Christmas in July? Really? Well, yep - it's a thing, and here I am showing you what to expect when the time comes... I mean, who doesn't love a sneak peek?
Last week, I swung by River Island to check out the what's what ahead of A/W16, and let's just say on a hot day in London as it were, i've never been more excited for the premise of Christmas...
Next season, you can expect the usual glitter-clad pieces that high winter brings, but also a more cool, wearable vibe to what's available. Gone are the days that your Christmas party is dotted with that green sequin dress - and back are those where velvet, glitter knits, lace and actually layering up take the spotlight.
Featured trends varied not only for the party season, but for casual wear too - from military inspired puffa jackets, backpacks packing a bad gal punch, to the silkiest loungewear you ever saw (with velvet embroidered slippers of course). But, it isn't a round up on The Fashion Wonderland without some seriously incredible shoe game, and I can say for certain that next season has zero disappointments. Expect Gucci style loafers and boots that could make you double-take for a pair you saw down the Saint Laurent runway. And if you're worried about the lack of glitter in your life next season, don't be... I can assure you, you'll be covered in it from November to February.