Shop The Trend: New Frontiers

22/10/2010 18:37 | Updated 22 May 2015

If the latest trend towards minimalism doesn't float your boat, it's time to start exploring New Frontiers. Designers, such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Rodarte and Matthew Williamson, have bolded up this season – we're talking layers, clashing prints, and contrasting textures that mix cultural references. This is the new global dressing.

New Frontiers is not a trend for blending into the background. It's all about audacious self-expression and confidence. To nail this look, focus on playing with proportions and creating new silhouettes. Make the most of all the on-trend textures too. From leather, suede, and shearling to chunky knits and flowing silks – there's lots to choose from.

Get creative, let out your inner flair, and stand tall – you'll certainly get noticed. Click on the gallery below to see how you can work the trend in your wardrobe.,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=946093&pid=946092&uts=1287720458

Shop the Trend: New Frontiers

A bold print, such as this silk dress from Paul & Joe, forms a great foundation for a statement outfit. Add colourful tights, over-the-knee boots and a bright bib necklace, and you're good to go.

Clarkson printed silk dress, £335, Paul & Joe

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Add a unique element to your outfit with something like this Bex dress by All Saints. Tier it over block colours or painterly fabrics, leggings and chunky biker boots.

Bex dress, £75.00, All Saints

Shop the Trend: New Frontiers

A pair of directional cargos, such as these skinny Houlihans from J Brand scream intrepid, fashion-forward explorer. Pull on some Chelsea boots, and a bright, chunky knit jumper and get out yourself out and about.

Houlihan skinny jeans, £245, J Brand at Donna Ida

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There's no need to be afraid of the new calf-length skirt – especially not when it can look as fantastic as this suede wrap piece by Reed Krakoff. To pull it all together, match it with a pair of slouchy, high-heel boots, a printed tee and a blazer.

Suede wrap skirt, £1,595,

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Make sure you get your hands on a chunky knit sweater this season, such as this piece by Joseph. You'll be both warm and on trend.

Oversized Hand Knit Jaquard Jumper, £395.00,

Shop the Trend: New Frontiers

Shearling is the texture du jour, which is why we adore this versatile wrap jacket from Toast. Wear it layered over a print dress, skinny jeans or denim skirt. Cinch it in at the waist with a belt or wear it hanging loose. Any which way, it works.

Shearling wrap jacket, £625, Toast

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An easy way hit the right mark is to add vibrant accessories, such as hats, scarves and belts. This brushstroke stripe scarf from Kew is a great example.

Brushstroke stripe scarf, £39.95, Kew

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Bright, chunky necklaces always result in a plethora of compliments. We adore this Mawi piece with its bright red teardrop beading and row of silver skulls.

Red faceted teardrop skull necklace, £243, Mawi for My Wardrobe

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Ditch the boring black and grey socks, and get yourself a pair like these numbers form People Tree. Just make sure you don't hide them beneath your boots. These deserve to be out and proud.

Long socks, £22.00, People Tree

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We love these bandeau boots by eco-footwear brand Mou. Wear them slouched down under a calf-length skirt or stretched over the knee atop a pair of skinny jeans. Cosy, stylish perfection.

Bandeau boot, £ 250.00, Mou

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