We’re firmly in autumn now. The long, languid days of summer are behind us and it’s time to don some layers and switch our strappy sandals for a cute pair of boots.
To get set for the chillier months, here are some fashion ideas that will take you through to 2019 in style.
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The shows saw some stunning palettes and patterns for autumn ’18. If you want to follow the fashion pack, there are some key styles to pick up.
- Animal Prints
Leopard print especially is already everywhere and has been for some time. Whether you want to pep up an ensemble with a nod to the print in the form of a pair of pumps or you want to go totally wild, you can channel your inner animal with some of the pieces that are available.
Big names following the pack at the shows include Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara and the striking zebra print at Balenciaga.
- Traditional Tweed and Country Style
There was nothing twee about the tweed on show at Prada, where vibrant orange bounced off the catwalk. Calvin Klein, on the other hand, opted for muted tones but sent it down the runway as an oversized statement coat.
Whether you want to weave the tweed into your ensemble via a scarf or coat or you fancy going all-out with a tweed miniskirt, there is an array out there to choose from.
Tweed is not the only way to get some country styling into your wardrobe. Style icons like Stella Tennant and Kate Moss often opt for the hunting and shooting, aristocratic style, adding a durable outdoor country jacket to their wardrobe when enjoying long country walks and outdoor living. If you are looking for this sort of style look for a genuine country clothing supplier like Country Innovation for the authentic look, rather than a watered down, High Street version.
There are some key pieces that have become autumn fashion staples. Here is a look at two of the must-haves for the coming months.
- Ankle Boots
Ankle boots have been a mainstay for a few years now. They can be dressed up or down and work well teamed with everything from formal dresses to skinny jeans.
In a break with convention, they’re not just available in black, brown and the occasional plum. For autumn ’18, ankle-grazing boots are in nudes and neutrals to lend an outfit something different over the season.
There are a few jackets that have become a go-to for fashion lovers hoping to wrap up in style in the colder climate.
The biker jacket hasn’t budged for years and this year has been no different, with McQueen sending models down the runway in clever combinations of blazers layered with sharp leather jackets. Meanwhile, the puffer was paired with neat tailoring at Chanel and Versace, adding a disarming mix to the seasonal staple.
Other honourable mentions include bombastic layering, space-age silver, and old-school branding that saw logos adorning everything. With these ideas in mind, there are plenty of trends to dip into and fashion essentials that can be returned to time and again.