British summer time comes to an end this coming sunday, so now is a good a time for us girls to think about our winter wardrobes, as it’s getting chillier by the day. If you have been clothes shopping recently, you will have seen some of the major trends and influences on the high street, which are…

Seventies Gilets, flares, mid-length A-lines skirts, faux fur, seventies style shirts, the polo neck, leather or suede skirt, animal print.

Granny Chic Tweed, pencil skirts, funky knits, brooches, pearls, loafers or brogues, high neck blouses and handbags.

Victoriana or New Gothic Black all the way…high-neck blouses (again), over-the-knee boots, lace dresses and blouses, sheer tops, long skirts, anything in leather or pleather.

Don’t try head-to-toe in one trend, all Granny Chic and you could end up looking like Mrs Brown from ‘Mrs Browns Boys’ but try a victoriana high-neck lace blouse, with stonewashed skinny jeans and it’s the perfect pairing.

The downside to buying trend led fashion, is we all want our clothes to last beyond this autumn/winter, but if you choose classic pieces that still fit into a trend, you can’t go wrong. Here are some high street best buys that will last.

Mac or Trenchcoat 

Gap Classic Trench £69.95

Warehouse Pipe Detail Mac £85.00

warehouse pipe detail mac

Loafers or Brogues

 Office Lailah Tassel Loafers £60.00

Loafers Office

The Tote

 Warehouse Leather Unlined Panel Shopper £38.00

red tote warehouse

The 70’s Dress 

Monsoon Tessa Print Dress £49.00 (also see H&M or M&S)

Tessa Print Dress Monsoon

The Biker Jacket 

 Topshop Faux Leather Quilted Detail Biker Jacket £48.00

Topshop Leather Jacket

Striped T or Breton Top

 M&S LIMITED EDITION Long Sleeve Striped Top £19.50

Limited stripe top

Leather or Suede Skirt

 Warehouse Faux Leather Pocket Skirt £38.00

green leather skirt

Leopard Print

Primark Leopard Print Cardigan

Primark Animal Print Cardi

The High-Neck Blouse 

 Warehouse Embroidered High Neck Top £42.00

warehouse high neck blouse

The Ankle Boot or Chelsea Boot

 Clarks Taylor Storm Black Leather Womens Smart Boots £70.00

clarks boots

 The Grandma Coat 

 Miss Selfridge Faux Fur Collar Button Coat was £69.00 now £55.20

miss selfridge coat