The trend report
The start of fashion month has got us all excited for the new-in trends
New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, marking the start of fashion month. To get us in the mood for a very stylish September, we’ve pulled together a list of the five hottest trends for the new season. We’re saying goodbye to our denim cutoffs and hello to cosy layers, chic prints and a fresh colour palette. Take a look.
That 70s vibe
A perennial trend as soon as autumn kicks in, the 70s look is one that will never go out. But this year, instead of the predictable floral maxi or denim flares, the retro revival’s been given a bit of a refresh with slightly more streamlined fits and surprise pops of colour. Think bold knits, overdyed denim and naturally – lots of brown. Throw some layered gold jewelry into the mix to keep the look fresh for now.
Slogan sweaters, printed jumpers, jazzy blanket knits… AW18 is the season of say-it-loud knitwear. Transition from summer to autumn like a pro by layering yours over a floaty pleated skirt and wearing with some coloured ankle boots. Or cosy up for the weekend by teaming with your favourite denim and some comfy sneaks. Sunday roast, anyone?
The fashion set has gone wild for animal print this season, sporting head-to-toe snake, tiger stripes, croc accessories and more. And we’re all for it. We’re giving it a go with our favourite print: leopard. A chunky knit is the perfect place to start.
The trick to wearing this season’s trend for all things heritage (without looking like you’ve just stepped out of your country manor)? It’s all about the colour. Steer clear of head-to-toe neutrals and opt for a mix of colours. Jewel tones like rich reds, royal blues and emerald greens are a nice match to classic pieces like tailored blazers and tan riding boots. Throw in a pop of white to keep things looking current.
We hate to admit it but it’s almost time to put the summer brights away. Sob. But just because the sun’s going away doesn’t mean you can’t still sport some fun colour. Mustards, khakis and mauves are great for the new season – and for autumn’s colour blocking trend too. Finish off with that statement knit we mentioned for bonus style points.
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