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Update your wardrobe with these AW21 trends

Category: fashion and beauty

Hello, autumn! We see you there with your beautiful sunsets, cool breezes, and chic fashion. If there was one word to describe the style of the cooler seasons, it would be timeless. With the exception of a few trends that trickle down from the runways of the great fashion houses, of course. And in exciting news at Stockland Green Hills, the new-season ranges have arrived!

Want an exclusive peek at some of our favourite trends of autumn winter 2021, plus how to wear them? Keep reading!

Trend: Shirt dresses


It’s the one-and-done wardrobe staple taking autumn winter 2021 by storm – shirt dresses really are the perfect trans-seasonal piece. When the days are warm and the evenings chilly, it can be a challenge to choose an outfit. This is where shirt dresses shine. Reach for one with a flattering hemline just above the knee, but with long billowing sleeves that you can roll up or down depending on the time of day, and you’re set.

How to wear it:

This comfortable and stylish wardrobe addition can be worn in many different ways. Pair with a white sneaker and bucket hat and you have a casj daytime ensemble. Or swap the sneakers for an elegant leather mule and chic sunglasses for a more refined look. And if you consider yourself fashion-forward and a little edgy, try a knee-high boot, gold motif accessories, and a top-handle handbag.

Products: Country Road (available at David Jones) campaign image | Kmart seamless runner sneaker $20 | Sportsgirl bucket hat $19.95 | Novo Shoes Zala sandal $79.95 | Cotton On Cindy cross body bag $29.99 | Ghanda Morgan sunglasses $19.95 | Decjuba Kym tiered white shirt dress $109.95 | Sportsgirl knee high boot $119.95 | Sportsgirl moon statement earring $19.95

Trend: 80s retro revival


The off-duty, cool-casual style of the 80s seems to find its way back into our wardrobes every few years. Perhaps because of the effortless ‘I just threw this together but look super chic’ vibe it gives off. And at Stockland Green Hills for autumn winter 2021, we’re seeing retro pops of colour, oversized band tees, preppy collars, Chuck Taylors, and relaxed jeans rolled at the cuff absolutely everywhere.

How to wear it:

Begin with the staples – a high-waisted pair of jeans with a tapered cut – the Naomi Slouch Jean from Decjuba is our pick for comfort and tailoring – and a classic black leather belt. Then invest in a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor hi-top sneakers for ultimate street style. Once the basics are perfected, it’s as simple as swapping out your top and accessories. Think: oversized band tees loosely tucked into your jeans, or a preppy cut-off top in a cool retro shade of blue, a bandana, and a shoulder bag. Or go all-out 80s with a colourful windbreaker and bucket hat. Retro revived!

Products: Ghanda Campaign Image | Sportsgirl Mini Textured Letter Necklace $12.95 | Sportsgirl Sunset Cruising Washed Longline Tee $49.95 | Ghanda Mini Bucket Hat $14.95 | Ghanda Thrift Quarter Zip $49.95 | Platypus Shoes Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Shoe $120 | Kmart Basic Jean $8 | Decjuba Naomi Slouch Jean $109.95 | Priceline Sally Hansen Miracle Gel $16.95 | Ghanda Bandana $9.95 | Cotton On Ryan Short Sleeve Polo $19.99 | Kmart Nylon Crossbody Bag $9

Trend: Checked tailoring 


In 2021, we’ve left the tracksuits in the closet in favour of a modern spin on traditional checked tailoring – a timeless look for the autumn winter season. When you want to make a statement, but aren’t big on bold colours, this trend will be your go-to. We’ve seen checks coming through in both casual button-up shirts and chinos, all the way through to evening attire – perhaps in response to the women’s cottage-core fashion trend that took hold at the beginning of the year.

How to wear it:

If your closet is dominated by t-shirts, why not invest in a checked blazer from Connor and bring your style A-game to the new season. Couple it with a basic white cotton tee and chinos (you may already have these in your wardrobe!) for a casj look. Or, for a business meeting ensemble, pick up the matching slacks and complement them with a crisp button-up. Finish with a sophisticated watch and sleek sunglasses to complete the outfit. And when it comes to choosing the right blazer, just be sure to reach for a neutral colour like navy or grey and you’ll have it for years to come.

Products: Gazman Campaign Image | Connor Paxton Waistcoat $59.99 | Connor Paxton Skinny Dress Pant $59.99 | David Jones - Country Road Lattice Tie $59.95 | Kmart Analogue Watch $15 | David Jones - Country Road, Long Sleeve Organically Grown Cotton Shirt $59.95 | Johnny Bigg Argyle Fancy Sock $9.99 | yd. Memphis Boot $159.99 | Connor Edison Skinny Suit Jacket $149.99 | yd. Gav Houndstooth Bowtie $29.99 | Connor Montrose Casual Shirt $49.99 

The autumn winter 2021 season is an exciting one at Stockland Green Hills, full of refined new-season fashion and all the playful pops colour we were missing last year. Be the first to browse the latest releases, in-centre now!

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