It’s always sad saying goodbye to summer… Wait a minute?! We’ve just suffered through the hottest Sydney summer in 158 years; I'm sure most of us will agree we’re ready to embrace a cool change! And with so many stunning Autumn fashion trends about to hit the streets, we can’t say we’ll be feeling the post-summer blues for too long.
Fresh from the lips from Australia’s best-known designers and stylists, we have your exclusive insight into the trends set to dominate the fashion scene this Autumn.
Australia’s 7 Hottest Autumn Trends for 2017
1. Bright colours with metallic touches
This Autumn sees cooler shades step aside with a bevvy of bright pinks, purples and reds to step into the limelight. Blush pink will continue its dominance from last year, along with vivid fuchsia and magenta. Not sure how to wear pink? Check out our last blog post for tips on how to style pink this season. Purples and reds of all hues will add a fresh pop of colour to the usual burgundy we see each Autumn. However, if pinks, purples and reds aren’t quite your thing, military green and midnight blue are also set to take centre stage. Military green is so versatile; you can rock it with cosy knits, a statement button down jacket, skinny leg jeans and more. To round off the Autumn palette, metallic shines will add an element of glam to your Autumn wardrobe this year, so don’t be afraid to step it up with a little sequin and glimmer.
2. Boho is back
Bohemian is back with an accent on faded florals. We love this effortless, feminine look adorned with frills and flowing layered separates. Whimsical maxi dresses, sheer fabrics and a few tassels will be more popular than ever this Autumn. Zimmerman’s blush pink floral dress was a show stopper at the recent David Jones Autumn catwalk collection. A great example of Bohemian chic at it’s finest.
3. Puffer Jackets 2.0
The puffer jacket has re-emerged on the runways, except this season’s humble puffer has been re-invented- for the better. It’s all about being oversized with a metallic shine. What’s not to love about a standout piece that protects you from the elements and is hugely on trend in the global fashion arena. Take advantage of this ultimate comfort piece, wear it loud and proud, pairing it with jeans and ankle boots or a slinky midi skirt.
Another hit from DJ’s recent runway collection was motocross à la mode. Think black leather; pleated, perforated and with cut outs. Motorbike jackets are a must-have this season, so now is the time to invest. Laser cut dresses and separates from the likes of Rebecca Valance, Ellery, KITX and Manning Cartell are all going feature heavily in edgy, high-end street style this Autumn.
5. Shout out to the Seventies
Playing into the boho-chic trend, we’ll see more 70’s-inspired vintage florals, high-waisted jeans, double denim and all things retro, offering a more playful take on this Autumn’s fashion style. With added flare, modern tweaks and fresh colour combos, Karen Walker and Alice McCall are the iconic designers to keep an eye on if you want to rock the retro style this season.
6. White shoes
If the shoe fits… make it white! Fashion bloggers and stylists are all hitting Instagram with the latest in white footwear, be it heels, slippers, ankle boots or loafers. Why not start experimenting with white shoes that go beyond the humble sneaker. Come on ladies; it’s now or never!
7. Velvet in Vogue
Velvet offers a luxe richness that most fabrics cannot. From monochrome to prints to embroideries, velvet is versatile, timeless and uniquely expressive. Wear in layers or straight up depending on your personal style. For the more apprehensive of us, why not invest in a killer pair of velvet boots.
This year's Autumn fashion trends are innovative, adaptable and a lot of fun. We can’t wait to see what you’re all wearing on the streets in the coming weeks. Whether it be a show stopping feature piece or a mix and match approach, you're bound to have a lot of fun with your Autumn wardrobe in 2017.
Over to you…
What Autumn piece are you investing in this year?
We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.