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Autumn Trends 2018

Autumn Trends

Trends constantly come and go, some stay and some come back around, that is the way of the fashion world. With another season upon us I thought I’d give you a brief trend report on what to expect from the high street and designers for A/W fashion.

This season we’re seeing a lot of layered interchangeable separates that are ideal for A/W.  Layering is the best way to get maximum wear out of all your items in your wardrobe and it leaves you with unlimited options. Items like an oversized knit, woven shirt, blazer and pencil skirt are easily wearable and most people will already have at least one of these in their wardrobe. The classic tailored shirt is a hit again and again and it’s still continuing with asymmetric styles, elongated sleeves and draped techniques adding a twist to the wardrobe staple.

In terms of prints and fabrics, fashion has gone wild for animal prints, you will see it EVERYWHERE – leopard is my favourite and it always comes back around. There’s also classic tweeds and checks, vintage florals with a dark twist for winter, silver metallics (LOVE!), pleats, patent and a focus on silk (in a shirt or camisole always looks polished!).

Another trend is cowboy boots and slouchy footwear. You’ll have seen them amongst the fashion pack. The question is, are you brave enough? It’s a no from me, but that doesn’t mean to say you can’t look totally ace as there are plenty of boots in the category that are adaptable to your own personal style.

Since we live in England I think the blanket coats and capes extreme layering trend might just be one we’re already unintentionally rocking, I mean anything that resembles going out in a blanket suits me just fine (and now there’s no need to worry about being a fashion faux paus!!).

With power patent, the easiest way to wear the trend is with footwear, it’s been around for years and there are a huge selection of options.

Florals for winter are perfect as you can stick a pair of tights and biker jacket on and look totally put together (whilst remaining comfy enough to eat as much as you want over the festive period – of course!), I would also style with trainers if you’re on the go and rely on comfort.

Tweedy tailoring – classic tweeds and checks, sartorial appeal inspired by men’s suiting. Power suits are hot and I am all for wearing one! Who said suits are just for men? We saw Cara Delevingne rocking one at the Royal Wedding and dismissing the royal rules.

Sophisticated silhouettes with soft lines in oversized shapes. Soft cut coats, oversized knits – pair with a leather skirt or skinny jeans, a classic yet effortless look. I’d recommend accessorising with a bit of jewellery and a standout bag for a casual every day look.

Lastly, I can’t not touch on the silver metallic trend. If there’s any trend perfect for the party season this one is it. It’s wearable and in so many ways too. A statement blazer (or suit – aka Zara!), sequin skirt, clutch bag, heels. Silver (and gold) are the next best thing to neutrals and glam up an outfit perfectly. Mini dresses were a hit too so if you want to be totally on the fashion radar and mini silver dress will have you scoring high.

What’s your favourite trend (all time repeat offender or current season…?) !?

Jessica x