Summer has officially ended, and while it may not feel like it just yet, the cooler weather and darker days of autumn and winter are well on their way.
But, with cold weather comes the chance to update our wardrobes and play dress ups with boots, hats, coats, tailored trousers and lots of luscious layers. And, if the trends seen on catwalks and via street style in Europe are anything to go by, there is plenty to look forward to this season. So let’s dive right in and check out some of the hottest fashion trends of 2018 for Autumn & Winter.
Without a doubt, a never-fail-way to look chic every season (and a favourite go-to look for celebs) is to dress top-to-toe in all one colour. In autumn & winter 2018, the colour palette and key fabrics for monotone dressing include greys, black leathers, black denim, and white. Simply start with an item of clothing like a pair of black jeans, and add a top and jacket, weaving in accessories like a scarf, boots and a beanie in tonal prints or block colours.
Campaign Images: Rockmans, Suzanne Grae. Big W B Collection Women's Military Boots - $20. Cotton On Lulu Tassel Scarf - $24.95. Cotton On High Rise Kick Flare Crop Stretch Jean - $49.95. Just Jeans Joanna Buckle Jacket - $249.Katies Belted Longline Coat - $99.95. Target Helena Beanie - $15. Jeanswest Kara Foil Pullover - $59.99.
Blush & Burgundy
Blush and burgundy is this season’s cosy take on the pink and red trend we saw all throughout autumn & winter 2017. This is a colour combination that will flatter most skin tones, and you don’t need to be a certain shape or age to pull it off. Think wine or deep plum leather knee-length skirts paired with floaty, blush-coloured blouses for an on-trend yet sophisticated look for work. Heading out after dark? Throw on a cross-body bag or a clutch in dusky pink, then add statement earrings to take your look from day to night.
Campaign Images: Spendless Shoes, Ally Fashion. Best&Less Womens Fashion Wrap - $10. Jeanswest Millie Print Tie Front Top, Multi Lotus Pink - $69.99. Lovisa Statement Tassel Drop Earring - $12.99. Sussan Mink Cross Body Bag - $59.95. Target Bernadette Watch - $20.
Tran-seasonal Accessory Edit
Don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on a new-season outfit overhaul in time for autumn / winter? Accessories are the easiest way to update a wardrobe, and there are plenty that have made it to the must-have list this season – both for fashion and for function. Add gold hoops to elevate jeans and a jumper, layer a chunky necklace over a turtleneck, and wrap a floaty scarf in pastel tones around your ponytail or bun to take your outfit into the new season. Sensible shoes are big news, with them appearing across the catwalks of the big four - and that’s good news for your feet!
Jeanswest Myra Earring - $24.99. Kmart Sling Shoulder Bag - $15. Lovisa Cosmetic Mesh Ball Necklace - $19.99. Novo Shoes Columbia Flats - $49.95. Sussan Geo Splice Scarf - $29.95. Sussan Jody Blush Sunglasses - $39.95.
If you thought florals were just for spring, this season’s edit will change the way you think. In spring and summer, floral prints tend to be bright and overly feminine, paired with boater hats and dainty accessories. In autumn and winter however, expect to see florals take on a much edgier vibe, with floral patterns set against backgrounds of deep navy, black, bottle green and brown. Wear with chunky boots and distressed denim for best effect.
Campaign Images: Millers and Noni B. Bras N Things Eden Satin Cami - $29.99, Eden Satin Short - $29.99. Jay Jays Knees Out Boyfriend Jean - $49.95. Just Jeans Winnie Wrap Dress - $79.95. Katies Print Hanky Hem Skirt - $49.95. Kmart Long Sleeve Relaxed Shirt - $17.
The unofficial uniform of the fashion-pack, streetwear chic is a look that returns every season – with an updated vibe. This year, sports luxe is out, and pared-back athletic-chic has taken over. And it’s not just for the under 30s; this look is all about comfort, simplicity and wearability for every age group. To try out the trend, team easy separates like cargo pants with a white tee and round sunglasses, or a relaxed fit, grey dress with white sneakers and a khaki parka over the top. See? Easy!
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