It’s officially Autumn! Although I’m a sun baby at heart, I love the change in seasons and fashion-wise this is my favourite season to dress for. All of the layering, cosy knitwear and leg-lengthening knee-high boots; it’s an absolute dream if you ask me and I’m so excited to switch up my wardrobe a little bit.
True to tradition, there are lots of new trends and styles popping up in the fashion world right now, but how do you decipher one from the next and make a decision on which ones you want to run with? It’s never a good idea to try and fit every trend into your own wardrobe, not least because not everything will suit you and of course, it’s not meant to. In the interest of keeping continuity within my own wardrobe and not buying things I’ll wear once and forget about, I like to pick one or two of my favourite trends and just buy a few new pieces, to style with existing pieces that I own.
I’ve picked out three of my favourite, new season trends to share with you today. They are all relatively easy to mix in with older items you might have and can be worn in numerous different ways.
So far, this one has to be my absolute favourite trend of the moment. I am the BIGGEST fan of wearing a plain black or plain white t-shirt with absolutely anything but I do sometimes feel a little boring on the days that I go for this look, so…being able to add a puff sleeve into the mix changes it all. Adding a puff or ‘balloon’ style sleeve to any type of top or blouse really adds an extra special touch and can make a boring tee so much more interesting.
I’ve already updated my t-shirt collection with both a black and white puff sleeve version from Zara and I’ve seen so many more options on the high street from puff sleeve sweaters, to sheer blouses that have voluminous sleeves as well as balloon leg jeans which you can see over on my Instagram here.
This is such a subtle, simple way to add a more trend-led item into your wardrobe and you don’t have to break your bank to do it. I’ve gathered a few of my current favourites below to give you some inspiration and ideas.
I first saw the tiered skirt trend creeping in around mid-summer. Rather than plain a-line or straight cut midi skirts, brands started adding in tiers to change up the style and create more shape and volume. Whilst we’re in this transition between seasons, longer length skirts are great as they provide a bit of extra warmth without the need for you to be 100% covered up and I do like to restrict that until the last possible moment, purely because in the UK we seem to spend 11 months of the year with absolutely no skin showing, from head to toe.
I recently bought a gorgeous tiered midaxi length dress from Zara. It’s fairly plain aside from the tiers, but it’s such a classic style which is so easy to wear – whilst still being on-trend.
When are florals not on trend? I mean, I’ve definitely heard of Spring Florals before but now we have dark, moody florals ready for Winter and I love it. I often struggle with florals, as they tend to be quite girly and feminine and that’s not really my vibe, so I’m excited to try out the darker florals this season and see how I can fit them into my wardrobe.
I actually have a midi dress from Zara a couple of seasons ago, which is a darker toned floral than usual so I’ve already mentally styled that one with a blazer and my Docs. I’ve found a few alternatives to show you, in case you don’t already have an old version tucked in the back of your wardrobe.
Let me know what you think of these three trends and whether you’ll be buying into any of them this season…