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27.08.2014- Next Christmas 2014

Towards the end of last month, Sarah and I popped along to a very special festive preview hosted by Next against the backdrop of the always spectacular One Marylebone. After a stonking catwalk show last year, I was ultra-eager to see what they had on the cards for the coming months, and once again I wasn't at all disappointed. Another awesome catwalk show (complete with a stellar cast of models) saw pieces for the new season brought to vivid life, and styled with effortless ease. With the last days of summer seemingly well and truly upon us, I'm already anticipating snapping up some new autumnal wardrobe additions:

As well as an amazing array of eveningwear and accessories, the practical Penelope in me was completely won over by the winter woollies on display here, particularly the chunkier knits and Aran inspired detailing. I also adored the bold colours which punctuated the catwalk show, proving that winter doesn't always have to be about neutral hues and darker tones (I am so tempted to recreate the tangerine look!) With some 60s inspired styling and contrasting textures taking centre stage here too, it looks like the coming season is all about statement dressing with an understated, everyday sensibility- and the pairing of Nike trainers with skirts and dresses is one which I am definitely going to be following in the footsteps of!

Have you got your eye on any autumnal purchases?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)


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