H&M Autumn 2013 Collection
Whilst the majority of us have been relishing the recent British weather and are determined to cling on to these last few weeks of sunshine, realistically, it’s time to start considering our transitional wardrobes. And with that in mind, we present to you H&M’s new autumn 2013 collection.
Having recently released their accompanying autumn 2013 lookbook, the affordable high street favourite has once again delivered an array of simply stylish yet on trend staples.
Cut, fabric and colour play a major part in the construction of this collection. Seasonally-appropriate materials such as plaid flannel, wool and tweed take centre stage, and come in a rich autumnal palette of brown, olive green, navy and grey.
Timeless wardrobe staples form the backbone of the collection and include everything from well tailored suiting and blazers to slim-fit trousers and double-breasted overcoats. For the more daring amongst you, on trend patterned knitwear and contrast sleeve outerwear will help individualise your look this year.
A highlight of the range has to be the striking tan quilted bomber; a piece that is both on point and stylish without looking too try hard. Having cemented its place within the industry for a number of seasons now, the bomber jacket is a true year-round essential – so what better way to embrace the trend than with a stand out, textured version that epitomises autumn/winter fashion.
Something else that caught our eye was the brand’s clever use of layers. Here at FashionBeans we are huge advocates of layering – not only because it can help your look stand out from the crowd but, let’s face it, with our unpredictable weather, you never know when you will be caught in a torrential downpour. H&M manages to effortlessly combine multiple textured pieces within an outfit, providing each look with a sense of depth and visual interest.
In addition to combining textures, garments of varying lengths are utilised in order to manipulate the overall silhouette. Bold patterned shirts peek out the bottom of cropped pea coats and chunky roll necks protrude from the top of blazers, ensuring some highly memorable, unique ensembles.