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Next up on my Accessories Edit is the animal print trend. Personally, I think animal print accessories are a good addition to your wardrobe whatever the season. Head-to-toe black with some leopard print shoes, or a grey t-shirt and jeans with a snake skin belt, are just two of the many ways you can add something special to a simple outfit. From leopard, croc and zebra there are plenty of ways you can add some animal print into your wardrobe and with so much great choice out there right now, this Autumn/Winter is the perfect time to do it. 

1. Kurt Geiger Bailey Snake Clutch / 2. Zara leather high heel shoes / 3. Mango leopard leather cross body bag / 4. Aldo Goods bag / 5. Mint Velvet Sami kitten heel ankle boots / 6. Mango leather fur belt / 7. Topshop leopard print scarf / 8. Etassi knee high boots / 9. Carvela taupe combination heeled boots / 10. John Lewis Collection Weekend Pony Slip On Pumps



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Everyone that knows me, knows I love a good accessory. As I said in my blog ‘The Art of Accessorising’ they are the finishing touches to any outfit. They are also a great way to buy into the trends each season - not everyone wants to wear head-to-toe 80’s but you may wear a pair of 80’s inspired earrings. So with that in mind, this is the first of my new ‘Accessories Edit’ blogs showing you how you can incorporate the main trends for A/W15 into your wardrobe through accessories.

We’re going to start with the 60’s trend. Retro is huge for A/W15 with the 60’s being one of the decades featured. From patent Mary-Jane’s to leather gloves there are plenty of ways you could add the 60’s into your wardrobe this A/W. 

Images: 1. Topshop Aspen Low Ankle Boots / 2. Zara maxi faux fur stole / 3. Reiss Figaro felt cap / 4. Prada sunglasses / 5. Kurt Geiger Croc London tote.Office / 6. Jane Carr neckerchief / 7. Office Wendy Mary Jane shoes / 8. Kurt Geiger Croc London tote / 9. Dents leather gloves (available from Selfridges)



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From skinny to neckerchief, summer has been all about the neck scarf and they look set to stay around for autumn/winter. This simple accessory can add that extra bit of cool and sophistication to any outfit. How you choose to wear it will depend on your personal style and body shape. Worn long and loose is great for apple body shapes as it creates a streamline effect down the middle of the body. A neckerchief simply knotted or a longer scarf worn loose to create a v-shape are both great for hourglass body shapes. It’s all about adding detail on top for pear shapes, so the bandana and choker style works well for you. Slim-athletic’s look great in most styles so you can play around and have fun! When it comes to choosing a colour, always remember it’s the colour closest to your face that reflects back up, so if possible try to chose a colour or pattern that compliments your skin tone. Whatever way you wear it, this is an inexpensive and fun way to play around with your look so it’s definitely one worth giving a try.

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