By @FionnualaMcNult

There are so many trends circulating since London Fashion Week, it can be hard to know which type of trend you should be going for. Being a month into autumn it's time to straighten out what the trends are and how we are supposed to wear them, we don’t want to be left behind and instead need to get ahead of the game. I have delved through the realms of fashion, watched the catwalk and got the latest from Vogue and there were so many trends that we think we need, however I have managed to nail it down to 5 pieces of clothing that are a must this season. A lot of these you may have already as there is a large hint of 80s and 90s fashion being threaded through this Autumn Winter trends.

Photo credit: Unsplash

Photo credit: Unsplash

Mini Edition

There is nothing better than the mini version of everything. Mini lipgloss to fit in your handbag? Yes please. Mini fridges to fit all the goods in? I’ll take one. So who can resist a mini skirt? Definitely not me. This has a nod to the 90s and Y2K fashion as it was extremely popular in the early 2000s and was seen on celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, with fashion icons like that wearing it's about time the mini skirt made a comeback. One way to style the mini skirt is to take a hint from versace and pair it with oversized jumpers and chunky boots, throw on an oversized blazer for an edgy look Donatella would be proud of. You can keep it 2000 and style with a small crop top, platform heels and a bandana for a totally chic look.  

Sheer Fantasy 

Chic and sheer seems to be a recurring theme, over the spring summer months sheer was a must have whether it be in dresses, trousers or skirts. Luckily that means you won't have to spend a fortune keeping up with the trend because it is already sitting in your wardrobe. Sheer panelling on dresses is the perfect way to cinch your waist and highlight your figure without revealing too much. To style a sheer dress simply add a pair of court heels, a small clutch bag and jewellery to match, this would be the perfect winter party outfit. If you’re looking to go sheer in the day, swap those heels for boots and add a leather jacket to give an edgy daytime look. You don't have to limit yourself to only having sheer on your waist, you can branch out and look for items which have sheer sleeves or are completely sheer, it depends how brave you feel. 

Skin Tight 

If you love figure hugging outfits then it's time for you to shine as skin tight clothing is back with a bang and I'm mostly focusing on jumpsuits. I have seen a rise in festival fashion creeping into everyday outfits and I can honestly say I am here for it, living everyday like it is a party is something I’m not going to say no to. If you don't know where to begin shopping websites such as Pretty Little Thing and Missguided are the best starting point. Choose fully covered jumpsuits to really accentuate your figure, avoid loud patterns and bright colours for the winter. It would be best to choose colours such as khaki, black, neutral and cream. You can style this up and down, add heels and a cross body bag for a smart look fit for the bar. You can also style this down by adding trainers and a trench coat with a chunky scarf for a comfortable wintery look. 

MORE: Five trends to look out for this Autumn

Colour Revival

It seems as if the winter days are closing in with the morning being dark and the sun going down before 7 o’clock in the evening but that doesn’t mean it is all doom and gloom. If you’re sick of seeing full colours and you still want to incorporate the summer fun into winter then why not add pops of colour to your autumnal outfits? There are so many easy ways you can add a touch of colour to any outfit without it being too overriding. I would recommend investing in either a colourful bag or a colourful pair of shoes, the easiest colours to style around are green, pink and blue so you will get more wear out of these. To style choose a basic all black outfit this can be leather leggings and a turtleneck jumper, add an oversized grey coat and pop on a cross body bag in pink or green. You want the bag to be the statement of your outfit without taking away from the coat. You can also do the same with shoes take the same outfit and pop on a pair of green or pink heels to give a touch of colour and brighten your day.