Here we are again to my favourite time of the year, Autumn is fast approaching and as are the new clothes coming in to our favourite stores – but hold on! What to buy? Oh no, here we go again, don’t know what to wear? Not sure what’s ‘trendy‘ this season? Look no further because I recently attended the Belfast Fashion Week Launch for Autumn Winter 2018 and oh my, there are some beautiful clothes coming your way this year!
Hosted by our ever fabulous Cathy Martin, PR Queen and Fashion Goddess in the Fitzwilliam Hotel, the perfect setting for an array of such beautiful clothes.
What I Wore
Before you see the amazing trends that befell us let’s look at what I wore!
New Look Mustard Check Cropped Trousers, £19.99
I am so in love with these trousers! They are so comfortable and not an annoying zip in sight and match a lot more versatile than I thought. They go with so many things and are easily dressed up or dressed down for a more casual look.
New Look Mustard Ribbed Roll Neck Top, £8.99
These polo necks are perfect for wearing underneath large coats or chunky knits as they are nice and thin, so you don’t roast alive underneath. They come in a variety of colours and at such a great price, you’re going to want to pick up a few.
New Look Mustard Single Breasted Formal Coat, £34.99
I’ll be the first to admit I might have went overboard with the mustard and the New Look shopping. It’s all just so nice, have you been in recently? Their Autumn/Winter selection is outstanding, I can’t wait to go back and get the rest that I mentally put in my favourites.
We have gone wild for animal print – see what I did there? So many designers this season have made a bid for the fabulous animal print and it is everywhere. If you aren’t someone who wants to fully immerse themselves in this trend you can add a small pop in your accessories with a fabulous bag or boots to transform yourself, ready for Autumn.
I’ve said it before in my Leopard Print post but it makes me so happy to see so many women and men embracing this trend and Belfast Fashion Week’s launch was no different.
Let your outfits roar with this trend this season.
Clash Is The New Match
Leading on from Animal Print sees a trend that I have always been a little scared to try and pull off myself but I have recently learned that if you wear anything with confidence it will look unbelievable. You wear the clothes, don’t let the clothes wear you. Something to remember for this fantastic clash of prints. If anything, when you can’t decide what to wear – clash them!
Here Cathy has shown us a dress that allows feminine florals to meet sassy stripes while below these stunning floral prints are a sure way to turn heads this season. After all, floral in spring? Groundbreaking.
Alas, we have arrived at my favourite trend allowing me to live out my Cher Horowitz, Clueless fantasy in tasteful checked print. You must be thinking, how the hell can I wear that print? The most fashionable way, as we have said already, is to embrace the Mix and Match.
This fabulous ensemble puts me in mind of Balenciaga and I cannot wait to get my hands on all of it. I have my eye on this Topshop, Check Midi Skirt, it will be coming home with me.
Ellen looks unbelievable in the outfit, definitely one of my favourite looks from the entire morning and I am pleased to say I already own the suit from the look. Now I just have to collect the rest! I must say at this point, the makeup by Oonagh Bomanand her team was just stunning. There is nothing nicer than a bold, statement lip and this lip pulls the red out of the suit to perfectly compliment this outfit.
Bold & Bright
This selection of outfits actually has me salivating. I have always been a huge fan of colour and I am not one for hiding away from brights, as you can see from my outfit for the Launch. These power suits and coats speak to me on another level.
I am head over heels at the clothing seen at BFW Launch and I am certainly going to be out of pocket investing in all these fantastic pieces. What are your favourite trends this season or what are you most looking forward to wearing? I’d love to hear!
West Coast Cooler Fashion Week Starts Friday 19th October and runs to Sunday 21st October. If you like what you see you can find more information on the shoes and purchase tickets HERE