Since denim is not really my thing, either in colour (blue) or comfort (jeans, unless they're Not Your Daughter's jeans or similar) I can tend to be a bit 'blind' to what's going on in this space.
However, even I can't miss the big range of colours and styles in jeans this Autumn/Winter fashion season. It's a trend that's been growing since the last season. It also includes other garments in denim such as shirts, coats, jackets, tops and dresses.
So, now is a great time to update your jeans and other denim staples. Even the bootcut has returned (great if you have fuller hips).
My personal favourite is the relaxed, boyfriend style (for example, third from left above). Although I'm still waiting to find the right colour (dark), length (full rather than cropped), non-distressed and comfortable (with stretch) pair for me!
The trend of a wide range of styles and colours also continues. Meaning it's easy to create a contemporary look that flatters your shape, colouring, personality, audience and purpose.
However, it does mean you need a good understanding of what that means for you.
Here on my website you'll find lots of articles and resources to help you. I suggest you start here.
Leather pants are still available. And pants with a combination of leather and a stretch fabric (more comfortable, I'd think).
There's finally a little more variety in skirt styles this season, if you search for them:
The main styles are still tapered or straight. An emerging style has split-hem. Coming to knee length or slightly longer
There are a few subtle A-line shapes starting to appear. Mainly knee length. Mainly soft flowing, or floaty fabrics
Some full A-line and skater styles. Above mid-calf length (that is, midi), around knee length and higher
There are still reports that the midi length is about to be the 'hottest' length, but I'm still not seeing much of that length in shops. Though there is a bit more of the below-knee length.
There's still a good range of dress and tunic styles around. Including a good range of dresses in patterned fabrics. Unexpected dress prints include black and white houndstooth checks and pinstripes.
The main styles are shifts, tunics and hourglass fit-and-flare shapes.
The main dress length is still around knee length, and some more midi styles (between mid-calf and knee)
There's still a good choice of drapey cardigans either with a straight hem, or a waterfall front -- in long and hip length styles
A new cardigan style is the 'coatigan' -- a snuggly cardi that's a cross between a coat and a cardigan
Vests & Waistcoats
I love vests and waistcoats, so I'm always on the hunt for
different styles. There are a few around, but you do have to search a
An emerging trend is stiff, boxy tops. Short sleeved. Long sleeved. Lengths include cropped at waist length as well as high-hip length
Crisp, man-style shirts, in white, but there are other colours around too. Wear under a round-necked sweater for contemporary styling
Cowl neck shells -- useful for laying and going from day to evening
Knits such as:
Polar/Turtle neck jumpers -- (I'm so pleased to see these return!)
The most trendy toe style is pointed
Heels range from stiletto to blocky.
Ankle straps are still around -- this style is challenging for many of us to wear, making our ankles and calves look heavier than they need to. This also has the effect of making our legs look shorter. Worn under full-length trousers this isn't a problem.
Ankle boots -- low-heeled and high-heeled
Full-length boots -- flat and low-heeled riding boots are particularly on-trend
The collar and bib-style statement necklaces are widely available. Great for dressing up a simple t-shirt or top. Or for using in the opening of shirt, or to fill a deeper scooped top or dress.
The gem-stone, or stone and metal look is still popular. And there's a good selection of medium and large chain link styles available as well, especially in gold-look metals.
Remember there's no need to adopt a theme wholesale. A few details can go a long way! (I know I need to remind myself of this as I put my outfits together!)
Minimal -- can be created using: 60s boxy shapes; simple designs and styling; minimal accessories; monotone colours or subtle tone on tone colours
Feminine -- think one or more of: pretty pastels; floaty fabrics; lace; pretty florals or patterns with dots or swirls; subtle A-line skirts; hourglass shape dresses; slim cropped pants; pretty cardigans
Man-style -- tuxedo jackets; tuxedo pants; tailored vests; black and white; patterns such as stripes (including pinstripes), checks (including tartan); boyfriend jeans; wider pants; blazers; crisp shirts; bigger suiting fabrics; leather; Oxford shoes and loafers
Sports-luxe -- high tech fabrics used in sport-wear-inspired shapes, such as skinny pants, jackets and tops, designed to be worn outside of the gym and exercise wear
Leather -- both real and imitation. Used in jackets; pants; skirts; and tops. Also used as panels with other fabrics
Denim -- in jeans; skirts; dresses; coats; jackets and shirts
Great winter neutrals include navy, dark grey, charcoal, and khaki as well as black. (I wonder when we'll see chocolate returning? You can find it if you search hard enough, Basler for instance, but there's still not much of this around!).
Black and white prints, or combined in one outfit, are also still on trend this season.
Add colour with:
Pantone Colour of the Year "Radiant Orchid"
Brighter blues such as cobalt
Reds and Orange
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