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Fall into new fashion

Summer has passed by in a whirl so cheer yourself up with some new season style. Victoria has everything you need to be bang on trend this autumn

Animal attraction

Animal print is the dominant trend of AW18. Expect the high street to be awash with a Noah’s Ark of (faux) animal skins, from ocelot to zebra, snake to cheetah. We love Oliver Bonas’ classy leopard print dress which, in a beautiful shade of scarlet, is definitely more city-chic than caveman.  

DUE SEPTEMBER. Leopard Midi Dress, £65, Oliver Bonas, 49 Victoria Island, SW1V 1JU; oliverbonas.com

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Snake charmer

If head-to-toe leopard print is a bit Bet Lynch for your liking but you still want to embrace the animal-print trend then opt for this flattering belt from Hobbs. Wear nipped in at the waist with your favourite LBD for added va-va-voom. 

Maddison belt, £59, Hobbs 12 Cardinal Place, SW1E 5JH; hobbs.co.uk

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Break the chain

This season, designers have been taking styles cues from Her Majesty the Queen, who famously rocked up to London Fashion Week earlier this year. The classic patterned silk scarf is one of her favourites and you'll find the regal print popping up on all kinds of AW18 clobber. We love Zara’s take on the classic: this elegant silk chain-print shirt dress in ruby-red. 

Chain Print Shirt Dress, £39.99, Zara, 82 Victoria St, SW1E 5JL; zara.com

 

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Check mate

Tweed, tartan and Prince of Wales Check all dominated the AW18 runways. But don’t worry, plaid doesn’t have to be sensible. This gorgeous pencil skirt from M&S would look killer teamed with ankle boots and a cropped leather jacket.

Checked Midi Pencil Skirt with Wool, £45, Marks and Spencer, Cardinal Place, Victoria St, SW1E 5JE; marksandspencer.com

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Look good in leather

A little easier to pull off than the leather dresses seen on the Givenchy and Miu Miu shows is Monsoon’s butter-soft faux leather skirt in a flattering A-line silhouette. We love this elegant wine colour – but it’s also available in trusty black, too.

Poppy Pu Skirt, £60, Monsoon 17, Cardinal Place, Victoria St, SW1E 6SH; uk.monsoon.co.uk

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Brown is the new black

Fashion’s current love affair with all things 70s shows no signs of abating, and this season is all about autumnal ‘biscuit’ colours in rust and amber. This fab fake-fur coat from Mango ticks all the right boxes and will keep you nice and cosy come winter. 

Multi-colour faux-fur coat, £79.99, Mango, 76 Victoria St, SW1E 6SQ; shop.mango.com

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Back to the future

Space age silver is another unusual and not exactly accessible trend, as spotted at Givenchy and Balmain among others. Dip your toe (quite literally) into the Bacofoil trend with these cute and versatile silver block heels from Clarks.

Orabella Alice shoes in Silver, £59.99, Clarks, 149 Victoria St, SW1E 5NH; clarks.co.uk

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More than words

Designers are making a statement this season by plastering their logos on every inch of clothing and accessories. This 1990s-style sweatshirt from Hugo Boss is not as in-your-face as Versace’s loud and proud scarves and knitwear, but we love its stylish simplicity (and the fact you can totally steal it from your boyfriend’s wardrobe.)

Crew-neck logo sweatshirt in cotton blend, £119, Hugo Boss, Kingsgate House, 78 Victoria St, SW1E 6SQ; hugoboss.com

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