So, after a rather surprising spell of summer; UK is firmly marching towards Autumn. If you’re excited and slightly bewildered on what to buy for the upcoming season; then worry not for I’ve sorted it out for you (Yes, I am nice that way). Here, I will tell you about some key trends, pieces and where to find them to make sure you march forward in style this Autumn-Winter.

Something new, something Pink:

I’ve already mentioned here and here that pink will be the new black  this season. From dusky to Pastel shades; Pink should be your favourite colour this Autumn-Winter. I am totally lusting over this Vero Moda pink Paris top.

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Animal Instincts: 

Shows from Burberry to Boden proved that this season is the perfect time to channel your animal instincts. But if full-on animal prints are a bit too bold for you then my suggestion is to start small with shoes and accessories (shown below).

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Camo Print:

Go punk this season with a camo print . Being grungy and rebellious never looked this stylish. How would I embrace this trend? With jackets and button-downs remember one piece is enough to make a statement.

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Think skorts and I am instantly reminded of my school days when I madly flirted with tom boy looks and was convinced being overtly feminine was not my cup of tea. How we change!! As high school ended, so did my fascination with anything tom boyish and as for skorts I swore I would never touch them again. For the uninitiated, skort is a love child of a skirt and a short.

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All my adult life, I was convinced I will never go near them again. But as they say never say NEVER. When you are happily beach bumming, strolling without a care for the world and sipping Sangria instead of water…you need to be at your comfortable best.
And the lesson I surprisingly learnt during my Spain holiday….skorts can be your best friend if you want to look effortlessly chic and yet be comfortable. What’s more? It’s perfect for hot and humid weather.

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I am now smitten.

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Here, I have paired a printed skort with a plain chiffon top. The mint colour of the top balances the dark shade of the skort. I have added a big belt for an added feminine twist.

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Skort: Matalan, Top: Vero Moda (Gift from Neha), Belt: Jane Norman, Beach Bag: Matalan, Earrings: Barcelona, Lips: Mac Lippy Up the Amp, Shades: Calvin Klein, Sandals: India, Watch:Swatch

Today’s style guest post is from my BFF (Best Fashionable Friend apart from the obvious)…..drum rolls please…Neha, who lives in Bombay, India. Neha is my first fashion (and non-fashion) adviser, secret keeper and the most wonderful girl friend. I can sing paeans about her but I will just give this space to her. Love you, bestie.

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Being from India, I have always had a fascination for bright hues. Pop colours, for me, are synonymous to summer. The silhouettes may vary, the fabrics may be different, but colours are right there getting all the attention they deserve. And this trend is definitely going to be a part of my wardrobe.

I have a few pieces in pop colours which I mix and match according to my mood. If you find pop colours too loud for your comfort, why not try accessories in pop colors to go with neutrals?

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Here I am wearing a Mint Green top with a bright pink piping on sleeves. Summer fashion gets a fresh look with this light Georgette top. Fresh colours and contrasting detail gives it an understated chic avataar whilst the drop hem keeps it on trend. As this was a work day,  I’ve  teamed the top with tan coloured jeggings and brown ballet flats (I’ve to run around a lot!)

My style mantra is to keep it simple and be chic without trying! As a curvy girl, I definitely love sheer, light fabrics like this one as it does not cling to your body but lingers around it accentuating those deadly curves. Plus, the lightness of the fabric makes it perfect for hot (very hot!) Indian Summer.

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Top & Jeggings: Vero Moda, Flats: Head over Heels, Suede Clutch: Next

I’ve added hints of blue and coral (on my nails) to add some fun. Don’t be afraid of mixing colours as it can sometimes bring together an entire look. 

Adios my friends and remember….keep rocking those curves. 😀