Wardrobe Updates And Pantone AW17 Forecast

Hi everyone!

As you can see from the title of this post, I am jumping the gun a little! Ok, we are only in July and we’re  still getting maximum wear out of our summer wardrobe with the gorgeous weather we have been having this year. Let me explain more

I have attended a few winter fashion press events this year and I will be posting one every couple of weeks from now. Do Keep in mind that I started attending these back in May. 

Who wants to look at winter wear in May? I have waited for the collections to start trickling into the shops until I shared them with you. Are you collecting for winter yet? Are you that organised and far ahead? I’m still eyeing up the summer sales!

But first, let’s take a look at the Pantone forecast for winter and see what colours take our fancy the most.

Now. One thing I will explain about our colour forecast this year is that there are two Pantone charts.

The colours that you see above are actually the London colour palette. Really! We have one forecast and America has another! Why??? 

And here is New York’s colour forecast. Completely different too! Here is their reasoning for this.

“There is a commonality between the colors we are seeing on the runway in New York and London.” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “However, individuality is evident and we are seeing a distinct difference between the shows in the two cities in the way these same colors are being combined.”

I think this will turn out to be very interesting! I’m loving a few of each of the colour palettes. Which are your favourites? I think It will also be interesting to see which colours show up in the events that I will be featuring. I will have to point them out. I have already chosen one outfit for winter and it’s in the New York Tawney Port!

So finishing off there. I want to show you how adding one Key item can help you keep your wardrobe up to date.

Tan Ring Handle Bag

Next Mini Ring Bucket Bag

Basket or the straw beach bags have been a big trend this summer. The “O” bag is going to be the winter trend. I have already seen these trickling into the shops and I really like them. Fold to use as a clutch bag or long to carry more of your stuff, I like that they are so versatile.

Phase Eight Velvet Burn Out Top

Velvet is still going to be a big hit this year. I’m still looking for the perfect Velvet blazer to wear in the daytime with my jeans, but I wanted to share this top with you that’s on sale. I wore this for an article in the Daily Mail a while back (more on that later) and I loved it. I might just have to buy it at that price!

M&S Metallic Pleated Skirt

Metallics in Silver shades are going to be a big trend for daytime wear apparently. I found this pleated skirt on sale at M&S  And I know these have already been a favourite from last year. Just swap for daytime wear.
Worn with a big slouchy jumper or sweat shirt. If this is too much silver for you, just go with silver accessories. I have just grabbed myself some silver shoes for a bargain price, and I will be posting them on my Instagram stories today. I think silver is going to be coming out to play a lot.

Volume Sleeved Jumper

Statement sleeved jumpers are going to be a huge trend following this summer’s floaty bell sleeved trend. So these are going to be slim at the top and puffy at the bottom. Best I find one in the petite section or I really will look like that girl pictured above! I do like the idea though!

Prince Of Wales Check Trousers

Gingham has been this summers on trend print for sure. But for winter it’s going to be Prince of Wales Check. I like how smart looking it is, and wondering if I have any stashed away from years back. (terrible hoarder me!)

Bold Stripes

The bold stripe is back! I think you will be seeing this trend in many of the Pantone colours above. I’m also liking the Bold stripe dresses that are hitting the shops. Bold and bright is the way to go!

So. What do you think? A lot of these trends have been seen before I know.Which do you favour? Let me know in the comments! And don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss the press events! 

I will leave you with my “Ten Under Twenty” early this week. I will be sharing a new brand with you on Saturday, so please pop by for that.

XO Laurie

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  1. August 13, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Laurie this was a great post on the fall trends and colors. I am addressing the two color palettes as well. I think it is fun that both were featured this fall, so that we have even more fun colors to choose from. I’m going to have to look for some metallics, at least a bag or a pair of shoes…but I love that skirt too. Thanks for sharing. Sorry, I am so far behind in my comments. Ha, ha. Life! – Amy

    • laurie
      August 14, 2017 / 7:20 am

      I’m intrigued to see if the two different colour palettes show up between different countries Amy.It will be interesting to see if the Uk are wearing one colour chart and the Americans another. And don’t even get me started on being behind! That’s my last name! xx

  2. August 6, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Love the London colour palette – not sure why we have a different one though! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo xx

    • laurie
      August 8, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      I’m glad you like the London colour palette, Stephanie. Apparently, we are having slightly different tastes on the runway this year hence we have two main colour palettes. I think it will be interesting to see how different the UK colours and American colours are worn by either an English blogger or American blogger! xx

  3. August 1, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I'm loving the purple/lilac colour! Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  4. July 29, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I didn't realise there were two colour palettes – I like both though. I love the ring handle bags, although I can't help thinking they'd be a bit uncomfortable to hold, especially with all the crap I stuff in my bags!

    Emma xxx

  5. July 29, 2017 / 7:44 am

    I'm loving the Navy Peony for sure. I found a beautiful floral fabric this week that has leaves in the navy peony, with a delightful pastel pink flower over a field of light grey (I still love the grey that has been so popular for the last year). That's probably my favorite combination so far.

  6. July 28, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Who knew that there were two Pantone charts?! It's strange heading to the autumn/winter shows in summer isn't it? The same thing happens with interiors X #PoCoLo

  7. July 28, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    While I love Flame Scarlet, I am a complete sucker for Neutral Gray. Maybe that's boring? 'Hopping over from #PoCoLo. Have a great weekend! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  8. July 28, 2017 / 3:55 am

    It's interesting with the charts. But, woman, remember greenery was supposed to be an It color. And? Nope, it was a flop. Nobody bought it! We'll see what happens. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  9. July 27, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    hoping for your palette and the royal Lilac. Thanks for linking up with a Labour of Fashion. I love having you visit every week.

  10. July 27, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Some of my favourite colours in both collections actually. I have just had a huge clear out of my wardrobe and am desperate for the new collections to come in – have never been a fan of the summer season to be honest so really looking forward to seeing some of these trends in the shops. Thanks for the heads up Laurie. #BloggerClubUK

  11. July 27, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Some beautiful things here Laurie, love the bag handles. I have a beautiful Silver skirt I just need a top to go with it 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday blog hop.

  12. July 26, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Oh I love all the colours Laurie and as it is now Winter in Australia I will be ahead of the game for next year! Have a great day x

  13. July 26, 2017 / 7:50 am

    Very happy that I bought a pastel blue leather jacket then! Will be perfect for autumn/fall. Thanks for sharing.

  14. July 24, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Interesting article. It looks like I won't be buying any clothes unless they are the red or navy. Such 'odd' colors won't be compatible with my skin tones at all. I love greens, but these are reminiscent of bile. So, still an interesting article though. Sandi

  15. July 24, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I like the UK palette better for me than the US one. The scarlet and lilac are colors I like to wear.

  16. July 23, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I like colours from both. I'm so pleased Scarlet is on there. I've always been a red girl and wear it whether anyone says its in or out.I don't really care tbh. I love the Shaded Spruce and Golden Lime as well. They are colours we've used as we've been renovating our new home. I must be ahead of my time .. ha! How interesting that there are two charts though. xo

  17. July 21, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I actually like both colour palettes. At least it's going to be a colourful winter, that's for sure. I'd be happy to wear any of those colours. Tawny Port is an excellent choice which will really suit you. Can't wait to see you wearing it! xxx

  18. July 21, 2017 / 6:09 am

    Great post. Very interesting. Thanks for linking up to Top of the the World Style

  19. July 21, 2017 / 12:03 am

    Love this post! It's always fun to read fashion forecasts. I'm a little bummed that there are different colors between the U.K. and the U.S. I just did a ton of shopping in Europe.
    But I'm sure to enjoy THOSE colours – even while here in the U.S.
    xo, janea

  20. July 20, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Oh will I finally het a metallic pleated skirt? Haha, always love to see the new colors and collections.

  21. July 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I never realized that were two palettes! I actually like both and seeing this post makes me miss the Pantone posts I use to do!

    • July 20, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      I think this is the first year that Pantone have produced two shade charts Lanae. I like to look back on them and see which colours I actually used throughout the season!
      Thank you for stopping by xx

  22. July 20, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Loving the sound of silver metallics.. and having had my colours done recently by Pamela Graham, looking forward to wearing flame scarlet and royal violet as these are on my list!

    • July 20, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      I like those colours Gail. And you already have the Silver skirt xx

  23. July 20, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    The London one had no greens at all… so glad to see that the New York one had the spruce color.

    • July 20, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      We have Golden Olive, but I'm very tempted by the New York Autumn Maple! Thanks for stopping by xx

  24. July 20, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I can't think about winter clothes yet but it's lovely looking at them in the comfort of my home with the A/C on this morning. It's way too hot right now!

    • July 20, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      I know what you mean Heather! I have been caught out many a time though! xx

    • July 20, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you Miriam. I too enjoy watching it all come together. Sometimes we don't end up seeing any of these shades in the high street xx

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