It’s pretty darn hot, we’re buying Calippos on our lunch breaks and the sun is seemingly sticking around. But autumn is going to come creeping in faster than you can double up your layers and trade your sunnies for a scarf, so we're taking a look back at our top trend picks from the AW16/17 catwalks to give you a heads up on the autumn essentials you can buy right now.
Three trends for AW16
By Luke Raymond, 23 August 2016
Just because the sun has slunk out of view, doesn’t mean you can’t inject some fair-weather hues into your own outerwear game when cooler weather comes. Forget the usual black, navy and camel tones that usually dominate coats and jackets – golds, burgundies, reds and oranges were all over the place at the January menswear shows, with New York Fashion Week designer N. Hoolywood offering a particularly strong refresh of the classic bomber shape in luminous orange.
Get in on the action with Sixth June’s glowing orange bomber and calm down the jacket’s bold, tones with black jeans and a simple white T-shirt. Autumn, sorted.
Pyjamas in the day
For those days when you just don’t want to get out of bed, pyjama dressing has made the transition from womenswear to hit hard on the menswear catwalks. Big news in London, designers like JW Anderson and Katie Eary invested heavily in PJs as daywear, sending silky twinsets in peach tones down the runway.
It's definitely a brave direction, so why not try out Reclaimed Vintage’s silk PJ shirt before investing in the full set? It’ll look great peeping out from under a blazer or equally strong over a crisp white tee.
70s nan jumpers
These retro patterned jumpers give a subtle nod to the dominance of the late 70s trend across the AW16/7 catwalks, but with a more homely, nostalgic twist – think classic British kids programme Blue Peter and bowls of Angel Delight in front of the telly with your gran.
More norm (or nan) core than the slinky, Jim Morrison 70s styles of last season, look at these geeky crew-neck knits as a light-hearted, wearable addition to your autumnal arsenal and give a nod to Salvatore Ferragamo’s starry-eyed woolly with your very own floral ASOS version.