Autumn-Winter 2018

by Apple Sharma

Mon, 01 October 2018

autumn winter fashion

It’s time to say goodbye to suntans and bikinis, and say hello to winter woolies and boots. With the change in season comes a brand-new wardrobe. Add some colour and fun by trying out some of the hottest trends for this season.

Animal Instincts 

Who doesn’t like animal prints? Channel your inner beast with zebra or leopard prints and walk the city jungle with confidence. Wear it in the original shades of black and white and browns, or experiment with colours, as seen on the catwalk of Zadig&Voltaire. Go glamorous by wearing the design in different fabrics like patent leather, or increase your street credit with a one-piece – if you dare!

Style Tip: If you’re not feeling brave enough to wear the print from head to toe, then introduce it with single pieces like an oversized animal-print sweater over leggings and boots, or a statement handbag or shoes.

Autumn Breeze  ​​​​​​​

This is one of the easiest looks to rock this season. Get inspired by the autumn colours and the falling leaves – think earthy neutrals and shade spectrums of green, brown, yellow and red. For a perfectly put together wintery look, either go with different shades in the same colour palette or mix and match earthy tones, as Etro showcased on its runway. Designers embraced this trend with a range of hues from dull tans and browns to bottle greens and mahogany reds.

Style Tip: For a luxe feel and look, pair burgundy with deep green and mustard yellow with rust – these combinations work beautifully together.

Orange Obsession

Frank Sinatra once said, “Orange is the happiest colour” and we agree! Bringing a sense of warmth and fun to this whole season, this is one trend that lit the catwalks of many designers including the likes of Lanvin and Tory Burch. Do what you will with this hue – go super bright or mellow it down with shades like burnt orange and terracotta.

Style Tip: Blend various shades of orange from light to dark in one outfit or colour block – orange with purple or pink – go on, give it a try!

Topical Tartan 

Checks have always been a big favourite and never really left the runways. But they’ve made a big splash this season with colour instead. Retire your monotonous greys and blacks and bring out the vibrant plaids, from reds and yellow to multi-colours of the Rubik’s cube. Take style inspiration from the catwalks of Michael Kors and Paul Smith, where the designers paired the pattern with florals and animal prints for serious runway envy.

Style Tip: This is a bold trend, so if you don’t want to go criss-cross crazy with colour, then add just one element like a scarf or a hat to make a simple outfit stand out.