There’s no denying the fact that we’re well into the autumn by now. The leaves are changing colour, while all the stores have their winter collections of warmer jackets and knitwear out on display.
Autumn/winter fashion is a favourite for all fashion lovers. The crisp air allows for good layering, while the possibilities of knitted accessories are endless. No winter look is complete without those knitted accessories, such as scarves, hats and gloves. They finalise any look in the winter and, paired alongside the rest of the outfit, will help to keep you warm and cosy. The favourite colours for the season are always blacks, greys, navy’s and subtle browns and these are alway seen on the high street. But what are the key essentials for the season?
Coats and jackets are the ultimate requirement for the winter, but they don’t have to be the standard boring and black jackets that you’ll see everywhere. This season, there is a lot more variety in terms of styles and colours, so go and have some fun. The likes of Hardy Amies had some pops of orange to make you stand out, while beige was a strong colour on all the autumn/winter catwalks. Add a hoody or some knitwear underneath and you’ll be ready to face whatever the weather may bring your way.
1) All Saints Zenith Coat // £398.00
2) Jack Wills Farnaby Wax Jacket // £89.50
3) Reiss Peacoat // £275.00
Grunge was a big trend on the catwalks again, with a lot of black and leather being very prominent. An iconic leather jacket, like these ones, is a must. Not only do they look really cool, they’re also a lot easier to wear than you would think. They can go with just about anything from jeans and a cool t-shirt to a more professional look with a shirt and trousers. If you’re feeling brave, get a jacket with lots of zips and studs to really make yourself stand out. This is an investment you won’t regret and you’ll be able to wear it for seasons to come.
As you can see, layering is key. You want to be warm enough for when you’re out and about in the cold, but you also want to be able to peel off layers in case you’re on a particularly warm train, or the office has its heating on. T-shirts with a hoody, or shirts with some knitwear over is a good look, allowing you to also take off that extra layer in case you get hot. Add a knitted scarf to add that extra layer of warmth for when it gets really cold.
1) All Saints Sylar Leather Jacket // £358.00
2) New Look Traditional Parka Jacket // £44.99
3) Izzue Denim Jacket With Shearling Look Collar // £135.00
To go with those jackets, you need trousers that match. The catwalks showed a lot of fitted jeans and trousers again, and it’s clearly a trend that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. You can pair them with your leather jacket to make a more casual outfit. Or add in a nice shirt underneath if you need to look professional for work. Tailored trousers are big right now too, especially slim slacks – which was a trend spotted at Tom Ford.
These can look really professional, but have a hint of edge as well. And don’t be scared to stray towards the printed trousers while you’re at it. Check is a big trend, and can be worn with a plain shirt, or can be worn with a matching blazer, as was seen at Alexander McQueen and Richard Nicoll.
1) All Saints Stove Chino // £78.00
3) ASOS Skinny Fit Smart Cropped Trouser // £18.00
Autumn/Winter Lookbook Inspiration from All Saints
Go ahead and have fun with your winter looks. As you can see, they don’t have to be as drab as what you see on your commute in the mornings. Add some prints or colours to give your own twist on the looks while looking warn and cosy at the same time.