I know it’s painfully early to think about next season’s Autumn and Winter trends when we’ve barely got our heads around the forecast for Spring. But having just seen Fall designer collections at Fashion Week, it’s fresh in my mind.
Here’s a taste of what’s in store for us 6 months down the line.
- Booties, booties, booties and more booties: Still “the” footwear item to wear with skirts, dresses and tapered pants. I have four pairs of booties and I’m on the lookout for more.
- Leggings, leggings, leggings and more leggings: There is no end in sight.
- Strong shoulders: Lots of shoulder pads, voluminous shoulder treatments, ruffled shoulder details and extended shoulder lines. If you have dainty shoulders like I do, you’ll be all over this trend.
- Tuxedo jackets: This is on my shopping list right now. Fab with jeans and just as fab over formal attire.
- Red and Purple combinations: From the brightest tomato with lavender, to the deepest burgundies mixed with eggplant. I’ll be adding bright purple to my wardrobe and mixing it with tomato red right way.
- Blue: In all its forms, from pastels, azure and cobalt to the richest of ink.
- Black and white: Not quite sure what’s happening to tan and beige later this year, but black and white is still strong.
- Chartreuse: Yay! I adore this shade of green.
- Longer and roomier skirts: A welcome change to the abundance of pencil skirts. I’m still a pencil skirt gal at heart, but it’s time for A-line options.
- Sequins: They’re big every season, yet I see few people wearing the look. Wonder if this year will be different.
- Silver mixed with gold: Yup. It’s cool to mix metals.
- Tonal coloured tights: Tights in very muted sea greens, maroons and teal blues were all over the runway and worn in extremely monochromatic outfit combinations. I like coloured tights worn this way, especially when they match the colour of your booties or boots.
In some cases (e.g. booties) the trends are a repeat and you can scour the current sales to find items that fit the bill way in advance of the next Autumn and Winter season. You can also be an early fashion adopter by starting to wear some of the other trends right away (e.g. new colour combinations).