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Friday, 9 September 2011

miss b loves......the key autumn winter 2011 / 2012 trends


The next few weeks will result in the usual dilemma - what to wear as the seasons change. There's always that tricky decision around this time - when shall I finally put away those summer clothes and wear the  new autumn looks? Even more difficult with the strange weather we're having - sun, rain, wind then sun all within one day sometimes within the hour!(miss b's tip - never leave home without a bobochic scarf or pashmina in your bag!!)  

Time to treat yourself to some key new season pieces..........
Circles, swirls, polka dots and winter florals -the autumn/winter 2011-12 catwalks were a rich collage of print and pattern.

bobochic silk polka dot scarf

There's definitely been an outbreak of spots as seen at Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney etc. The fastest (and cheapest) way to get the look? Invest in a pair of polka dot tights or a bobochic polka dot silk scarf to tie around your neck or handbag!

bobochic silk scarf
Two key trends - circles and jewel colours
bobochic scarf with oversized spots
in rich shades of purple
Black and white are just meant to go together and the combination is a perennial favourite but next season texture is also a big trend so mixing fabrics-silk, satin, wool, lace and leather will create a modern twist. Monochrome was also given a sixties spin on the catwalk with Peter Pan collars and tunics.

bobochic black and white
pure silk square

Wear coats with bracelet sleeves with polonecks, miniskirts and knee-high boots or dainty kitten heels. Sixties style icons Mary Quant and Twiggy inspire this new season look.

Although there was plenty of black and autumnal shades of rust, forest green and camel on the catwalks, it was the jewel tones which made a striking appearance. At  Ralph Lauren, Gucci and DVF there was one colour head-to-toe, shades of jade and rich ruby red. There's been a move away from summer's acid brights and vivid colour popping. For autumn winter it's all about the sophisticated colours of precious gems including amethyst, sapphire, emerald, citrine, ruby and garnet.

bobochic silk and wool blend pashmina

bobochic bangle with glass beads
 in rich jewel tones - rich sapphire, ruby,
  topaz, amethyst and amber colours

Silk and linen pashmina with organza
panels in rich emerald.
Also available in other colours
including sapphire blue.



It’s all about ladylike dressing with pearls.......
Sheer Forties glamour, complete with faux-fur collars, gloves and shrugs, pussy bow blouses, pencil skirts and slim belts (as seen at Gucci, Prada, Donna Karan, Miu Miu)  

bobochic sea shell pearls

Rich colours and autumnal tones with luxe fabrics add sophistication to this retro look and give it a more modern twist with burgundy, rust, ochre and mustard making a return. Palazzo pants, maxi dresses and floppy wide-brimmed hats are a must. (This look is not about '70s hippy flower power!) 

Add a touch of burgundy for a retro '70s look with this
 bobochic silk and wool blend
pashmina scarf.
bobochic rich rust silk and
 wool blend pashmina

If the new trend of head-to-toe oversized sequins and lurex is too much, let your accessories do the sparkling, with lurex clutch bags and sparkly shoes. 

 bobochic black lurex sparkly clutch

Animal prints continue to be a huge trend this season with designers including D&G and Gucci. Leopard and snakeskin dresses and blouses are now appearing on the high street but if all over animal print seems too much add a leopard print scarf or pashmina to update your look. 
bobochic animal print silk scarf
in this season's
 shades of rust, tan and black

D&G's star print long silk chiffon dress made a bold statement on the catwalk and the high street has been quick to pick up on the trend including Zara with their striking jumpsuit. For a more understated look wear a star print accessory.......... 

bobochic star print silk scarf

Embrace the country look with tweed, tartan, herringbone and houndstooth checks together with riding boots and a classic silk scarf.

bobochic classic silk square

Chokers, collar necklaces and bold chunky statement pieces are predicted to become the must-have autumn winter accessory. Worn with everything over dresses and inside shirts, they will instantly update your look.

bobochic silver-tone collar necklace

bobochic silver-tone statement necklace
Visit http://www.bobochic.co.uk/ to see the full bobochic collection.


  1. love these!


  2. So pleased you like them! Thanks for visiting my blog, Jas.


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