Today officially marks the start of Autumn; the cold weather will begin brewing in and the layers will begin ravelling up…maybe at an extremely fast pace this year as the cold has already begun sweeping in at jet speed. With short weather long gone and coat and knit weather now here upon us it’s time to start thinking about the trends you want to be mastering this Autumn and just how to wear them. From Bomber jackets to check prints to a little bit of ‘athleisure’ (*athletic and leisure wear mixed together) we know you are ready to start gearing up in your Autumn attire.
The Checked Print:
Checked prints have been around for a while and a firm favourite with many of our designers, buyers and customers. Whether that be in the form of a double breasted military style jacket, a warm knit or a dressed down shirt the check print is the statement print of the season and can turn what could have been a plain, boring outfit into something street style worthy. Windowpane checks in a range of styles, colours and materials or block checks making that bold statement and is what this print is all about.
Seen on the runways of Burberry, Prada, Fendi and many more there is clearly no denying that this print is not to be messed with.
The bomber jacket has been changed for Autumn; with designers creating them in a variety of different materials and styles no two are the same. We are all about the ‘subtle’ bomber, making a statement, while keeping warm and not going too over the top. With brands like Canada Goose, the bomber has never looked more redefined and cool as it does now, as well as a must have for the up and coming winter months. It doesn’t have to be a Kanye West style bomber to be certified as being cool, as designers like Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Diesel are making them more unique.
Tracksuits have been around for longer than we can remember, but this Autumn they’re taking it back to the 80s with stand up collars, contrasting zips…taking the look off the track and straight onto the street. This trend is easy to wear and doesn’t have to be just for the weekend, with designers throwing on zip up sweatshirts over smart trousers, and under suits for a redefined edge to smart-wear.
Leather or suede Chelsea boots make for the perfect trans-seasonal shoes to take you foot first into Autumn. A black boot can work wonders with any smart attire while navy or chocolate brown can take you through into the weekend. Designers like Saint Laurent took on serious rock vibes, pairing a Chelsea boot with a slim fit smart trouser and leather jacket for some extra edge, while Paul Smith (who always create the ideal staple Chelsea boot) showcased the shoe with contrasting colours; showing it really can go with just about anything and everything!