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Alexandra Fullerton: How I wore four new trends at Fashion Week

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Getting dressed for the shows is pretty terrifying.

It's a month spent watching next season now and however fabulous your outfit may have seemed that morning, seeing new looks on the runway can make you feel out of fashion in seconds. I try to stick to my signature style of statement skirts, quirky t-shirts and denim - with a sprinkling of the season's key trends.

If I'm lucky I borrow a few key pieces from my favourite designers, do a binge shop on the high street (and end up taking most of it back), purchase a big ticket treat from Net-a-Porter then scour Vestiaire Collective for unique pieces that will bring it all together.

These are the trends I wore at Paris Fashion Week and how I styled them...

Bejewelled

There is a beautiful trend for exquisite craftsmanship and artisan details this autumn. Fabrics were studded with jewels and embroidered with crystals and totally steal the scene. Everyone commented on this skirt so I kept the rest of my outfit super simple to let the skirt shine, literally.
 

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JumperMarks & Spencer
Skirt: Miu Miu at Vestiaire Collective
Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood
Bag: JW Anderson


Sportswear

The sports trend is major for Autumn. I'm not really a tracksuit girl but I did want to nod to the look, so I teamed a Miu Miu anorak with some sharply tailored trousers and killer heels to give it an unexpected edge. Try a hoodie with a pencil skirt or padded gilet over a smart shift dress.

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Jacket: Miu Miu at Vestiaire Collective
T-shirt: Alexander Wang
Trousers: Teatum Jones
Shoes: Miu Miu

Velvet

The fabric of the season is undoubtedly velvet but instead of being used for pretty party dresses it's more casual and turning up on unexpected separates - simple skirts, slouchy trousers and blazers. Make it even more casual with a slogan t-shirt and denim.

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Jacket: Frame Denim at Vestiaire Collective
Jeans: Saint Laurent
T-shirt: APC
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

Historical heroines

On the catwalk this looked like the hardest trend to pull of in real life as puffed sleeves, ruffs and brocade are the order of the day. Dress a statement piece down with denim and wear the dramatic items as casually as a t-shirt for optimum daytime impact.

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Top: Marni at Vestiaire Collective
Jeans: Waven
Shoes: Camilla Elphick


Street style looks from the Stylist team 

  • Lisa Smosarski, editor-in-chief - PFW

    Shirt: Maje at Nine in the Mirror
    Trousers: Isabella Oliver
    Shoes: Louboutin
    Bag: Mulberry

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - PFW

    Jumper: & Other Stories
    Trousers: Teatum Jones
    Shoes: Miu Miu
    Bag: JW Anderson

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - PFW

    Dress: & Other Stories
    Jacket: Schott
    Boots: Jimmy Choo
    Bag: JW Anderson
     

  • Lucy Reber, fashion editor - MFW

    Dress: The Edit
    Trainers: Adidas Gazelle at Schuh

  • Lucy Reber, fashion editor - MFW

    Shoes: Adidas Gazelle at Schuh

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Dress: Peter Pilotto at Matches
    Bag: Mulberry
    Shoes: Christian Louboutin
    Sunglasses: Celine

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Bag: Mulberry

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Shoes: Christian Louboutin

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Top: Maxmara at Net-a-porter
    Skirt: Stella McCartney at Browns
    Shoes: Jimmy Choo
    Bag: Alexander Wang

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Bag: Alexander Wang
     

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Shoes: Jimmy Choo

  • Lucy Reber, fashion editor - MFW

    Top: The Edit
    Jeans: Gap
    Shoes: Office

  • Detail: Lucy Reber, fashion editor - MFW

    Shoes: Office

  • Kitty McGee, executive fashion director - MFW

    Dress: Louis Vuitton
    Trainers: Adidas Stan Smith at Schuh

  • Lisa Smosarski, editor-in-chief - MFW

    Top: Cos
    Coat: Topshop
    Skirt: Whistles
    Bag: Fendi
    Shoes: Rupert Sanderson

  • Detail: Lisa Smosarski, editor-in-chief - MFW

    Bag: Fendi 

  • Detail: Lisa Smosarski, editor-in-chief - MFW

    Shoes: Rupert Sanderson

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Shirt: Stella McCartney at Browns
    Skirt: Isabel Marant at The Outnet
    Shoes: Jimmy Choo
    Bag: Alexander Wang at Very Exclusive

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Shirt: Stella McCartney at Browns

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Bag: Alexander Wang at Very Exclusive

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - MFW

    Shoes: Jimmy Choo
     

  • Lucy Reber, fashion editor - LFW

    Dress: Warehouse
    Shoes: Adidas at Schuh

  • Detail: Lucy Reber, fashion editor - LFW

    Shoes: Adidas at Schuh

  • Kitty McGee, executive fashion director - LFW

    Top: Topshop
    T shirt: Armani Exchange
    Skirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim
    Trainers: Adidas at Schuh

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - LFW

    Top: Miu Miu at The Outnet
    Jeans: Saint Laurent
    Bag: JW Anderson
    Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - LFW

    Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - LFW

    Bag: JW Anderson

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - LFW

    Jumper: Barbour
    Skirt: Whistles
    Bag: Mulberry
    Shoes: Jimmy Choo
     

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - LFW

    Bag: Mulberry

  • Detail: Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - LFW

    Shoes: Jimmy Choo

  • Lucy Reber, fashion editor - LFW

    T-shirt: Cos
    Skirt: Proenza Schouler at The Outnet
    Shoes:Adidas at Schuh
     

  • Detail: Lucy Reber, fashion editor - LFW

    Shoes: Adidas at Schuh

  • Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director - LFW

    Jumper: Marks & Spencer
    Skirt: Valentino
    Shoes: Jimmy Choo
    Bag: JW Anderson

  • Lucy Reber, fashion editor - LFW

    Top: Isa Arfen at The Outnet
    Roll neck: Great Plains
    Jeans: Current Elliott
    Trainers: Nike

  • Kitty McGee, executive fashion director - NYFW

    T-shirt: Levi's
    Jeans: Gap
    Shades: Fendi
    Shoes: Acne

     

  • Detail: Kitty McGee, executive fashion director - NYFW

    Jeans: Gap

    Shoes: Acne

  • Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Top: Topshop
    Skirt: Christopher Kane
    Bag: Victoria Beckham
    Shoes: Sophia Webster

  • Detail: Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Shoes: Rupert Sanderson

  • Detail: Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Bag: Victoria Beckham

  • Kitty McGee, executive fashion director - NYFW

    Top: Raey at matchesfashion.com
    Jeans: Gap
    Shoes: Louis Vuitton

     

  • Detail: Kitty McGee, executive fashion director - NYFW

    Shoes: Louis Vuitton

  • Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Top: JW Anderson
    Skirt: Joseph
    Bag: Strathberry
    Shoes: Mother of Pearl

     

  • Detail: Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Bag: Strathberry

  • Detail: Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Shoes: Mother of Pearl

  • Kitty McGee, executive fashion director - NYFW

    Dress: Tibi
    Bag: Theory
    Shoes: Birkenstock

     

  • Detail: Kitty McGee, executive fashion director - NYFW

    Bag: Theory

  • Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Dress: Zara
    Bag: Mulberry
    Trainers: Adidas Stan Smith at Schuh

  • Detail: Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Bag: Mulberry

     

  • Detail: Susan Riley, deputy editor - NYFW

    Trainers: Adidas Stan Smith at Schuh

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