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TGF Edit: AW15 hits the Highstreet

The sun is finally shining, summer has arrived but on the British high-street stores are just introducing the New Autumn/Winter collections. Something weird about buying woolly jumpers when its 25'C outside! but nice to get a head start on the new season and inevitably when the rain comes i will have some more appropriate items to layer on top of my summer dresses. 

Here are my top picks from three of my favourite high street brands:

My go to store when i want something a little different - River island always offers a variety of great items and extra details. A similar colour palette to most other stores (i am overjoyed as burgundy/berry shades are everywhere!) but they have also added in this beautiful almost rust to the mix, another shade i really like and suits my skin/hair colour.

Would say the four items i have picked are more investment pieces, but i do find River Island that is worth it. In love with this geometric print collarless coat, the print itself is beautiful but i also really like the shape of the coat, not too oversized with just a touch of structure. I also think that for a lighter weight coat that £70 isn't bad, especially for something that looks premium. There is something about a collarless coat that suits me, i think it is because i have fairly small shoulders but obviously without a collar your neck can get a bit cold but that's where my next pick comes in - keep your neck toasty in this faux fur tippet scarf, great to add to a coat, jacket or even a cardigan. The next item is this embellished bomber jacket, which caught my eye as the front of the jacket is covered in very intricate bead work that just looks amazing and is an alternative way to add sparkle to an outfit. Last but not least is this structured sleeveless trench jacket, which reminds me of the Topshop sleeveless jacket i have, that has become a wardrobes staple as it is so versatile. This would a be a great item for work, structured and smart but screams fashionista with the cut and deep rust colour. 

Key Element: Tailoring, embellishment, texture.
Key Colours: Burgundy, rust, white, grey & black.

A brand i don't often shop in spring/summer, but think i will have to this season as a couple of fall items have caught my eye. Going with a very 70's bohemian trend, but Oasis have added a slightly more sophisticated structured edge to their collection, mixing in beautiful colour and prints to add interest to simple styles.

This beautiful bold seventies dress caught my as i was drawn to the navy based autumnal print but also how it has been styled - very simple yet not too wintry, leaving the models legs bare is a nice touch as it is still summer. This look has also been styled with my second pick, this rich burgundy felt fedora - a classic shape that works with most outfits adding a finishing touch and again in my favourite shade for autumn. Next up this a-line popper front suedette skirt is gorgeous and just elevates a simple black skirt to a much more luxurious offer with its added texture, and again would be great item to wear now and then layer up when it gets cold. Lastly a simple item but the detailing makes it look like a premium piece and adds a touch of modernity, the zip detail tunic would be a great item if you wanted to make an effort but still be uber casual and comfortable especially when styled like the model channeling your inner rock chick. 

Key Element: Rich prints, textured fabrics, clean silhouettes.
Key Colours: Black, burgundy, navy & denim.

My favourite store for in expensive fashion, this season New Look have started off with a mixture of trends but centred around Camel and the 70's bohemian look. So far there are many items that have stood out for me, all would work in an existing wardrobe and just add a touch of new season without breaking the bank. 

First up is this gorgeous khaki utility shirt perfect for a relaxed look teamed with skinny jeans and ankle boots - the colour is great, a perfect basic that would also work with a skirt and tights. Next is a camel drape trench coat perfect for the transitional temperatures and can be dressed up or down - an essential item in any wardrobe, i really love the drape on this one a little more relaxed but still smart. My favourite item is this burgundy corduroy button down skirt - i cannot wait to try on, embracing the 70's trend but in a different colour that just so happens to be my go to at the moment, layered up with a printed blouse, berry accessories and ankle boots (like Olivia above) this would be a great autumnal look then just add a coat when it gets cold. Finally this casual grid check long-line shirt which is the perfect everyday shirt to wear with skinny jeans and sneakers or boots, plus i like that it is long-line so could be worn with leggings too.

Key Element: Tailoring, in particular in long-line jackets.
Key Colours: Camel, Khaki, berry/burgundy & denim.

Have you been tempted by any of the new season fashions yet or are you hanging onto summer for as long as you can?

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