My Autumn Winter 19 Top Picks - I hate to wish summer away......

I cant believe that I am already thinking about Autumn Winter 19. I love the summer and do not want to wish this summer away. However when you work in fashion you are always looking ahead. So here I am on a warm day in July thinking about the key trends of the season ahead. I have been looking at AW 19 trends since the beginning of the year through my work as a Trend Forecaster and Fashion Brand Consultant.

However when the season actually changes I still get the excitement of seeing the new fashion trends come into the market. Its so interesting to see if the trends that you think will be big actually translate onto the high street. There are lots of trends out there for AW 19 and it still feels like there is an optimistic and experimental ‘anything goes’ approach to fashion at the moment. Which I love. However as always there are some key items that will be fashion game changers. I am really buying less when it comes to fashion. I am trying to hard to Buy Less and Choose Well. I do think the only key trends I will buy into will be the colour brown and some tall boots. The rest i already have.

So here are my personal top picks for the season ahead. My images are taken from the AW 19 catwalks and street style that happened back in February this year. They are images that inspire me greatly.

I have to start with a bold statement that  Brown Is The New Black . There is so much brown around. It looks so new. It also has not been on trend for a long while.

I have to start with a bold statement that Brown Is The New Black. There is so much brown around. It looks so new. It also has not been on trend for a long while.

I love this Copenhagen Street style brown styling from head to toe. Its so cool.

I love this Copenhagen Street style brown styling from head to toe. Its so cool.

Here Lisa Aiken shows us how to wear browns and rusts together. This styling is so on point for AW 19 especially with the square toe boots and leather skirt.

Here Lisa Aiken shows us how to wear browns and rusts together. This styling is so on point for AW 19 especially with the square toe boots and leather skirt.

Leather is such a key fabrication for AW 19. Don’t think its just about a leather jacket think trousers, skirts, dresses and tops. Of course these don’t have to be real leather like this Isabel Marant image.  Faux leathers are fantastic also.

Leather is such a key fabrication for AW 19. Don’t think its just about a leather jacket think trousers, skirts, dresses and tops. Of course these don’t have to be real leather like this Isabel Marant image. Faux leathers are fantastic also.

High shine leathers are also important like this Rejina Pyo brown skirt which is incredible!!! I have a few old leather skirts I will be re-styling.

High shine leathers are also important like this Rejina Pyo brown skirt which is incredible!!! I have a few old leather skirts I will be re-styling.

Tailoring continues to be important as it has been in Spring Summer. The update is the colour green and belting your tailored pieces like this Givenchy image.

Tailoring continues to be important as it has been in Spring Summer. The update is the colour green and belting your tailored pieces like this Givenchy image.

Or going more traditional tailoring colours like the uber stylish Jeanette Madsen who nails it every time!

Or going more traditional tailoring colours like the uber stylish Jeanette Madsen who nails it every time!

I am so happy there is lots of green around too. I have lots of green items I will be wearing again and again.  I love this Stella McCartney look. Especially with the brown boots.

I am so happy there is lots of green around too. I have lots of green items I will be wearing again and again. I love this Stella McCartney look. Especially with the brown boots.

Shorter lengths are going to be important. This Chloe dress is great example of a shorter Autumnal dress. This could work with tights when the temperatures drop. Sheer tights are also set to make a come back worn with shorter lengths.

Shorter lengths are going to be important. This Chloe dress is great example of a shorter Autumnal dress. This could work with tights when the temperatures drop. Sheer tights are also set to make a come back worn with shorter lengths.

The winter midi dress is also important. I have many midi dresses that I will pull out again this Autumn. The styling on this Celine dress is perfect for AW 19. The boots and the belt make it look very current. They are the styling details that make it look new.

The winter midi dress is also important. I have many midi dresses that I will pull out again this Autumn. The styling on this Celine dress is perfect for AW 19. The boots and the belt make it look very current. They are the styling details that make it look new.

For me the big other AW 19 game changer is the long boot. This will be the key item I will buy into. Its been a while since it has been so on trend.  I will have my eye out for the perfect brown pair I can wear with everything.  The long boot can be worn with dresses and trousers so is versatile.

For me the big other AW 19 game changer is the long boot. This will be the key item I will buy into. Its been a while since it has been so on trend. I will have my eye out for the perfect brown pair I can wear with everything. The long boot can be worn with dresses and trousers so is versatile.

I LOVE these Dres Van Noten ones but they are not so practical.  A girl can dream though! The almond toe shape is perfection. If I could find a vintage pair like this I would be a happy woman.

I LOVE these Dres Van Noten ones but they are not so practical. A girl can dream though! The almond toe shape is perfection. If I could find a vintage pair like this I would be a happy woman.

I love long boots  worn with dresses.

I love long boots worn with dresses.

Also if you find the right pair they could work with trousers tucked into them as we used to wear them in the 90’s.

Also if you find the right pair they could work with trousers tucked into them as we used to wear them in the 90’s.

The other major boot trend is this exadurated sole unit like these Stella McCartney ones.

The other major boot trend is this exadurated sole unit like these Stella McCartney ones.

The square toe shape is also set to make a big return.  These Proenza Shouler ones are a great shape.

The square toe shape is also set to make a big return. These Proenza Shouler ones are a great shape.

The latest bag trend is the granny chic top handle bag. This is why I chose the pink Mulberry shape for my birthday it will be important for AW 19 and SS 20.     But for now lets enjoy the rest of the summer xx

The latest bag trend is the granny chic top handle bag. This is why I chose the pink Mulberry shape for my birthday it will be important for AW 19 and SS 20.

But for now lets enjoy the rest of the summer xx

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