August 17, 2012 04:00 ET

Layering up

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2012) - As autumn creeps up on us once more, fashion begins to adapt to this blustery, leafy time of year. It's a gorgeous time with bursts of golden yellows, dusty earthy tones and lustrous greens (and that's just the women's clothing from Matalan..!) But autumn really is a beautiful time of year for nature, and fashion too, and once again we're reminded about how stylish it is to keep warm!

One trend that always crops up during the transition from summer to autumn is layering. The fusion of colours like mustard yellows and rich burgundy on top of one another is a sure fire way to achieve a fresh look in keeping with the autumn theme.

Top tips for layering up:

  • Layer a cardi over a fitted top with a big scarf for a polished look - choose a Fair Isle pattern on your cardi and a big chunky knit scarf when winter really starts to set in.
  • Mix and match with different fabrics: try a military blazer over a soft cotton top, or silk embellished patterns on scarves and a sequin cardi over a simple tee.
  • A long sleeved floaty tunic teamed with a denim gilet and scarf is the ultimate layering autumn look.
  • It's easier to layer with neutral colours as they give a harmonious look, because neon brights can sometimes look as though they clash.

With this advice on layering you're sure to pull off this key autumn trend in no time at all.

Matalan offer affordable clothes all year round so check them out to bag yourself some great deals on the hottest trends.

Matalan is one of the UK's leading clothing and homeware retailers which offer top quality fashion and homewares at up to half the equivalent high street price.

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