Today marks the first day of Autumn, the nights draw in, the days get shorter, and we’re suddenly frantically looking for our winter warmers! London, New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Week offered a whole host of trends earlier this year for the cooler seasons ahead, so we caught up with our amazing BOSS Stylist Becky Bowyer who gave us her top tips for AW19.
Hi Becky, tell us all…
So this is the time of year I always have a wardrobe clear out. I push those summery lightweight fabrics into hibernation and pull forward all the cosy knits and winter boots.
For me, Autumn means layering. I love mixing textures and bringing those autumnal tones into my wardrobe. I’d say my favourite trend to come through this season is ‘tone on tone’ dressing. It’s an easy way to be super stylish and makes outfits look expensive and thought about.
Please find below my latest tips and trends. I hope it helps you know what to invest in and add to the wardrobe this season…
Tailoring makes a strong appearance. Suits are oversized and masculine with strong shoulder silhouettes.
Becky’s tip… “buckle up and clinch in oversized blazers at the waist with chunky belts”
Get ready to streamline your handbag essentials as bags dramatically shrink. The Micro Bag is THE accessory of the season.
Becky’s tip… “Jacquemus and Acne Studios for designer vibes or Boohoo and PLT have cute copycats.“
The 80s super sleeve returns, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor and Rolf were amongst many to strut their wings down the runways of Fashion Week.
Becky’s tip… “Let the drama be in the sleeves and keep the rest of your outfit super simple.“
TONE ON TONE
Pastel tones particularly Pistachio give a softer touch to the season and we see this continue into the new decade.
Becky’s tip… “Wear tone on tone, match pastel knits with similar tone tailored trousers and smart skirts. Mix textures rather than colours.”
BE THERE & BE SQUARE!
Call it the Bottega Veneta effect, square fronted shoes are stepping up for another season. From mules to sandals and now winter boots these square toes have their feet firmly on the ground.