The Trends to Carry You into Autumn and Winter




This morning I did it. I actually spoke the most hypocritical words that only a British person can speak. I moaned to my mum “I wish it was colder so I could wear my new winter coat!” Awful I know! I should be thanking my lucky British stars that the degrees are not in the single figures. The thing is, all of the autumn/winter styles are creeping out now and I am itching to try some new ones and indulge in already loved ones. So this sartorial predicament got me thinking about trans-seasonal trends. How can I look all wonderfully “autumn/winter” before it is actually – autumn, winter? Well my friends, I’ve done the hard work for you. Okay, so we definitely can’t start wearing our oversized outerwear, but there other trends we can dabble in before the temperature truly drops. The four styles I have chosen to investigate for you are ones we can hint at, play with and get immersed in, depending on the weather and our commitment.


1. Current colours – You’ve been away and now got the holiday blues. Well match your mood to your outfit with your new favourite colours; cobalt blue and popping purple! Erdem took the look the furthest with cobalt printed “matchy matchy” looks. Too much? Try accents of the ‘hues of the moment’ via a bag or boot. Keep it straight forward with a cocktail or smock dress. You may, however, choose to warm up your summer look with a cobalt snood. Or keep it easy and breezy by emulating the designer style through Mac’s ‘smoothblue’ technakohl eye-liner. 

     2. Land of the leather – Leather is simply unavoidable, nay, irresistible this coming season. For years leather biker jackets have been a god-sent staple in all of our wardrobes. Well now there is so much more to explore in the land of leather. From trousers (already seen on the likes of McPhereson) to tops, skirts, dresses and coats, leather is major. Although these of the moment pieces are mostly very expensive you can still try a more purse friendly version of the trend with faux leather or accents such as sleeves.


   3.Get waisted –The peplum has paved way for a more feminine silhouette and it’s been translated into the next season with brilliant belts. From Victoria Beckham’s military inspired outfits to Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti the catwalks were graced with belted ensembles. Even the winter coats were pulled in in king-size style, but it’s probably a little premature to get wrapped up in coats just yet. So for now try the look with trousers, skirts and dresses. It may make for a girly shape but there’s nothing wussy about this trend.


     4. Adore the adorned – Brocade, broderie anglaise, beading, pearls and satin; it’s time to get decorative. Brocade is without a doubt the most opulent and luxurious style for our gloomy recession filled country. Feeling bold? Compliment one brocade piece with another and get “matchy matchy” or else try an audacious statement piece. If that’s a tad too much for you but you don’t want to be left out try to adorn aspects of your look as Oscar de la Renta did at the bottom of his shifts.            Feeling creative? This is the trend you can easily DIY!

Don’t wish away the rare free flowing mercury of our thermometers. Start enjoying these wonderfully enticing trends before the leaves start falling and the winds start blowing. Try trans-seasonal trends now!

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