Sneak Peek! Penneys Autumn 13 Fashion Collection

Penneys Autumn 13 Preview Left: Quilted PU Varsity Bomber Jacket €31, Blouse €13, Embellished Cable Knit Jumper €17 Trousers €17, Pointed Ankle Strap Courts €18, Necklace €6 ; Right: Cream Aviator Jacket €40, Blouse €10, Trousers €17, Bag €5 (all in store from August)

Autumn fashion is probably my very favourite – any excuse to swaddle myself in layers and buy beaucoup de boots – and Penneys offerings next season are some of the strongest we’ve seen from them yet.

Big stories include the androgynous trend –  masculine, slightly retro tailoring softened by floaty blouses and a feminine colour palette of cream, powder pinks and dove greys.

Penneys Autumn 2013
Left: Beanie €3, PU Sleeve Check Jacket €29, Denim Gilet €15, Print T-Shirt €6, Check Shirt €13, Jeans €15, Boots €20 (in stores this month); Right: Tartan Dress €17, Tights €2, Studded Boots €24 (in stores from September)

Grunge is also a huge trend and the glossies are already full of too-cool-for-school slebs rocking a checked shirt around their waist.

Penneys is the place to go if you want to get in on the action – there are more plaid shirts, biker jackets, slogan print tees and slouchy 90s knitwear than you’d have found on the Pearl Jam tour bus.


Penneys AW13 Grey Rib Skirt €10; P.U skirt €17; Cocoon Jumper €13; Sequin Biker Boots €24; Stirrup Ankle Boots €22; Two Toned Heeled Boots €22

For a more subtle nod to the trend, how about a knitted or pleather pencil skirt, teamed with this cosy jumper and boots in the heel height of your choice? That's pretty much my autumn uniform, right there (I'll take the biker boots, thanks).

Penneys AW13 PU Sleeve Floral Jumper €14, Ring multi-pack €5, L.E. Bracelet €6, Necklace €5 - all in stores this month

Accessories are fan-feckin-tastic; think handfuls of stackable rings, plus statement necklaces a-go-go - like this gold spike number, €5, from August.

And as you’d expect, there’s loads of brilliant, affordable bags, too - from this studded tote (€14, July), navy barrel bag (€13, August) to the dotey wee suedette clutch (€7, August).  Some badass Limited Edition Chain Clutches, in cream and black, also hit stores at the end of this month (€11).


Penneys AW13

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