So many beautiful key trends this AW12 season, Gothic has made a BIG comeback gracing our High Streets with studs, lace and a grunge-feel. Aswell as the folk look coming back with all the army and Aztec prints that are flying around. Of course the Peplum style tops & dresses don't seem to be going anywhere either! There are plenty more knitwear items around this time of year too, damn England for being such a chilly country!
I can see the Gothic theme being a slight favourite of mine, particularly on myself, im a big fan of black clothes. Mostly because i think they look most flattering on me and the Peplum style is awful on me! It makes me look so frumpy and i find it so very unflattering! After trying a top on in the style, i can safely say i will never be spending my money on one.
Knitwear pieces of clothing are everywhere at the moment also, big chunky knits - my favourite! It's a shame it has to be down to this chilly English weather though! I love love love big jumpers throughout the year, it's just something that you can never go wrong with, and at least your assured to be warm whatever the weather.
I've put together two looks that i think would work with the great themes that are in fashion this time of the year. I've used some of the key trends that the AW12 season has brought us and i think i've managed to create two stylish outfits, courtesy of our High Street stores.
New Look: Vest, Jeggings,
Topshop: Boots, Ring, Earrings
Miss Selfridge: Cardigan
A simple Gothic style outfit, with a touch of colour and a bit of glitter. The studded vest could either hang over the jeggings, but would ultimately look great tucked in a smidge too. I think the boyfriend cardigan is a really nice touch making this outfit not appear too bold and 'in your face' as such. The tones in the cardi are nice aswell, giving a bit of calmness to the outfit. The glitter heeled boots are gorgeous and i think go absolutely perfectly with this outfit, although any black heel would suffice. The sparkle really emphasises the punk/gothic feel in my opinion and then hint of red jewellery which we find in the ring and the earrings compliments this.
New Look: Vest
Topshop: Skirt, Jacket
Miss Selfridge: Heels
River Island: Earrings, Ring
Taking elements from the folk look and incorporating a masculinity feel also with this outfit. The Egyptian print vest should sit nicely tucked into the cream pink maxi skirt hiding part or all of the vest that has not got the print on it. The classy dangly earrings and the gold and pink ring just add to making the outfit feel more feminine with a twist by having the print on the vest. The simple black heels go nicely with any outfit so you can't fault wearing them with this outfit. The leather jacket adds that masculine edge which totally contrasts the femininity that has been created. This look is quite elegant but by the adding the leather jacket has totally turned the outfit around making it more eye-catching and intense.