This year has been about used denim: ripped jeans, vintage denim jackets and faded denim but now the fashion world is bringing back the material in a whole new aspect. The reconstructed look. Many runways (and street style icons) showed off jeans that had been cut up and sewed back together for that careless chic look that the fashion industry emulates. Wear yours with chunky heeled ankle boots and a feminine blouse for a nice contrast between vintage and romantic.
Muted orange is this season's colour with almost every designer featuring the shade in their collection. It is colour that is adventurous, versitile and suits all skin tones. Autumn is all about the warm fall shades but don't forget about your mustard yellow and maroon colours.
Florals are very overdone in Spring so it is so lovely to see the pattern reinvented for the colder season. Several designers including Dolce & Gabbana and Chloe showed off their designs featuring delicate yet bold flowers on anything from dresses to sweatshirts to skirts. A piece that is worth investing in is the floral maxi dress. This item has been reinvented by almost every designer and is perfect for a bohemian yet chic look that can be dressed either up or down depending on your shoes and bag.
This season sports wear has been reinvented in the form of the puffer jacket. It is a statement piece that will keep you warm and snug the entire season. For an effortless look, I suggest an oversized puffer jacket, skinny jeans and chunky heels that emulates Balenciaga's shrugged off the shoulder version seen in the middle image above.
Luckily, comfort has been the front runner this past season and will continue to be so this autumn. We have Fenty creating a trendy gothic version, Lacoste going for a preppy 90's look and H&M selling more feminine and romantic styles inspired by the runway.
Many brands are coming with their own "school uniform" look with Thomas Maier trying out the plaid pinafore and crisp button down, Jason Wu going for Clueless-inspired mini skirt suits and brands like Victoria Beckham and Clavin Klein creating modern and more simple tartan creations. You can never go wrong with plaid in autumn.
Extra long sleeves was a favourite for the designers this season. With Chloe creating romantic blouses with delicate long sleeves and Fenty showing off a modern gothic look that coincides with the hoodie trend. This style can both be practical for cold hands and create a nice silouette that creates a contrast. I'd aim for purchasing a delicate sheer blouse or thin sweater with long and wide sleeves since it would look great with anything from high waisted jeans to a mini skirt. I recommend Chloe and ZARA for anyone interested.
For autumn we have a style that has already hit the shops, the classic shearling (or sheepskin) coat is back and trendier than ever. Now, experiment with different colours and cuts from brands like J.Lindeberg and Burberry.
This summer was all about the thin 90's choker in velvet, suede and mocha but now, large chokers that cover your neck are taking the spotlight. Design houses like Chloe, Lanvin and Balmain have all created their own versions and stores like ZARA and River Island selling many styles. Invest in a nice chunky metal choker or a silk scarf for the fall season, I promise it will go with any outfit.