Feeling confused about what to wear this season? You’re not the only one! Designers opted for completely different trends for the autumn/winter 2015-2016 fashion week, and now autumn is here and winter is about to knock on our doors, we’re all in a bit of a pickle! With a range of fabrics, from lace, leather, suede, fur, velvet and patchwork; to a multitude of colours, bold, soft, dark and neutrals; and a plethora of styles ranging from the 60’s, 70’s, gothic, girly and Victorian. No wonder we can’t keep up with what to wear this season!
But you take this as an opportunity to go crazy (we don’t mean mentally!). This season is probably the best opportunity you’ll have to experiment with different styles, chances are you’ll be on trend whatever you choose to wear. Take an “anything goes” approach. We’ve listed a few of this season’s main trends available online and on the high street to get you started.
That 70’s Flair. Flared trousers are automatically associated with the 70’s but in 2015 this trend is a lot more tailored, prim and proper. Among the designers showcasing this style trouser on the catwalk were Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Vivienne Westwood. Try out the look with Zara’s Herringbone trousers.
Zara Herringbone Trousers (£49.99)
Per-Suede me. Suede fabric was seen in the Burberry Prorsum collection, hints of the fabric were also noted on the runaways of many designers such as Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Jason Wu. From knee-high boots and belts to jackets, dresses and trousers suede was everywhere on the catwalks; we even saw it in Balmain’s spring/ summer 2016 collection. Suede was most prominent in tan, and we agree that suede and tan are a match made in heaven!
ASOS Midi Skirt in Suede with Pinafore Bodice (£95.00)
Simply Velvety. Rich and luxurious; London led the way in the A/W 2015 collections for velvet designs. Velvet is everywhere on the high-street, though dressing up in velvet from head to toe may be too dramatic, you could team it up with lace, leather, fur or even chiffon to add an elegant touch.
Monki A-Line Velvet Skirt (£40.00)
Versatile Victorian. This style is so versatile you can glam it up, goth it up or give it an elegant touch. With spring/ summer 2016 collections also embracing the Victorian era, you are bound to be on trend for longer; that high-neck frilly blouse will last longer than you thought!
Zara Plumetis Top (£25.99)