With spring/summer fashion in full swing, it’s time to be one step ahead and be prepared for when Autumn hits. With Paris fashion week giving us a mixture of looks and ideas, there are plenty of choices.
This Autumn animal print is back! Still have that leopard print coat at the back of your wardrobe from 2013? Well, dig it out and work it. Animal prints are making a major comeback from the classic leopard print, to ocelot, zebra – you name it, it’s time to wear it. Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors are just some of the major brands to include it in their recent Runway catwalks. For a cheaper alternative shop online at PrettyLittleThing.com, with prices on the print from just £5!
Another trend to watch out for is the leather dress or skirt. Gone are the silks and velvets of last winter and in is the sassy but smart leather. You can team a black leather dress with a cosy knitted jumper for the day, or dress it up with killer heels and a bright colour clutch for the evening.
Cape coats, Shawls and oversized scarves are sure to make this Autumn cosy. The cape coat is no longer restricted to Burberry, but other big named brands are making their mark on this traditional style coat. It’s easy and comfortable to wear and can make a basic outfit turn into a stylish one! If a cape coat is not for you, then oversized scarves may be an easier and affordable alternative – even better when you can find one that doubles as a shawl. To pull this look off wrap a thin belt around the outfit, as seen in the picture!
Following in the Queen’s footsteps – tweed is back. Not just the traditional, but tweed has gone crazy in this year’s Autumn and Winter looks. Miu Miu for one has gone above and beyond, to make tweed an exaggerated 80s look, whereas Chanel and Calvin Klein are keeping it classy. Oversized tweed coats and scarves are going to be a practical yet comfortable ensemble – some will even go as far as tweed skirts!
Another theme seen on fashion week is the cowboy style. Calvin Klein has taken a modern twist on this traditional theme with bright colours, kitschy cacti and laid back cowhide prints. However, to add this to your everyday wear you can team a western shirt with some black skinny jeans or a skirt and look slightly more casual than those dressed on the catwalk.
Something different this Autumn season is shiny silver. The catwalk was illuminated with this colour and material, adding futuristic vibes. Fashion designer Oliver Rousteing even believes that this is what women will be wearing in 2050. I guess this could be one way to save money- and recycle what is in your wardrobe now – to use for the future. Wear a silver satin slip dress for a great night out, or a silver silk top with black skinny jeans to dress down for the day.
There are many more trends to come as we head into Autumn and Winter 2018. Perhaps some of you can recycle what is already in your wardrobe – if not – then it gives you a chance to have some retail therapy!