It’s a well-worn topic, but I can’t run a Sundar style blog without reminding you what’s going on – and off the catwalk.
The key looks are everything 70s, patterned scarves, thick layers, heeled boots and (faux) fur, with a bit of dusky blue to match chilly autumn breezes.
The 70s came before the decade that style forgot, so it’s fitting they’re fashion years to really remember. The catwalks featured patterned trousers, Moroccan prints, psychedelic checks and slip dresses.
For us, nothing’s better than a neutral pashmina to swirl, drape and wrap around bright palazzos or a statement blouse.
The volumising trend is soft and floaty, but has something to say. Stack layer upon layer of neutral basics under paper-thin co-ords, foil tops or transparent shrugs.
Look on the high street for light jumpers, pea coats and skinny camis.
The blues trend adds a bit of colour to dark autumn clouds. From slate to sky, blue shades appeared in velvets, silks and organzas, with bright scarves nestled in smoky cocoons over trouser suits and turquoise lurex.
Wrap your pashmina around a blue minidress as a belt, or just to add something extra to a work skirt or cotton jacket.
Edge yourself into autumn with the black lace trend. Originally a Victoriana look, the ruffled collars and slit dresses have been harnessed into leather trousers, trimmed scarves and embroidered bodices, all topped with rosettes and swirls of heavy lace.
Furry looks are a highlight for AW/15 –yes, that’s fur all over. I know, it’s ridiculous, and it’s obviously (mostly) faux. But there’s nothing like leather slippers with yellow fur and buckles (Gucci’s offering), tasselled loafers or thigh-high boots trimmed with cherry chinchilla-look detail, pompoms or dyed, fluffy hems to really bring out your best features.
Shine on with Christopher Kane’s lurex. I’d never normally feature a particular designer, but wait till you see his gossamer-thin dresses, netted separates, colour-block tops and swishy, whimsical maxi skirts. A tribute to his late mother and inspired by the life-drawing classes he took in his Dalston studio, the collection is full of classic cuts, stretchy materials, light frills and colours you’ll actually want to wear.
Last but certainly not least, accessories and bags are cool but loud. Wrap a slate-grey pashmina around- or about- a hat, orange trunk bag or embellished heels. For the true Sundar look, add one in soft scarlet to really make your style ‘’pop’’.