Sezincote House Fashion Blog Photoshoot
A buzz of excitement tends to circulate around this time of year, thanks to the introduction of new trends and the possibility of new styling options now that we can swap over to our cold-weather wardrobes.  Ooh, yes please!  Above all else, something that's caught my eye for Autumn is Heritage Style; a tried and tested trend that tends to come back each time more powerful.  Classic prints and materials built to stand the test of time, and look chic while doing so.  Corduroy, checks, tweeds and heritage fabrics.  The colour palette tends to be neutral and this year, seemingly with a focus on warmer tones.  And you know what?  That suits me just fine, because lately I've developed a newfound appreciation for warm tones; such as caramel, brown, camel and gold.  So, what better time of year to explore a new colour palette than Autumn, and when a trend so eagerly welcomes the shades?!  Time to get familiar with the Heritage trend...
Holly Fulton x John Smedley Brown Zip T Shirt
Travel Blogger English Garden Photography
John Smedley Merino Wool Brown Top
Autumn 2018 Trend Heritage Style


(similar styles available in green and red)

Bag - Ralph Lauren

Shoes - Kurt Geiger


Sezincote Gardens Travel Blog Photography
Ralph Lauren Brown Crock Handbag
Sezincote House Travel Blog Photography and Review
John Smedley Holly Fulton Zip Up Brown T Shirt
Heritage Trend AW 2018 Fashion Blog Styling
So, you're wanting to push your wardrobe towards the new season trend, complete with heritage prints, warm tones and a certain vibe that says 'you got this'.  Well, the best place to start is by adding a pair of checked trousers to your wardrobe; tight-fitting, classic and in a neutral shade that complements other pieces you wear regularly.  Next stop, knitwear.  The extra fine merino wool t-shirt I'm wearing is from the Holly Fulton x John Smedley contemporary range; the brand's second collaboration with the British designer.  The zip-up design feature immediately caught my eye, particularly as I'm always on the lookout for flattering necklines.  Oh and would you look at that - it features a warm tone!  The camel shade ticks all of the right boxes for the trend, and the extra-fine merino wool is totally in fitting with the trend's rule of opting for superior fabrics.
John Smedley Heritage Trend Fashion Blog
John Smedley UK Fashion Blog Collaboration
So, it's nearly time to throw ourselves headfirst into all things John Smedley, in the form of an edit of their best, luxurious pieces that work with this season's Heritage trend.  But before that, I've brainstormed a few other ways to wear the trend this Autumn, using pieces that are most likely to be already lurking in your wardrobe.  First of all, keeping the colour palette in mind, whip out your oversized coats and jackets.  A key feature of the trend is layering and nothing screams 'heritage' so loudly as a knit waistcoat or v-neck jumper layered over a crisp white shirt, covered by a check coat.  Another suggestion would be to take a peek at your footwear.  Do you own any knee-high riding boots?  Tan brogues? 
Brown Check Trousers Heritage Trend
How to Wear the Heritage Trend AW 2018

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As I mentioned earlier, layering is a huge element of the heritage trend - which is where John Smedley comes in!  The range of colours and knits from the British brand are incredible.  Alongside my fine-knit merino wool top, here are some other fabulous finds available on their website, ideal for layering underneath your fave wool check coat...
John Smedley Knitwear Fashion Blog Edit
Clockwise from top left: Ada in Bronze, Corey in Bronze, Orchid in Snow White, Trieste in Camel, Willa in Camel, Manarola in Camel

Sezincote Travel Blog Photography 2018
How To Wear the Heritage Trend AW 2018 Fashion Blog
Vintage Red Car Decorated With Flowers
Personally, this season my interpretation of the heritage trend will involve a focus on a few keywords: chic, classic and equestrian.  I'll be keeping an eye out for suede arm pads, ruffles and buttery leather. Oh and if an item looks as though it belongs in a Ralph Lauren editorial?  You can bet I'll be picking it up!  I'd love to hear your thoughts on the heritage trend - will you be wearing it this season?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to John Smedley for working with me on this post!