I have always maintained in this blog that I am not a very trend-oriented person. I love  making a trend my own. But I admit that I do like to browse through popular trends just for inspiration. So, without further ado here are things that have captured my attention and which I hope to try this Autumn/ Winter. We are just on our way to Spring/Summer here in UK and the fashion world is already talking about AW. Wow! advance-thinking, indeed.

Matchy-Matchy layering:

Image credit: Metro

Image credit: Metro

As a kid, my mum would always dress me up in matching-matching layers. Funnily enough, I hated it. But I guess our tastes do change and I find this look absolutely fun yet sophisticated enough to turn heads in the right way. Matchy-matchy layering was featured in all the big shows–Burberry, Temperley, Giles and Peter Pilotto. The easiest way to nail this look? Matching your scarf to your coat. Something which I cannot wait to try.

Leopard Print:

Image credit: Guardian

Image credit: Guardian

If I have a style weakness it has to be the leopard print. As much as I try to resist it, a leopard print would somehow find its way in my closet. I love the sheer boldness of this print. So, I am glad this flirty yet fierce appeared in the form of coat and dress at Céline and Chloé. I cannot wait to roar (once again) in this print.

Bright blue and Orange: 

Image Credit: Google Images

Image Credit: Google Images

Every season brings in its favourite colour and this AW14 will be about bright blues and oranges. A great way to break the monotony of winter grey, I say. But if this is too bold for you then  take cue from Anya Hindmarch whose show featured quirky bags in these colours.

Folklore Fantasy:

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Image credit: Vogue

Earthy colours, textures, fluid shapes, flowing shapes and floaty silhouette makes this trend so scrumptious, different and with just the right amount of boho-chic; and when you know that even Burberry has deviated from their otherwise staid, military inspired print for something like this you know folklore inspired look has gone mainstream. Now, what I would like to see is how the high-street is going to adopt this look. 

These are my top picks for the upcoming autumn/winter and I cannot wait to incorporate these trends and personalise them in the coming months 🙂

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If I were to go back to school, zoology would be my favourite subject because come what may, I just cannot get over animal prints this season. And when I say animals..I mean the leopard print. The leopardess, the undisputed queen of the jungle. My obsession with this print started last year and it does not seem to be dying down.

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I am not at all surprised that leopard prints ruled the runway in the fall-winter of 2012/2013 and stealthily yet proudly made its to way to Spring/Summer 2013. There is so much of chutzpah and boldness to this look that I don’t know if it will ever completely phase out.

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Here, I’ve paired a leopard print blouse with harem pants and a bold belt with gold insert. i have accented the look with statement earrings, chunky bangles and a cocktail ring. Not everyone finds harem pants to be sophisticated and I also initially decided to pair the blouse with skinnies but then why be boring when you can be fab. Sometimes, it feels exhilarating to break the rules and make your own because You are the leopardess. Confident, bold and in command always.

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leopard print blouse: New look, Harem Pants: Fab India (a label from India), Ballet flats: Deichmann, Belt: some random store, Bangles: Claire, cocktail ring: antique shop, Clutch: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

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   Earrings: Topshop, Subtle smoky eyes: Maybelline smoky eyes kohl, Lips: Mac lippy up the amp

So, go on and channelise your inner leopardess. Go on. I dare you.