New season trends: Colour blocking and Velvet

This is my first ever fashion post that doesn’t involve a selfie! I know it doesn’t sound that impressive, but it is quite a big deal for me. Selfies allow you so much more control and to the chance to find ‘your angle’. So trying not to be so self-conscious was really hard!
The post is all about two of my favorite autumn/winter trends: colour blocking and velvet. And I also snuck a sneaky bit of metallic in there too!
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 I think this is the perfect outfit grabbing a cocktail (or ten + shots!).
This whole outfit come in around £50. The colour block jumper is from River Island at £35. It does have a matching skirt which I’ll be purchasing at some point soon, although the the jumper and the skirt together, give too much of a wintery vibe for late August. However I thought it worked well with this New Look green leather mini for now. The skirt worked out around £15 with student discount. Please note I have bought this skirt in Petite as I’m only 5ft3! With metallics being all over the high-street, I decided to  accessorize with a metallic bag from Primark I’ve had a while. I love statement accessorizes, so the metallic trend is something I’m really excited about.
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This a perfect casual outfit to wear to uni or have a wonder round the shops.
Nothing says Autumn/Winter like black skinnys and boots. So paring a coloured leather jacket with your favourite black jeans, is a very casual, subtle way of nailing the colour block trend. This jacket come in at £40 from Zara, and is available in a range of colours. I am wearing a white high neck zip top from Zara (click here to see it). However, it’s one of the tops you have to put on before doing your make-up as the neck isn’t very wide…so obviously being an idiot, I covered it in foundation right before this photo. Hence why the jackets zipped up! I paired it with an orange River Island bag, just to inject some more colour into the outfit.
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I’m a bit obsessed with velvet at the minute, so I decided to treat myself to these velvet thigh high boots from River Island at £75. And the £50 velvet block heels, also from River Island. I honestly never usually spend this much money on shoes and boots, but I saw them as investment pieces as I know I’ll end up living in them this Autumn/Winter. Honestly the photos really do not do these boots justice! I normally swear by Public Desire boots, but you can definitely tell the difference in the quality. And when trying to justify the block heels… can you ever have enough heels though?
What are your favourite trends for the Autumn/Winter season? Let me know in the comments!

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