Be on trend with items for the new season from Sheffield city centre shops

There is no denying it, autumn is here. With the change in weather comes a need for a change in wardrobe – so I’ve been shopping.

Friday, 11th October 2019, 06:00 am
Rochelle Barrand from The Star launches the Sheffield City Centre Retail Awards on Division Street. Picture: Chris Etchells

Here's some of the top trends, straight from the catwalk to city centre shops. Some of the items I have listed below could be worn at the Sheffield City Centre Retail Awards.

Sparkle

Star by Julien Macdonald Sparkle frill hem jumper; Debenhams, £39

It is also time to accept that Christmas is not that far away – and the shops are well and truly ready! The good thing is that preparing for Christmas means getting yourself ready with new outfits.

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This lovely sparkly jumper is great because it can easily be dressed up or down, and the gold colour gives it a luxurious feel. The frill gives a feminine touch, and is also a detail that is a big trend of the autumn.

Feathers

Feather Cape; TKMaxx, £29.99

If you are feeling bold, this cape is a great way to make a statement. I particularly love the deep blue colour, which makes the piece stand out even more. I’ve seen a lot of capes and shawls in the shops in recent weeks too, they are a great way of adding drama to an otherwise simple outfit - and keeping warm, of course.

Florals

One Hundred Stars and Kew Passion Flower Headband ; One Hundred Stars, available at Within Reason, £13.95

This headband features beautiful illustrations from Kew Gardens' Archives. It’s available in pink, grey, coral and aqua. Accessories like this one are a brilliant way of keeping up with trends and treating yourself to something new, without spending a lot of money.

Big bags

Black and Natural Snake Handbag; Dorothy Perkins, £35

During autumn and winter, there’s more to carry, such as fluffy scarves, gloves and hats, so you need a big bag to fit everything in. This one is classic, but with a quirky twist, and will work day and night.

Corduroy

Petite Tan Jersey Corduroy Jumpsuit; Miss Selfridge, available at Debenhams, £45

It seems this fashion trend - which first appeared in stores in the 1970s - has made a revival. This jumpsuit is a great way of bringing the material up-to-date, especially as brown and neutral shades are on trend this season too. Pair with a fur jacket for a glamourous and cosy look.

Puffer jackets

Pink Colour Block Hooded Puffer Jacket; New Look, £39.99

Puffer jackets continue to be popular. They were invented in the 1930s for the purpose of keeping warm, and that’s part of the reason why they never seem to go out of style – people will always want to be warm!

Get your tickets for the Sheffield City Centre Retail Awards at www.sheffieldretailawards.co.uk.