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Vogue's Autumn Trends

With our stock room slowly filling up with jumpers, coats, hats and scarves, I'm starting to long for the autumn. I know it's wrong to wish the summer away (I'll soon miss those warm days and light evenings once they are gone), I can't help but get excited about the lovely clothes we are saving up for it. So imagine my delight when I discovered Vogue's trend reports for A/W 11 - vintage-tastic! Here are some of their predictions for the coming season...

Forties Glamour

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Well, you don't get much more vintage than this! Apparently Gucci, Prada and Gaultier have gone mad for the ladylike chic of the 1940's, including vintage staples like pencil skirts, furs, pearls, gloves and shrugs. What's great about this is that is such a flattering look that can work for any figure - plus tweed pencil skirts and faux furs are well stocked at most vintage events and shops so we can all find the ideal pieces to work this classic look. Can't wait! Next up...

Tartan Army

Being a Scottish born girl, I must admit a little fondness for the old tartan print. What's great about tartan is that you can be as subtle or as OTT as you want - work in a little flash of tartan on a scarf perhaps, or bring back the spirit of the Bay City Rollers with some full on tartan flares, it's up to you! Vogue say, "TARTAN, hound's tooth and Prince of Wales checks abounded on the autumn/winter 2011-12 catwalks - with plaid usurping denim as the new key fabric to double up on in your wardrobe. Make like Daks and Yves Saint Laurent - where a Prince of Wales check opened the show - and wear jacket plus dress, or skirt plus blouse."

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One of the boys

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For those who think vintage is all about dresses - think again! Vogue predict this boyish look is going to be big, and what better way to create this look on a budget than with vintage? Well, perhaps raiding your boyfriend's wardrobe, but for a better fitting, more you version of this look then you'll need to be keeping your eyes out for gents' tailoring, crisp shirts, braces and gentlemanly accessories. For a more laid back version, why not channel the classic mod look with some crisp jeans and a polo shirt? Which brings us on to...

Sixties Scene

My favourite of all!  "GO back in time this autumn/winter 2011-12. Leave fashion's summer obsession with the Seventies and look to Sixties style icons Mary Quant, Twiggy and Julie Christie to inspire your new season look," say Vogue, and who are we to argue! You can create this look with a gorgeous original 1960's mini dress in an eye popping print, team with a great A-line coat and some hot boots and you are good to go...

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Now, can someone sort me out a time machine so I can fast forward to October?!

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