As hard as it is to admit, the summer is coming to an end. However, before the weather gets cold and your fellow fashionistas start refreshing their closets, you should start stacking up on the hottest autumn aesthetics. No time is better than now to plan and update your wardrobe with the latest designer pieces we predict will be essential this season.
Dad sandals on a chunky platform were a big-hitter this summer, and the trend for a strong heel isn’t going away soon. However, bare feet are not compatible with oncoming colder weather , and therefore sandals are steadily being replaced by dad sneakers. Ranging from everybody’s favourite trainer experts Nike to advocates of all things chic Valentino Garavani, many designer brands have already released their versions of chunky sneakers.
Silky Wide-Leg Pants
Silk and linen are fabrics that associate with summer due to their lightness; however, their popularity won’t fade this autumn either. Wide-leg trousers of luxurious material such as silk are certainly on the list of designer pieces that will be a staple this season. Plus, with them being every summer’s essential, upon investing into a trustworthy pair of silky pants you will have a trusty piece for years to love. They’re a no-brainer to style, can be dressed up and down, and are probably the closest to pyjamas you can wear in public.
We have been observing the signature headwear of French fashionistas reemerging for a while now. Slowly, shyly, but certainly. However, it is this autumn we recommend including a beret in your list of essential designer pieces. The trick is to go bold or go home: while berets themselves are chicer than knit beanies, the hit of Autumn 19 will be berets of eye-grabbing patterns. Animal prints we’ve seen taking over the high street and cat walks since last year are still going strong - especially when it comes to headwear.
After an acidy boost of neon green this summer it’s time to cool down and give our eyes a little rest. And what soothes better than lavender? Subtle and gentle shades of purple are soon to replace neon madness. Start looking now as they are on the market already. Get browsing for your ideal lavender goodies and get ahead of the curve before everyone else catches up on the trend.
As previously mentioned, the animal prints craze that started last year is nowhere near finished. So, those who have been religiously following the trends of 2019 can exhale in relief - most likely, they already have this season essential within their collection of designer pieces. A leopard slip skirt that got you through the summer will be a trustworthy companion through colder months as well. Pair it with Dr Martens and a beige jumper: outfit sorted!
Florals never go out of fashion. While flowers usually carry a carefree and colourful vibe of summer that’s not the case this autumn. Most fashion powerhouses, such as Prada and Louis Vuitton, put their mind to florals that are more modest. Dark fabrics peppered with bright floral prints undeniably radiate a feel of autumn: bright yellow flowers on a dark grey canvas are incredibly similar to colourful autumn leaves on gloomy autumn days.
Late summer months became notorious for a surprising trend of milkmaid inspired shirts and the demure femininity they promote. In autumn, cowboy era continues to thrive, though this time embracing a completely different vibe. Cowboy boots are a total must-have this season - with extra points if they are in cow prints. Top tip from Kture: pair them with the above mentioned milkmaid shirts and skinny jeans for the maximum effect. You can thank us later.
We all know that trench coats are a timeless classic and therefore one of the designer pieces every woman should invest in. However, usual trenches may not do the trick this autumn. As catwalks have hinted, the hit of the season will be leather and oversized trenches. Most fashion houses could not choose between the two and thus the fashion crowd is dying to get their hands on roomy leather trenches. So long, leather biker jackets! You cannot compete with the king of outerwear.
Wide Shoulder Blazers
Another classic item predicted to emerge with a new (or rather well-forgotten old) twist to it - blazers. Although already a staple piece of every business woman, blazers are to have another golden era this autumn. The main attribute making blazers stand out from the realm of wardrobe essentials this season will be big, wide and puffy shoulders. No need to co-ord them with trousers and court heels; you’ll be impressed by how well they work with slip skirts and a pair of trainers.
A Carry-All Bag
The world of fashion is going mad about miniature bags seen all over the catwalk throughout fashion shows - but hear us out! What everyone is missing amidst the hype is another, much handier everyday trend. A sleek carry-all tote won’t just be your best friend in commute - it will also complement every outfit with its irresistible chic. Remember, designer pieces must be as comfortable as they are beautiful for they deserve to be worn for years and not be hidden away for special occasions only.
The 70s hype, along with several other trends we have noted transitioning from summer to autumn, will still be a thing. In autumn, don’t limit yourself to tie-dye shirts you’ve purchased throughout the summer. Get some tie-dyed trousers and hoodies to battle the gloom and summer blues with a bouquet of colours everywhere you go.
As we have previously predicted, hair accessories are very important this autumn. The bigger, the better. If you couldn’t style a printed beret, we have another option for you - a padded headband you can match with pretty much everything. They come in all colours and are an absolute winner due to their versatility and simplicity. Their popularity is growing at the speed of light and they are all over the high street already. However, if you prefer designer pieces, Prada has a wide variety of these to offer.
Statement Sleeve Sweaters
The sweater weather makes many a fashionista upset. If you are one of them, don’t be sad - this year is the year sweaters are in to make a statement. While getting jumpers in animal prints alone would be enough to make one stand out, the key element of Autumn 2019 sweats is sleeves. Big, balloon-like sleeves. Warm, cozy and chic. Yes, this is the year of sweaters and knits.
2019 is truly unique: many trends we have observed in AW18 not only transitioned into SS19 but are still popular in AW19. The new trends, however, have already entered the market yet. Be ahead of the curve and find them on Kture.