One of my favourite ways to start the autumn season is by scrolling back on Vogue Runway to refresh my memory of all the Fall 2022 ready-to-wear collections that debuted at the beginning of the year.
There is so much excitement when the seasons change. Apart from leaves turning rusty and the crisp smell of autumn in the air, countless creamy cups of coffee topped with cinnamon and a new batch of books at the ready for a cosy night in, there’s fall fashion. Oh, fall fashion…
From putting all colourful spring and summer garments away and bringing out bundles of cosy knits, leather boots and warm coats on display, there’s something magical right about when the year strikes September.
Before refreshing my wardrobe for a new season, I have a good look at any AW22 trends that could fit my personal look, see how I can improve my style, what catches my eye and of course, I check what is still wearable from previous years of shopping sprees.
If you are like me and love rewearing older stuff with each season as well as implementing a more conscious approach on fashion but are still curious about the latest fashion trends, then in this post I am going to show you five trends I spotted on the runway that you can adopt in your own style and even put together outfits with what you probably already have in your autumn wardrobe.
And stay tuned because next month, we’ll have a new ‘The Wishlist: The October Issue‘ post with everything I’m on the hunt for this autumn, plus new trends and the latest shopping buys.
Now, back to the Autumn/ Winter 2022 runway trends.
I spotted lots of textures (from polished leather and cosy knits to dreamy tulle fabrics), a mix of both dark and light colour palettes, corsets and mini skirts, an explosion of patterns (check, swirls and intricate designs), comfy leg warmers and over-the-knee boots, statement coats and a subtle 90s and Y2K influence.
So, these are the five AW22 trends I love and I think you will too…
Suits have been big for years but one thing I spotted this season is the pretty layering. Grab a thin turtleneck jumper, throw a white shirt on top and then finish off with a blazer.
You can either match your trousers to the blazer, or simply opt for a classic pair of black tailored suit trousers.
If you want to go all out, or are always cold like I am, you can also add a matching vest on top of your shirt, with a blazer draped over your shoulders.
The great thing about suits is that you can really dress them up or down. Go for a more casual look with a pair of chunky trainers, or more office-ready with some stylish loafers.
Can you say Autumn/ Winter without mentioning leather? I don’t think so. And that’s because it’s such a timeless material that embodies everything about the colder seasons.
Black faux leather pants, plus leather jackets and boots are always part of my wardrobe and a go-to when the leaves start falling.
And I say black because that’s what complements my body type best, although I adore neutral faux leather garments too, from luscious tans to dark chocolate browns.
Dress from head to toe in leather for a bold look or embrace the trend with an oversized biker jacket or a nice pair of tactile trousers.
This past summer we’ve had an explosion of colour delight our eyes and as the seasons change, so does the colour palette for my wardrobe.
This Autumn/ Winter, I am moving towards darker shades, especially chocolate browns, although the likes of Valentino are proposing an unusually pink approach this autumn (which I also love).
I personally am obsessed with the all-over chocolate brown looks from the runway. This shade just looks so good, from leather skirts and dresses to pants and coats.
Create a monochrome and minimalist outfit in this shade of brown for a simple yet super stylish look.
If there’s one thing you should have in your wardrobe to elevate your style, that’s a statement coat. Be it a glamorous faux fur coat, or a striking embellished trench, you can never go wrong with powerful outerwear.
From dreamy neutrals to dark and sultry, choose yours according to your preferred colour palette and personal style. It’s worth investing in a good piece that you can wear for years to come.
Wool, tweed, faux fur and durable cotton are great options to keep warm this season.
Get inspired by the runway, from the likes of Jaquemus and Stella McCartney, to step out in style with an impressive coat.
If you couldn’t guess, the focus of this trend is the vest. Very 90s of the big fashion names, the simple vest is back in style and fun fact – as I am writing this post, with a creamy cup of coffee next to me, I am wearing a white vest tank top.
It’s of the most practical items to have in your wardrobe, both in terms of layering and style, plus they come at very accessible prices, unless you go for the Prada vest pictured below with the branded metallic plaque (from £690).
Pair yours with a statement skirt to take it up a notch, or a pair of faux leather trousers for a street style-inspired look.
I am now off to declutter my wardrobe and keep only the essentials for Autumn/ Winter.
Which trend is your favourite? Let me know in the comments or get in touch on Instagram.
See you soon here on blog,
Images sourced from Vogue Runway.
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