August 26, 2013

Autumn Winter 2013/14 – Guest Post Week – Day #5

Today’s guest post is from Alex at and she’s had a look into the A/W trends which I am absolutely loving!! This post has definitely made me more excited for the winter months..

Hello there! I’m Alex from over at Cats and Vodka and I’m doing a little guest post for the beautiful Lucy so here goes!

It’s that time again where we can pull our tights and boots out and get ready for winter, halloween, christmas, hot chocolates under a blanket, SNOW! Summer only lasts a couple of weeks here in the UK so it’s good to stock up on your essentials; comfy sweaters, fluffy socks and invest in key pieces like jackets and warm boots and this A/W season brings some new trends for us to try…

My pick of the trends this season

Dark Florals: 

Move over bright summer florals and make way for darker tones! Think vivid blues and rich reds on a black background, perfect for brightening those murky winter days, perfect for the office and for night’s out. 


When I think of leather clothes, other than jackets I see this..

As hot as Sandy looks in this outfit, I don’t think this is really what the designers had in mind, neither is this..

Leather is a tricky trend to pull off, it’s easy to end up looking like a dominatrix but if done right it can look bang on trend and make even the nicest of girls look like they’ve got a bad side..

This leather trend is all about thinking outside of the jacket, try leather skirts, tops, leather detailing on dresses. Leather can be incorporated into wardrobe really easily, plus it’ll keep you warm and dry, bonus! Leather items can be found all over the high street, if you’re looking to invest head to Topshop or Zara, if you’re just looking for a touch of this trend head to Primark or New look for a cheeky bargain. 

Punk/Plaid/Tartan :

Tartan has had an overall from the Bay City Roller’s times, not sure who they are? Have a look..

Yep, not the best look but thankfully this style is not back in trend! Versace’s A/W line ‘Vunk’ follows on from the look of the year, the 90’s ‘hipster grunge look’ bringing in statement plaid pieces, think scarves, plaid skirts, layering shirts.

Mango’s AW range get’s the punk trend perfectly. The Plaid dress is right on trend, mixing the plaid trend with the dark floral trend and a on a skater style dress, top of my wishlist! I love band t-shirts and loads more will be coming out supporting the grunge look this winter. 

Statement Tartan Skirt? Check. Amazing shoe boots? Check. 90’s make up? Double check! 

This look sums up the 90’s grunge trend to a T, definitely going to be taking a leaf out of her style book. 

Find Lua on Lookbook.

Dungarees are still going strong with added legs to keep you warm in the snow, all from Missguided.

Struggling for inspiration for this trend? Watch Clueless and take some style pointers from Cher and her gang.

Emerald Green:

Instead of the usual berry colours, emerald is the new colour of the season. Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice awards pulls this colour off perfectly

Her skin tone is flattered beautifully by this colour and the high side splits show off her amazing legs, I’d trade bodies with her in an instant! This colour would work for night out dresses, bags, shoes and could be incorporated into a smokey eye for a bit of a change up!

So, that’s all from me over at Cats and Vodka

Hope you all enjoy my pieces and let me know how you’ll be incorporating these trends into your wardrobe! 

 Byeeeeeee x x x