It feels terrible to say it, especially after the scorching weather we had through July, but with August nearly done we’ll soon be moving into Autumn, and with it the new Autumn/Fall fashion collections. As the seasons change, so do the trends, and not just because we might need an extra layer now and then. If you’re interested in fashion you probably follow all the magazines that break the new, upcoming trends. If you’re dreaming of changing from fashion fan to fashion designer, then signing up for a fashion course in London could be your first step.
With the new season nearly upon us, here are some fashion trends to keep an eye on as we move into Autumn.
- Distressed Denim. This Autumn it looks like skinny jeans will still be in, but many designers are going for a distressed look. If you can’t stretch to the three-figure sums of the big brands, then the high street names are sure to follow this trend, bringing it in reach of most. Of course you could always take an old pair of jeans and do a DIY distress job on them.
- Grungy Gear. What goes around comes around, and this Autumn it looks like the fashion is going to be inspired by the early 90s grunge music scene. Think chunky jumpers, leather boots and serious attitude. It might even be possible to make that jumper Nan knitted you last Christmas cool with a few homemade improvements. If you fancy something a bit more feminine then a dark slip dress with an understated floral print on it should do the trick. Just make sure you keep the leather boots!
- Pastel Pink. Judging by the runways of late it looks like a muted, pastel pink is going to be in for the new season. Think powdery, baby grow pink not the neon, day-glow 80s variety that’s been doing the rounds lately. You don’t have to go overboard with it either. A pink purse or even just some nail polish can be the perfect splash of colour to get you noticed.
- Check Mate. Another style choice that was big in the 90s is on its way back. Check, plaid and tartan were all sported by the alt rockers of the day and their legions of fans. Taking a checked shirt and teaming it with a leather jacket and chunky Doc Martens is a look that will work for guys and girls. If you don’t fancy going too rock, then it looks like there will be an assortment of plaid accessories on offer, so why not use a tartan scarf to bring some colour and excitement to those neutral autumnal tones.
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