Check out your animal instincts!
Add a tinge of the jungle to your autumn wardrobe as animal prints are back … and they’re easier to pull off than you think. Feeling sheepish? Start with a few restrained pieces and work your way up.
My own selection features mix-and-match styling, perfect for adding key statement pieces of jewellery or just letting your animals do the talking! Try not to mix patterns and colourways, keep it simple, teaming tops with a pair of jeans or a little black jacket.
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One of the best fashion items to hit the high streets is a ‘coatigan’ – a long cardigan for women, made of thick yarn and designed to be worn as a coat. It fills the gap between a cardigan being too thin for an autumn day, and a full-on coat which will have you roasting after a few minutes of walking.
This ‘coatigan’ is lighter than a coat but still a cosy layer that’s as at home in the house or on the high street. In a soft tweed-look knit with long set-in sleeves, a revere collar, attractive chunky button fastening to the front plus front patch pockets. Length approx 42” (107cm).
Machine washable, 90% acrylic, 10% wool
Sizes 8/10 to 24/26
Grey coatigan with black sleeves, wrap-over cowl neckline with small button fastening to the shoulder, gold buckle to the waist and faux leather trim.
Sizes 8/10 and 12/14
Plus textured monochrome coatigan. A sleek cover-up for the season, woven in a textured fabric and cut for a relaxed fit, this monochrome coatigan features an open design with cropped sleeves, front pocket detail and leather-look trim, giving a stylish finish to this must-have layer.
It’s irritating when you get to the point where laced-up shoes become a burden – fiddly and time-consuming, they’re sometimes not the best choice. But our hero, Velcro, comes to the rescue, incorporated in some superb styles on the market and the prices aren’t bad either!
Base London Boss Shoes
The ‘Boss’ from Base London is a casual Velcro shoe featuring tramline stitch detailing on the tan leather uppers, adding extra detail and style. Suede insoles and branded foot bed ensure comfort is guaranteed. Elsewhere a raised sole with Base London branding adding the final touches. Upper material – leather, sole material – rubber.
Men’s Route21 waxy brown suede-look Velcro casual trainer shoes
These Men’s Route21 waxy brown suede-look Velcro casual trainer shoes are so stylish and extremely comfortable. An excellent price point!
Dr Keller Percy mens touch-fasten wide fit shoe
These extra comfort shoes in black by Dr Keller are a fantastic day to day shoe for the older gentleman. The soles have been designed for all day and everyday wear. Dr Keller specialises in shoes for the elderly and people with foot problems. All-round comfort is something which Dr Keller shoes offer effortlessly. Available in black and brown, once you buy a pair of these you’ll never look back. The adjustable touch fasten makes these shoes easy to slip on and off.