The Brits Pick: New Mod

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Who said summer’s over? Plain, bold and bright colours sum up this latest trend for Autumn. Think 60’s pop united with the 70’s vibe and voila you have New Mod. This style cannot be diluted with neutrals but instead needs to be embraced to the max, colour over-kill has never looked so good.

Remember, wearing bold colours is a responsibility, a lot of heads will turn to look at the style you are representing therefore do not forget to buy quality, fitted pieces to avoid looking like Barney the Dinosaur!!

Blouse-Mango, Jacket-Topshop, Yellow Dress-Boohoo, Bag-Pauls Boutique, Watch-ASOS, Yellow Shoe Boot-River Island, Yellow and Purple Shoes-ASOS, Orange Dress-Topshop

The Brits Pick: Aztec

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The aborigine, Incan, tribal look is massive this season, layering pattern over pattern to appear like you have lived in an African tribe for the past 100 years is now acceptable. I love the long tribal dress buttoned up to the neck, it is super elegant yet right on trend.

For those of us that become cross eyed when too many patterns are placed in front of us can throw on a huge aztec shrug over a pair of skinnys, high heeled boots and top with massive sunnies to still add a splash of tribal goodness to our everyday look.

Bangles-Topshop, Belt-ASOS, Long Dress-ASOS, Bag-Urban Outfitters, Sunnies-Creme de la crème, Long Cardigan-ASOS, Blouse and Skirt-ASOS, Leggings-River Island, Shoe Boots-Sole Struc

The Brits Pick: French Fatale

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Did you hear that the classy, femme fatale look was taking a back-seat this season? Well do not despair young damsels, thanks to women’s natural instincts to look fabulous, this trend will never die.

Heavy fur coats, stream lined coral blazers, black and gold jewellery, casual t-shirts, killer heels teamed together create an aura of French power. Warning… women who form an alliance this look along with drinking a cup of strong coffee in the morning have been known to run the world by lunchtime!!

Fur Coat-Topshop, Blazer-Topshop, Bangle-ASOS, Bag-ASOS, Watch-moschino at ASOS, Shoes-Newlook, T-shirt-Topshop, Skirt-Net-a-Porter

The Brits Pick: Stable Girl

The stable look is not just resigned for upper class show jumpers but for everyone this Autumn/Winter. You will definitely not look like you have been ‘mucking out’ horses paddocks wearing these beauties.

Casual and glam can be intermixed either by wearing riding boots over nude leggings paired with a quilted riding jacket  for chilling out during the day or fitted trousers paired with a tweed blazer and heels on a night out. The padded elbows add that extra touch of show jumping class.

Neck Scarf-Topshop, Tweed Jacket-Net-a-Porter, Grey Cardigan with elbow pads-Net-a-Porter, Riding Boots-both River Island, Necklace-New Look, Mustard Riding Jacket-River Island, Brown Riding Jacket-River Island, Bag-ASOS, Leggings-Net-a-Porter


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Chico, California

Known as the next closest neighboring city to Redding that contains good coffee and good shopping, Chico attracts tourists from Redding as if it were the next secret stylish thing. Granted, what it has to offer does contain endless amounts of fun and distraction due to the university student population and it has been a source of many an adventure, laughs and smiles from everyone who has graced it with their presence.

Here is but a taste.