TOP FASHION TRENDS FROM AUTUMN/WINTER 2019
With the calendar officially now in autumn mode, the sun’s occasional appearance this week has done little to mask the fresh chill in the air. And while we don’t always relish in cold weather, the excuse to ditch our floaty dresses for a trench coat and boots has been a real revelation.
With summer now nothing more than a distant memory, it’s time to start thinking about getting your new season aesthetic in order.
Oversized hats, tie-dye and fringing may have dominated our wardrobes over the last few months, but – if the autumn/winter 2019 catwalks earlier this year are anything to go by – over the next few months, things look set to get extra… A. F. From OTT prints – think clashing checks, unapologetic florals and argyle knits – to blinding sparkle, fancy puffers and seemingly endless ruffles, you may well need to gear yourself – and your wardrobe – up for what looks set to be a seriously sassy season.
- UNAPOLOGETC FLORALS
Have floral *ever* been off-trend? We think not, but next season they’re more extra than ever, with full floral looks – including face masks – considered entirely viable options. Make like these high-end labels, and opt for styles with a muted base colour and bright, decorative petals splashed across.
- GIANT BAGS
After seasons spent cramming only our very essential items into the teeniest, tiniest totes our phones would fit in, come autumn/winter our handbag-lip-balm-count will return to seven (minimum) as some of the coolest brands on the schedule dub it time to revisit practicality.
- CLASHING CHECKS
Last season saw clashing prints – think polka dots *with* stripes – prove popular, but next season the bold trend has been pared down to something somewhat more manageable. Essentially one single print, by autumn we’ll all be re-investing in checks – we’ll just be mixing the colours together a bit.
- MAJOR RUFFLES
I warned you that you might have to brace yourself… one low-key ruffle is simply not enough next season as we all look to the 1920s lampshade for our evening wear inspo. Make sure to keep your hair pulled back for maximum gown-impact.
- WAIST BELTS
While a cinched waist is a timeless trait, it’s one which has fallen off the radar somewhat in high fashion circles due to the ever-growing fondness for a loose, undefined silhouette. Next season, however, it’s all change, and we’ll be reaching for our belts to wrap around everything, from knits to coats and everything in-between.
- BROWN OUTERWEAR
If you had even half an eye on fashion week this season, you likely noticed the influx of tonal camel hues adorning the outfits of the street style set. Jump forward to the end of the year, and that same base shade gets an upgrade via sweeping midi coats.
- CORDUROY SUITING
Corduroy has been making a subtle comeback over the last six months or so, but double that time-frame and we’re predicting it will have truly reached the masses. Opt for loose-fitting incarnations for a casual look, and high-waisted flared trousers with a nipped-waist jacket of an evening.
- SEASONAL SPARKLE
Surprise surprise, 2019’s party season will welcome a whole host more sparkle. But unlike last year’s sexy, almost predictable takes on the trend, next season sequins undertake a slightly more thoughtful aesthetic. From draped dresses to fringing and portraiture, Christmas-party-dressing looks set to be a whole lot more interesting.