As many of us are soaking up the rest of Summer’s lingering warmth and sun, there starts to be snippets of Autumn and Winter outfits in the market and online that remind us that the dark season is coming up. When we think of Autumn outfits, we think of black, navy and a somewhat sad collection of neutrals. But if you’re craving colours deeper than light blues and pink (which is still prevailing), spice things up to embrace the colours' synonyms to Autumn itself - turmeric spice lattes and the amberglow of a sleepier sun. With the return of the cardigan sweater becoming an IT jumper and the military trench coat in all walks of colours; our Autumn outfits are getting a spicy upgrade with peachy pinks, burnt yellow and amberglow orange being partial to the shades too. Right now, these acidic hues are surprisingly everywhere for Autumn to Winter and we can’t wait to style out our Autumn outfits accordingly. Pretty in pink, is now pretty in peach as we get excited by another food inspired trend.
As the legendary Elle Woods, from Legally Blonde once said, “whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed” but we say that orange and pink can co-exist, so bring on the ultimate unexpected colour palette of Fall. Keep reading for a few tips to add to your already existing wardrobe and how to add that warmth of colour to your Autumn outfits today.
The Trench Coat
“Transitional” is the buzzword when it comes to wardrobe classics in your Autumn Outfits, with the trench coat making it one of the most iconic pieces in fashion today. Made popular and originating as a military trench coat, it rose to it’s fame by famous Hollywood characters in movies such as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Going with the times ahead in fashion, you can find your new styled trench coats perfect for an Autumn wardrobe outfit. Trench Coats are now in delightful vintage combos with vibrant yet refined blocks of saturated orange, burnt yellows, peachy pinks and retro red. What’s not to love when this season merges the two? Take on the trend and look for your new classic trench coat in a latex finish, or even see through to match your umbrella. A military trench coat is perfect to pair with your softer neutral items and casual dresses sitting lonely in your closet and if you’re like our fav adventurous fashion sisters Olivia and Alice - wear a classic trench coat in every colour from orange to tan and to brighten up the dullest of winter days ahead.
Autumn Knit Cardigans And Sweaters
A total wardrobe classic for Autumn outfits are easy-to-wear knits that will keep you feeling warm on the more chillier days. Nothing screams Autumn than our favourite knits in an “amberglow” shade, which is an autumnal orange hue perfect for casual autumn outfits at home. Pantone shares that amberglow orange promotes self-confidence and creativity, which celebrates the golden hours of this season. If there were any colours to promote coziness I’m all up for that and I'm ready for my cup of teas on repeat. Naturally, the colour orange has probably been featured on your Instagram feed and already saved in your photos. Featuring knit cardigan sweaters with a slight dip and ribbed knit bermuda shorts. A loungewear essential for staying at home or a casual fit, style your knit off the shoulder, or as a cropped oversized cardigan tucked into your trousers.
With many knit cardigans found chunky or in a fine ribbed stretch, we love it effortlessly unbottoned and heyyyyy *winky face worn with a silky slip skirt as a weekday Autumn outfit. No wonder that the knit cardigan is this autumns IT sweater, they go perfectly for layering season as you can wear it to fit to any ocassion and will go with everything in your current wardrobe including your co-ords, leather and denim skirts.
Going Out Outfits For The Cold
Orange-you going out? See what I did there. Jokes aside, when you’re planning an outfit for a cold night when it’s freezing outside can really be a headache especially without ice blasting your you-know-what. You want a happy medium to show a bit of leg but still want to appear sexy but also stylish and sophisticated. It’s not easy mastering that “going out” look in in the cold this Autumn and Winter, whether it’s dressing for a night out with your friends, a dinner date or as a Winter wedding guest in the future. Oftentimes it’s easier to cancel all plans and cover your legs from outside chills.
Choosing a going out outfit like a romantic maxi dress with sleeves or an off-the-shoulder dress is perfect as it acts as a protector to the cold, covering your arms but still shows skin. A maxi dress, a long sleeve wrap dress or an off the shoulder dress will always be a sophisticated choice that goes perfect for any occasion as a key transitional piece to dress up or down with the type of jacket you choose according to the weather. For going out outfits, giving a nod to a new season hue will surely freshen up your wardrobe in the easiest way.
We love our body positive Queen, Lizzo who always has red (or orange) carpet moments that inspire self-love and confidence in her outfits. Lizzo rules in vibrant colours, always slaying with an off-the-shoulder dress balancing the right amount of skin showing.
Prints For Autumn Outfits
For modern, young people, we are creatures of warmth during this time and we cling to it like there’s no tomorrow. Relaxing at home, lounging outfits or for a quick grocery shop on the weekend, bright colours like spicy orange and warm peachy pink for their Autumn wardrobes are the main tones of this season that can be worn colour blocked or to pair with any neutrals. Autumn wardrobe outfits feature some traditional tones of orange displayed in warm knit dresses to knit cardigans and even knitted bermuda shorts as loungewear. The key to finding the right Winter Floral for your Autumn outfit wardrobe is incorporating a floral print or pattern that will serve multiple outfit looks to take you through for seasons ahead.
Yes, it's always hard to commit to a floral print for Autumn and Winter and not get tired of it. But by choosing the right pattern, you can easily change up a look by pairing with the type of bottoms or jackets you wear. We love this floral maxi dress as it has both mixes of white and black with a print that can be deemed as classic and timeless. The floral print makes it easy to wear for all seasons by the changing up your footwear from nude to black for any type of occasion. Who says that floral dresses are only groundbreaking for Spring? The great thing about this season's amberglow orange colour is the wearability for all seasons year after year, and from the multiple colour combo's with your neutral palates - the same longevity as a knit cardigan or trench coat.
Let us know how you'll be keeping your days bright these colder months! what is your perfect Autumn piece to keep you warm, or will you be trying this new season colour trend for your Autumn to Winter wardrobe?