Topshop blue crop top, £32 / Topshop leather skirt, £51 / Zara boots, £64 / Zara handbag, £51 / Topshop eyeliner, £8.94 / Illamasqua nail polish
It's all gone a bit Prada '07 at the moment with mohair, leather, suede, fur, PVC and any other texture clash dominating everywhere from the magazines to the high street. And this outfit is my take on texture clash, which I've added my own 1960s twist to. The fluffy Topshop jumper comes in a range of pastel shades as well as black, and is somewhat of a staple for the coming months. I already included it in a previous wish list, and I still want it! It's so pretty, but the fluffy texture gives it an edge, and looks perfect paired with the leather skirt. It's all about A-Line skirts this season, and I've chosen a short version of the trend for my outfit. Leather is massive at the moment, and I really like how the pattern on the skirt sets it apart from the rest. It's also extremely wearable, which is the downside to the texture trend; how many people really look good in a knee-length PVC skirt? Not that many. The coat is a beautiful texture, and the light grey shade goes well with the pastel blue jumper. I like how it incorporates the boyfriend style coat with more of a jacket shape, and the leather trim matches the skirt. The suede boots from Zara are just so chic and classic, and will look great with a pair of black tights. They are just the right height too, with a lovely chunky heel. Carrying on with the texture trend, we have this furry bag from Zara which will not be to everyone's taste, but I love it so much! It's really fun, but quite chic at the same time, which is what Zara are great for. Final touches include this stone purple-grey shade nail polish from Illamasqua which is just such a nice colour, and definitely a cold colour perfect for colder weather. Lastly, lashings of eyeliner; nothing completes this outfit better than a strong feline flick.
Zara navy blue jumper, £38 / Zara lapel coat, £100 / Warehouse mini skirt, £40 / Zara black booties, £82 / Zara leather messenger bag, £38 / Essie nail polish
This outfit is just Autumnal perfection for me! First of all, the black lapel coat from Zara is so nice! The dark camel shade is perfect to Autumn too, and would make any outfit look smart and sophisticated. What is more perfect for the cold weather than a navy cable knit jumper? And again, from Zara (nearly everything in this outfit is from Zara- I'm obsessed!) this jumper is classic and very versatile, it would go with almost anything! Next up is the gorgeous skirt from Warehouse, which again is a short version of the A-Line skirt and a very flattering shape. The pattern is so beautiful! It looks like a vintage wallpaper pattern, I love it! The boots are like a grown-up version of the chunky buckled, and often cut-out, trend we've seen over the summer. These leather boots, however are a more sophisticated shape, and the buckles are a lot more subtle. The leather bag is so nice, there is just nothing better than a leather satchel for the winter months and it reminds me loads of going to college in leafy Surrey and everyone wearing duffle coats, satchels and leather boots. Such a timeless look! Finally we have the last touch, glossy nails in a dark berry courtesy of Essie makes for the perfect Autumn outfit.