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THE TREND GUIDE
AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Our round-up of the biggest fashion trends
for the season, available at M&S

Puff up your coats

Feel anything but flat with this season’s biggest coat trend. From chic, quilted styles to jackets that look virtually inflatable, it’s all about padding, volume and playfulness for autumn/winter coats, a look embraced by designers from Chanel to Tom Ford. If you don’t already have a puffer jacket in your wardrobe, now is the time to invest – after all, it’s not just a fashion fad, it will keep you warm for many winters to come.

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BEST PUFFER JACKETS

Leopard-print puffer jacket
Leopard-print puffers
were a runway hit
£35
Long pink puffer coat
Add a colour boost
to darker days
£79
Light green puffer jacket
An oh-so-chic
collarless jacket
£55
Black feather and down puffer jacket
Extra-warm feather
and down filling
£79

Colour run

The autumn/winter catwalks were alive with a firework display of colour, popping up among the neutrals to create a sense of boldness and energy. Channel this into your wardrobe with knits in saturated shades, or trousers in unexpected colours. Whether it’s neon brights, as seen at Versace and Balmain, or unexpected colour combinations, like the pink and marigold mash-up from Miu Miu, this season is bright and beautiful.

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BEST BRIGHT JUMPERS

Ochre jumper
Button up this Per
Una beauty
£29.50
Bright blue cardigan
Go bold with an
electric-blue cardi
£29.50
Pink colour-block jumper
Colour-blocking
made easy
£29.50
Bright orange sleeveless jumper
The sleeveless knit is
a huge trend
£29.50

Deeper shade of blue

If you’re looking for some catwalk inspiration to update your denim this season, there are only two things you need to know. Firstly, it’s all about indigo shades right now, with dark navy adding a sense of smartness to proceedings. Secondly, skinnies are out and wide-leg jeans are in, whether that’s teamed with a furry bomber jacket, à la Dior, or a cute cardigan, as seen at Molly Goddard. If you’re nervous about wearing wide-leg jeans, pick a high-waisted style that cinches you in, so as not to look baggy all over, and team with heels to elongate the leg.

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BEST JEANS FOR AUTUMN/WINTER

Dark indigo boyfriend jeans
Boyfriend jeans,
perfect for the weekend
£39.50
Dark indigo wide-leg jeans
Wide-leg jeans are
a fashion hit
£29.50
Dark indigo straight-leg jeans
Switch up skinnies for
straight-leg styles
£19.50
Autograph luxury wide-leg jeans
A slice of
Autograph luxury
£55

Prints charming

After enduring the greyest of winters last year, we’re due an overdose of joyful print, and it’s fair to say this season’s runways did not disappoint. From graphic motifs at Louis Vuitton to beautiful baroque florals at Simone Rocha, the message was clear: it’s time to live vibrantly again. Choose a gorgeous printed dress for the easiest way to embrace the trend.

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BEST PATTERNED DRESSES

Light blue Per Una dress
A pale and interesting
Per Una dress
£45
Floral midi dress
Dress up in a
nature-inspired print
£29.50
Floral midi dress
Opt for a flattering
wrap dress
£39.50
Leaf-print midi dress
Romantic vibes from this
Per Una dress
£39.50

Words: Sophie Hines

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