Well, ladies, what can we say? Just when the summer seems to be over everyone starts talking about coats, wrapping up and the winter chill - but not us!
You find it's shade and colour cousins, mauve, aubergine and blackberry dominating looks and shop windows up and down Canal Walk, Regent St, The Brunel and The Parade.
We especially liked the new knitwear that's just arrived at Monsoon and Next and especially the Red Herring Range at Debenhams, all very lightweight and ideally practical for when the temperature drops just a little (often suddenly!) at this time of year.
Monsoon - more info
Debenhams - more info
Next - more info
Eyes, lips and nails
Best of all, of course, is that you don't have to splash out to be bang on trend. A touch of purple make-up in all the right places can be more than enough to compliment any outfit and mood.
Be subtle and go for something matt and smudgy on the lips and eyes - or go glossy on the nails with a glittered nail polish.
Superdrug have a super choice on offer at the mo, with more to come in October.
Superdrug - more info
No shrinking violet?
A finally.... why not kick off the new season with something the man in your life will enjoy as well (sorry, chaps, we have been ignoring you here haven't we!) - a luxurious chiffon bra.
La Senza now have a fantastic range just in.
La Senza - more info