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THE AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 TREND GUIDE

Our round-up of the biggest fashion trends of 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. This look was 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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COLOUR RUN

The autumn/winter catwalks were alive with a firework display of colour, popping up amongst 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, such as the pink and marigold mash-up from Miu Miu, this season is bright and beautiful.

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DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE

If you’re looking for some catwalk inspiration to update your denim this autumn, there are only two things you need to know. Firstly, it’s all about indigo shades right now, the 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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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 this autumn trend.

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Words: Sophie Hines

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