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StyleFest A/W: Get the Look

With the calendar officially now in autumn mode, it’s time to look back on the exciting month of September and StyleFest. Our seasonal fashion and beauty weekend that took place on 28th - 29th of September This year’s autumn winter StyleFest featured style talks from John Lewis & Partners personal stylists, beauty demos by Mac and Elemis, special guests Hero Brown: Editor-in-Chief of fashion and lifestyle website Muddy Stilettos and performance by Anne Boleyn from Six the Musical.

    

 

If you have the A/W StyleFest blues like us; don’t worry, we are going to break down the must have looks from this year’s fashion show. In celebration of our 40th anniversary celebration, this year’s StyleFest reflected the journey of reinvention of trends through the last 4 decades into fashion trends of today. Whatever your favourite decade, there is a boomerang style out there this season that brings it bang up to date.

  

 

Quiz featured the flower power trend with a nod to the 70's, it's a trend that year on year is adapted to suit the new season. These great silk dresses come in mini and midi to suit all body shapes and perfect for an autumn night out. Short Silk Dress £33, Midi Silk Dress £39.99

 

 

Looking back to 80’s fashion you can’t miss the vibrant colours, especially featured on John Lewis & Partners StyleFest collection. Clashing vibrant’s is a great way to brighten you’re A/W outfits, this cobalt blue dress is John Lewis & Partners own range, £79, paired with a unique purple wool overcoat from Boden, £175.

 

Barbour, £149, John Lewis & Partners, £60.

 

Moving into 90’s fashion the punk and grunge look is defiantly a stand out style that's back this season. Both River Island and Primark took inspiration from this fashion decade for their new season stock. With leather a big trend for A/W 19 these are your go to store to keep up to date on this look.

Primark’s collection featured combats, leather jackets and graphic tees for a relaxed but powerful look, great if you want to fully incorporate the punk style. Jacket, £14, T-Shirt, £8, Trousers, £13

    

River Island’s collection followed a toned down approach to the leather look, with faux leather trousers, distressed denim and vibrant yellow. This season yellow has been a big hit on and off the catwalk for both men and women’s fashion. Denim Dress, £55, Leather Trousers currently on sale from £45 to £20 and Yellow Shirt £20.

   

 

Next focused on your inner country with denim and check shirts. Great to pick up as they have just released ‘Next Brands’ one of six stores In the UK to now stock a selection of brands such as Phase Eight, Warehouse and Fat Face- as seen on the StyleFest Catwalk. Fat Face at Next, £40. Men’s Check Shirt, £28.

 

 

Taking inspiration from the understated and clean palettes of the noughties, this season’s most popular colour is Beige. Using multiple tones of neutral colours to create your autumn look. Jigsaw collection was beautiful with cosy but fashion forward pieces. This chocolate brown dress, £199 is great for work or you can dress it up with a heel for a nice evening out. Top, £130

  

 

 

Again, drawing on the most recent decade, Footasylum is the perfect brand to pick up your sports-luxe looks. These reflective piping trackies are great to update your wardrobe from your everyday plain joggers. Joggers, £29.99. Throughout sportswear monochrome is the go to colour for autumn/winter for both men’s and women’s. This t-shirt is a great example of a simple but striking tee, paired with denim and a black puffer for a casual look. £21.99

 

 

M&S also followed the noughties trend using multiple tones to create a warm look, they currently have a wide selection of on trend pieces throughout the store from silk dresses, oversized coats and winter florals. Chocolate brown was a key colour featured across all the collections at StyleFest, this double breasted overcoat, £99 is a great alternative to a blazer as the colder weather approaches. Men’s Briefcase, £99

 

 

 

Come down to centre:mk to pick up all the must have looks for this season from our range of brands. Be inspired by the last four decades and give it your own up to date twist.