New Trends For Autumn – 50+ Style Lux For Less

Following on from the post last week, I wanted to share with you all the new and fun trends that are Arriving in stores for Autumn/Winter.

If you missed the post on the Pantone Colour forecast click here to read.  I am really liking all the new trends forecast for the new season, I normally desire a couple, but this year it’s so much more. It’s feminine and will slip into most of what I already have in my wardrobe, and I hope you see something here to add to yours. Let me show you how to get that Lux look without breaking the bank.

The Pleated Skirt
The Pleated skirt is everywhere in all colours and different lengths. The picture doesn’t do this  Blush Pink  pleated midi skirt justice.
I posted my long pleated skirt here in the summer. This one above will look great in the daytime with a cosy jumper, I’m thinking of Grey. Watch this space, as I have just added this to my trolley ! You can find it here

Cropped Jeans
I am really liking this new style and length of jeans. These will look great with heels or flats. Even over your knee length boots.  I like the button detail on the pocket of these one’s from Marks and Spencer here but I would have to find a petite length for me or the will be at my ankles!


There is so much velvet out there at the moment. Even boots and shoes! I’m playing it safe here with this jacket. I really like the idea that this could be used for evening or maybe daytime with jeans.

Or how about this glam dress? I can’t wait for this to be available. I’ve seen this velvet pleated dress in nearly every magazine. A guaranteed sell out I reckon. From Oasis There is even a waiting list for this dress.


This is a trend that I’m really embracing. I love this Camel coloured pair from JD Williams I am trying to build my wardrobe with this colour, and as I have said previously I am trying to steer away from Black as much as possible. Bring on the colour!


Knitted or cotton or silk, ruffles are everywhere! I think this jumper will go very well with the Culottes above. I think you need to wear this trend wisely at my age. Hence why I have chosen a knitted version of this trend. I think a blouse would make me look like mrs Slocumbe from are you being served. (Anyone remember that?) A great price too this is only £25 from New Look and these would look great with the Culottes above.

Getting back to that Mrs Slocumbe look I’m wondering if I could get away with this high-necked ruffled sleeve shirt? I know this is one trend that I want to try. I would pair this with jeans and heels. Ruffled or puff sleeves are going to be a huge trend this year. This one is from House Of Fraser

How about this for a show stopper? I would feel confident in this. I love the ruffled  neckline. Paired with leather jeans, you’re ready to party. Ok enough about the ruffles now ! This one is from Marks and Spencer

Romantic Floaty Dresses

How beautiful is this Laura Ashley floaty tie neck dress ? This is a great example of the Bodacious trend colour featured here in my trend colours post.

I hope I get to show you how I will wear these trends as winter progresses. Which will be your favourite? please do tell in the comments below. I will be leaving you with a fashion show from Top shop to watch. Just click on the link below and it should take you there.
Also, I am adding some other on-trend items that might take your fancy.

Top Shop Unique Fashion Show

Xo Laurie

You may also like to read

Pantone Autumn Winter 2016 Colour Trends

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  1. October 16, 2016 / 2:42 am

    I am looking forward to seeing you in some of these items, they are so pretty and I love the textures.

    In the products you showed at the end of the post I love the slip on shoes by Office, the Mint Velvet Top and the Jacket by Very! Really great fashion pieces that will mix and match with so many items in our wardrobes. How fun!

    • October 17, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you Nikki.All of these are reasonably priced too. I'm so glad you like them x

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Iv'e just bought the culottes Emma ! Now I just need something red ! x

  2. October 12, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Think I am after a pleated skirt! Once my waist is back a bit. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      I am loving the pleated skirts out there at the mo Sarah. I find if you size up on the pleated skirts they hang better too x

  3. October 12, 2016 / 6:24 am

    I'm not sure I could carry many of these off!! #bestandworst

  4. October 12, 2016 / 6:24 am

    I'm not sure I could carry many of these off!! #bestandworst

  5. October 10, 2016 / 12:00 am

    The ruffles & bow ties are very romantic. I wore a lot of them in the 80's & my husband loved them. Don't know how I would wear them now. And I'm with you – trying to get away from so much black!

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      I think at our age colour is so needed Cathy. I too wore the ruffles in the 80's and I am loving them all over again. Maybe go with a ruffled collar and cuffs Cathy with some pants. Go for it! x

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Oh yes Jodie I'm loving velvet too. Look forward to seeing yours xx

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you Amy. Thank you for stopping by x

  6. October 8, 2016 / 7:24 am

    I like all the trends!!! Haha, those trousers are very nice but I know they don t suit me but I am in love with pleated skirts!

  7. October 8, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Very pretty choices. I really like the tops that you picked with the ruffles and the velvet jacket. All of the fall trends make me think, "cozy"! Thanks for sharing. – Amy

  8. October 7, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Thank you for your picks. I did buy a long, sleeveless vest from M&S and a shirtdress in Fall colours from Joe Fresh and they fit right in with my wardrobe. Thank again.

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you Eleni. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment x

  9. October 7, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Loving all your picks Laurie, not sure I would wear flared crop jeans as being tall I don't think they would look right on me, but I would love to try on everything else 🙂 Thanks for linking up..

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Pleased you like all the picks claire. I disagree with what you say regarding wearing the cropped trousers. I think the taller you are the better. I really like this trend and tried on a pair the other day. It just looked like I had shrunk my trousers !! x

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Then you are all the more luckier Izabela . Thank you for stopping by x

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