Have you been to Next recently? It is an absolute treasure trove of on-trend pieces, essentially everything you need for AW14, from white minimalist backpacks to shiny brogues and buckled boots. I visited the team at Next during the AW14 preview at the charming Ham Yard Hotel in Soho to have a sneak peek and I was totally blown away. I wanted everything!
The collection features lots of sumptuous textures so it was great to get up close and appreciate with the soft knits and faux fur. Soft pastel pinks with scattered embroidery, lashings of lace, cool grey knitwear and super glam leopard print faux fur coats were my stand out pieces.
The collection is supplemented with really strong accessories; huge plaid scarves in camel shades, minimalist, structured bags and the shoes… Colourful, patterned courts added a real splash of colour while minimalist single strap sandals are amplified with architectural heel detailing. Next has really hit the nail on the head this autumn/winter, the collection successfully translates the key AW14 trends into a really wearable collection.
Here are my top picks from the AW14 collection:
Borg rucksack - £30
Black fringed duffle bag - £58
Metallic heeled sandals - £40