How Can We Work Last Year’s Fashion into this Season’s Outfits?
AW18 season is upon us and our fashion trends are changing as always. But what styles should we be working this time around? And, how can we incorporate last year’s wardrobe for this season’s fashion? We’ve got your back as CT Shirts, retailers of Charles Tyrwhitt men’s oxford shirts have investigated what’s hot for men and women this autumn-winter, perfect if you are shopping for yourself or present buying for your other half.
For the women
Layering is bang on trend for AW18 as shown by designers such as Balenciaga at their fashion shows. If you’re bold enough, the best way to layer is with contrasting colour and textures. Dig out you metallic puffa jacket from last year and wear it over a fringed jumper.
This season has seen animal print playing a huge part in fashion shows. While Victoria Beckham demonstrated her love for leopard print, other designers such as Isabel Marant were all about snake patterns. The great thing about this style being in trend is that you can mix and match animal print and still create an outfit that looks well put together. Leopard print has rarely been out of the spotlight in recent years — why not pair your printed cami dress with snakeskin boots and a matching clutch?
Last year we saw a lot of glitz and glam over Christmas and New Year parties and events. But this season we can embrace them long before the Christmas period. Paco Rabanne showed off their models in oversized silver sequins that brought some much-loved sparkle to the runway. So, don’t wait until late December to bring your glitter dresses out of the wardrobe!
Chunky, oversized knit is making a comeback for the colder seasons also. The great thing about this year’s trends though, is that you can pair your grandad knit with your summer dress and still look on-trend. Miu Miu showed off an outfit that was made up of a green floral midi dress and fluffy grey knit — no need to pack away your summer clothes just yet!
For the men
Shearling was one of the biggest trends we saw for men in AW17 – the style of suede and wool combined in one garment. This year it is making a return. Giorgio Armani mixed up the textures further with a shearling, suede and leather jacket that looks smart yet cosy for the colder months.
We are seeing many 90’s trends coming back into fashion this year, so you may want to dig a little deeper into your wardrobes. You might’ve thought you’d seen the back of shell suits and full tracksuits, but they’re back with a vengeance. On the catwalk, Prada completed the look with branded bucket hats and lightweight waterproof jackets (ideal for autumn weather).
The item of clothing which always seems to come back is the leather jacket. But this time around are seeing oversized leather coats instead of a short bomber style, which can be paired with a slim jean and winter boots. Fendi, Balenciaga and Paul Smith were all rocking the look during their AW18 shows this season – and gitman vintage men’s oxford shirts always look good.
When looking at what colours to incorporate into your outfits this year, think autumnal brown, a colour you’re sure to have in your wardrobe already. From brown suits (see top image) to oversized ponchos and shiny leather jackets, the brown colour palette is so versatile. If you don’t want to overdo this shade, you can keep it simple with brown accessories such as hats, scarves and shoes to get in with the trend.
Similar to the womenswear trends, layering is a big part of men’s fashion this AW18 also. It’s all about bringing together different garments in an effortlessly stylish sort of way. You might not have worn a V-neck in a few years but bring it out this year and slip it on top of a roll-neck jumper for an on-trend outfit. Other ways to layer include pairing an open checked shirt (a print that was everywhere in AW17) with a graphic t-shirt and black skinny jeans.