FashionAutumn trends we’re falling for

  • May 13, 2019
  • St. Collins Lane

As the days shorten and the temperature drops, it’s time to pack away the floaty summer dresses and embrace the warmer hues and heavier fabrics of fall.

During this trans-seasonal period, we’re given the chance to reinvent our style – refreshing wardrobe staples and playing with new palettes, shapes and textures. It’s also the time to start investing in key layering pieces that will form the base of our wardrobe for the season to come, think thin knits, light outerwear and standout accessories.

 

We’ve curated our top tips to help you nail your transitional wardrobe:

THE COLD SHOULDER

Give summer the cold shoulder with an elegant, off-the-shoulder piece. Seeing a resurgence on the fashion scene thanks to Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, the off-the-shoulder trend is still going strong, with no signs of going away.

 

Our favourite piece for the season is a one-shoulder knit – it’ll make you feel warm and cosy, while still showing a hint of skin. Keep it casual with some sneakers or pair it with a maxi skirt for the ultimate autumn look.

 

LOOK FROM ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ.

LAYER UP!

Four seasons in a day is a reality when we’re talking about the Melbourne weather and we’ve all felt the regret wearing too little or too much, on the 5pm trip home.

 

Instead of playing it by ear and risking it all to the elements, load up with a few thin knits, tops or sweaters. It’ll give you options to layer up or layer down throughout the day depending on what the weather feels like.

 

LOOK FROM CLAUDIE PIERLOT.

THE LITTLE AUTUMN DRESS

Summer may be over, but our love for mini dresses is here to stay.

 

Woollen tweed skirts and dresses are a must-have fall piece, helping you muster the morning chill whilst surviving the afternoon heat.

 

Pair it with a light jacket if the sun is out or layer it with your favourite turtleneck or sweater on cooler days. This staple piece can also be worn throughout winter, layered with black tights and an oversized coat.

 

LOOK FROM REVIEW.

Investing in a pair of ankle boots is a necessity in autumn. Not only will it inject any outfit with a Melbourne edge, it’ll also give you a head start on your winter wardrobe.

 

If you’re new to the ankle boot game, go back to basics and opt for a black ankle boot with a block heel that will take you from day to night. If you’re feeling more adventurous, a statement pair of white boots is your go-to. It’ll bring some much-needed lightness into your rich fall colour palette, keeping your look fresh and on-trend.

 

BOOTS FROM JO MERCER.

You can shop all these labels at St. Collins Lane.

Adolfo Dominguez, located on Ground Floor.

Claudie Pierlot, located on Ground Floor.

Review, located on Level One.

Jo Mercer, located on Level One.