The press launch of West Coast Cooler’s Belfast Fashion Week was abundant in decadent velvet, eclectic citrus burst shades, bold monochrome stripes and edgy midi-length ballerina skirts styled to perfection.

The message? Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd by embracing bold colour, figure-enhancing shoulder shapes, show-stopping metallics, and flattering 1970’s silhouettes.

This season is all about embracing your inner style – the more dramatic the better. Here’s our top 14 beauty buys to help you stand out from the crowd this Autumn Winter ’15.

ASOS Biker Jacket With Structured Shoulder


ASOS Biker

Ideal with skinny jeans for a casual daytime look, or wear over this season’s angelic lace and sheer panel dresses to help edge up your look.

The subtle but flattering structured shoulders will provide the perfect balance to this season’s midi-length ballerina skirt – just tuck in your tee to define your waist and add high-heeled biker boots to complete your grunge look, along with smudged black smoky eye-liner for a high-impact look. Red lips would bring this look to the next level for dramatic night-time glam.

ASOS Pleated Midi Skirt


Asos Black Pleated Mini

Combine this high-voltage midi pleated skirt with the black biker jacket for an edgy monochrome look, and wear as above with a white crop for those of you who are body confident.

Or add a pop of colour with your tee – coral or berry pink would look amazing popping amongst the rest of your monochrome black outfit – just add matching lip-stick for an immediately attention-grabbing look.

Fashion Union Faux Suede Pleat Midi Skirt


Fashion Union Pleat Skirt

Effortlessly nail three trends in one with this amazing faux suede pleat midi in this season’s biggest colour – camel. Pair with a neutral palette for a fresh, vibrant look like above, or mix in black or tan accessories for a more dramatic evening look.

Glamorous Black Zip Ankle Boots


Gmaorous Boots

Get show-stopping glam with these sensational tapered high heel boots complete with sensational gold zip detailing.

These versatile boots can be added to leggings, jeans, and skirts to instantly bring your look to a whole new level. These would provide the perfect height and sex appeal to stop your pleated midi skirts from bordering on frumpy.

ASOS Metallic Crop Top With Cross Back


Asos crop top

The gorgeous metallic tones of this top will help you stand out from the crowd, whilst the form fitting shape, black ribbing and scoop neckline create a flattering silhouette.

The neutral palette means it can be accessorised with almost any shade of midi skirt or high-waisted trousers – and would provide the perfect flash of skin to show off your trim figure without baring too much.

New Look Embellished Wide Belt


new look embellished belt

Even further complement the metallic sheen and texture within your crop top with this amazing stand-out accessory from New Look, for just a penny under a budget-busting tenner.

You won’t need any more accessories when you add this beauty to your look – which co-ordinates perfectly with your edgy boots with gold zip detailing, leather biker and midi skirt.

Hiptipico Moza Hand Crafted Leather Across Body With Fringing


moza bag

Embrace your inner-boho chick and stand out from the crowd with this real show-stopping, fringed, genuine leather cross-body bag – guaranteed to last you for years to come as well as easily transition you through the seasons, with tassels set to remain big news and the bohemian trend here to stay.

Virgos Lounge Ariann Embellished Maxi Dress With Frill Wrap Skirt



This season, occasion wear is all about going big – so don’t be afraid to embrace all of those embellishments, including stand-out coloured jewels and sequins.

Help balance out your shape by defining your figure with a design which emphasises your waist like this frill-wrap skirt, whilst this show-stopping sultry side-split oozes Hollywood glamour.

ASOS SALON Holographic Fold Pleat Skater Dress



For a full-fledged party girl look, embrace shimmering metallics while channeling this season’s penchant for stand-out colour popping with this simply gorgeous dress. Add lashings of eye-liner and dramatic mascara and a black waist defining belt to avoid this look becoming too ‘prom-queen.’

ASOS Eyelet And Stud Belt With Boyfriend End



Add instant edge to any outfit with this amazing high-impact studded black belt to define your waist and edge up your look for Autumn/ Winter.

ASOS Farrah Hair Crown


hair crown

Hair is having a serious fashion moment and Autumn/ Winter looks set to continue with the trend  – with particular emphasis on hair bands, crowns and slides.

You never want to look like you’re trying to hard – so the key with this trend is to style high impact accessories with laid-back, fuss-free, effortless hair. Gold and amber coloured accessories look amazing with chocolate and caramel toned brunettes (just see above for proof), whilst darker haired beauties look fabulous with silver metallics. Blondes can get away with either – but look truly gorgeous with floral and pastel shades.

Little Mistress Tall Floral Print Halter Maxi Dress



This season, prints are going bold. Embrace this season’s floral trend with a difference with this high-voltage beauty look. This glamorous, high-impact watercolour dress would make the ideal wedding outfit and would be ideal for both Winter and Summer. Just accessorize with the edgy biker leather jacket to add style appeal and keep warm in Winter.

This would make an ideal carefree maxi dress in summer too – just add sandals for daytime or wedge heels for a chilled out ‘summer vibes’ look – perfect for a chilled out BBQ or relaxing with cocktails.

ASOS Agate Long Pendant Necklace



The vibrant shade of red within this semi precious pendant and long gold chain is the perfect accessory for anyone channeling the 1970’s or boho silhouettes with flared sleeves or loose-shape dresses and casual blouses. Wear with chic, effortless waves and go for fresh-faced, carefree beauty to truly champion this look.

Ted Baker Loop Bow Leather Mini Tote Bag


ted baker2

If you’re looking for a high-quality, colour-bursting, great quality designer handbag, look no further than this gorgeously vibrant Ted Baker mini tote bag.

Not only would it delightfully dress up any daytime denim look, but it will provide a truly elegant burst of colour to a night-time glam look. Being true leather and such a credible designer brand, this is one splurge that is sure to pay itself off in its number of outings (and guaranteed compliments) alone.

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