I said there is a lot of black around. For those of you that don’t suit black wear it with a flash of colour eg. coloured scarf, tights, bag, shoes or bold silver jewellery.

I went to Zara and was quite impressed with some very nice cut jackets. At Warehouse I saw some great dresses. The quality is good at Warehouse  – clothes wash well and last for years. Also H&M had a cute stretchy corduroy jacket for £25 in different colours (loved the red one!) They also have some great skinny jeans as do Berschka.

Go have a look for yourself and try on. It’s the only way you find out what suits you (or CALL ME!)

Enough from me now. More coming soon!

Catherine