Image courtesy: Myer Emporium (Kate Sylvester collection)
The image above provides a great summary of the Autumn Winter fashion trends. These include:
In addition, look for these 2 design elements:
There are also styling trends to notice that may make it easier for you to try a new fashion trend this season. Do get creative with these:
By understanding your likes and dislikes and the looks you want to create you can create any look you want. However, these are some of the dominant fashion 'stories' that I'm seeing:
There are still styles inspired by many eras, including the 70s. However, 80s volume is particularly evident this season. Rather than chanelling the 80s with all over volume add volume in one area (a skirt or a blouse) and pair with a slimmer or more tailored item.
Think styling details that are soft, approachable, or sensual. Of course you can always add an edge to a feminine style detailing by pairing with leather or adding structure with a corset!
A romantic feminine feel can be created using:
Clothes in this category are smarter versions of sportswear and the use of high-tech fabrics associated with activewear used in everyday outfits.
There are still a wide range of dresses available. Silhouettes include:
All lengths are available from mini through maxi. However, around knee length and below feels as if it will have a longer shelf life.
All widths are available from leggings through to palazzo styles. There are more straight styles than flared.
Cropped pants and fuller-legged culotte styles are also available.
There is now a much wider range of skirt styles available. There are still pencil and straight skirts available, but you'll now also find subtle-aline styles, and aline styles.
Skirt lengths range from mini to maxi. Pick lengths that work best for your proportions. If you're on the shorter side your best lengths will between your knee and your full calf, and above.
Look for: embroidered jean skirts; pleats (especially accordian pleats); and sheen and shine in fabrics such as satin and metallic-looks.
Some of the longer skirts also have thigh-high splits.
Shirts and blouses are the dominant style trend in tops this season. You'll find a wide selection from crisp, man-style shirts to floaty feminine styles.
To update your shirt collection look for: the new statement sleeve style; lace detail; pussy-bow ties (tie in a bow or knot and leave the ends loose); soft wrap styles; mixed fabric construction.
As you'd expect at this time of year there's a large range of knits. Styles to look for include: off-the-shoulder; roll-necks; curved hems; and over-sized sweaters;
Cardigan styles range from classic, fitted styles to long-line coatigans.
Coat silhouettes include: fuller volumed wrap and cocoon styles; straighter car-style coats; and military-style coats and trench coats. There are also utility style duffel coats, anoracks and puffer coats available.
There are also some fun faux fur coats around, especially in animal prints.
Mostly, jacket styles are still shorter lengths. Styles include: jean jackets; bomber (quilted and satin-style); leather biker; tweedy jackets; and military-inspired blazers
The main trends in shoes include:
For higher, more elaborate necklines,look for statement earrings.
Look for velvet, satin, suede, sheer, floaty fabrics, lace and textured knits
Dominant trends include:
The main neutrals this autumn winter season are: navy, grey, black and olive. You'll also find soft whites.
Inject pops of colour with: red; medium and pale pinks; forest green; royal blue; medium-dark muted berry tones; and rust.