Brown is one of the most common colors in Autumn, where it fits the surroundings and weather mood perfectly. You could say brown is what navy used to be a few years ago. It is a warm color and suits everyone, specially all the different shades. All the different ‘tobacco’ shades that most of the biggest brands brought to the runway. Marni, Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton, and Armani were a few of the big brands that showed us the diversity and versatility on what can be done with the brown/tobacco shades.
What’s more comfortable than a super thick sweater/jumper for those colder days? Yep, totally nothing! Jumpers remain the most evocative piece that belongs in your autumn closet. From jumpers with prints to luxurious cashmere knits to pops of colour. Next to its super comfy function we all know a jumper is just easy to combine and doesn’t need a lot of effort once put on. Make sure you invest in some quality jumpers that will last longer than one season. Because this will definitely be one of the Autumn/winter trends in 2019. Shown by brand in Milan, London and Paris like AMI, Hermes, and Lou Dalton. Hereby making sure they’re still wearable and good looking for next year. Because, c’mon … jumpers can be worn any day any year, and the best combination is with vintage suspenders for men in the most luxurious designs.
Quilted / Puffyness
Puffer jackets, or quilted, have been around for a while. Some even own one already, good for you! Next season puffer jackets will dominate the streets next to faux fur jackets and coat. Make sure your jackets come with the requisite amount of squishiness next season. But do not go for a ‘this looks futuristic’ look when buying one, this can give sort of a ‘play mobile chic’ look. And no one ever wanted that ….. The other runway shows of major brands showed classic padded jackets where others choose for a more vintage feel. But most important, make sure the jacket is comfy enough to wear more than once. Some of the puffer/padded jackets can be a but too puffed and feel like they are crawling up your neck. And you know what, the best of this trend is that the puffer jackets are super warm!
Leather and belted coats
Personally I am very very excited about this trend and I have been dying to get my hands on a leather trench coat. So expect me in one next season. Since trenchcoats are ruling the in womenswear, this is wear the menswear shows borrows the silhouettes from; specifically the belt. However, trenchcoats have been a timeless wardrobe piece for men since ages, but the belt is kind of new. These leather coats have also been on the streets for a while but more in the gothic and punk scene. It is kind of daring to put these into the ‘normal’ scene, and I can only say we should see what happens and how people react to this trend. Especially since a leather trenchcoat can be worn very chique but also very hipster and ‘dark’.
Pinstripes are for suits, is what a lot of people actually think. But pinstripes have recently evolved already into our day to day styling. With pinstripes trousers for men and women, but also shorts, sweaters, and socks. However, this is considered an upcoming trend because all the big brands on the runway in the big cities showed us pinstripes. It is likely for other brands like Zara, H&M, and Bershka to make their own version of these shown trend and copy/reproduce them. Expect to see even more pinstriped items in stores from major fashion chains upcoming season.
Checks and checkered prints are a thing, but nothing’s safe about them this season. The pattern is bold, bright, and often worn from head to toe. This can be a bit to much for your day to day styling but isn’t it time to do a bold move once? Would it be cool? In my opinion: YES, go for it! But, as cool as these outfits looks it is not really much affordable for your minimalist wallet. A head to toe look with one print can be a pricey as a new television and often even more expensive. So, be one the look out for statement pieces with a checkered print like a long coat or trousers. This will up your wardrobe and you won’t be spending all your savings on one outfit this season.
Autumn/winter trends roundup
Make sure you check all the major fashion chains when their Autumn/winter trends come to their stores. These collections will have interpreted these trends for the upcoming season. If some of these trends, like checkered patterns and leather coats, might seem a little out there you can also play it safe. A brown/tobacco colored trenchcoat will do the trick as well. This is, next to being an amazing piece, a timeless wardrobe piece to have. Try to combine this coat with a pinstripe jumper or maybe pinstripe trousers. Hereby you’ll be totally in next seasons trends but you won’t overdo you wallet and you’ll be looking classy!