AW20 trends

Autumn Winter 20 trends and how to wear them

Style inspiration brought to you by resident stylist
Julie Dickson
@jools66

After a summer of casual comfort and luxe loungewear we are looking forward to a time when we can dress up and enjoy fashion again. We have scoured the international catwalks to find the five standout trends that will help you sharpen up your style ready for the new season. Here are my favourite Autumn Winter 2020 trends.

Paintbox brights

Probably the most flattering yet daunting trend to be seen on the A/W 20 catwalks were the pops of bright colour spotted at Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera & Marcus Lupfer. Deep and intense colours such as cobalt, tomato red and emerald green were styled head to toe or used as accents with “natural neutrals” such as tobacco, camel and aubergine. This trend is easy to adopt and just one investment will instantly update your wardrobe. Look for one piece in the colour that suits you such as this fabulous pumpkin thermal coat, this fine-knit ochre jumper or this pine green tie-neck blouse.

thermal coat
Country Heritage

One of the most wearable Autumn Winter 2020 trends, spotted on the catwalks of Victoria Beckham, Celine and Burberry, was the Country Heritage look − a mix of classic fabrics such as wool, corduroy and tweed with traditional techniques such as tailoring and hand knitting. So, think a Chanel-inspired cropped tweed jacket with gold buttons over an ochre tie detail top and a full black cord skirt. Top off with knee-high boots and gold heritage jewellery like gold knot earrings and a pile of chain necklaces. If you just want a nod to this trend, look for a strong piece in a check fabric such as this longline coat and throw over your everyday wardrobe.

cropped tweed jacket
Creature comforts

After months of wearing soft, comfortable clothes we were more than relieved to see the trend following on into autumn. Comfort was key on the catwalks of Isabel Marant, Burberry and Bottega Veneta whose collections incorporated cosy tactile fabrics in the softest hues of blush, nude and cream. Our soft pink Teddy coat is the starting point for this look. Throw it over these ecru soft stretch trousers and an ecru fluffy jumper and finish off your look with nude or silver trainers.

Teddy coat
The look of leather

Every woman should own at least one great piece of leather in her wardrobe and it would seem fashion’s infatuation for leather and its sustainable siblings is going nowhere this season. From buttery leather dresses at Salvatore Ferragamo to supple coats and jackets at Petar Petrov, there is something for everyone with this Autumn Winter fashion trend. If you are investing then choose a piece from a natural palette of black, tobacco, ox blood and caramel so you can wear it for years to come. The catwalk went head to toe but for a more wearable look team with fashion-forward pieces from the new season. I’ve styled this tan biker jacket with this pretty blue print midi dress and I’d team it with knee-high leather boots. Or try this plum PVC pencil skirt with a colour block sweater or jewel toned blouse.

biker leather jacket
Luxe utility

Instead of dressing down utilitarian separates with trainers, it’s time to think about giving them a more luxurious lease of life. Soft duster coats layered over silky combat pants and waistcoats at Jil Sander or fluid khaki dresses with military detailing at By Malene Birger looked all grown up, with leather heeled pumps or knee-high boots giving the look a totally different vibe. I love the fluidity of this soft khaki jacket worn over the tencel cappuccino shirt dress, which I would belt and layer over a silky polo neck and finish off with knee-high leather boots.

utility jacket
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