Sweater weather is here and it’s calling for brand new outfits, both warm and trendy.
So let’s take a look at what the main seasonal trends are: from runway shows to the streets of Paris, the 80s have arisen once again with a flowering of sequins, shoulder pads and pants with pleats deeper than ever. Many celebrities have indulged this striking return, such as Chloë Sevigny in her oversized polka dot ensemble or Kate Bosworth in this long sequined dress with shoulder pads and side split.
Hero of Fashion Weeks all around the globe and already spotted in many windows, animalier prints have had a great comeback, particularly leopard, snake and zebra stripes. From the simplest of pumps to the high-end clutch bag, from the smallest of details to the whole outfit. Vanessa Hudgens and Salma Hayek did not miss the chance to shine in this trend and both wore leo outfits with great style.
Another great protagonist of Fall 2018 is leather: it never really left from rockers at heart, but now it has conquered even the minds of those who were still too shy. With form-fitting skirts, patented jackets and even dresses and heat-to-toe outfits, leather is ruling Red Carpets. From Kristen Bell to Charlize Theron, the leather trend has been pervasive, even in its suede version.
To protect yourself from the biting wind, the obvious choice is a coat or a jacket inspired by the classical style and patterns of Savile Row. Check and tartan, herringbone and houndstooth – typical of the classiest British clothing – become the new city armor for the modern businesswoman, with two or three piece sets that can be worn in their entirety or as separates and mixed with other prints.
Bonus points? A very extra long coat, like the one worn by Gigi Hadid (a fabulous number from Mango, too bad it’s already sold out).
With so many options, all you have to do is to choose the right clothes to spend a perfect autumn day in, among scents of hot seasonal drinks (pumpkin spice latte anyone?), chatter and window shopping.
All photos taken by me during Paris Fashion Week (Sept. 2018)