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Trend Report – Autumn 2014 Key Styles

While thinking about autumn fashion may be the last thing on many of our minds, the end of January has arrived and so is the latest drop of the must have autumn 2014 pieces by brands such as Sass, Fate, Cooper St and Wish.

From classic leather styles, French inspired stripes, monochrome and relaxed basic knits, here at AlibiOnline we’ve got you covered with a selection of key styles for autumn 2014 to keep you looking stylish and on-trend for the upcoming seasons.

The key looks for autumn 2014 are:

Leather/Pleather

Leather and leather look pieces are a must-have for autumn 2014! From classic jackets to PU paneled tops and skinny legged pants, it’s all about adding a tough edge to seriously sophisticated styles. Leather can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and looks great teamed with denim for a casual weekend look or dressed up with heeled boots and a statement lip for a night out. When teamed with animal print, sequins or layered with blended knits you can add instant glam to a rock chic look.

Stripes

Classic French inspired stripes are taking over the latest collections and are re-worked with modern sporty-luxe inspired mesh or leather paneling. Stripes are seen in classic monochromatic colour schemes of black and white and are printed onto womens maxi skirts, basic tees and dresses. When contrasted with exposed zip detailing and contrast fabrics, stripes create a tough chic vibe while still being timeless.

Sequins

From statement mini dresses, tees and camis, sequins have taken the fashion world by a storm creating a stylish and sophisticated take on the ultra-glam trend. Seen in on-trend colours of navy blue, silver and black, sequins are added as embellished detailing or covering the body of t-shirts or dresses. Wear a sequin top in the day with classic boyfriend jeans and espadrilles or wear a sparkly womens dress out on the town with classic black heels and a matching clutch.

Boyfriend Tees

Relaxed boyfriends tees are a wardrobe staple for autumn, whether printed, monochromatic or embellished with studs. SASS has released a great selection of must have tees, that are typically monochromatic with graphic printing or lettering. The styles are relaxed and compliment leather jackets, jeans and boots.

Contrast Knits

Knitwear takes on a new form for the cooler seasons this year, by contrasting neutrals with bold colours or intertwined with similar colour palettes. Raglan style sleeves are a hot style for knitwear, as are vibrant pinks and purples seen juxtaposed with a monochromatic palette of black, white and grey. Hemlines on knitwear are typically uneven, with step hems making a come-back for a flattering style.

Monochrome

One of 2013’s biggest trends still lives on for this year, with black and white styles dominating the autumn 2014 collections. Whether blended together in patterns, prints, colour blocking or worn on their own, this neutral colour palette is classic and timeless. Feminine white womens tops, black leather look pants and striped basic tees are the key monochromatic styles which are combined with sporty-luxe sweaters and dresses, snakeskin, contrast knitwear and tailored jackets.