WITH the colder months creeping up on us all, you will likely have seen the latest seasonal collections landing in stores. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about the autumn/winter pieces that will complete your wardrobe. It might feel overwhelming to see so much newness, so I’ve picked some of my wearable trends that could become lifelong pieces in your wardrobe.
Metallics: Think liquid metals. Although gold is my colour, I am absolutely loving the liquid silver seen in everything from maxi skirts to loafers. You can easily wear the trend in an elevated way by pairing it with black for a glam evening look. Or make it more casual with a basic cream knit and trainers. And if gold is normally your colour, why not try some metal clashing, pairing gold and silvers together. One of my favourite pieces at the moment are the Jigsaw silver jeans. They are a gorgeous fit and for my more petite frame, the length is perfect.
Leather: From leather trenches to leather blazers and trousers; you cannot go wrong with a leather piece. And although in new trend formulations for this season, leather is always a key staple to any winter wardrobe. If you are looking for a more sustainable approach, opting for a vegan leather might be better suited. Seek out the Alice + Olivia vegan double breasted trench in a gorgeous chocolate brown, which will easily elevate any outfit. From a smarter look to something more casual, the chocolate brown is a softer variation on black, and completely on trend. Before investing, think about the colours in your wardrobe and how you can incorporate a new neutral.
Colourful kicks: Swap your crisp white trainers for a bold colour for a fresh look to your wardrobe. The white trainer isn’t going anywhere, but it’s had its limelight and I’m excited for coloured variations. Pick from bright oranges to neon yellows and traffic light red. You’ve probably spotted some of your favourite influencers in their colourful numbers after the craze of the Adidas Sambas! They are a great way to add a spot of drama and personality and ensure you stand out. Pair with a contrast colour sock or a glittery number for a bit more fun. Ranging from newer brands like Hoff to classics like Golas or Adidas or more retro New Balances the options are endless for any budget or style.
Neelam Mistry-Thaker is a fashion expert, personal stylist, and style coach.