Following on from the fun, playful fashion of the Spring/Summer 17 season, fall brings with it more of the same with added drama and boldness.
If you thought SS17 stood out, think again. Whether you’re an avid fashion follower or like to dip in and out of the trends every now and again, I’ve got you covered.
Read on for 5 of the hottest AW17 fashion trends you can shop now.
AW17 fashion trends 101: Androgyny is huge this season with an abundance of designers rewriting the rules when it comes to designated female and male fashion.
Take inspiration from Burberry, who sent models down their catwalk in relaxed fit knitted jumpers paired with long-length boyfriend blazers and tailored trousers. Or A.Kira Design, who sent both sexes down their runway in gender-neutral, oversized separates.
Also, if you haven’t already invested in fall’s key wardrobe staple (the grey check blazer), then I suggest you do so – pronto!
In fact, grey tailoring, in general, is hot right now. Whether you decide to rock it in the form of a head-to-toe suit a la Victoria Beckham or just use your boyfriend’s blazer to finish off your look a la Calvin Klein, this androgynous trend is cool and quirky – and packs a real fashion punch this fall.
Although this prominent hue was featured in abundance at the A/W 17 shows, it was through a range of different shades and styles. Tomato red trouser suits reigned supreme at Givenchy and Gucci, whereas it was all about the brick red standout coats at Emporio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.
At the other end of the spectrum, burgundy and deep wines were taken to the next level at shows such as Preen and Max Mara through oversized knits and accessories. Then, not for the faint-hearted, scarlet red sheer dresses were spotted at Alexander McQueen and Chloe.
If you’re not feeling brave, simply rock this fiery colour through key outfit accents, such as a belt or a scarf. However, if you’re up for it, wear the trend head-to-toe or through key wardrobe staples – and you’re guaranteed to be the ultimate lady in red this season.
Bohemian chic was showcased on designer catwalks for AW17 through an abundance of 60s and 70s-style pieces that emulated the famous hippie vibe.
You can follow the lead of Bora Aksu’s by wearing flat hats and crochet dresses this fall, wear long, floaty, printed dresses a la Mulberry, or even rock a tan shearling coat like Coach.
As well as clothing, designers were also keen to showcase tribal girl-style jewellery through unique gemstones and pretty beading through bracelets and rings. It was all about stacking ‘em as high as possible in order to make the maximum amount of impact!
Effortlessly channel your inner free spirit by throwing on a pretty floral dress or paisley playsuit with fringed boots, some form of shearling jacket and plenty of bohemian-style jewellery for a look that screams sassy and carefree this fall.
One of the prettiest AW17 fashion trends, this invigorating colour movement is an extension of the ice-cream pastel pink shades of the summer.
However, these powdery hues have been given a bit of a revamp. Not only did we see pretty pastel ruffled dresses at Emilia Wickstead and Lanvin, but we also saw neon pink tulle dresses at Molly Goddard. That’s right – pink just got even more powerful!
If that isn’t enough, fuchsia is having a major fashion moment this fall. The bold hue was present through key pieces at Valentino, in the form of fabulous fuchsia coats, but was also rocked through full outfit ensembles at Emporio Armani and H&M. We also saw plenty of fuchsia trouser suits across many different designers.
The good thing about this AW17 colour trend is that any shade and any style goes – all you need is the confidence to let your outfit do the talking.
If you’re not into androgyny and the grey check blazer trend that everybody’s going crazy for, you can go down a slightly different route and feature metallic grey in your closet (aka silver). Sci-fi looking silver dresses went hand-in-hand with the space theme at Chanel, complete with their very own rocket launchpad, whilst fluid lame evening dresses stood out for all the right reasons at Paco Rabanne.
In keeping with this space-age look, we also saw glitter boots, metallic jackets and planet-inspired accessories at Christopher Kane and Mugler. Even Michael Kors got in on the action, showing off a long, flowing silver jumpsuit as their hero piece.
If you’re still not sure about this look, merely invest in clothing separates with exaggerated lines and loose structures that have been manufactured from a fusion of fabrics to successfully pull off ultimate sci-fi cool this fall.
Each one of these hot AW17 fashion trends is incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Just make sure that you shop around to find out what works according to your personal style.
What are your favourite AW17 fashion trends? Let me know in the comments below!