It may still be a little too humid to even be considering pulling out your jeans, let alone sweaters. But with so much seasonal fashion now available in store and online, we’re finding it hard to resist a little pre-planning. Although cooler days are few and far between in Hong Kong, we’re getting set for the temperature to drop with a few of our favourite autumnal outfits. From the prints, patterns and materials of the season, to the colours to wear now, here’s what we’re swooning over this season.
Leather may often be off-limits in our hot and sticky city, but for those days when temperatures do drop, it’s a great seasonal choice. The material has been seen on everything from dresses, to shirts and skirts this season, but we think that the most wearable option is the classic trouser. Styles this winter are taking a step away from skin tight offerings of seasons past, with straight, flared and wide legged, culotte-style leathers ruling.
For a premium option, H&M’s leather trousers are the perfect wardrobe staple, but the brand also offers a cheaper pair of imitation leather trousers. We also rate ZARA’s faux leather trousers. For an easy, yet pulled-together look, wear with a simple black cami tucked in and a cosy cashmere cardigan. Complete the outfit with a classic brown bucket bag.
Tonal dressing is a great way to make less expensive items look like they cost big bucks. It easily transforms high street pieces and makes your overall look appear super polished and put together.
Sure to keep you cosy when cold weather hits, H&M’s co-ord is a favourite of ours. The knitted skirt and matching jumper win bonus points for being part of the brand’s Conscious collection, with the knit made partly from recycled polyester. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to your trusty silky slip skirt, these are also a simple way to nail tonal dressing. Take Topshop’s cult bias midi skirt in luxe gold and add a complimentary beige sweater to keep you cosy. Alternatively, Grana’s popular v-neck slip dress in burgundy is perfect for layering with H&M’s v-neck cashmere-blend jumper. Keep things casual by pairing the look with simple white sneakers.
A favourite of many for autumn and winter dressing, a classic midi dress and knee-high boots works every time. Continuing its popularity over the spring and summer months, print dresses are still everywhere, with seasonal edits adopting a darker colour palette.
Topshop is still bringing its A-game when it comes to dresses, and we’re currently loving this black and white tie smock dress, grungey paisley smock midi dress, and zigzag print open back shirt dress. Western boots are reigning supreme this season, so opt for this cowboy heel-style from ZARA or ASOS’s western pull-on knee boots. Want to add a boho edge to your look? These tan suede knee-high western boots will help you achieve just that.
Check prints is another trend that we’ve been seeing everywhere this season so far. And as we’re all set to embrace putting on more layers, the checked suit is standing out as our favourite way to wear the trend.
Easy to dress up or down, trousers suits can be styled for both work or play. We’re big fans of Mango’s bold checkered trousers and matching blazer, though this checked double breasted blazer and trouser suit set from Marks and Spencer comes a close second. Wear either with a silk blend t-shirt (available in both black and white) for a luxe, off-duty outfit.
Though there are so many trends to embrace this season, we can never stray too far from our trusty blue jeans. And what’s better when temperatures drop then staying cosy in an oversized knit?
Green is big for autumn/winter, and we love this moss green off-shoulder jumper by & Other Stories. Big news for those who find it tricky to find larger sizes in Hong Kong’s Topshop stores – the brand is now available online via ASOS, and we have our eye on these mid-wash wide leg jeans. Wear with cream ankle boots, and complete the look with a tonal-coloured mini bag.
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