Put this on and be instantly glam and bang on-trend this season
If you liked our recent feature on trending bag and shoe combos for heading into the colder months, you’re going to adore this roundup of the most notable all-over ensemble and fashion from around the world.
With all the recent runs of fashion shows and runways inspiration, we’ve taken what high street says fashion will look like this autumn and focus on what retailers are most likely to put out on their shelves. So you can look haute, even when it’s chilly outside.
From coats and winter florals to sparkly boots and gorgeous velvet, here’s some inspiration for what to put on this autumn.
Nocturnally-inspired active gear
Athletic clothing and gym outfits are always some of the sexiest wear out there. This season, your active wear gets a cool ‘nocturnal’ update with a focus on black and navy as base colours. The theme aims to convey the feel of a sunset or twilight run in your outfit, with the dark colour as the base, highlighted by coordinated deep vibrants.
Look out for black and grey pairings, as well as navy with luminous green or purple. Highlight colours are berry reds, emerald green, sunset pink and plum. Also, splotched and bleeding patterned leggings are eye-catching, and the natural proportions play active tops offer is both fashionable and show-some-tummy delicious.
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The overarching trend of blending active wear with leisure clothing marches on this winter. And why shouldn’t it? The very matriarchs of global fashion, including Italian fashion guru and Vogue Tokyo Editor Anna Dello Russo and global fashion exec Sarah Rushton, seem to prefer this blend of active wear and leisure outfits.
Think crop tops under lavish coats and gorgeous drawstring bags. Or skin-tight leggings with sumptuous leather jackets and how-does-she-do-it stilettos. Here’s how it’s done:
Forget black. If you can’t make up your mind, go with the red option. Red is making waves in every facet of fashion this autumn. From delicious candy-apple pants with gleaming leatherettes to oversized red melton coats over everything – red is everywhere.
Wearing all-over red is also a major trend. As is red with more surprising pairings, like glittery purple pants or even yellow to inject a bit of a spring feel into any winter step.
Crushing on coats
The quintessential winter must-have, coats in every shape, size and colour are the name of the game this season. From meltons to macs and even the most lavish faux furs, you’re not quite dressed without one of these over your shoulders.
Dark, gothic romance
One of the more classically-nostalgic trends of the season, the dark romance trend extends well beyond the black and berry-red make-up mods. Victorian collars, lace and darkly romantic styles paired with elaborate matte jewellery and old-English hairdos are the name of the game as the gothic trend goes mainstream.
Florals – in winter
The world has spoken: flowers and blooms are no longer reserved for spring. As we prepare for cold weather, keep your eyes on the lingering sensation of summer by celebrating the year in dreamy floral designs on everything from dresses and skirts to bags and shoes.
While many prefer textured floral prints and embroidery on a dark background for winter, there are still plentiful designers who keep their bloom on creams, powdery greys and white. It seems the seasons are blending together a little. But why complain about that when the result is this prettiness.
Stop lugging everything and the kitchen sink with you! Most bloggers who were outraged when the trend of designers creating miniature handbags first started are now in love with the idea. Everything from mini totes to clutches and even drawstrings is now the order of the day. And, for many women, it has brought with it a liberating change in mindset.
For most women, handbags had always been a carryall solution for your arsenal of extra clothes, potions and cosmetics to help you gracefully overcome anything the world might through at you every day. And, as time wore on, our bags got bigger, bulkier and loaded with more and more stuff. Just like life has gotten more complicated, our heads swimming and overloaded with things to remember and do.
Mini bags are here to tell us that it’s okay to let go. You don’t have to leave the house prepared for everything. Just take the bare minimum with you, and enjoy the freedom of giving the day over to possibility.
Glitter and gold
Winter is the time to rise and shine. Step out in something glitzy and glamorous to warm up the mood wherever you go. From sparkly boots to bedazzled outfits in high-gloss metallics – especially silver and gold – is the only way to shine brightly for any occasion, day or night.
Winter needs texture. Everything rich and fall-into-me plush is where you want to be when it turns a little chilly. That’s why finishes like fur, suede and velvet are your ultimate go-to in autumn and winter. Touch-me fabrics like velvet are where everyone’s eyes and minds are going. It’s time to show them how it’s done.
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