Rain. Darkness. Freezing temperatures. Autumn and winter aren’t exactly taking out the Most Inspiring Season award.
Thankfully, that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be equally as drab. From ‘70s-inspired flares you can actually build into your work wardrobe, to vampy lip colours, we’ve found the six A/W trends that will work seamlessly with your existing kit.
Trend One: ‘70s nostalgia.
Flares. Bell sleeves. Whimsical dresses. Suede pinafores. Noticed them flocking down the runways and piling up in every clothing store you’ve entered recently? Make no mistake, the ‘70s are back.
The hero item: Bardot Mariano pants, $89.95.
If you often stick to pants in winter, befriend a pair of these. A bold update to last season’s patterned pant, these flares will inject some ‘70s fun into your wardrobe faster than you can say “groovy legs”. The other reason we’re obsessed with these? Westfield Style Ambassador Delta Goodrem included them in her Own Your Story style edit. Hey, if they’re good enough for Delta…
Bardot Mariano Pants. Image Supplied.
Trend Two: Stripes.
In a wintery sea of black, white and grey, stripes are my shining, safe lighthouse. As far as I’m concerned they’re a ‘neutral’ and you won’t find a skirt, pair of jeans or leather jacket they don’t work perfectly with.
The hero item: Ally Fashion Stripe Pocket Shirt, $25.99
When it comes to looking as though you’ve put serious thought into your outfit (when really you’ve spent every five minutes from 6:15am to 7am hitting the snooze button) a chic striped shirt is the way to go. The horizontal striped pockets add something a little different to this 9 to 5 staple.
Ally Fashion Stripe Pocket Shirt. Image Supplied.
Trend Three: Glowing skin
Okay, so it’s not as though luminous skin is ever out of fashion, but this season we’re seeing the pendulum swing back to the barely-there makeup trend. The key here? Perfecting your base.
The hero item: Diorskin Nude Fluid Foundation, $86.
My go-to splurge is this foundation. While it doesn’t offer high coverage, it evens out skin tone beautifully and give you that glow without making your face look like an oil slick.
Diorskin Nude Fluid Foundation. Image Supplied.
Trend Four: Lace
Oh lace, you old flirt, you. While lace is often something you associate with the Duchess of Cambridge, this season it’s had a bit of a badass upgrade. Think lace panels on chic shirts and lace-hemmed skirts.