5 A/w 19 Coat Trends & Where To Buy Them Affordably

I’m a real autumn lover and I honestly think that’s because of the fashion. All the layering, jumpers, boots and of course a really good coat. I’m a bit of a addict when it comes to a coat, as I love to have variety during the winter. For me its the piece that completes your seasonal look and is also what everyone else sees mot of the time, unless you’re inside. I honestly think you would wear an all black outfit and pop on a statement coat and you’ve got an amazing look. They are such a staple, and now are not only functional but super stylish too. 

When it comes to a coat I think it’s not always about that trend piece. For me its a piece that can work with your entire wardrobe and that is versatile. You don’t really want a coat that you can only pair with one outfit. However, this year a lot of the classic styles have really come into the front of fashion, as they’re also super practical too. But they can come with a heavy price tag. As we come more fashion focused and willing to invest in the perfect piece, it can also cost us more to get one we love. It doesn’t have to be like that though, that’s why I’m sharing with you five coat trends for a/w 19 20 and also where to pick one up without breaking your bank. 

This season it’s all about comfort mixed with style. Let’s take the puffer jacket. I love this baby pink one from New Look, as it still adds a touch of felinity, but it will also keep your super warm during the colder months. Or if a puffer isn’t for you then a parks probably is. Think long lined, fur hood and super versatile. This cream one from ASOS is perfect for those long Sunday walks or on your community to work. Then you’ve got the more trend led pieces, starting with the faux fur coat. These are a piece I love and I actually have a super fluffy one of my own. They add a real touch of warmth to your look and can also add a statement, like this leopard print one form New Look, or red one from Matalan. Then you’ve got the wrap coat, which is the epitome of stylish and chic. They look effortlessly elegant and are perfect paired with a jumper and some leather trousers. Finally, there’s the double breasted coat and the most classic piece. I love them in muted colours with tortoise shell buttons. 

New Look

I love New Look. It’s the perfect mix between fast fashion and good quality. Obviously you won’t buy a piece form them and know it will be in your wardrobe for years, but it’s the perfect place to buy those trend pieces, for your wardrobe, that you can pick up every year. So of course the prices reflect that, and you can always buy pieces really affordably. These coats are no exception, with all of them under £50. Whether it’s a comfortable puffer or a trend lead faux fur coat, they have it all and always have offers on too. So if you see something you love keep an eye out for money off, such as the 25% off they have on some items at the minute.


This is not a shop I’ve personally shopped in for such a long time, however I feel like they are really starting to make tracks back into the industry again. They really are the epitome of affordable style and are doing an amazing job at bringing those trend pieces at amazing prices. With coats under £40.00, there isn’t anywhere else on the high-street you could pick an item up at this price. So if you’re looking for that trend lead coat, this season, then maybe pop and have a browse. 


Everyone has different versions of affordability and ASOS is bringing those higher price points to our trend led pieces. What’s amazing about these items though, is that they are nearly all ASOS Design pieces, which means they are designed in a much more premium way and are better quality. So if you’re looking for a jacket you can rock for a good few seasons, then they are your best friend. 

George At Asda

George at Asda have really stepped up their game over the last few years and have been focusing on affordable, trend led pieces. So, if you’re looking for a super affordable coat this season, then go and have a browse around an Asda and see what they have to offer. I’m in love with this mint green parka and also this olive green trench, as they are so classic and always look super chic.

6 Wearable Trends For Spring Summer 2019 You Need To Know


When it comes to the fashion industry, trends are the first thing that most people think of. It’s the slice of it that we can all love and enjoy, and bring into our own styles in a unique way. They are what leads the way in the industry and are the core to the rest of it. It’s how fashion is portrayed to the public, and how an everyday person will get to buy into it. However, being a fashion student I get to delve into the industry and tell you that it’s so much more than just these trends you see on the catwalk,  and that for me personally a lot of the trends on there’re purely for the luxury end of fashion. They influence how and what we shop, but it’s our chance to take them, and make them commercial. Make them wearable for everyday, and that’s why I’m sharing 6 spring summer 2019 trends, which you can just that to. 

They are already pretty wearable, which you can see in some street style pictures I’ve popped in below here. So what I would recommend is get Pinterest, it is the mothership and I absolutely love it for so many things. However, I honestly think Fashion is one of its massive strengths and especially if you’re looking for street style. It’s the perfect way to see how other fashion lovers, like you and me, have style up their outfits and the current trends. It really gives you inspiration about your own wardrobe and what you can do to piece some of your favourite pieces together to create new looks. Sometimes buying new pieces isn’t even needed, all you need to do is shop your wardrobe and find items that suit the trend and style them together, or in a different way to how you usually would.

All About The Neutrals

Neutrals is always a must have every season, as it goes with everything and always looks so classy. However, this season it’s all about the beige and pairing it with more beige. You need to make sure if you’re wearing a neutral, it’s an all over outfit and you’re in it head to toe. It doesn’t have to be the exact same shade, but just keep it in a similar colour palette, and you’re ready to go. I love this trend when you want to look stylish, but don’t have the time to pair a full outfit together, its quick, easy and looks amazing, especially paired with tortoise shell. 

Bright Cycling Shorts

Cycling shorts are n0t a trend I particularly love, but I do love them on other people. They can look so casual, paired with a tee and trainers, but also really put together with a blazer and shirt. A look which I’m not going to lie, I’m actually really liking and might have to try myself. But this summer it’s been taken up another notch and its all about the pastels and brights. Having that cycling short to add colour in your wardrobe and not just to be a sea of black. I imagine they’re super comfortable to wear, and I’m sure if you look hard enough you will all find a pair that you can bring into your wardrobe. 

Casual Lace

You always think of lace as something either for the bedroom or for the evening. Well this season lace has had a casual tone down and is being put into everyday, casual pieces. Whether that’s a tee-short or a basket ball top. It almost takes casual to a slightly new level, and yet it’s still super comfortable and fashionable. It would be perfect for the girl that loves to dress up everyday, but still needs to be comfortable. I bit like me I suppose. So I guess its time for me to go and get some casual lace into my wardrobe ready for this spring and summer. 

Bleached Bleached Bleached

Worn denim has been a massive trend for ages, with ripped jeans, loads of different shades of denim jeans and reworked denim jackets. However, this is all about that bleached and faded look. Looking like it’s been out in the sun for too long. It’s the perfect colours for summer, with it’s light white’s blues and pastels, and looks beautiful against a nice tan. 

The Fruity Co-Ord

Co-ords have been massive over the last few years and suits have really had a new revival. As power dressing is slowly starting to come back into style, and we’re obsessed with mixing smart and caudal styles together, it’s about time we brought back some colour. So this season it’s all about the bright suit, in a variety of colours to suit all skin tones and every fruit you can imagine. If a full suit isn’t your thing, then a bright blazer would be a perfect alternative too. 

Boiler Suits

Boiler suits were a trend I really wasn’t sure about when I first saw them, but after taking the plunge and inventing in the trend myself, I actually love them now. I love how a piece that traditionally is so masculine, when paired in the right way and put with a belt, can really enhance the womanly figure and look beautiful on. They look great paired with boots in winter or trainers in summer, and are just the perfect off duty look. 

5 Hot Handbag Trends You Need To Know About

Handbags are an accessory that I’ve loved for such a long time, and I’ve got to say I’ve become a bit of a collector off. I just love how they can just finish off a look and are also so versatile with so many different outfits. They can be changed seasonally, as you change up your wardrobe and can also be paired specially with an occasion look. It’s just an essential for any woman, as we all need a bit of a Mary Poppins bag to carry all of our day to day items in. 

In my last post I was showing you some beautiful high-street pieces,  to get your spring wardrobe ready, so it’s only right to show you 5 of the hottest new handbag trends all over the catwalk this season. As the designers just can’t get enough of mixing practicality with style, and creating amazing pieces which you can incorporate into your spring wardrobe too . That could be a designer piece, or a cheaper high-street alternative, but that’s  completely up to you. 

Feature Handle Tote

This is a really classic and timeless style of bag, and is still traditionally associated with vintage market sellers. So due to the rise in the interest in vintage, and everything old and beautiful, the feature handle tote has had an upgrade, with solid handles of wire, bamboo and wood. 

For spring 2019 I would think about bringing the softer shades into your wardrobe, with the light woods and also the creamy bamboos. Not only do they add another texture to your outfit, but also add a real natural look which is just so popular in the fashion industry these days.

This style of bag is perfect for those full out days when you’ve got work in the day, and cocktails with the girls in the evening. You would be able to easily fit your laptop, lunch and your phone in there, as well as your heels for the evening and a change of top too. It would be great for the woman who loves to carry it all and always has that over flowing Mary Poppins style bag. 

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Crochet Shopper

The trend for making ordinary, everyday items into pieces of fashion is becoming so much more of a common thing recently. It’s all about taking those ordinary items, and giving them a spotlight on the catwalk. This trend is no exception, as it’s taking the classic netted shopper bag to the next level, and into a statement piece. 

They are perfect for an everyday bag, and making them stars of the show. Having a simple white tee and blue jeans, but adding a bright crochet shopper and you look feels instantly more glam. From supermarket shopper, to style stealer in minutes. Or if you’re worried about their strength, you can also pick up a leather one, like this tan one from Zara. That has quite a lot more structure to be able to hold a few more items. 

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Formal Shoulder Bag

Workwear is over the catwalk and the high-street this season, as styles are adding that smarter edge to a look. Think tailored trousers, a classic blazer, a loafer and then this trend fits straight into that. It’s all about taking that vibe through your clothing and straight into your accessories too. They classically would look amazing paired with a more tailored look, however I would love to pair it with a more casual look to create a real contrast. I’m thinking a crop top and some high-waisted trousers, with this and a pair of barely there sandals. It’s casual yet smart and stylish. Perfect for an evening out with the girls. 

With this look you could splash out and purchase a luxury piece, but I think you can find lot’s of beautiful high-street alternatives for a lot less, if you want a piece of the trend but don’t want to pay a fortune. For example this coral one from Topshop is such a beautiful colour and looks really unique. However, it only has a small price tag and would still look fab paired with some luxurious fabrics. 

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Jelly Bag

It’s not just the crochet shopper that is making a style breakthrough, but so is the Jelly bag too. This brings back a retro revival, with playful and novelty items,  but on an everyday level. Think more plastic the better and in brighter and bolder colours. Pastel are a must have at the moment, as well as bright yellows, reds and greens. They look great paired with contrasting feminine items or as a statement with a classic outfit. 

However, it’s not the only way to take up this trend, as you can also get more grown up and luxury versions, in leather. They are in more muted and everyday colours and can be laser cut with more intricate designs. You can also have a play with the shapes and styles, as they come in so many sizes, tote’s, cross body bags and even more.

Woven Tote

In 2018 it was all about getting those products out there that were handmade and artisan. We all wanted to showcase more than mass manufactured products, and everyone wants a piece of something unique and handcrafted, that supports local people and fashion at the same time. However, this year the catwalk is channelling a more homemade and d.i.y spin onto the whole styles. 

So this season it’s all about moving it into woven leathers in decorative weaves and colours as well. From the neutral and classic to the new and bold. Its all about the woven and showcasing that. On the high-street you can get a classic black one, or go out and get a woven one mixed with tortoise shell handles. It all depends on your aesthetic and love for style. 

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30 High-Street Style Picks For This Spring

Spring style is just around the corner and we’re beginning to see peeps of it every few days, well we are in the UK anyway. Although it still makes me sad that I’m still having to reach for a jumper and jeans, I can’t wait for the warmer weather to come and bring the brighter style with it. Hopefully over the next month we will begin to see the weather get better and better, she says as she’s sitting in Starbucks and it’s pouring it down outside. But it will come eventually and that’s why I’m showing you 30 beautiful spring pieces, all from our high-street hero’s to help you see some of the lovely pieces out there at the minute. 

For me this spring all about those muted brights, which just look like they’ve been faded in the sun for a little while. Because of this, they all tone beautifully together and look perfect paired with another bright to create a clash, or a tonal neutral to make the colour pop. This flows all the way through into accessories, with square and circles taking centre stage. Whether this is on a belt, bag handle or an earring. They create dimension in a look and even for a stud lover like me, I’m slowly adding a few bigger pair of earrings into my look, to really make a statement. 

At the minute I’m really into jewellery and belts. I feel like accessories are such a great way to change up your outfit and just add a piece of trend to your look, without investing in a lot of clothing items. You could pick up these pack of two shell necklaces, which are super bang on trend at the moment, for around £15 and add them to so many of your looks without the need to buy a few clothing pieces. 

I also love these gold leaf earrings as they would be beautiful on holiday paired with a bikini and a cover up. They would add a bit of glamour to any look and are such a steal. Perfect way to invest in the statement earring trend without spending a fortune. Good old Zara!

When it comes to clothes I’m really loving a classic, tailored blazer at the moment. This one from Miss Selfridge would be perfect to pair with any summer look, as the dusty purple is just so feminine but also grey enough top pair with almost any other colour. I would say hello would look fab, if you’re brave enough. 

I also a love a good dress in the spring and summer, and I’ve got so many choices here. From mini dress, floaty maxi dresses and a wrap over floral number. There’s always a dress for you and they are so easy to just throw on and instantly have a summer outfit sorted. 

4 Accessory Trends You Need To Invest In Now

Accessories are a piece of fashion that I think are the best thing to invest in. They are completely versatile and can be used to compliment any outfit, whether it’s day or night, casual or smart. They are the pieces that pull a look together and ultimately add interest and detail to every inch of your outfit. My favourite ones have to be a classic handbag, as there is not only so many beautiful ones out there, they are also an essential for any woman, as otherwise you would have no where to carry your go-to items. I also love a great shoe, as they really elevate your look and makes sure that you look good even down to your toes. Jewellery is also another one of my favourite accessories too, its so dainty and delicate, and I love wearing pieces that have a special meaning to me.

So, if you’re looking to invest in some new accessories, ready for Autumn/Winter 2018, there’s four key trends that are owning the high-street and catwalks this season…

Velvet Dreams

Velvet was so popular a few years ago, and now it’s come back with a bang. It’s the material that not only has a beautiful texture, but also looks amazing in so many different colours. If you pick a light colour, like this one on this nude block heel, you get a really feminine and girly look to your accessory. However, if you choose a darker navy colour, like the boots in the first image, you get a more autumnal and luxury vibe.

The one thing that velvet always gives is the ability to look beautiful for an evening out, but also lift and add texture to an every outfit too. No matter what you choose to have velvet in, it always looks expensive and adds an instant statement to any look. 

It’s All About The Pearls

This season pearls are everywhere, whether it’s through the classic pearl earring or necklace,they’re also a key embellishment on handbags, shoes and also clothing as well. What I love about pearls is that they have always been so elegant and chic. Every older lady seems to have a classic pair of pearl earrings and a necklace, and that shows how timless they really are. They pair perfectly with anything, and instanly add a tocuh of classic glam and make your outfit look that bit more put together.

Pearls come in all different shapes and varieties, depending on your own taste and and you favourite colours. However, this year the classic white and cream pearls seem to be the colour of choice, as they pair with any other colour and also really stand out against darker colours. If you’re looking for some beautiful pearl accessories, ASOS would be a great place to have a browse. They have an amazing range of jewellery pieces, as well as handbags and also clothing pieces too.


Black & White = Monochrome

Black and White has been a classic for as long as we can remember, and only recently have we decided that it’s about time it got an official name. So, monochrome it is.

Monochrome is actually one of my favourite colour palettes and ways to dress, as it’s so chic and really channels the icon Coco Chanel. I love how you can wear it no matter what situation and you always look pulled together, chic and extremely fashionable. So, its a natural thing that I also love monochrome accessories too, as they literally go with everything!

However, this year it’s not about choosing a black or white accessory, it’s about having block colours highly featured in the design. Such as this Christian Dior flat bottomed bag. It’s all about taking two classic colours and mixing them in different patterns or designs to create a chic, yet on trend accessory.


Silky Head Scarves

The trend is one of my favourites for the whole season, as silky scarves have always been a love of mine. I just love the way they add such a luxurious, rich feel to your outfit and that you can wear them in so many ways. Whether it’s a head scarf, which is super big this season, as an accessory to your bag handles or as a traditional scarf around your neck, and even then there’s lots of different ways to style it. 

This year it’s all about the wearing the scarf on your head, and making hair accessories fashionable again. You could wear it in the traditional way, around your head and tied in a gorgeous bow, or you could tie it around your bobble on your classic ponytail, or even wrap in your hair, through a plait. 

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