It may still be balmy and warm when you open your curtains every morning, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start considering Fall fashion trends for 2018. While you’ve loved your summer shorts, your open-toed sandals and your sunnies, it’s time for a fashion and season change. Autumn is that kooky little season where the weather is a fickle creature. Sometimes the days require little more than a cute tee, whereas other days feel like winter is emerging and we are skipping Autumn altogether. Your wardrobe should be full of eclectic pieces that allow you to dress comfortably in any weather and in any season. Take a look at these autumnal fashion trends that you might want to purchase on your next trip to the high street.
While calm, serene and simple attire has been the look of choice for many fashionistas, the animal print pieces are seeing a roaring comeback. Leopard print, tiger stripes, and zebra monotone have made it onto the catwalk this year. Victoria Beckham is a fan, and Tom Ford has also paid homage to the big cat. If you’re keen to take a foray into the animal print realm, wear one piece at a time. A mix of patterns within one outfit can look garish and gaudy. The simplest autumnal piece would be a lighter leopard print coat; perfect for when you need that extra layer.
A good pashmina should last you a lifetime. The perfect added layer for those chilly evenings, a pashmina can be incredibly versatile. You may wish to opt for the ornate Kashmiri shawls adorning the high street. Decadently embroidered by hand, these labors of love are all unique even though they follow similar patterns. They are soft, comfortable and go with any outfit. You can accessorize up to pair your pashmina with an evening gown or simply whip it over your shoulders for a jaunt to the park with pals.
Vintage looks have transcended the world of interiors and fashion in recent years. Autumn 2018 is no different. The catwalk has been full of plaid shirts, herringbone tweed trousers, and quirky twill brogues. The tactile nature of the fabric and its origins as a heritage design, make tweed the perfect fall material. Coarse and heavy, there is a reassuring warmth to any tweed piece you purchase. For a more tailored look, you may even want to explore the tweed trouser suit for the perfect autumnal office attire.
Alongside the vintage tweed, retro leather is also making a return to the catwalk. Simple biker jackets, leather pencil skirts, and more bold leather catsuits are becoming popular as autumn descends. The texture is warming, comfortable and has a rugged scent. Be courageous with your leather and pair it up with denim for the ultimate retro Levis-esque 1980s look.
Fall 2018 is a season for textures and tactile fabrics. If you are after a bold and eclectic wardrobe, head to the high street and hunt for some of these inspirational outfit ideas.