The Autumn leaves have started falling around the UK and my camel coat has already made an appearance to combat the cold.
This time of year is by far my favourite; mainly due to my love of cable knits, jeans and high-heeled boots. They all get dusted off and brought into a new season once again, and this season, I’m certainly going to be focusing on recycling many items from last year’s wardrobe.
But if you are looking for some new on-trend pieces to add to your Autumnal outfits, I thought I’d offer up five fashion rules for the season. My new book, The New Fashion Rules, launches on November 1st, and so I thought it would be the perfect time to chat fashion rules once again. Ultimately, I don’t believe there are necessarily any clothing rules – as everyone can wear what they want and how they like – but these are the on-trend tips I intend to follow for this season.
Rule 1: Go bold with your animal print
Animal print is often one for the brave, but this Autumn, it’s become so fashionable that you can’t escape it. So join in. This season has brought it back stronger and classier than ever: duster coats in leopard print, bags in zebra print and sheer blouses through to calf length boots in snake print.
I think the key to rocking this is to keep your animal print piece as the statement of the look, with everything else stripped back, minimal and neutral. This coat from Mango is one of the coolest ways to own the trend, in a big way. You could add some simple heels too, but dressing it down with white trainers would look amazing with some cool, wide leg trousers. But the bolder the print, and the style, the better. Own it.
Mango Leopard Faux-Fur Coat £139.99