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Top fashion choices for autumn season

Attractive fashion man leaning on a green wall while holding his lovers arm, both looking at the camera.The autumn is upon us again. With the days growing cooler and shorter, it’s time to think of how you’re going to wow the world in the months ahead. Wherever you go, whatever you wear, the trick this season is to think big.

Animal Print Makes Big News
First, get the print right and this autumn, the circus is back in town. Leopard, tiger and zebra patterns – you name the species – are running across coats and shirts and leggings and dresses. And no wonder, when these cool and dappled shades of gold and tan and dark brown make the perfect prints for the year’s final days.

Bold Stripes and Bright Flowers
If animal magic does not light you up, you can still steal the scene in eye-catching stripes and fabulous florals. Definitely not for wallflowers, these prints strike the notes in bright blues and deep purples, glowing oranges and hot pinks. Prefer plain colours? Then dazzle them all in solid, neon-bright blues, and yellows and oranges – watch out, downtown billboards!

The Extravagant Silhouette
With big, bold prints and bright colours go the extravagant silhouettes. This season, it is larger than life. Oversized jackets and anoraks, flowing trousers and full-length skirts and dresses, are the order of the autumnal day. For parties, one very in look is the shoulder-revealing Bardot top. Like its namesake, there is nothing of the demure or the diminutive about it, available in many variations among the Matalan range. Made with elbow-skimming sleeves and long sleeves, and covered in a variety flounces and peplums, these show-stopping creations will light many a winter gathering.

Layers Upon Layers
Overall, the sure way to make the most of the autumn look is to pile up the layers of clothing. Wearing an oversized jacket over a mid-length dress over flared, floor-length trousers, with an extravagant, flowing scarf for balance, will place you right at the heart of the fashion scene. Innovative, slouch-necked jackets and jumpers are also in evidence. If the uber-layered look is a little too-too for you, then team a Bardot top or tunic with slim-line jeans or leggings.

Essential Accessories
With all of this seasonal largesse, it is essential to get the accessories right. Much in evidence are modest, heeled ankle boots and plain, but jewel-bright handbags and tote bags, the perfect foil for all of the layers and flounces among the Matalan discount range. And do not forget the jewellery: wear large hooped earrings and chunky, beaded necklaces to herald this year’s extravagant autumnal look.

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