Hello Autumn! 5 hot trends for the new season to shop NOW
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Autumn has arrived and with a new season comes a new wardrobe. At least that's our philosophy.
And this time of year is the most exciting for fashion as we say goodbye to the summer. All the new collections are hitting the shops and we can finally try out all those trends we've had our eye on since we first saw them on the catwalks earlier in the year.
September and October are all about bright crisp days that aren't quite cold enough for a full winter outfit. So it's time to layer up to see us through these transitional weeks, with pieces we can still wear when December hits.
And thanks to Very this sometimes tricky styling task is easier than ever.
From front row worthy dresses to cosy knits and ankle boots to bags, there's everything you need to update your look.
And as well as trend led V by Very you can shop other stylish labels like Topshop, Kate Spade, River Island and Whistles, all in one place.
So check out our top five ways to work it this season with a little help from the always well dressed Michelle Keegan and this preview of her latest exclusive collection at Very.
On Trend Outerwear
Michelle wears from L-R: Colour block check coat (£80), pocket front wide leg jeans (£35), teddy coat (£75) and short sleeved ribbed turtleneck (£15) all at Very
Shopping for a new coat is always fun.
And as the days get colder your coat becomes a much more integral part of your look, so as well as something that keeps you warm you'll want a coat that's cool too.
The biggest outerwear trends this year are sharp, boyish checked coats and cuddly teddy jackets and Michelle's range is delivering both with style.
This single breasted, sharply tailored piece (above left) is cleverly colour blocked with that other winter coat classic, camel. It's perfect for a smart take on the season but as Michelle is demonstrating, it works for an off-duty vibe too with her 1970s inspired wide leg jeans.
And if you fancy being hugged all day then wrap yourself up in this ultra toasty faux fur teddy coat (above right). It's so warm you'll only need a tee or lightweight top like Michelle's short sleeved ribbed turtleneck underneath.
Oh, and could the shade be more autumnal?
A Touch of Tailoring
Michelle wears Longline belted blazer (£60) and Flared trousers (£40) at Very
Trouser suits have been making waves for the last few seasons and if you're yet to invest then make this the month you do.
There's nothing more attractive than a gorgeous girl in some sharp masculine tailoring and it's a look that not only works for the office, but is definitely worth taking out on the town too.
But if you want to keep a feminine twist on things then this two-piece will make you feel powerful and ready to take on the world. We love the blazer with its double breasted cut and the matching belt that nips you in at the waist, creating an eye-catching silhouette.
And the coordinating trousers will flatter all shapes with their leg lengthening flares and tummy flattening high waist. Wear with a black bodysuit and strappy sandals for an evening with the girls, switching to a white T-shirt and box fresh trainers for a laid back take on suiting.
Colour Pop Knits
Michelle wears High neck knitted jumper (£30) and high waist wide leg denim culottes (£32) at Very
Who doesn't love a new knit?
But jumpers and cardigans don't have to be boring. Ditch the moody blacks, greys and navys and add a shock of colour with something a bit more vibrant.
This hot pink sweater (above) should do the trick.
With its loose fit, high neck and turned up cuffs, it's slouchy and comfortable and styled with Michelle's culotte cut jeans, it's going to make winter weekends so much more stylish.
But don't save it for a day off. Artfully half tuck it into a floaty midi skirt, add ankle boots and take it to brunch. Or to your big pitch. Or on a date. Or to meet the in-laws. The options for being pretty in pink are endless.
The New Animal Print
Michelle wears Printed woven jumpsuit (£55) at Very
If you're like us then you'll consider leopard print to be a neutral.
That means in its classic tan and black spots it can work with almost everything in your wardrobe.
But if you fancy giving them a 2019 makeover then why not go wild in this versatile jumpsuit from Michelle's collection at Very?
Not only does the animal print come in green against a black background, but we're feeling particularly amorous towards those full sleeves, elasticated cuffs, the pockets (oh so perfect for posing) and the elegant V-neckline.
Heels take it on a date while some sneakers keep things casual.
Toughen Up For The New Season
Michelle wears fro L-R: PU leather look jacket (£55), high neck knitted jumper (£30) and satin bias cut printed midi skirt (£28), PU leather look jacket (£55) and shirred waist tea dress (£40) all at Very
One of the easiest ways to update your look is to think about toughening it up.
This trick is about mixing contrasting aesthetics and giving traditionally feminine pieces a bit of tough girl edge.
Take inspiration from Michelle who's using a black faux leather biker jacket to achieve this effect by styling it with a slinky bias cut midi skirt and ribbed jumper (above left) as well as with a cute little tea dress (above right). A flippy, flirty hem has never looked so cool.
Add sturdy boots to either look and you'll be nailing gorgeous grunge for the new season.