Autumn winter is in full swing right now - seasonally - here in Barcelona, it's still pretty warm for this little Brit. However I have been turning my mind to some new autumn winter trends.
When it comes to buying new clothes, it's really important to pick what you actually like rather than following trends blindly. Now that I have to worry about rent, bills and food the days where my money could be spent frivolously on new clothes are sadly very much over. I don't jump on new trends immediately, instead I mull them over, have a little think about which particular styles I want to incorporate into my personal style and supplement them with bits offbeat accessories.
For November, I'm definitely looking to try the 70s maxi dress trend, for me I think it'll have to be a super flowy maxi dress or something more on the midi side, however I do love a good winter floral or dark ditsy paisley print. I plan to pair them with some ankle boots and a leather jacket - two of my absolute staple wardrobe pieces - to make the look more me. I personally think that's the key to trying new looks - infusing them with your anchor pieces.
I'm also really loving these detailed blouses that have been cropping up lately. I'm not 100% sure if I'm going to stay true to the 70s trend and go for a pussybow blouse or switch it up and go for victoriana or something else. I'm leaning away from victoriana however because my neck is already short enough and they have a tendency to engulf most necks.
Of course I had to feature some wide leg trousers! The search for the perfect pair has been long and hard (and ongoing) I think I may have stumbled upon the perfect pair in good old Zara, it's just a matter of trying them on now.
I recently went to this cool EDM festival in Barcelona, where they had a littel "market place" of local independent retailers, one of whom was selling leather body harnesses. I've always really liked the look of them as they're a cool unexpected detail and an easy way to make a simple top and jeans combo look edgy. I think something simple provides enough of a statement without looking like you're going to a BDSM party - unless that is where you're going in which case carry on.
My accessory game has been pretty weak for a long long time now, so I want to inject a little flavour with some statement necklaces. Again these are great for days when, putting together a bitching outfit is just not an option, but jeans and a tee just feels so blah.
What on your style radar for November?