Autumn/Winter Wishlist: High Street

I don't know about you, but I always get much more excited for autumn fashions than I do for the spring collections. There's just something about the prospect of new coats, boots and knitwear that appeals to me a lot more than shorts, sandals and vest tops. With this in mind, I've pulled together a wishlist of the many lovely things I have been coveting for AW14 - are any of these on your lists?

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A good pair of boots is the foundation for a lot of my winter looks, whether that's with skirts in the office or jeans at the weekend. These brown leather riding boots from Marks & Spencer are perfect - not too high, smart but not overly fancy and will go with everything. Plus, they will actually fit over my wide calves (curse you hill running!) which is always a bonus in boots.

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I am a little bit in love with this beautiful ASOS bird print dress. It looks really easy to wear but dressy enough that it could work for loads of different occasions. Because it's chiffon and floaty it would also work really well for spring dressing on those days when it might still be a bit too cold for no sleeves.

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There is a lot of 60s-style stuff around this season and, whilst I'm the wrong shape to pull a lot of it off, one thing I can wear is a princess coat. This lovely grey one from Miss Selfridge has a cute Peter Pan collar and flared skirt, and would look fabulous swishing through the snow with a white furry scarf - very Grace Kelly. To keep the girly look going I'd wear it with this embellished pink beanie.

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Speaking of coats, one of the main things on my wishlist this season is a casual jacket, as I love my red princess coat to pieces but often it feels a bit too dressy to wear with jeans. This parka jacket from Topshop (which Cara Delevingne modelled for their AW14 campaign) would be perfect - I love the fur-trimmed hood, the drawstring waist and the fact it has loads of pockets.

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I'm really trying to get out of my weekend rut of wearing T-shirts and jeans and trying to make a foray into nicer tops. This one from Oasis is a good start, as the baseball top style is quite casual but the floral print makes it a bit girlier. They also have this utterly lovely yellow bird print top which again would be really versatile to wear to work or at weekends.

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Finally, white lace shirts are going to be a key item this season and this one from Dorothy Perkins is a great example. It'd be great to wear with a black pencil skirt and Mary-Janes in the office or black skinny jeans and killer heels on a night out. Incidentally, Dorothy Perkins have also brought back their 3/4 sleeve scoop neck tops in a variety of colours, which makes me very happy as they are great for pairing with my various printed skirts.

What's on your AW14 wishlist?

6 comments:

  1. I picked up an awesome parka from Asos sale and so glad I got it in advance, as for boots I NEED some long ones badly xxx



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    1. Good call on the parka! There are loads around and I'm struggling to find one I like as much as the Topshop one that isn't £100...

      And the boots are vital for me so I can wear skirts in winter - love these ones as the zip stretches. I had a really awkward incident in Schuh when I was trying to force my calves into the boots and they would not. Do. Up. Mortifying!

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  2. lovely wishlist, esp the coats and dresses! I wish I could wear those boots, but i think i'd look dumpy in them haha :) x
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    1. Thank you! How tall are you (if you don't mind my asking)? I'm 5'2" and don't find those type of boots look dumpy on me - it's ankle boots that get me, they look like someone's cut my legs off...

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  3. Hey Lovely I've nominated you for the Liebster Award :)

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    Gemma
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    1. Thank you lovely, will check it out!

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