Styling Last Years Wardrobe for This Seasons A/W Trends

November 1, 2018

As I’ve said a lot recently, Autumn has arrived! The Autumn/Winter season is well and truly underway and as with all seasons, the trends are changing. I do try and keep up with all the different fashion trends so I thought we could talk about recycling our 2017 Autumn/Winter wardrobe to fit this season’s trends. CT Shirts, retailers of Charles Tyrwhitt Oxford shirts, have had a little look and seen what’s hot for men and women this autumn-winter, perfect if your shopping for yourself or buying for your other half! 

Styling menswear 

One of the biggest trends of AW17 outerwear was shearling — the style of suede and wool combined in one garment. And, it’s back this year. In fact, I’ve finally invested in a shearling jacket which I’ll be sharing on the blog very soon! Giorgio Armani mixed up the textures further with shearling, suede and leather jackets that looks smart yet cosy for the colder months.  

The next trend is a bit like marmite, I think it’ll very much split opinions. This season designers have been throwing back to the 90’s. You might’ve thought you’d seen the back of shell suits and full tracksuits, but they’re back with a vengeance. On the catwalk, Prada completed the look with branded bucket hats and lightweight waterproof jackets. To be fair, this probably work in the Autumn weather but at a push this should be left for festival season.

Another garment that comes out year after year is the leather jacket. Instead of the shorter bomber style though, this season it’s all about oversized leather coats that can be paired with slim-leg jeans and winter boots. 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, a colour you’re bound to have knocking around in your wardrobe. For Autumn, it’s a colour that’s never going to go away. From brown men’s suits to oversized ponchos and shiny leather jackets, the brown colour palette is so versatile.

A trend which has really taken off is layering up. It’s all about bringing together different garments in an effortlessly stylish sort of way. You might not have worn a V-neck in a few years or since the 90’s when Chandler Bing was reppin’ in them but bring it out this year and slip it on top of a roll-neck jumper for an on-trend outfit. Other ways to layer include pairing an open checked shirt (a print that was everywhere in AW17) with a graphic t-shirt and black skinny jeans.  

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Styling womenswear  

Similar to the menswear trends, layering is on-trend this AW18 too, with designers such as Balenciaga showing their support of the fashion technique at their shows. If you’re bold enough, the best way to layer is with contrasting colour and textures. Dig out you metallic puffa jacket from last year and wear it over a fringed jumper.  I love Autumn as you can really dig out all your knitwear and get ever so cosy layering up.

Animal print was a big part of this season’s shows. While Victoria Beckham demonstrated her love for leopard print, other designers such as Isabel Marant were all about snake patterns. I think we all know how much I love Animal Print. I’ve always been a big fan of leopard print but I’m also getting into the whole snake pattern too. 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.

I’ve never been one to shy away from wearing anything sparkly and this season all the glitz and glam is coming out to shine. Paco Rabanne showed off their models in oversized silver sequins that brought some much-loved sparkle to the runway. Don’t wait until Christmas and New Year’s to bring your glitter dresses out of the wardrobe, embrace them in October and November too!  

Styling Last Years Wardrobe for This Seasons A/W Trends - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

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. There’s a massive selection of Womens Sweaters online and on the high street and it’s not hard to get the runway look. 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! 

Do you tend to buy in to trends each season or make it work with recycling old outfits?

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