The 6 top trends taking over your autumn/winter wardrobe

One step outside and you’ll see a wash of autumnal tones brightening up our great city. Be as equally inspired in your style choices this season and dare to wear more colour. Invest in a few wardrobe basics, dress them up with the season’s best trends, and get playful with your accessories. 

That '70s moment 

The signature colours of the ’70s have been given an of-the-moment update – the new neutrals are syrupy shades of caramel, honey and butterscotch. To keep things looking not-too-sweet, try plaid – it’s equal parts demure and punk. The look is best finished with a timeless wardrobe essential, like a tailored wool coat. Classic lapels and a knee-brushing hem tick the always-in-style boxes, and don’t overthink accessories. Fasten a belt bag around your waist and go. 

New bohemian

These fresh iterations of feminine party frocks have a distinctly bohemian flavour. In always-flattering cuts and fabrics, they nod to vintage style icons who knew their way around a trend as well as a dancefloor (think Talitha Getty and Diane von Furstenberg). Likewise, these dresses look best when twirled. 

 

 

Suiting

Suiting sent down the runways of Bottega Veneta, Armani and The Row is all about tailored elegance. For a hot-right-now version, double down on a corduroy blazer and trousers (you’ll find it in all colours of the rainbow). By night, stars like Blake Lively prove tuxedo-style suits aren’t just for the boys. 

 

Leather

We’re calling it – leather is one of winter’s most unexpectedly versatile fabrics. A supple midi skirt with chunky knife pleats has total star quality when added to your workwear repertoire. When it comes to outerwear, lose the idea of a structured leather jacket and go voluminous instead. 

 

Crème caramel

The daring will take this trend top-to-toe, but whether you choose to go all in on one autumnal hue is up to you. Otherwise, start small with a fabulous shoe or accessory in a smooth-as-caramel shade. When you’re ready to level up, work it deeper into your wardrobe by pairing knitwear and a tailored midi skirt in similar-but-different colours. Rest assured, you won’t be disappointed in the current crop of camel-coloured buys. 

 

Sports luxe

The new way to weekend is decked out, head-to-toe, in fashion-forward leisurewear. This season’s key pieces take their inspiration from the bustling city streets of trendsetting urban centres like Tokyo, Berlin and New York City. Switch up safe, monochrome separates for graphic prints, unexpected tailoring and oversized silhouettes.