It seemed like summer lasted for about a year, but the AW18 season is well underway and our trends have changed with it. What’s in style this season? If you don’t like buying new clothes each season then here is a few ways in which you can reuse what you were wearing for AW17.

Styling menswear

One of the biggest trends of AW17 outerwear was shearling — the style of suede and wool combined in one garment. I have a black shearling style jacket which I wore a lot. Luckily for us, the trend is back this year. Giorgio Armani mixed up the textures further with a shearling, suede and leather jacket that looks smart yet cosy for the colder months.

You may have also noticed that this year it’s all about throwing it back to the ’90s. Shellsuits and tracksuits are back with a vengeance. On the catwalk, Prada completed the look with branded bucket hats and lightweight waterproof jackets (ideal for autumn weather).

Leather jackets are popular every year. This year will be no exception, however, instead of the shorter bomber style, this season it’s all about oversized leather coats that can be paired with slim-leg jeans and winter boots. I haven’t yet seen any of these in the shops but  Fendi, Balenciaga and Paul Smith were all rocking the look during their AW18 shows this season.

When it comes to colours, it’s autumnal brown that’s in this season, which is one of my favourites. I find that this colour goes with anything.. From brown men’s suits to oversized ponchos and shiny leather jackets, the brown colour palette is so versatile. If you don’t want to overdo this shade, you can keep it simple with brown accessories such as hats, scarves and shoes to get in with the trend.

Styling womenswear

This AW, layering is right on trend.  With designers such as Balenciaga showing their support of the fashion technique at their shows, everyone is looking to get involved. If you’re bold enough, the best way to layer is with contrasting colour and textures. Dig out your metallic puffa jacket from last year and wear it over a fringed jumper.

Animal print was a big part of this season’s shows. Whether it’s the classic leopard print or snake print, the great thing about this style being in trend is that you can mix and match animal print and still create an outfit that looks well put together. Leopard print has rarely been out of the spotlight in recent years — why not pair your printed cami dress with snakeskin boots and a matching clutch?

This season, glitz and glam is more than acceptable throughout autumn and winter. Paco Rabanne showed off their models in oversized silver sequins that brought some much-loved sparkle to the runway. Don’t wait until late December to bring your glitter dresses out of the wardrobe, embrace them in October and November too!

Thankfully, oversized and chunky knit is back for the colder seasons too. The great thing about this year’s trends though, is that you can pair your grandad knit with your summer dress and still look on-trend. Miu Miu showed off an outfit that was made up of a green floral midi dress and fluffy grey knit — no need to pack away your summer clothes just yet!


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