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Autumn trends, simplified

Posted on October 10 2018

As we move from summer into autumn we welcome a whole host of new trends for the fashion conscious to get their head around. And whilst the chance to try something new is always fun it’s not without its complications. As with everything, practice makes perfect and the first time you try putting a particular type of outfit together there’s a risk you might miss the target.

The last thing you want to do is hit the high street looking like a fashion disaster when your intention was to show off your fashion nous. So we’ve put together a simplified guide to help you throw an outfit together like you’re a fashion pro.

1. Get preppy

A return to the college, varsity trend that was popular a couple of years ago is making a resurgence but with more of an edge this time. To create this look you’re going to need an Oxford shirt and pair it with a bomber jacket, Lagerfeld currently do a great range. Finish the look by wearing a pair of dark jeans and a simple pair of sneakers.  

2. Urban prevails

There’s a strong emphasis on bringing an urban feel to your look and this can be done by incorporating impact pieces such as faded jeans. And if vintage is your thing, you could work in a baker boy style hat that will help keep you warm as well as looking sharp.

3. Black & white

Mixing and matching colours can be a difficult one to get right. If you’re successful then you can demonstrate that you really know your stuff but get it wrong and you can look like a walking clotheshorse. If you fall in to the latter category, then good news! Austere colours with a particular emphasis on black and white are back in, making it much easier for you to throw your outfits together. The great thing about this is it leaves your options for t-shirts and trousers wide open.

4. Roll necks

Practical, versatile and warm (not to mention the extra material to keep the chill off your neck), what’s not to love about roll necks? And they’re back in a big way for autumn ’18. They bring a real sophistication to an outfit and can make you look sharp, regardless of the occasion.

5. Waistcoats

 

An extra layer to keep you warm in the cold weather as well as stylish? Waistcoats are a perfect fit for the gent looking to dress up for an occasion this season. They’re ultra old school and can make you stand apart from the crowd if you go for a bold pattern or colour.  

6. Textured footwear

For too long, purely leather footwear has dominated the formal shoe market. But that’s about to change. Textured footwear is growing in popularity and you’ll begin to see them seep on to the high street over the coming months. It’s a great way to inject some creativity and colour in to your outfit. Get ahead of the curve and buy a pair now!