Seamless Seasonal Style
Fall is fast approaching, and with it a glorious new set of trends to discover. We firmly believe in making the very most of your wardrobe, and in the spirit of everything ethical have produced a Magnifeco guide to making the transition from summer to fall in style.
Textures and prints will be one of the enduring trends as we move from summer into fall, which thankfully gives us a lot to play with. Take the pleated skirt for example, where light and easy-to-wear fabrics were the choice for the warmer months. Now the catwalks have given this pretty, feminine style an edgy update by playing with leather, tailored cotton and velvet. Wear this Navy Gathered Prom Skirt from Annie Greenabelle with a jersey top and sandals for summer and team with a romantic chiffon blouse and brogues for an instant update.
Digital print maestros Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou caused a stir at the last London Fashion Week with their striking mix of colour and lines. In the world of ethical fashion Ada Zanditon continues to push the boundaries of design, and combines strong tailoring with intelligent prints. If you are not quite ready for a print assault, try this gorgeous Kente Print Mesh Cardigan from Edun. Crafted in a lightweight knit, it is features a diamond zigzag pattern in blue, and it’s on sale – need you an excuse? Swap linen trousers for sharp tailoring for an easy transition.
If you have been struggling with weather that should be banished to the winter like we have in the U.K., you will know the important role trousers – alongside an umbrella – play in staying warm and stylish. Taking the sports luxe look on from SS12, cropped tapered trousers are a must-have for the coming season. Strong colours and structure combine to create a real staple for the fall wardrobe, and we love these Charlie Trousers from British label Nancy Dee. Featuring a chic sash tie, wear them now with a colour block top, and later with oriental-inspired prints.
Finally, the fusion of East and West is a key future trend that provides a fresh take on this season’s ladylike shapes. The catwalks at this February’s Fashion Weeks were full of strong shapes and statement pieces that combined drapery with top tailoring. We love this Oversized V-Neck Sweater from Covet. Cut in an easy-to-wear batwing shape, it has ribbing on the sleeves and knitted decoration on the neckline and centre front. Team with a bodycon skirt now and invest in a pair of embellished skinny jeans and statement jewellery from Made or Andean for the fall.