There’s no stopping winter from coming. At the moment we’re slowly transitioning into colder weather – we can see it with the shorter days and feel it in the biting wind. While it’s always hard to say goodbye to summer, the colder season does have its advantages when it comes to fashion. The chilly temperatures mean more and varied outfit options, giving you an opportunity to have fun with your coats, jumpers, thermals, and other warm clothes!
Need inspiration for your winter style? The Autumn Winter 2018 trends seen across the catwalks of Milan, Paris, London and New York are a good place to start. This year, the Autumn/Winter trends are set not only to make women feel good, but also make them feel empowered. It’s a celebration of women’s power and independence. Here are the following Autumn/Winter 2018 trends that you can incorporate to your wardrobe.
From Europe to New York, tweed is the sleeper hit quietly making its way across the catwalk. The best thing about tweed? It’s incredibly versatile. You can wear it with practically anything. If you’re feeling bold, go for a tweed suit. For something more subtle yet fun, pair a bright tweed skirt with a dark coloured turtle neck or wear a tweed coat over a feminine dress.
OUR PICKS: Saba Penny Knit Jacket $299
Portmans Charlotte Boucle Jacket $149.95
From wild stripes and spots, nothing exudes strength and independence more than animal prints. If you find it hard to wear animal prints, start small with a zebra print handbag or a pair of leopard print heels.
OUR PICKS: Nine West Orion Boots $199
Sportscraft Joan Shirt $159
Milan, London and Paris – Autumn/Winter 2018 featured capes at every catwalk. Nothing says “superhero” more than a cape, so it’s a fitting symbol of a woman’s power and bravery. Weather they’re sweeping and dramatic or sharp and structured, the cape is a luxurious outerwear option. It’s also a stylish alternative to your usual puffer jacket. If wearing a cape is too much for you, opt for a half-blazer, half-cape hybrid in a solid neutral colour and short length as this may be easier to incorporate in your daily wardrobe.
OUR PICKS: Witchery Minimalist Cape $349.95
Leather dresses featured widely in the Autumn/Winter 2018 catwalks. They could be short or long and they don’t necessarily have to be black. They can come in a variety of colours from a neutral tan through to more daring hues such as dark green or red. A leather dress may be a good way to show people that you mean business.
OUR PICKS: *note all styles can be layered for a winter look
Scanlan Theodore leather camisole dress $850
Lover Leather Mini Dress $795
Pleated skirts are back this season, this time with uncompromising attitude. Wear them over a pair of tights or trousers or with a pair of chunky-soled creepers for a more edgy look.
OUR PICKS: Romance Was Born Magic Stripe Skirt $490
Saba Cicely Red Midi Skirt $229
Autumn/Winter 2018 is all about glossy glimmer. From coats and trousers through to boots, the key pieces of several Autumn/Winter 2018 runway looks were defined by their glossy finish rather than fabrication. If you want to try this trend but find it overwhelming, start with a classic coat in a neutral colour with a slight gloss.
From traditional scarves tied under the chin through to scarf tops, patchwork scarf dresses and skirts, the scarf print is a trend that’s been waiting to explode for a few seasons. This Autumn/Winter 2018, it finally takes front page.
The best thing about this trend is that it’s quite easy to incorporate to your everyday outfit. You may simply wear a silk scarf around your head or neck, or pair a scarf top with tailored trousers. Patchwork scarf dresses are beautiful too and can be worn with simple accessories.
OUR PICKS: ASOS Design Scarf Print Dress $76
SPLURGE: Carven Multi Print Silk Shirt $375 (on sale!)
LAYERS, LAYERS, LAYERS!
Layers are a big trend this Autumn/Winter 2018. How to wear this trend? Simply step up your layering game by wearing two to three coats at the same time. Not only is it trendy, it’ll keep you warm too!
The colder weather doesn’t seem too bad with these stylish pieces that you can include in your winter wardrobe. Have fun incorporating these trends in your outfit! You’ll surely take on the colder weather with confidence and in style!