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do you love it or loathe it?

You'll find few colours as divisive as pink. It's loathed as much as it is loved. It's been a colour that has been on trend for a number of seasons now and doesn't show any sign of going away for AW16. This season the big fashion houses sent it down the catwalks; Balmain, Preen and Chanel being at the forefront.

Although it's typically girly, there are plenty of pink tones out there that don't feel sickly sweet and crucially come in more grown-up silhouettes. There is definately a place in my wardrobe for pinks, the shades of pink that are in my Winter colour palette - Deep hot pink and Icy pink, two different ends of the pink colour spectrum. This season I'm looking for the paler more icy pink to add into my Autumn wardrobe that will sit with navy, burgundy and grey. For more pink styling inspiration following my pinterest board - pink reigns in AW16

In the coming months the high street will be awash with pink. Marks and Spencer have done a gorgeous pair of satin trousers that would suit all ages, Finery London's folded a-line skirt is for the brave and the beautiful, while River Island, Warehouse and Boden all have pink coats that are boyish in shape. But if you are new to pink then start off with the basics, such as a pair of pink shoes worn with skinny denim jeans or a tomboyish pink sweater. The item for me is the must-have pink coat, but with so many to choose from I'm in danger of having a sugary sweet powdery pink overload!

So perhaps it's time to channel your inner girl and give into the deliciously bubblegumness of the cool-girl pink this season. It's still going to be a hit for SS17, so invest now. Your wardrobe will thank you for it, so gone on...I dare you!

What to buy now in pink

1.  Jagger Coat - Sezane £250

2. Belshaw fold A-line skirt - Finery London £75

3. Limited Edition mohair jumper - Zara £59.99

4. Caged flats in leather - J Crew £168.00

5. Cedar street Magnolia cross body bag - Kate Spade £178.00

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currently craving...my autumn wishlist

Autumn is just around the corner and with it comes a host of covetable new trends. Knowing where to start with your new-season wardrobe can be a daunting task.

It's a tricky time for shopping right now. Stores are full of shiny new Autumn stock waiting to be brought, whilst we languish in the last days of Summer with Winter coats firmly at the back of our minds. It is however, the perfect time to sit back and assess how your Autumn wardrobe is looking. Look for the gaps in your wardrobe and be a 'woman with a plan' with your shopping list. 

Hard to believe how fast summer has flown by once again, but Autumn is on its way. I'm definitely more in favour of Autumn/Winter than Spring/Summer. I'm craving sweaters, coats and jeans, because cooler temperatures mean layering. And layering means outfits with more textures, more colors and sometimes, a little more personality.

At present, I have plenty of things on my radar that I am lusting after, all currently investment pieces that will see me through this season and the next. Here are the 5 items on my Autumn wishlist to give you some inspiration-

1. A pink coat -

Whistles Penny Double Breasted coat - £350.00

2. Leather leggings -

Hush Leather leggings - £330

4. Floral Printed Midi dress -

Zara floral midi devore dress - £89.99

5. Mini coloured cross body bag -

JCrew signet leather bag in red - £128.00

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