Trend Report: Autumn Winter 16

If shopping centre air-conditioning action has been part of your beat-the-heat-routine, you would have seen your favourite stores have moved on – to winter. Yes, in fashion land, summer staples have been packed away for cosy knits and structured shapes.

Get the best of the new season by hitting refresh on your wardrobe, stat. Behold, the seven key trends and how to wear them now. Proceed to purchase.

Seventies nostalgia 
Anything loose, colourful, long and lightweight meets the brief. 

  • Key pieces: Turtlenecks, midi pencil skirts, A-line skirts, wide leg trousers, longline coats, capes, pinafore dresses
  • Key colours: Cream, muted grey, terracotta, denim 


Supersized stripes 
Say so long to standard stripes, these geometric designs are big and bold. 

  • Key pieces: Knitwear, skirts, dresses, tops 
  • Key colours: Turquoise, rust, sky blue, black, white, yellow 


The new blues 
From '90s original cut jeans to patchwork denim, this is true blue durable style at its best. 

  • Key pieces: A-line skirts, shirts, off-the-shoulder tops, anoraks, jackets, shirt dresses, original fit jeans 
  • Key colour: Indigo, ink, light wash 


Romantic boho 
Peace, love and lace, fall in love with the sheer drama. 

  • Key pieces: Floaty maxi dresses, sleek jumpsuits, sheer fabrics, romantic lace dresses 
  • Key colours: Black, indigo, rust, tan, cream 


Get in line with autumn’s khaki dominant palette. 

  • Key pieces: Trench coats, utility pants, cargo pants, sleeveless blazers, drape front vests 
  • Key colours: Khaki, white, black, taupe 


Grey matters 
Versatile, subdued hues for tricky trans-seasonal dressing and beyond. 

  • Key pieces: Soft knitwear, ribbed off the shoulder dresses, tweed trousers, marl tees
  • Key colours: Dove grey, charcoal 


The sportswear-meets-street wear trend is going nowhere. 

  • Key pieces: Slouched tracksuit pants, oversized jumpers, sneakers 
  • Key colours: Black, grey, navy, white, orange