It’s that time of year again that the leaves are dropping (and so are the temperatures), the essays are being set and it seems the only option for a little autumnal cheer is a shopping spree. With so much choice though, we’ve narrowed down our top five trends to keep your eyes peeled for this season.
The Statement Fur
Fall 2016 gave rise to the colourful and elaborate faux fur jacket, however for fall 2017 the trend is going back to basics. This year expect to see the colourful fur jackets sacked and replaced with brown or tan instead as the vintage inspired look makes a return. If you want to make a statement around campus, head to a vintage shop in and around Leeds (such as Blue Rinse) to grab yourself a cosy fur jacket.
Flares for Fall
Owning a pair of flares is an absolute essential for every University of Leeds student. Whether they’re being paired with the beloved puffer jacket for a trip to Edward Boyle or being dressed up with a sequin halter neck for a night at Beaverworks, this 1970’s trend is definitely something we’re going to be seeing a lot more of this fall.
Lady in Red
From Versace dresses to Dolce and Gabbana coats, red was the colour which dominated the Autumn/Winter 2017 shows and will continue to dominate this year. This fiery shade is so hot at the moment that Givenchy has even decided to dedicate an entire collection to it – including coats, boots and even tights. Whether you add a pop of red to your outfit or you go full out dressing red-to-toe, you are sure to look bang on trend this fall.
The Granny Knit
Who said grandmas don’t have style? As seen by Miu Miu and Prada, chunky knit granny cardigans are making a comeback which is perfect timing as we head into the colder months. These cool and cosy cover-ups are the perfect item to throw over an outfit as you head to a lecture, making it look effortlessly chic. If you’re unlucky enough to have a grandma that is not so stylish, Leeds is home to many charity shops where you are sure to find a similar bargain.
Moving away from the old geography teacher look, the 70’s fabric corduroy has found its place on the catwalk this fall in the form of a burgundy jacket by Marc Jacobs, chestnut trousers by Mulberry and more. Corduroy is becoming the ubiquitous trend of the season as it can be seen flooding into every high street store in every kind of clothing form – be that jackets, dresses, skirts and even trousers. As there’s so much choice and so many colours, you are sure to find something that you can work into your autumnal wardrobe this year.