AW12 Trend – Studded Shoes and Studded Jackets

Studs are officially everywhere and a big trend for this season. So it’s definitely time to get some studs in your life. I absolutely love this studded jacket from Zara, these studded shoes as seen on Pinterest and this studded jumper from Topshop. To be honest studs seem to be on everything this season – so stud it up!

Studded Leather Jacket, ZaraStudded Leather Jacket, Zara

Via Pinterest Studded Slippers

Studded Jumper, Topshop

Image via Pinterest Topshop Studded Jumper

Do you like this studded trend? What looks are you rocking already?

Have fun! Love Ali x

AW12 Trend – English Countryside

This is a nod back to the days of fishing and shooting, with lots of blazers in tweed and plush warm materials. Think Downton Abbey on a horse. On the catwalk, the most obvious trend setter for this style was Burberry. But we did see others display the country-style ladylike chic.

I love this bow AND stripey skirt ensemble and the simplicity of this tweed coat look

Countryside Trend AW12

Burberry Prorsum A/W12 – Image credits Burberry

What do you think? Will you be investing in a tweed style coat this season?

Have fun! Love Ali x

AW12 Trend – Leather

So leather is a big thing for this season. And we are not talking about just on bags and shoes. Leather is everywhere. It has been used as the sole material for coats, skirts and tops and more interestingly as a statement material on blazers and jumpers.

AW12 Trend Leather

Alexander Wang Fall 12 – Image credit Alexander Wang
Alexander McQueen A/W12 – Image credit Alexander McQueen

Jonathan Saunders AW12Jonathan Saunders A/W12 – Image credit

Basically you need some leather in your life.

Have fun! Love Ali x

AW12 Trend – Berry

Ok, so September is well and truly here and even though I have been trying to ignore the shops full of A/W12 trends until it’s cold, it’s time to start paying attention and get rocking those looks.

So numero uno on the look to rock this a/w 12 is BERRY. It was everywhere on the catwalks in February from DKNY to Miu Miu. We saw it again and again.

Miu Miu Fall 2012 – Image credit Miu Miu
Roksanda Ilincic AW/12 – Image credit Pinterest
DKNY Fall 2012 – Image credit DKNY
Image credit Pinterest
Alexander Wang Fall 2012 – Image credit  Pinterest
Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 – Image credit Pinterest

Berry-tastic! Make sure now it’s your key buy this season.

Have fun! Love Ali x

SS12 Trend – The Peplum Skirt

Warehouse Peplum SkirtIt’s a big trend for SS12, so embrace it in style with a tailored nude peplum skirt, worn with a light shift top tucked in. And of course a pair of killer heels. This fabulous skirt/top combo pictured is from Warehouse. The skirt if £45 and the top £25.

Time to get shopping!

Image courtesy of Warehouse

SS12 Trend – Tropical Floral Prints

Maarten Van Der Horst, Capsule Collection at TopshopIf you have fallen in love with this season’s tropical  floral prints, check out the Maarten Van Der Horst capsule collection for Topshop.

This is the first capsule collection from the Fashion East designer for Topshop and it’s clearly focused on graphic prints and bold colours in tropical blues, greens and burnt oranges.

Inspired from his SS12 mainline range, it’s all about the a cool 1960’s Palm Springs pool style holiday. Think playsuits, blouses / tailored trousers combos and cocktail dresses.

Maarten Van Der Horst is a Dutch born London based designer who studied (only last year) at Central St Martins.

To see the whole collection visit Topshop.