The 5 Autumn Trends You Need To Know About
As a new season approaches, we are inundated with trend articles about what we should all be wearing come fall. But, how do we break this down into the key essentials?
A new season doesn’t have to mean an entirely new wardrobe, use it as an opportunity to update your style with a few choice pieces and you’ll freshen up your look without having to completely overhaul it. With this in mind, we’ve highlighted the 5 key trends you need to know about this autumn…
THE MODERN BEATNIK
The polo neck has made a comeback for autumn, as seen at Victoria Beckham, Topshop UNIQUE and DKNY and I couldn’t be happier. I love a warm chunky polo knit, particularly in black. Echoing the beatnik fashion of the ‘50’s, Beckham brought us a modern take on the look teamed with mustard culottes. A great style for work, the relaxed and loose fitting silhouette gives a softer, feminine finish.
In contrast to the more grown-up feel of the modern beatnik, we were also transported to a time of brightly coloured lurex fabrics, oversized silhouettes and prom skirts, as the eighties were echoed on the catwalks of Missoni, J.W.Anderson and Balmain. This is definitely a trend to have fun with, adding a dash of glitz to your everyday look. Great for going out too – think shoulder pads, chunky statement jewellery and a rainbow clashing colour palette and you’re halfway there.
The 70’s revival took a softer approach for autumn, harking back to the free-love of the Goodwood years with fringing, suede, patchwork and pysedelic prints as seen on the catwalks of Burberry, Pucci and Chloe. This trend is easy to adapt for everyday wear, a nod to the look with fringing on a bag or jacket or a loose fitting maxi-skirt and waistcoat would all work.
SHAGGY FAUX FUR
Brightly coloured shaggy faux fur and shearling exploded on to the AW15 catwalks as seen at Roksanda Ilincic and Burberry. Known for her brilliant use of colour, Ilincic really had fun for autumn (as seen above) and this look would certainly brighten up a dull day. If you don’t fancy an entire jacket, why not opt for a faux-fur stole or cuff – anything goes as long as it’s fluffy and colourful!
BROCADE & EMBELLISHMENT
Prints, brocades and decadent embellishment were seen on the catwalks of Mary Katrantzou and Erdem for autumn ’15. Erdem showcased beautiful, brocade detailing with laser cut-out techniques, whilst Katrantzou displayed a cacophony of richly coloured prints and textures. This look would work beautifully for a winter’s party, teamed with dazzling jewellery and a dash of rouge on the lips.
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