The Final Countdown: Our Blog

October. Every winter lover’s dream. The countdown to Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year can finally begin. But as the countdown to these events alters, so too will your wardrobe. So get ready to celebrate in style by embracing some of this season’s biggest trends.

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Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, with colour palettes that even Urban Decay would be jealous of! To really work your autumn attire, we suggest combining warm earthy colours together with neutral tones. If you’re worried neutral colours are too plain for your style, opt for something with detail, like this lucky layer lace long sleeved dress from French Connection. Wear it casually during the day with a tan pair of ankle boots or dress it up at night with a killer pair of black heels and accessories.

French Connection Lucky Layer Lace Dress 75
French Connection Lucky Layer Lace Dress 75
Office Lovestruck Tie Block Boots 64
Office Lovestruck Tie Block Boots 64
Office Adder Plait Strap Heels 50
Office Adder Plait Strap Heels 50
French Connection Fiona Faux Leather Saddle Bag 60
French Connection Fiona Faux Leather Saddle Bag 60

Neutral tones are ideal for a clean and sophisticated look, but to make your outfit that extra bit interesting, it’s time to master the layer. Not only does layering help you achieve a certain look, it also keeps you nice and toasty in the colder months! Whatever reason you choose to layer, it’s always good to have fresh combinations. Layer your lace dress with a knitted jumper, your chunky sweatshirt with a camel coat or your suede jacket with a long fringed scarf, the possibilities are endless!

Gap Chunky Pointelle Sweater 34.95
Gap Chunky Pointelle Sweater 34.95
Zara Water Repellent Trench Coat 69.99
Zara Water Repellent Trench Coat 69.99
HM Block Print Scarf 7.99
HM Block Print Scarf 7.99

If random layers and detailed neutrals aren’t enough to get you in the party spirit this season, we know what will. Sparkles. Yes that’s right, glam, glitter and sequins. And the great thing about this time of year is that you can never over do it! If you’re the statement making type, we suggest big, bold jewellery like this divinity all-around necklace from Swarovski or these Mappin & Webb Empress 10mm Stud Earrings from Goldsmiths . Or if you prefer to keep your look more elegant, why not opt for a soft, glittery eye with this gorgeous set of 6 metallic glitter eyeshadows from Claire’s. Either way, add a touch of sparkle to your outfit this season and you’ll shine all year round, quite literally!

Swarovski Divinity All Around Necklace 249
Swarovski Divinity All Around Necklace 249
Goldsmiths Mappin Webb Empress 10mm Stud Earrings 950
Goldsmiths Mappin Webb Empress 10mm Stud Earrings 950
Claires Set of 6 Metallic Glitter Eyeshadows 5.50
Claires Set of 6 Metallic Glitter Eyeshadows 5.50

This season, let loose, experiment and have fun celebrating some of the most loved events of the year with a glamorous new wardrobe and some handy new styling tips.


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With love, Clarendon Oxford x