5 AW17 fashion staples

With summer coming to a close, it’s time to turn your attention to building up your AW17 wardrobe. To help you keep bang on trend as the weather turns, we’ve put together this guide to the season’s hottest looks. Stick to these AW17 staples and you’re sure to look the part until spring arrives.

Red alert

There’s no doubt about it: the biggest takeaway from AW17’s catwalks was that red is going to be the colour to wear this season. Some designers even went as far as constructing outfits entirely of the fiery tone.

While you might not want to go this far, you really can’t go wrong adding a slice of this sultry shade to your AW17 wardrobe. Pick up this fetching red pea coat from Givenchy (pictured above) for an overcoat that will keep you snug and stylish in equal measure when it’s cold out.

Magnificent metallic

When the weather is grey and drab, it can be tempting to let your wardrobe follow suit. However, this next trend will put a stop to that in a second.

Metallic colours were a big feature on the AW17 catwalks, from glittering gold evening dresses to shining silver shoes. No one quite does magnificent metallic like Terry de Havilland, and its show stopping gold, silver, and cork boots (pictured above) will help you shine through the very worst of the winter weather.

Vibrant tights

Colourful tights ended up being a surprise hit at the AW17 catwalks. This supporting character was well and truly pushed into the lead role in some of the season’s biggest collections, and hosiery in vibrant colours and loud patterns look set to be a staple this season.

Get the look by shopping UKtights.com’s collection of patterned tights, where you’ll find cost-effective statement pieces that will add instant style to your winter wardrobe. Match them with your top or overcoat for effortless chic.

Huge handbags

This season is set to see the return of the oversized bag. While SS17’s mini-bag trend isn’t going anywhere in a hurry, gigantic handbags are staging a serious comeback in the build to winter — which is good news if you like your accessories practical as well as stylish.

Get the look with Mulberry’s gorgeous New Bayswater bag (pictured above), which comes in a variety of colours, but looks particularly fetching in oxblood.

Sports luxe

The athleisure trend has well and truly established itself on the high street, and it shows no sign of slowing down on the catwalks either. 90s-inspired tracksuits, colourful trainers, and leggings in every colours and pattern under the sun are absolute wardrobe staples in 2017.

Get the look every celeb and off-duty model is sporting by shopping the excellent Tommy Hilfiger athleisure collection — no gym membership required.

Invest in these AW17 staples before summer is through and you’ll be bang on trend throughout autumn and winter.

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