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5 AW17 fashion trends you need to know


When it comes to curating your wardrobe for the coming season, take your inspiration from these street style looks then get shopping at Brent Cross. We’ve tracked down all the key items for AW17 that’ll instantly inject new-season style, from the statement knit to the snazzy trouser. So make like the fashionistas and weave these must-have pieces into your everyday look.
Introducing the ultimate fashion knit. Cable, cashmere, cardie – the style really doesn’t matter, as long as it’s supersized. And these aren’t woolies relegated to cosy Netflix binges on the sofa, either. They all form the basis of a great AW statement outfit – it’s just knowing the styling tricks behind the look. An outsized red cashmere sweater, slung over a patterned midi skirt and topped with stomping utility boots, will be your new go-to outfit for kicking through autumn leaves. Balance a voluminous chunky cream cable knit with a streamlined silhouette on your bottom half – think slim black trousers and a cross-body bag to create some shape. Finally, don’t be afraid to clash your textures. Knits work great with more opulent fabrics such as slinky silk, supple leather and shiny patent.

Our picks: Oversized cream sweater, £69.99, H&M; studded black jeans, £55, River Island; Heeled sock boots, £49.99, Zara
Seen on skirts and dresses galore, the fluted hemline continues to be a huge trend. Channel a feminine and flouncy demeanor with a fluted dress designed to billow elegantly with movement. Choose delicate florals, tone-on-tone colour (dusky blue and tomato red are both having a moment this season) or on-trend metallic. Moving on from the floaty fabrics of summer, we’ve also seen more structured fabrics appear for autumn/winter. And if masculine tailoring (also a hit on the catwalks) isn’t your thing, then a fluted hemline skirt is an easy way to update your office look. Pair with a tucked-in white shirt for chic nine-til-five dressing.    

Our picks: Knit midi skirt, £49.99, Zara; Pinstripe top, £29.99, Zara; Velvet platform sandals, £39.99, Zara
Wearing your duvet in public has never looked so cool! Down-filled padded jackets have been a street style hit for quite a while now, and for good reason. Finding a cosy winter coat that can withstand even the harshest winter winds while keeping you looking stylish is the fashion holy grail. For AW 2017, the puffa has had a new-season makeover. Choose embroidered or pretty patterned prints (blanket chic, anyone?) or go space age with futuristic high-shine shades. Much like the knitwear trend, a voluminous silhouette is key so perhaps try on a size above your usual. Or, if you’re not afraid of making a statement, why not go full-on cosy with a to-the-floor style?

Our picks: Suedette pointed ankle boots, £32.99, New Look; quilted silver coat, £110, River Island; Tapered trousers, £39, Topshop
Stride ahead for fall by opting for ultra-bold bottoms: contemporary geometric patterns or romantic floral blooms, anything goes this season. Simply choose the style that suits you – the wide-leg pyjama trouser trend is still going strong, or keep it fitted with a well-formed cigarette pant. Printed pants are the ultimate in wardrobe versatility: for off-duty styling, treat them like your favourite jeans. Add a simple grey, black or white tee and you’re all set for the weekend. Dress them up for evening by pairing with some brightly-coloured heels. For the week, simply swap out your tee for an easy breezy white blouse. Job done.

Our picks: Collection ribbed polo-neck jumper, £17.50, M&S; flowing print trousers, £29.99, Zara; Fern silver pump, £48, Office
Designers had a great deal of fun this season with jewels, sequins, sculpted heels and elaborate embellishment adorning boots, courts, heels, flats – you name it. This is footwear with a difference – a glittery, disco ball difference. Bejewelled lace-up utility boots will have you ready for action and marching to attention when styled with floral frocks and chunky knits. After dark, your new-season dancing boots can pack a serious sparkle punch – just leave the chandelier earrings at home, throw on your favourite LBD and make a statement from the feet up.  

Our picks: Moon print midi dress, £69.99, Zara; Stoop embellished boots, £189, Kurt Geiger

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