Transitioning from summer to autumn will be made just that bit easier this year by the exciting new trends hitting the shop floor.
Sparkle and shine this autumn with this space age inspired trend. Rihanna paved the way for chain mail, glittery mesh and sequins to quite literally cover your body and fill your wardrobe. High shine is the biggest trend for autumn and is thought to continue right into next spring. If you aren’t a fan of all over glitz then why not go for one statement shiny piece like culottes or a singlet. Layer it with faux fur, suede and leather for an edgy but super soft feminine look.
Everyone loved the 80’s trend so much that we have regressed another decade and into the sticky toffee, floral, disco glam of the 70’s. Thanks to the era’s quirky individuality and freedom of expression, the 70’s styles are loved by fashion designers and consumers alike. Fashion in the 70’s covered many styles and genres that continue to influence fashion today. As well as the instantly recognisable disco and hippy styles of the era, there were also boho-chic, punk and glam rock, folk and ethnic, safari and military, and sporty-chic fashions. There is something for everyone… all you need is a little floral embroidery.
Suits and Sleeves
Statement sleeves continue to make an impact on the catwalks, and combined with this autumns suiting trend, they can only get larger. Pronounced shoulders, double breasted cuts, exciting sleeves and nipped in waists are the foundations of this trend but if you aren’t a lover of power dressing then you can still utilise these key elements within your own wardrobe. Cinching belts and ruffles can be used to accentuate the waist and broaden the shoulders effortlessly.
It is time to brush up on colour coordination and with fashion decades such as the 40’s and 70’s making a comeback, this should be easy. The 40’s trend sees the return of dusky blues, muted taupe and pastel lilac which alongside the 70’s camel shades and floral prints can easily be matched to make the perfect outfit.
It’s all about the dress!
Just because it is getting colder doesn’t mean you need to cover yourself in dark colours and masses amounts of wool. Dresses that were on trend this summer continue to impact our wardrobes. You can still flash the flesh with a cold shoulder maxi, maintain the full bloom of summer with florals and incorporate a high shine midi with a chunky knit and ankle boots. Moving from the bright colours of summer into the rich autumnal shades of the colder months means the increase of layer and colour combinations, all of which can be accentuated with any length dress!
Short sleeve shirts are the way forward this autumn and the bolder the print, the better. Short sleeves can be worn with chinos, jeans or shorts and flip flops, wear buttoned up or open with a plain white tee underneath, there is no style limits with this item. Take full advantage of all the patterns and colours this fall, and don’t be afraid to mix and match to keep your look fresh.