The bad news? Summer is over. The good news? These exciting autumn trends.
Hell for Leather
It is a truth universally acknowledged that autumn begins when you pull your leather jacket out of the wardrobe. The Kooples’ effortlessly cool biker jacket would be perfect for the occasion. Sandro Paris and Kate Spade New York also join the leather revolution with trench coats and shoulder bags.
Wide leg trousers are a flattering combination of fitted at the waist and baggy on the leg. They have been on-trend for years now, and, mercifully, they aren’t going anywhere – whether it’s Claudie Pierlot’s two-tone jean with a paper bag waist or Ted Baker’s tailored trouser with pleated detail.
Knitwear might be the best thing about autumn – you pull on a woolly jumper and get the irrepressible urge to frolic in fallen leaves and drink a pumpkin spice latte. Cosiness is the name of the game at Zara with this vibrant striped sweater, and Reiss and Maje also have beautiful knits.
The Busier the Better
Minimalism be gone – this season it’s all about prints and patterns. Stripes? Great. Polka dots? Even better. Geometric? Why not. This retro creation from Maje is taking us back to the 60s, while Hobbs decided that a mere season change wasn’t going to stop us from wearing florals. Bimba Y Lola went slightly surreal with shirts and trousers emblazoned with graphics of farmyard scenes, and Claudie Pierlot took us to the Wild West with equestrian-themed silk scarves.