Autumn/Winter 2014 is well and truly here, in both weather and fashion terms, so we thought we’d share our Top Quirky Fashion Trends for 2014 and show you how to easily get involved.
1. FAIRYTALE FUN
The fairytale trend is all about letting your clothes tell a story… Colours and patterns have been inspired by childhood fables and stories; expect lots of appliquéd animals, illustrations, faux fur and deep, dark colour palettes. Exaggerate your accessories and jewellery with strong statement pieces and jewels.
Our top items for the Fairytale trend are these faux fur animal hoods and knitted statement jewellery pieces. The “Into the Night” appliquéd top is also perfect for layering up under a big, soft coat for a night out. If printed patterns are more your style, you really can’t go wrong with the illustrated “Shadow Bears” tee. Now, who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?!
2. SCI-FI CHIC
Sci-fi zapped it’s way onto the catwalk with a huge, interstellar flash this season, with all things metallic, glittery, shimmery and sparkly. This is a fun way to update your wardrobe, but doesn’t need to look cheap! Sci-Fi Chic can still be kept sophisticated with a simple accessory or metallic pair of shoes. Go for black, dark grey and streaks of neon (particularly cobalt blue and bright red).
To hit the Sci-Fi Chic trend we’ve gone for these stunning statement sunglasses from Gasoline Glamour, made with Swarovski stones for extra sparkle. We’ve also selected glittery melting tights, these are a unique way to add interest to your outfit – especially as we move toward the festive season!
3. MILITARY RUST
Military detailing is prevalent at the moment, with metal d-ring loops, attached straps and fine leather panels. The main colours for this trend include rusty red, deep orange and burnt ombre tones.
The Military Rust trend is great for Autumn/Winter 2014 as we hit the colder weather, you can layer up and embrace it with heavy jackets and leather boots. Of course, you can still hit trends with your accessories too, so we’ve gone with this stunning, deep orange leather handmade handbag. The Brit-Stitch bag is available in the ‘Full Pint’ and ‘Half Pint’ style at Kuji Shop.
4. WILD WINTER
Winter is Coming! We like to think the Wild Winter trend has a lot to do with Game of Thrones (nothing wrong with that is there?) as it incorporates wild prints, heavy textures and floral patterns. Mix up animal print with monochrome to really hit the nail on the head. Adding print with accessories is another easy way to get this trend into your wardrobe with a little more subtlety.
You can’t go wrong with a good pocket tee, so these animal pocket tees are just the ticket. Favourites for AW14 for us are the Panda Pocket T-Shirt and Wolf Pocket T-Shirt.
So there you have it! A roundup of some of Kuji Shop’s favourite quirky trends for AW14. Which is your favourite? Are you planning on incorporating any of these trends this season? Do you have any of your own trends we haven’t listed here? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!
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