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Autumn fashion forecast for girls

HOT off the runway, our very own fashionista Juliana Mare brings you the latest trends to don as the weather starts to cool.

Bold prints

The time for block colours has come and gone. This autumn, it’s all about patterns, whether they be pretty florals, neon and geometric or rustic and tribal. Take a leaf out of designer Charlie Brown’s book and stand out in tiger print and graphic prints.

For a slightly less intense outfit, pair a patterned top or jacket with solid coloured pants or vice versa.

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These Beverly Skinny jeans make for a fun, daring change from regular old jeans. Get them from The Iconic for $51.97.

A lightweight blazer is a staple item in any wardrobe, especially for autumn. This Leah blue floral heavy crepe collarless blazer from Boohoo.com can be dressed up or down to brighten up any outfit and is just $60.

These unique Kaleidoscope printed trousers have a beautiful pastel, geometric pattern and a flattering high waistline. Get them from ASOS for $69.32.

This stunning gold and bronze Anika embelleshed mini skirt from Forever New is a must-have for your autumn wardrobe. It also comes in black/grey tones and can easily be paired with black stockings for the cooler weather. It’s on sale at $44.95.

Monochrome

The adage ‘back to black’ is taking on a whole new meaning this year as black and white fashion makes its long awaited comeback to the catwalks after peaking in the 1960s.

Fashion greats Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren have all revived monochrome this season, so there’s no shortage of tops, dresses and even handbags and accessories to update your wardrobe with.

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We love how the bold grid print clashes with the lace frills on this Betsy checkered print lace shift dress from Boohoo for just $35. Pair this with black ankle boots for a cute, chic look.

This On the Block sweater from Sportsgirl will look great with solid black or white jeans for a complete monochrome look. Or introduce a splash of colour into your outfit by pairing it with coloured denim. It’s $69.95.

Cute is the only word necessary to describe this Chloe heart print capped sleeve playsuit. Get if from Boohoo for only $45.

Comfy and fashionable, what more can a girl ask for? Pair these Sunny printed slouch pants from Jay Jays with a solid black or white blouse for a trendy daytime outfit. They’re $29.95.

Oversized

Who doesn’t love a soft, comfy and oversized jumper to snuggle into as the weather cools down? This autumn, add a little flare to your silhouette by wearing a jumper or lightweight coat with oversized, padded shoulders.

Pair oversized tops and jackets with slim leg jeans or leggings to balance your outfit.

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Buzzed about combining bright colours, a geometric pattern and soft wool-blend and mohair, we can’t wait to wear this Esprit oversized geo jumper dress from ASOS for $63.38. Team with black stockings or a khaki parka jacket for a cosy, cute autumn outfit.

This Kia oversized fleece lined waterfall jacket has to be one of the chicest jackets we’ve ever seen. From the sleeve cutouts to the unique flowing design, everything about this is on our check list. Get one from Boohoo.com for $110.

It’s a coat, cape and dressing gown hybrid that’s perfect for the cooler days. Definitely a statement piece, this Elissa oversized belted cape from Boohoo is on sale for $60 and also comes in black.

Keeping with the waterfall style, this Assassin Cardi from Bardot will stand out in a crowd with full length faux-leather sleeves. Just $99.95.

Where will you be shopping for your autumn wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below. For more autumn fashion, checkout our feature on the latest trends for the men

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