Ushering in a new season doesn’t call for a total wardrobe overhaul. But it is the perfect time to reassess. What is working in your closet, what makes you feel good, and what—in the famed words of Marie Kondo—sparks joy? It’s also a time to decide which trends resonate with you. Are you the sort of girl who prefers kick-ass boots? Are you ready for a bucket hat, a floor-sweeping coat, a solid-gold chain-link necklace? Scroll through the 8 trends we predict will define the Autumn/Winter 2019 season, plus shop the pieces that make your heart race.
ATM T-shirt, Dior skirt, Dior belt, Alexander McQueen boots, Celine sunglasses
Buckle up, because this season, it’s all about the motorcycle boot. After months of ladylike kitten heels, we’re primed for footwear with a little more attitude. Whether streamlined and simple à la The Row, with all the bells and whistles by Prada, or knee-high via Alexander McQueen, the message is clear: We’re not here to play.
Miu Miu cape, Miu Miu top, Miu Miu shorts, Miu Miu boots, Victoria’s Secret bra
Maybe all superheroes do wear capes. Runways from Miu Miu to Celine championed the return of the cape for winter. The tailored look benefits from a dose of the unexpected, like pairing it with a sheer top layered over a bralette or even a biker short. In other words, life is all about balance.
For the Love of Logos
Fendi blazer, Fendi skirt, Fendi tights, Victoria’s Secret bra, The Row boots.
Fashion’s navel-gazing obsession with logos continues. And we’re here for it. Though shoes and bags look great with the right brand insignia, the latest iteration is found on fetching logo tights. Let your hosiery do the talking—a sheer skirt helps get the word out.
Givenchy blazer, Givenchy pants, Givenchy belt, Celine bag, Fabrizio Viti boots
Somewhere between schoolgirl uniforms, classic Scottish tartans, and ’90s grunge lies the current version of the plaid trend. A good tartan benefits from a little polish mixed with some edge. And a girl can never go wrong with a great tailored suit. Bonus points for a statement shoulder.
The Long Story
Saint Laurent white coat, Saint Laurent black evening silk gown, Saint Laurent pumps, Fallon necklace, Bottega Veneta bag.
For those who prefer to make an entrance: Floor-sweeping coats bring the drama—and the utility. Saint Laurent’s bold silhouette in winter white was a winner of the Autumn 2019 runways. Altuzarra and Balenciaga also offered eye-catching ankle grazers. A gold chain-link necklace is the perfect finishing touch, and another standout piece of the season.
Christian Dior hat, Goldsign top, Tibi Bermuda shorts, Prada creepers, Bottega Veneta necklace
Though not mutually exclusive, the Bermuda short and bucket hat trends honor each other. The idea is very: A skate rat from the mid-’90s has grown up and lovingly embraced minimalism. Take your oversize, long shorts in black leather and your cool-kid bucket hat in a leopard print, and call it a chic day.
Valentino gown, Khaite belt, Prada boots
For all of autumn's moto boots and leather separates, the season also brings a true dose of femininity in voluminous, heart-stopping tulle gowns. Designers from Valentino to Khaite to Simone Rocha proved that after-dark can go beyond slinky slip dresses. When it comes to evening, or even a very #extra day look, go big or go home.
Chanel suit, Chanel bag, Prada shoes
Autumn's hero bags are as cozy as they are chic. Done up in shearling accents in a variety of shapes from Fendi, Chanel, Phillip Lim, and beyond, you won’t be able to keep your hands off them.
From Harper's Bazaar U.S.