It’s sad to say it, but summer is officially over and autumn is bestowing us with its light breezes, falling leaves, and cooler weather. For those who don’t love summer’s bright blue skies and burning sun, good news. For those of us who do, there’s still some good news. As with any new season, there’s a whole series of new style trends, collections, outfits, and colour schemes to get into. And this year, autumn is all about jetting back a few decades and taking some inspiration from the retro trends of the past, mixing them up with the casual urban street style of today.
Let’s take a look at the top 4 style trends taking the fashion world by storm this autumn.
1. Puffer Jackets
Take a step back to the 90s, when grungy, urban puffer jackets were worn unironically by everyone and their mum. Having fallen into ‘gangster’ territory since then, this year puffer jackets are making a reappearance in the wardrobes of everyone from the stylishly feminine to the chic and elegant. Baggy no longer means messy, and the bigger the puffer jacket the better.
2. White Shirts Under Dresses
Repurpose those dresses you’ve been wearing all summer by throwing on a white shirt underneath. Whether it’s a thin strap maxi dress paired with a white t-shirt or a shorter dress thrown over a white button up, grab a white shirt and dress your dresses down this autumn.
It’s back! This season is all about soft, luxurious velvet. Whether it’s a velvet blazer, pants, dress, skirt, or shirt, make sure you have some of the material in your wardrobe this autumn and you’ll be turning heads wherever you go. Wear velvet in autumn hues like gold, red, bronze, or navy, and you’ll be an embodiment of what’s trending this season.
Well, we did say we’d be taking inspiration from the past, didn’t we? This year, be big, bold, and brave with a wide-legged pair of flares. Rock these pants in a neutral autumnal colour (think brown, orange, maroon), and pair them with heeled boots for that 70s fashionista revival.