It may feel a little bit wrong to talk about the autumn and winter fashion trends when we’re still very much in the middle of a heatwave in the UK. But fashion houses have been talking about the 2018/19 looks we should be aspiring towards since the beginning of the year and, really, who are we to deny them?
The My Favourite Voucher Codes office might be divided over the best time of year, but some of us are big fans of the colder time of year. Not only does it promise the best holiday of the year (is it too early to say the word Christmas – probably!), but there’s something extra cosy we just can’t deny loving. And, of course, autumn/winter fashion is the best.
So what should we be incorporating into our layers this year? We’ve kept our beady eyes on the catwalks and now we’re going to tell you how to make the autumn/winter trends for 2018/19 accessible to you.
Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Trends Reflecting a Sign of the Times
It goes without saying 2018 has been a gruelling year for women. Between the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement, us ladies have been taking a stance and it looks like key designers have been paying attention. Much of the looks taking to the runway have been equal amounts fierce and resilient, protective shields acting as the perfect summary for power dressing this season. Tick off these trends and you’ll be feeling like one empowered female.
- Animal Print: Leopard print dominates in D&G, Michael Kors and Tom Ford, with tiger stripes making an appearance in the Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga collections.
- Gloss: Shield from your haters with gloss, metallics and a bit of sparkle taking Balmain, Christian Dior and Paco Rabanne by storm.
- Cuts to take Charge: From more modest cuts with high necklines and low hems, to broad shoulders and a lot of suits, bulkier silhouettes are everywhere this season.
Dress the Trends
Short of buying a leopard print suit with glittery tassels, why not think about smaller ways you can incorporate these bold styles into your everyday wardrobe? If you’re not sure you’re confident enough to embrace animal prints in a big way just yet, we recommend print shoes to liven up an outfit.
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Go full glitter ball with this gorgeous maxi skirt with Fashion World discount codes. Not only does this tick off that gloss trend, but it also ticks off those lower, more modest hemlines. Brighten up your day by wearing casually with a plain white tee tucked in or be brave with a glitzy crop top or fancy blouse to match at your festive celebrations.
Materials & Patterns for Women’s Autumn/Winter Styles
Animal prints might have got its claws into us, but there are also other key materials and patterns to be looking out for as autumn hits. From leather/pleather to tweed, these textiles are all the best parts of autumn and winter. From warm autumnal colours to those snug, heavyweight materials that keep our toes toasty as the winter bites. Snuggle up in this year’s must have materials and patterns.
- Leather Look: Always a trusty motive in wardrobes this time of year, it’s well and truly time to bring out the leather (or faux leather). Embrace it with Hermes leather skirts and Givenchy, Miu Miu and Alexander McQueen going all out with predominantly mid-length dresses.
- Tweed: There’s no other way to power dress than to channel the higher powers of the UK. The Queen is all about the tweed and now so are we.
Dress the Trends
You can never go wrong with a leather jacket, let’s face it. But we want to take this leather look trend that one step further and evolve those autumn/winter wardrobes. From leather trousers to skirts, we could all do with a bit more leather in our lives. The perfect length, the midi real leather skirt from Phase Eight offers a sharp silhouette with its high waist, bodycon fit and cutting side zip feature. Reduced by nearly 25% with Phase Eight promo codes, this one ticks all our boxes. As well as Phase Eight, it’s also worth looking out for regular 10% off Debenhams discount vouchers to save on your latest wardrobe additions.
What Colours are an Autumn/Winter Must?
Whilst for men this year it’s all about those brown hues, women will be picking out fun, bright colours in preparation for their autumn/winter wardrobes. You may have thought they were behind you as you bid farewell to summer, but that’s not the case. The catwalk saw a huge celebration of bright colours, including these top choices:
- Scarlet Red: From Badgley Mischka’s showstopping ballgown to oversized coats from Marc Jacobs and Oscar De La Renta. It would seem it’s time to paint the town red.
- Hot Pink: So long, millennial pink. Hot pink fuchsia tones are making a comeback with Alexander Wang and Christian Siriano at the forefront.
Dress the Trends
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Prefer a pair of comfortable trousers? Why not a pair of pink straight fit trousers that cut off at the ankle? Slightly muted from the fuchsia vibes, these trousers (that you can get with Banana Republic discount codes) are perfect for weening your way into hotter colours and an ideal transitional piece from summer to autumn. They are also a great choice for work and in more laidback settings, too. Find a blazer to match and you’ll be looking suave in a power suit.
All that’s left to say is go forth and shop! The My Favourite Voucher Codes team are already compiling their autumn/winter wardrobe wish list as we speak and, let me tell you, there’s a lot of leopard print. Really, if there’s one thing this season’s trends is all about, it’s to be bold and go after what you want.
Posted By: Alice Marshall - My Favourite Voucher Codes - 18th July 2018