Coming to you straight from the catwalks of Milan Fashion Week, here are some of the trends that could find their way into your AW19 wardrobe later this year.
The camel coat is a style staple that will simply never fall out of fashion but you might be tempted to put yours safely into storage for a season because AW19 is going to be all about the salted caramel and butterscotch hues. Look for these deliciously wearable neutral tones on everything from loose parkas to sleek leather shirts.
A neat polka dot is no longer a polka dot when it has evolved into a freeform splodge. This recurring graphic motif will adorn everything from oversized shirts to long-sleeved dresses and will introduce splashes of bold colours that will brighten any drizzly AW afternoon.
The sweetheart neckline has been breaking hearts for decades and this chic silhouette is set to make AW19 the season of the shoulders. Sweetheart necklines will adorn both midi and maxi dresses alike, and dishevelled hair and simple accessories gives this look a contemporary edge without detracting from the drama or glamour of this classic cut. If this style sounds like something that’s up your street, you’re definitely going to want to keep an eye out for the AW19 drop of AX Paris maxi dresses.
Shirt and sweater combinations
The juxtaposition between crisp shirts and loose knits strikes the perfect balance between sharp tailoring and casual comfort. Wear with tailored trousers for an office-appropriate aesthetic or dress everything down with a pair of loose shorts and oversized accessories to bask in some seriously laid-back glamour.
From miniskirts in ultra-high shine finishes to thigh-skimming shorts, the fun and irreverent mini is here to make its presence felt this AW19. Look out for sleek leather styles alongside luxe suedes, casual cords and classic tweeds.
As this Vogue article notes, the beauty looks seen on the Milan runways made a conscious move away from the romantic and edged further towards the rebellious. From Wednesday Addams-inspired gothic elegance to graphic liner and playful glamour, now is the time to make a statement and express yourself through your ensembles.
With everything from exaggerated silhouettes to bold, futuristic prints, you will quite literally be able to wear your personality on your sleeve this AW.