This autumn 2007, neutral grey clothes make a striking contrast to
brighter colours such as
purple, hot pink, orange, lime and electric blue. This page is full of everyday clothes in neutral tones including coats, pants and
dresses. Matalan and New Look offer some of the lowest prices for many wardrobe necessities in
black, charcoal, silver and grey.
If grey suits your colouring, think about purchasing an
investment piece. Consider paying a little more, for a
beautifully fitting garment like tailored pants and opt for a
costlier brand such as Fenn Wright Manson. Wear-for-wear
more expensive clothes really will last longer before the fabric deteriorates. Simply decide what you want
from grey - fast seasonal fashion with a few outings, or year
after year wear.
Above left - French Connection Autumn/Winter 2007 Herringbone
coat £160, black leather ankle boot £115.
Above right - New Look Autumn/Winter 07/08 Collection - Legend
Womenswear - Collarless trapeze coat £45/€65, Pleated smock with
beaded neckline £45/€65, Teardrop earrings £8/€11, Silver shoes
In the chill of winter nights, the short
charcoal coat, above left from French Connection, would sit well above trousers, or a short skimpy dress. A coat in a good basic shape and a neutral tone will get worn more frequently that
a high fashion coat that has to be styled a specific way to look correct.
If you have a good waist then there are many wrap-belt style coats like these from Wallis, left, and the Monsoon
check coat right. Right -
Monsoon Autumn Winter 2007 - Charlie Coat - £140/€220. Left - Wallis Autumn Winter 2007 - Stone 40's style belted wrap coat
The deep charcoal coat above from Great Plains has an empire
line with soft gathers that would allow for the skirt fullness
so many empire line dresses have.
Above left - Great Plains AW07 - Cashmere wool coat £100.
The Monsoon Mirabella coat in the centre, also has some soft tucks at the waistline
which gives skirt fullness. This is helpful for accommodating bubble
skirts beneath. Monsoon Storm is a new trend-driven
capsule launched in September 2007. The collection is refreshed
monthly and is available online and at 30 top Monsoon stores
across the country.
Centre - Monsoon Storm - Mirabella Coat - £130/€199.
Far right - Internacionale Autumn/Winter 2007 - Coat Dress £45,
Shine, zips and belts are a big fashion trend this autumn. These practical
topcoats, like the patent Mac, or the padded coat
and jacket would help keep you dry during the
commute to work.
Above left - New Look Autumn/Winter 07/08 Collection -
Womenswear Visionary - Patent mac £50/€72.50, Black turtle neck
jumper £20/€29, Black skinny leg high waisted trousers £25/€36,
Black leather elbow gloves £20/€29, Black boots with orange trim
£40/€58, White sunglasses £8/€11.
Centre - Matalan Autumn/Winter 2007 - Parka jacket and jeans -
Padded parka jacket £30, zip detail jeans £12.
Far right - New Look Autumn/Winter 07/08 Collection - Body
Conscious Womenswear - Grey big collar belted jacket £40/€48,
Black vest £4/€6, Black leggings £6/€9, Neon pink arm warmer
£3/€4, Grey shoes with green laces £35/€50.
choice is yours - narrow legs as shown above with the coats, or
forties fashion pants with buttoned high waists and wide leg styles.
I've already bought my Paul Costello winter trousers in a cashmere mix ready
for ultra cold days. The image far right is of a
black jumpsuit from
Note those blouson sleeves. The sleeve is an area of great
interest in the silhouette at present.
you are sleepy first thing in the morning, neutrals
like these are ready to go. Grab any coloured
bright jacket and you'll still look great. These black cropped
trousers to the right, zing with energy when teamed with this
bright pink Red Herring jacket from Debenhams.
Above left - Debenhams Autumn/Winter 2007 Womenswear - J by
Jasper Conran blouse £45/€70, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson
trousers £45/€70, EB by Erickson Beaumon long charm necklace
£35/€54, short charm necklace £25/€39.
Centre and header - River Island Clothing Co. Ltd - A/W 2007 Womenswear,
Satin blouse £29.99/€50.50, High waisted trousers £39.99/€67.00
Above right - Nouveau at Principles Autumn Winter 2007 - Black
jumpsuit £79/125 euros, black elastic double buckle belt £25/39
euros and shoes £55/85 euros. Stockist Number 0870 122 8802.
Extreme lower right - Marc Jacobs AW2007
Lower right - Debenhams Autumn/Winter 2007 - Red Herring pink
jacket £35/€54 and crop trousers £22/€34, J by Jasper Conran
black boots £125/€194, J by Jasper Conran trilby £18/€28, Simply
Lower left - Black and white fine check trousers with turn ups
from Fenn Wright Manson. Left - Fenn Wright Manson - Wool
Dogtooth Trousers £109.00.
Some days you just want to feel womanly, and a dress makes for
that girly feminine feeling.
These soft grey dresses can be worn with grey
tights to create a neutral
understated look. Alternatively, dress them up with bright or
patterned hosiery, shoe boots
and other colourful accessories like a red handbag or vivid scarf.
Wardrobe Tip - Grey opaque hosiery is proving to be one of the
hottest sellers in UK this autumn.
Above left - New Look Autumn/Winter 07/08 Collection -
Womenswear Legend - Silver Lurex knitted dress £35/€50, Grey
jersey polo neck £10/€14.50, Silver mesh belt £12/€17, Showgirl
brooch £8/€11, Cream shoes £35/€50.
Centre - Internacionale - Silver tights £5, Scoop dress £16.
Internacionale Autumn/Winter 2007.
Far right - New Look Autumn/Winter 07/08 Collection - Womenswear
Visionary, Grey dress £30/€43.50, Black tights £3/€4, Black
To set off any of these outfits select some silver jewellery
like this silver leaf bracelet from Curteis. It would make
a great Christmas present to yourself! The olivine tones of the
Swarovski crystal are very fashionable.
Details - Curteis Jewellery 2007 contemporary style sterling
silver ladies feather charm bracelet from the 'feathers' collection
within the 'inspired' jewellery range by Curteis Ltd. Semi
precious beads comprise: Olivine Swarovski crystal. RRP: £70.
For stockists call Curteis on : 0800 195 6771
These are new fashion styles from Matalan,
Warehouse, Great Plains, Monsoon, Internacionale, New Look, Fenn
Wright Manson, Debenhams, River Island, French Connection and
jewellers Curteis, for
Fashion Trends Autumn 2007, Winter 2008.
Special thanks to
with all images on this page courtesy of
Matalan, Warehouse, Great Plains, Principles,
Monsoon, Internacionale, New
Look, Fenn Wright Manson, Debenhams, River Island, Curteis, French Connection Autumn
winter 2007 ranges.
Header Image courtesy River Island.
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