My last post covered some of the exciting new autumn trends coming through. Just to name a few, we’re seeing bright coloured suits, denim on denim and the fabulous plaid/check trend in almost anything you can think of. Let’s look at what else we’ll be seeing in the stores and on the streets of Adelaide this season.

The cowgirl/western theme is popular again this year. Western-style boots are big and if you happen to love them you’ll wear them with anything and everything – bike pants, shorts, jeans, skirts and dresses. They’re a great comfort option if you don’t want high heeled boots, as they come mainly in a flat or medium heel. The western boot is a masculine style so if you’re quite feminine match them with a floral dress to soften this look.

The other western/cowgirl trend right now is the more timeless tassel jacket in suede, leather or denim. Once again you can dress this up with a feminine touch or keep it super casual with shorts or jeans.

The retro ‘fanny pack’ is back. Some designers are trying to disguise fanny packs by giving them other names such as; bum bags, belt bags, and waist belts. Well, they just got a seriously chic update. Instead of the daggy nylon ones you associate with tourists or dads, we’re now seeing leather, embellishments, and various types of straps so you can wear it in multiple ways. Wear it on your hips, across your body, through the loops in your favourite pair of jeans, or, layered over the top of a jacket, jumper or shirt to cinch in your waist.

High waisted jeans are still current! Thank goodness for this because I still love mine and intend on wearing them throughout autumn and well into winter. They can be one of those ‘tricky trends’ if your vertical proportion through the rise is a little short. Try lots of options that would be a medium rise on someone with a long rise, but would be a high rise on you. A high waisted jean can be a great ‘tummy trimmer’ also and have your legs looking longer in no time.

When looking for high waisted jeans it can all seem like a bit of a maze as there are so many different styles – high-rise in slim, straight, flared, and wide legs. Then we have the super-high rise skinnies, high rise boyfriend jeans and the list goes on. And don’t forget the many leg length options to choose from for the high-rise jean – cropped, midi, long, 3/4, 7/8 and floor-grazing. And just to mix it up a bit go for a ‘raw’ hem rather than a neatly sewn hemline.

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