I’m a tad sad to see the end of summer as we head into autumn. I hope March is full of warm sunny days and that autumn is delayed somewhat as I love my easy and versatile summer wardrobe. Throwing on a jumpsuit or knee length dress with a pair of comfy slides is just so uncomplicated – it seems to suits me more every year.
I’m personally hoping for a trans-seasonal autumn where I still get to maximise my summer wardrobe and gain some more mileage from it – I’m not tired of my beloved summer pieces just yet!
With that said, it is always exciting to see what’s coming ‘in’ for the new season. The autumn fads and trends are looking to be just that!
Shoulder to shoe coloured suits…
While the suit was created way back in the ’20s, the 80’s saw it reemerge in a big way, particularly for women in the workforce. Well, watch out because it’s back with a vengeance – this season in colour! Bold and bright suit dressing is the modern twist for autumn 19! Think pink, yellow, red and green – or a pastel suit if bright and bold is too ‘out there’.
Start by picking a trouser shape that works for you and get a good tailor to tweak it to the perfect fit. The best thing about this trend is that you can split the set and dress the jacket down with denim or thrown over a floral dress. Make the pants versatile by pairing with anything from a body suit, blouse or t-shirt.
Single or double breasted? Take your pick, although keep in mind double-breasted suit jackets can be a bit boxy while hiding a lovely waist.
Denim on denim…
I can hear many of you saying – no way! I don’t think it’s for me either at this point but you never know. If you’re going to do denim on denim just don different shades of stuff. Try black or white jeans with a blue jacket or shirt to test the waters. Hunt for a 90’s style denim jacket at a market or op shop for some added uniqueness.
Check out the checks…
Checks are reappearing once again – did they ever really leave us? Either way, I can’t wait to be smothered once again in my long boyfriend check blazer from last year. It’s the perfect trans-seasonal item – not too heavy or light!
Whether printed or woven it’s a great style with so many easy ways to wear it. From checked jackets to shirts and dresses, this trend can be used to add texture and interest to a simple jeans and T-shirt look. For classic simplicity go for an elegantly printed shirt or a checked jacket – either of these pieces will work seamlessly back into your current wardrobe.