New York Fashion Week wrapped up, but in its wake, we have been blessed with a sneak peek into the Autumn Winter trends. This year the colder months are all about bright, bold statement pieces. So it’s time to say goodbye to your basic winter knits, muted colours and demure hemlines. With strong ’80s vibes, head to toe leather, plaid, perspex and bright red boots, A/W ’18 is anything but subtle. So if you’re ready for a cool change, and we’re not just talking about the weather, check out the hottest street style trends from New York Fashion.
Bright, bold colours are not usually what one thinks of when picturing autumn and winter trends. But this year the streets of New York City during fashion week almost resembled a rainbow. Firey oranges, cherry reds, lime, fluorescent greens, and fierce fuchsias were all out in force. But it was the surfeit of sunny, canary and daffodil yellows that caught our eye. It is a surprising yet welcomed divergence from the typical dark and moody winter colour palette.
Yellow is a seasoned spring trend, usually used as a subtle pop of colour, reserved for bags, scarves, jewellery or sometimes shirts and skirts. For winter, however, we suggest bursting that subtle pop. Try a bright yellow bomber or trench over an all-black ensemble or a pair of primrose pants with a plain coloured shirt. Yellow is the colour of the sun after all, and you should feel equally as hot while wearing it.
Extra Long Belts
Move over Gucci buckles because these extremely long belts are tightening their grip on the fashion world. From mid-thigh lengths to ankle grazers, and even caution tape, belts have come very far from simple, functional accessories. Street style stars have been spied wearing extra long belts wrapped around blazers, trenches, high-waisted pants, flowy dresses and tight and loose denim alike. The opportunities to rock this trend are endless.
Try throwing on a patterned or coloured long belt over a trench or boxy coat. Not only will this help define your waist but the exaggerated belt will contrast your outerwear, breaking it up and creating a point of interest. This trend also works well with loose silhouettes such as dresses and pants, wide-leg flares and tailored trousers. You can wear it like normal, letting the exaggerated end fall where it may, loop the extra length across the buckle or tie it in a knot. This trend has no real rules, so be as creative as you wish.
Head to Toe Leather
Head to toe leather or pleather is typically not attempted outside of Halloween costumes, superhero movies and 50 Shades of Grey, street style vixens seemed to have other ideas. With everything from caps, hats, jackets and bags all the way down to pants, skirts, and boots, this trend is rocking.
We understand that all-over leather might be a little intimating at first. So, why not start out small? Try a leather skirt and boot with a zip-up leather jacket. Or even a killer pair of leather pants with a leather jacket and a hat. That way you can just unzip the jacket or remove the hat if you feel like you’re overdosing on leather. But we’re loving these bold leather looks and think you should not be scared to embrace your inner biker babe. Also, keep in mind that there are some gorgeous pleather alternatives out there if you’d prefer this option.