Updated: Oct 9
Honestly speaking, the trend on catwalk has been repetitive season by season since many years ago. That says, you'll find in this Autumn Winter (and maybe coming forward), it's all about wearable clothes- timeless pieces, wardrobe staples and immaculate tailoring. Therefore, tapping into your neutral colours is the key to achieve the quiet luxury aesthetic.
Colour is so important to get right. Have you had your colours done? Your neutrals are such an important part of your core wardrobe, that can be brought out each season! Below is a trend report from Colour Me Beautiful to the key items this Autumn Winter.
Big "Black" Coats
The big black coat returns with a vengeance (but has it ever really gone away?!) However, this may not be your 'best' shade, so consider alternatives such as charcoal grey, chocolate brown, pewter and so forth. This is a big ticket item, so it is important that you get it right. If black features in your palette, and you happen to love this shade, then it is a great time to invest as we can predict a black coat explosion!
Skinny jeans and pants are still on the downward trend. Instead, wide lets continue to dominate in either a structured or fluid form. These trend to be on the smarter side, so if your Style Personality being Classic and City Chic, you will enjoy this trend a lot. Whilst Naturals could look at a wide leg sports legging to tap into the athleisure movement. Petites will need to watch the volume- perhaps shop in ranges specific for you.
Team with a smart jacket. Oversized blazers are still on the up, but we always advise our clients to choose the best style for her body shape.
The knitted dress is practical, comfortable and can be dressed up or down. A good fit is key, for some, it may be necessary to go up a size to ensure that it isn't pulling across the tummy. If the shoulder fits, size really isn't important. A skirt/jumper co-ord option may be better for long and short torsos, as the waistline can be adjusted accordingly.
Cropped Classic Cardigan
The cropped classic cardigan is on the up. A great option for Naturals in a business environment, but fun to wear with jeans and wide-leg trousers too. The challenge for Classics is to ensure you wear it in a way that is current- Bold accessories, on-trend bags and shoes, and a wide leg are easy updates to keep you looking current.
Stripes never really go out of fashion, but we guarantee they will be everywhere this season- from the classic Breton top to whacky wide-leg pants.
Horizontal strips worn on the top half are ideal for narrow shoulders and larger hips (providing you don't carry too much weight around the tummy!)
A round body shape could try diagonal stripes to confuse the eye. Consider scale: a petite will look best in narrower hoops.
It's all about the long boot this season! As these are investment buys, we encourage you to purchase a shade that will work with lots of outfits. Black isn't always the best option. Burgundy is hot this year and a great alternative. DuoBoots have a wide range of calf widths and Vivaia has an interesting range of waterproof sock boots at good prices.
Blanket scarves whilst appealing, can be somewhat bothersome to wear. They are perfect for injecting colour into an outfit, but you need to wear it with caution. Wide shoulders/small heads and petites may prefer to swerve this trend. If you're struggling to style, this is an interesting video for your styling reference. This blanket scarf on the left can brighten up your autumn winter outfits effortlessly with style.
Ballet flats are back and they are everywhere. Pairing with the resurfacing of classic knits- very Princess Di style- they present an ease and effortless elegance. There will be lots of shapes and colours to choose from in the coming season, so just tap into your style personality to find your favourite pairs.
The statement belt is back too! Think sash, embellished and chain link. Hip belts are also likely to make a comeback (great for those who don't have a defined waist!) But it may take a while for them to filter down to the high street.
Don't forget to shop your own wardrobe- you may already own the perfect belt. Second-hand/vintage shops can also be a good source of unique finds. Proportions, scale and style personality will all come into play here.
Oversized Slouchy Tote
It would seem that anything goes with regards to bag trends this season. But one that is likely to shine through is the oversized slouchy tote (particularly faux-fur!) Not so great for petites, so shop with caution. On the upside, it combines style with practicality, so potentially an investment purchase for some (but may not faux-fur!)
As you can see, this season is very much about basics, classics and pare-back everyday clothes. Very much a reflection of the sense of anxiety and austerity. It is however a perfect time to add wardrobe longevity with a splash of colour here and there.