The transition from summer to winter wardrobe can be difficult to master, especially when the weather won’t make up it’s mind. If you’re struggling to get to grips with what to wear this autumn, why not try out these simple style tips to help ease you into the winter months stress free.
Denim dos and don’ts
One of the easiest ways to get yourself looking autumn-ready is to ditch the pale denim in favour of darker shades. Go for indigo colours over bleached fabrics and stay clear of heavily distressed designs. When it comes to jeans, the fit is extremely important. Higher-waisted styles, whether boot-cut or skinny, suit the winter weather well and are perfect for dressing down with knitwear or up with a patterned blouse. You could also embrace this season’s western trend with a fitted denim shirt. Take a look at the Dolce and Gabbana sale collection for some great autumn denim inspiration.
Patent leather was all over this year’s autumn/winter catwalk but it can be a difficult look to master. The trick to getting on board the patent leather trend is not to overdo it as the glossy finish can be overpowering. That said, the trend lends itself well to everything from high-shine trench coats to mini-skirts and bags, so if you’re nervous about the eye-catching look opt for smaller pieces and patent accessories. Alternatively, if you’re ready to make a statement, why not try a pair of patent leather boots in either black or nude, as seen on the Fendi catwalk.
Brown beats black
It might be difficult to accept if your fall back outfits are always black, but shades varying from terracotta to chocolate are the go-to dark hue for this season. Think cosy beige knits teamed with tanned leather. If you’re looking for something a little sexier why not try a sheer cocoa shirt or embrace the party season in a bronze mini dress.
Have fun with fringe
It may not be the most practical trend for everyday wear but fringing is the perfect addition to any wardrobe as we head into the party season. Spotted on catwalks at Dolce and Gabbana and Givenchy, a little 20s-inspired fringing can go a long way. If it’s evening wear you’re looking for then fringed skirts and dresses are an easy way to up the wow factor effortlessly. If a touch of fringing is more your thing why not wrap up warm with a simple shawl or scarf.
If you’re ready to break free from tea dresses and peasant blouses now the summer is over then you’ll love the latest LBD trend. Strong tailoring and tuxedo dresses are making a come back this season and were spotted all over catwalks during fashion week. Whether A-line and long sleeved or fitted and sleeveless, the little black tuxedo dress is a must-have for this autumn.