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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Warehouse AW14 Preview

warehouseaw2 Last Friday I headed down to the Warehouse AW14 preview evening in Manchester to check out what they've got in store for the season ahead. Whilst I absolutely love summer, autumn/winter just seems to offer so much more when it comes to fashion. Hosted by the lovely Dom, we were treated to an evening of catwalk presentations, a run through of the trends, a browse of the collection and a few cheeky glasses of prosecco.

warehouseaw21 warehouseaw8 warehouseaw5 warehouseaw6 warehouseaw7 The main colour themes of autumn/winter for Warehouse were camels, whites and blacks with accent prints of leopard. Textures also get their limelight with PU pieces, lace and mesh inserts and healthy doses of faux fur collars dominating the collection.

The collection ties in with their Tales Of The City campaign which encompasses emerging talent, photographers and illustrators, music styling and bloggers. It aims to be a cultural edit for style on your terms - being the go-to guide for fashion, life and career - and everything in between.

We were shown three mini collections from the new range - one of which had a smart/casual vibe - what was coined 'smasual', a work appropriate edit and then finally pieces you can rock at night.

One of the first looks, this pastel combo combines both candy hues and touchable textures. The fondant shades keeps your style fresh through the darker months whilst the fluffy top and soft jeans allow you to be both comfortable and chic.

If feminine shades aren't your thing - try khaki and muted shades in this look. A classic parka teamed with a hint of leopard print and a leather skirt is the perfect balance of smasual.

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Gone are the days when joggers were just for exercise, now you can rock a pair without running laps around a field. Whether you opt for a block coloured pair or dare to be different in printed ones, you can dress these up or down by switching up just a few accessories. During the day wear with a basic tee and some trainers but by night wear with a blazer and a classic black heel.

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This was one of my favourite looks from the night. Encompassing both textures and warm tones, it's the perfect office look that's transitional from desk to dancing. A classic mac never goes out of fashion - instead of going back to black, a beige shade will warm up your winter looks. The lace white shirt allows the camel skirt to really pop.

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A black shift dress is a wardrobe essential come winter. By day wear to the office by styling a crisp white shirt underneath and for the night wear alone with or without jewels.

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And to end? With a selfie of course! Thank you to Dom for wonderful hosting and also Warehouse and The Arndale for the event! I'll be styling up my favourite piece from the event soon - so keep your eyes peeled for that...
Group photo credit: Jason Lock (

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