As the heat of summer starts to fade, it appears that our wardrobes are going to get a lot shinier through glossy fabrics, more fierce due to animal prints, and more out there to a few shoulder-grazing earring pieces.
Here is 9 out of the stand-out trends that hit the runways over the past month that you can expect to be wearing as we enter into autumn.
Think about Clueless, yet cooler. For autumn and winter of 2018, the catwalks dominated with geometrical prints through all types of items. Here is when you need to throw caution to the wind when you double-up, where both Rochas and Stella showcased their two-piece outfits that feature the same material.
2. Shoulder-Grazing Silver Earrings
While the previous season of jewellery repertoire was made up of pom-pom ear-adornments in bright colours. For autumn and winter of 2018, things are getting way more extra and a lot heavier. Yet you still have the summer to train those earlobes with your semi-heavy earrings to prepare for the winter months.
3. Glossy Fabrics
Gloves, trousers, jumpsuits, heels, coats and especially mother of the bride hats online, it is all going to get a lot glossier. The lacquered fabrics have become extremely popular right now, making it shinier than it has ever been for the following season. Paired with some other tactile materials like faux-fur shoes, tweed jackets and cable-knit sweatshirts, they pack in an extremely serious punch.
4. Sequinned Dresses
The impact that the sequinned dress found Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello dedicating half of his collections to various options of this showstopper. Regardless of whether you choose a full-length drama or fun mini, ensure that you maintain a minimal look so that you avoid that risk of going into the overkill territory.
Turbans, hijabs, hats and hoods all featured on many of the designer catwalks for this season and came along with mixed responses. A few viewed the use of this “religious” headwear as a tone-deaf cultural appropriation, and other celebrated the looks for increasing its visibility in the groups that are often under-represented within mainstream fashion.
6. Cowboy Boots
The traditional yet humble cowboy boots were definitely a hit in footwear trends to take over the catwalks this month. Reappearing under a number of guises, it was bejewelled with D&G, while Isabel Marant took a far simpler approach with an everyday look. We recommend investing in one from each category so that you have all your bases covered.
7. Animal Prints
While not regarded as one of the ground-breaking concepts, the animal prints were definitely popular throughout the 4 fashion weeks for autumn and winter of 2018. This included the Victoria Beckham trench-coat in leopard print, a white tiger-print sweatshirt by Givenchy or the snake-print trouser by Isabel Marant.
8. Mini Handbags
If you are used to stuffing a tote filled with unused notebooks, receipts, lip balms and a spare jumper, then this is the ideal time to cut down on the clutter. By the time autumn comes you will only have space for a few bank cards and maybe one or two receipts neatly folded in half, because the latest handbags are no bigger than a mini-purse. If this restriction in space is stressing you out, consider the bags from Céline, where the answer lies in a rope-belt that holds a number of mini-bags off one rope.
Cementing in the suggestion of how important comfort is, many of the bigger brands looked at quilting within their collections. After spending four weeks going from one show to the next, those fashion-show benches that are painfully uncomfortable has made me think that the padded trousers from Lacoste are an appealing option.