Autumn Trends We're Most Excited About
August 06, 2018
We know it's still sweltering outside and the last thing you're thinking about is layering and knitwear, but we also know that the nights will soon start drawing in and you'll be needing a fabulous Autumn Winter 2018 wardrobe ready to go. So here are a few of our favourite styles for the season, so you can get prepped and take on that cold weather like a trendsetting pro.
1) Feline It
It is the trend that refuses to go away. Last winter - probably for the second year running - we were all about the faux fur leopard coat. This winter, we are going to be all about leopard everything. Chase those feline spots for your entire ensemble, from your swishy midi skirts to your loose leg trousers and pointed ankle boots.
If you've had your leopard fill, watch out for the zebra print that'll also be making a comeback this season. Keep it chic and style your animal print with elevated accessories: layering charm necklaces and a watch from our classic women's range should do the trick.
2) The Royals
Those binge sessions of The Crown are about to come in very handy, because this autumn we're channelling regal vibes with fabrics and layers worthy of the queen - she did turn up at London fashion week after all.
Heritage checks are the king of this look, whether it's in a tartan blazer, a heavy pleated skirt or a pair of tailored trousers. Tweeds and preppy silk scarves also find a place here, layer them all up and channel some outdoorsy Balmoral vibes.
3) Time To Shine
Garments are going to get glossy with autumn/winter's love for all things shiny. Think shinyl vinyl skirts, high shine leggings and light reflecting trenchcoats. If it squeaks and it's wipe clean, it's perfect for the autumn. Keep the look balanced with sumptuous fabrics - PVC leggings look great with chunky knitwear, while a shiny two-piece can be given a luxe look with a fine wool winter coat.
4) Get Leathered
We have been loving leather in winter for a long time, and this year it made a huge return dominating the fabrics on the runway. Opt for classic black leather jackets, invest in a good pair of black leather trousers, or keep it chic with a leather pencil skirt. You can give the look a more autumnal feel by stepping away from black - rich shades of mustard, bottle green and navy are great in a leather dress or skirt.
5) Paint It Black
With brands such as Rixo and Ganni having us all running to buy floral dresses this summer, this isn't a trend that is going to go quietly. Luckily, the pattern gets a grown-up fix for autumn/ winter, with black-backed florals giving us a dark and decadent print for the cooler weather. Go luxe with a dark floral silk dress, trudge through those falling leaves with a dark floral trenchcoat, or start getting festive with dark botanics in velvet and lace.