How to wear it: Your Autumn/Winter style edit

It’s the new season made simple. Fashion editor Annmarie O’Connor reveals her six top Autumn/Winter trends – and how to wear them.

MICHELIN STAR

The redux of down continues to rise as puffer coats maintain their trend dominance. From oversized silhouettes to quieter quilting, nothing quite beats the cosy charm of a duvet day.

MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Get ready to take a lesson in fashion math as clean lines and graphic proportions multiply in robust colours. No more normcore blending; it’s all about looking sharp!

CHECK MATE

Checks dominate the print landscape from traditional Prince of Wales and tweed fabrics to dogtooth and punky plaid. Expect classic and reimagined interpretations with placement ruffles, corsetry details and asymmetric cuts.

RED ALERT

Danger: High voltage! Red is this season’s hot colour. Sexy, powerful and made to be seen, the megawatt hue will brighten even the dullest winter’s day. Wear it head-to-toe and prepare to light up the national grid.

SHEARLING DELIGHT

Shearling, sheepskin and wooly naps cossetted the autumn winter catwalks. From snug motorcyle jackets and capacious coats to furry collars and trims, the memo is clear: hirsute yourself.

THAT 70S SHOW

It’s the decade that keeps on giving and with good reason. What other decade serves up glittering disco, folky bohemia, psychedelia and super fly street style in one fell swoop? Exactly!

 

VELVET UNDERGROUND

Fashion’s smooth operator is back and giving us all the feels! Think plush dresses, crushed trousers and richly decadent suits on which to pin a season of sartorial satisfaction.

VINTAGE FLORALS

Wallpaper and tapestry prints reinvent the floral game for the cooler months. Quirky and eclectic, the new bouquet is more interesting than coquettish and a sure-fire conversation starter.

KEY PIECES

The outerwear

Oversized and belted coats; faux fur coats and shearling jackets; puffer and nylon styles

The top

Oversized knits, balloon sleeves, amplified shoulders, asymmetrical cuts, hoodies, turtlenecks, deconstructed shirts

The trouser

Wide-legged and slouch hem styles; leather, velvet, tweed; suit separates

The shoe

T-bar, Mary Jane and platform shoes; block and sculpted heels; glove, punk, cowboy,

over-the-knee and glitter boots; biker chain details and hyper feminine embellishment

The dress

Tea dresses, chainmail and sequin styles; fluted and satin styles

The skirt

Midi lengths, fluted hem, irregular hem, thigh slits, tulle ballet-style

The accessories

Mismatched and oversized earrings, baker boy caps and retro hats, top handle and

saddle bags, Victorian collars, fishnet tights, wide belts

STYLE NOTES

The cut

Relaxed and tailored styles; voluminous and sculptural silhouettes; pleats and folds

The eras

70s, 80s and Space Age

The fabric

Velvet, tweed, faux fur, sheepskin, overstated knits, leather, sequins, vinyl

The print

Check, winter florals, wallpaper, insects, vintage drawings, 70s graphic

The colour

Red, fuchsia pink, caramel, maple, camel, mustard, port wine, luminous yellow, soft

pinks, chocolate brown, 40s blue

The detail

Ruffles, embroidery, frayed and distressed edges, pleating, tinsel, metallic sheen, quilting,

tight lacing accents, skin-baring cut-outs, statement collars, reinvented fringe,

crossbody fur stoles, furry details, craftwork accents, rhinestone details, button details,

cinched waists

The rollovers

Athleisure, single shoulder styles, deconstructed classics, waist cinchers, 80s redux,

glove boots, statement earrings

The influences

Outer space, folklore, punk, disco, Russian dolls

STOCKISTS

& Other Stories – Grafton Street 01-2470100; www.stories.com

Arnotts - Henry Street 01-8050400; www.arnotts.ie

Asos – www.asos.com

Brown Thomas – Patrick Street 021-4805555; www.brownthomas.com

COS – Wicklow Street 01-6111080; www.cosstores.com

Debenhams - Patrick Street 1890-946779; www.debenhams.ie

Finery London – www.finerylondon.com

H&M – Opera Lane 021-4278086; www.hm.ie

Hobbs – Dundrum Town Centre 01-2079619; www.hobbs.co.uk

House of Fraser - Dundrum Town Centre 01-2991400; and www.houseoffraser.co.uk

Littlewoods Ireland – www.littlewoodsireland.ie

M&S – Merchants Quay SC 021-4275555; www.marksandspencer.ie

Mango – Henry St 01-8788008; www.mango.com

Massimo Dutti – Grafton Street 01-6730001; www.massimodutti.com

Miss Selfridge – Debenhams, Patrick St 021-4648400; www.missselfridge.ie

My Theresa – www.mytheresa.com

Net-a-Porter – www.net-a-porter.com

Office – Opera Lane 021-4949549; www.office.co.uk

Penneys – Patrick Street 021-4271936; www.primark.com

River Island - Opera Lane 021-4278460; www.riverisland.com

Topshop - Opera Lane 021-4278268; www.topshop.com

Zara – Mahon Point SC 021-4972320; www.zara.com


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