Each year we are offered up what will be the biggest trends of the year by big tastemaking media outlets and the runway. What suits you and your body type vs. what you might see online or worn by the influencers might be different.
However, with almost all trends come multiple options for tall, broad, and those who prefer something a little bolder or more subdued. It’s about working within trends, finding what you want to use, and leaving the rest.
So let’s look at the trends you should be checking out.
Gone are the days when beige was boring; instead, Fendu and Hed Mayne had sandy tones all over the catwalk. It was big in the 1970s, and it’s big again now. Think safari-going chic!
Yellow-brown, lighter earth browns, beiges, and light golden brown tones all look incredible together – monochrome is always a classic, and it takes no time at all to look well put together.
The turtle neck gets a bad name, but it is incredibly versatile and ideal for transitional months or winter layers. The turtle neck was seen across multiple catwalks – and in fact, comes back almost every year.
Turtle necks can be layers under shirts, v-neck jumpers, and t-shirts.
Opt for bright, stripped ones for a bit of color and design in your outfit. If the turtle net isn’t your vibe at all, there was also a huge range of high-neck baggy and oversized jumpers on display too.
A staple for the colder winter months – puffer jackets come in all shapes and sizes, so no matter if you’re looking for ultra-coo urban streetwear puffer jackets or a long, clean-lined black classic puffer jacket – you’ll get it.
Puffer jackets are designed to keep out the cold and be breathable, thanks to the materials used to make them.
While sweatpants will always be perfect for the gym, they have had a recent upgrade in recent years. Combining sweatpant material and a more tailored cut, athleisure has been huge. The shows for A/W have seen many forms of sweatpants that could pass for smart-casual pants.
The smarter sweatpants could be seen in force across the Dior show.
A big trend started five years ago, and it still seems to be seeing many iterations. Florals are big, and they are better than ever. You’ll see florals across classics like the puffer jacket, right down to socks, and even trainer prints.
It is easy to go OTT with floral prints – the key to doing it right is to aim for a muted rest of the outfit with one floral piece.
If you have always loved check shirts, then you are in luck! Checks usually come around every year, sometimes in trousers, other times in accessories – but right now, they are making a splash in shirt form.
Brushed cotton or a thicker overshirt is the way to add checks to your wardrobe with minimum fuss. A flannel checked shirt could be a staple, and once you have one – you’ll wear it every week without fail.
The autumn and winter are perfect for wearing boots anyway, but a huge trend across many popular brands is the toe of the boot. Rounded, pointed, harshly squared – whatever it is, a strong toe is big news when it comes to boots in autumn winter. Winklepicker-style boots were also seen.
One thing that all of the big black boots had in common? The rest of the outfits were also top-to-toe in black!
From suits to leggings and oversized jumpers, all-black everything.
Final tip: If there is one color aside from a sprinkling of pink, it is red. Red was one of the boldest colors on the catwalk on everything from balaclavas to velvet-tailored suits. Crimson, blush, cherry, and bright red dominated. Be warned, though, of all the trends; red is one of the hardest to pull off!