Autumn Trends for 2013
Georgia Collingwood , Fashion Correspondent
As London Fashion Week kicks off, it's a great opportunity to look forward to Spring/Summer 2014 and predict trends that will be appearing all over the high street.
However, before we can all think wistfully of next years summer, autumn is fast approaching and with it, it brings all the best new trends for the new season.
With the current 90's revival in full swing, Tartan was always due its comeback.
Now the catwalks are awash with kilts, tartan trousers and checkered dresses.
Even celebrities such as Victoria Beckham have been seen in tartan.
Although tartan may seen like a daunting trend to introduce into your wardrobe, a kilt, or a checked pencil skirt, worn with jumpers and tights will be winter proof, warm and on trend and even tartan accessories, such as a scarf give a nod to the trend.
Clothing and accessories in shades of pink are always present in autumn: they add some much needed colour to the otherwise plain palette of browns, greys and blacks and there is a shade of pink to suit everyone.
This year, the must have shade was baby, powder pink. The lightest shade, powder pink flatters all skin tones and isn't too bold a statement.
The favourite pale pink clothing piece of autumn is set to be a statement coat like this Marks and Spencer one which is also infused with cashmere to provide extra comfort and warmth.
It doesn't just have to be a coat though: a pale pink cable knit jumper would be a variation of the normal cream and would keep the outfit on trend through out the colder months.
Tailoring will always be a popular trend throughout autumn due to ease of wear and because of the practicality.
Androgyny has been a popular look all year but coming into autumn, the strict masculinity of the look is being relaxed and the summer's monochrome trend is being relaxed to cheer up dull autumn days.
Whether its wearing a black pencil skirt,the rouching on this Dorothy Perkins one makes it incredibly flattering, instead of the usual suit trousers to add a twist to androgyny or wearing a patterned two piece instead of the usual black, autumn means relaxing the rules.
Autumn Trends for 2013, 16th September 2013, 10:24 AM