AUTUMN WARDROBE: RECYCLING LAST YEAR’S CLOTHES

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HIS & HERS TAKES A LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE LAST YEAR’S CLOTHES LOOK LIKE PERFECTLY ON-TREND NEW BUYS…

The autumn-winter season has finally arrived, meaning cosy clothes can come out of your wardrobe. But, what’s in style this season? And, how can we reuse our AW17 wardrobe for this season’s fashion? In this guide, we’ll cover what’s hot for men and women this autumn-winter, perfect if you’re shopping for yourself or buying for your other half, or trying to give some wardrobe staples a new lease of life this season!

AW18 for men

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Image by menswear specialist: Charles Tyrwhitt.

Combining wool and suede was a big hit last year — with many men rocking the winter months with that combination. And, it’s back this year. Giorgio Armani mixed up the textures further with a shearling, suede and leather jacket that looks smart yet cosy for the colder months.

If you want to stand out on the street this season, you’ll need to look at your clothes from years ago. That’s because this year it’s all about throwing it back to the ’90s. 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).

Once again, the leather jacket will take the spotlight. Instead of the shorter bomber style though, this season it’s all about oversized leather coats that can be paired with slim-leg jeans and winter boots. Fendi, Balenciaga and Paul Smith were all rocking the look during their AW18 shows this season.

Brown is a big colour this season, too. From brown suits 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.

Keep warm with plenty of layers as the colder months lock in. 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.

AW18 for women

autumn wardrobe 2Animal print is back — and it’s here to stay throughout the autumn-winter period. 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.

Victoria Beckham demonstrated her love for leopard print and 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?

Don’t just save your glitzy outfits for the New Year’s Eve party! Paco Rabanne showed off their models in oversized silver sequins that brought some much-loved sparkle to the runway. Don’t wait until late December to bring your glitter dresses out of the wardrobe, embrace them in October and November too!

Oversized and chunky knits are back for the colder seasons too. 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!

Follow these tips from Charles Tyrwhitt, fitted men’s shirts retailer, and rock the best autumn-winter looks this season.

We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with Charles Tyrwhitt. For more style inspiration, please pay a visit to our fashion page.

(Womenswear image by Karen Millen).

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