We’re only halfway through fashion month, but there are plenty of styles that have stood out as frontrunners for this autumn “it” looks. Before the shows in London wrap up, take a peek at some of the styles you’ll want to add to your wardrobe before they’re gone.
Jackets Over Formal Dresses
According to the runways, jackets over dresses are expected to be the norm in women’s formal wear for the next few seasons. Several designers used the clothing combination in various lengths and cuts during the fashion weeks in New York and London.
There are a couple ways you can recreate this look for yourself. For starters, check out the Strapless Bandage Bodycon dress in Lyst’s dress collection. From the images, you can see how the model wears a jacket that matches the hemline of the dress—further sustaining the formal look. For something a little less dramatic, that doesn’t sacrifice style, you can use a dress with a simple neckline and frame, like the Bandeau Midi from the same collection. The simplicity of the dress design allows you to get creative with your jacket. Pick a jacket with a hemline at the waist for a more casual look.
Black and White
Vogue’s coverage from fashion week reported that designers heavily favoured black and white for their runway pieces. In addition to solid coloured pieces, they were used to create geometric and checkered patterns as well as mimic zebra stripes.
Thankfully, this look isn’t hard to recreate. You just need to find a sophisticated top or smart pair of trousers to mirror the same runway styles. Better still, find a black or white drapy midi skirt—another popular style for the season. If the skirt is black, pair it with a white blouse, or vice versa.
Telegraph contributor Alice Newbold said that lace was one of the most popular fabrics during London Fashion Week. From tops, to dresses, to skirts—lace was everywhere. It mostly appeared in different off-white hues, as well as shades of blush and black.
There really isn’t a wrong way to wear lace, just make sure the rest of your outfit complements a similar style. Lace is usually used in feminine or bohemian looks, so think flirty pumps or suede boots instead of clunky heels. You should also keep your jewelry to a minimum and let the intricate pattern of the lace serve as your outfit’s focal point.
Grab these popular styles while you still can. The more they’re on the runways, the harder they’ll be to get for yourself. And don’t forget to keep your eye on coverage from the upcoming shows in Milan and Paris for more on this season’s hottest trends.