September is traditionally the time when the fashion industry introduces the new season styles and looks for Autumn/Winter ahead. If you’re not quite ready to embrace Autumn vibes, dress for an extended summer; there’s still plenty of choice in the shops.  For an Indian Summer with daytime sun and cooler evenings, layering works.  Start with your Summer tees and add a light top or jacket to address whatever the weather brings.   Layering is made easier with scarves and lighter weight tops and sweaters.  Head to Stanford and Little Italy next door to each other at the Crowngate entrance on Broad Street. Each one stocks a variety of gloriously coloured pieces which will help you cross over from Summer to Autumn in style.  Add your own individuality in the finishing touches.  Visit Fat Lip on the High Street for stylish costume jewellery to finish your look with panache or head to ? on the Shambles for more choice of layering accessories and jewellery.

Hugh Mckenzie is the owner of Stanford on Broad Street.  “We already have lots of new lines in store ready for the new season.  Our key trends this Autumn/Winter are for tweed, leather and waxed fabrics.  We have a full range of tweed hats and waistcoats which are perfect for transitional dressing. We also are stocking trench coat style raincoats which are big news.  Colour wise, purple, navy and mustard are going to be everywhere. We are looking forward to a busy autumn ahead.”


Head further into Crowngate shopping centre for more of the best fashion finds.  House of Fraser offers a wide selection of men’s and women’s wear across three fashion floors.  Visit New Look to pick up latest looks or head to New England for English Rose styling from Cath Kidson and Seasalt.

For the kids, (including last minute back to school essentials) try Marks and Spencer and for the cutest baby and toddler items, JoJo Maman Bebe.


Insider tip: A lot of body warmth is lost through the head.  Add a hat for a stylish way to add warmth if needed.  Stanford in Crowngate on Broad Street has a great choice.



Insider tip:  Follow New Look Worcester on Instagram for the team’s favourites from in-store.  @newlook_worcester


Insider tip:  Locals love Emporio in Friar Street for its one-off styles, plus jewellery to layer over.




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