Giving a slight nod to the festive season ahead, Melan mag highlights Autumn / Winter Fashion, focusing on three key trends – velvet, sparkles and animal print. Replicate the looks, from high end to high street.


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Credit: Emporio Armani RTW Winter Collection

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Credit: H&M AW16 Collection


Velvet will bring instant luxe and glamour to your wardrobe be it in the form of an arty dress by Armani or navy slouchy trousers by H&M. This season, designers are channelling the luxe fabric a step further from clothing right through to accessories including shoes and sunglasses. A good tip is not to do head to toe velvet. Buy a piece and make it work for your personal style.


Credit: Black & Gold Jacket – Marks & Spencer £59.00, Black Velvet Trouser – Marks & Spencer £39.50, Clara Jewel velvet Clutch Bag – Phase 8 £55.00, Black Velvet Platform Shoes – Dorothy Perkins £30.00.

You can find velvet just about everywhere on the high street at the moment. We are liking this chic two-piece ensemble from Marks and Spencer. A two-piece is great as you get more for your money, either wear them together or as separates. Team the outfit with some fabulous shoes and a cute clutch for a fabulous evening look.



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Credit: Tom Ford

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Credit: Tom Ford


Shine bright like a diamond this season in this show stopping trend which is not only reserved for the festive season. Tom Ford showcased full on fabulous, sparkly outfits for his AW16 Ready To Wear collection.

melan-picture-fashion-sparkle-printCredit: Emerald Green Sequin Top: River Island £40.00, Emerald Green Sequin Midi Wrap Skirt – River Island £35.00, Mini Sequin Cross Body Bag – House of Fraser £25.00, 2 Park Block Heel Shoes – Marks & Spencer £29.50.

We never cease to be amazed at the high street’s ability to recreate designer looks for a fraction of the price! River Island executed this with ease this season with their stunning sequin two-piece top and skirt, perfect for a night out on the town. We have mixed trends and added some green velvet shoes ‘new in’ from Marks and Spencer. This trend requires a ‘go big or go home attitude’ so we have teamed it with a sequin bag from House of Fraser.


Animal Print


Credit: Tom Ford

We love this trend! You can make it your own by mixing up different prints! This trend must be worn with confidence but with a hint of Sass too, I say, OWN IT! If your personality is a little more demure then perhaps a subtle hint of the trend to accessorize your outfit is the way to go. Either way, make it work for you.

melan-picture-fashion-animal-printCredit: Leopard Print Long Sleeve Dress – New Look £29.99, JD Williams Snake Print Cross Body Bag – JD Williams £28.00, SLENDER Black High Heel Ankle Boot – Miss KG at Kurt Geiger £99.00, Leopard Print Miu Miu Sunglasses – Sunglasses Shop £247.00.

This outfit is everything! The price, the colour, the clash of animal prints and just how stylish and sexy it looks. My top stylist pick from this look has to be the Miu Miu sunglasses; they elevate the look by several notches and add a subtle elegance and sophistication.



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