Discover seven of the most popular fashion trends for autumn this year.
Now that the summer season is coming to an end, it’s time to prepare for the autumn weather and transition your wardrobe. Each season brings new trends, and as it’s time to swap the summer dresses for knitted jumpers, it’s a great time to look at the new trends coming in for this time of year. Not only do they keep you looking stylish and help you create new fashionable outfits, but trends are a good basis for building your autumn wardrobe. So, if you’re struggling to figure out what you’ll need for your autumn wardrobe, this is for you.
In this post, I’ll be sharing the most popular autumn fashion trends of 2022. The 7 trends mentioned in this post are expected to be the most popular trends this season, so you’ll be seeing them all over the fashion scene. These are great fashion pieces to have in your wardrobe this year and great pieces you can take to the next season.
For the last few seasons, fashion has been loving the early 2000s trends, and it looks like this autumn, we’re going to take it back even further to the 90s. The 90s minimalism look is back, which means everything from tank tops, and straight-leg jeans to slip dresses are going to be your wardrobe staples. When trying to achieve the 90s minimalistic look, keeping your silhouette straight and fitted is key to creating that famous effortlessly chic look.
One of the key parts of 90s minimalistic fashion making a big return is white tank tops and straight-leg jeans combo. It’s a simple outfit that requires no effort but looks chic and classy, you can wear it both dressed up or down, and I think it’s definitely going to be a must this autumn. It is one of the most iconic outfits taken from the 90s that we saw many celebrities famously wear both then and now; that is an easy look to add to your everyday wardrobe.
What I think is great about this trend is that the simplicity of the outfits means you can easily add them to your wardrobe, find pieces that style to suit your style, and mix them with other latest trends and create a variety of fashionable looks. If you like to create multiple looks out of a few pieces or have a capsule wardrobe, this is perfect as it doesn’t require many pieces, and they’re items you can have in your wardrobe for many more seasons.
Bomber jackets are making a comeback, and it will be big. The oversized, cinched-waist jacket is again going to be the go-to jacket for autumn; whether it’s a classic black bomber jacket or a leather cropped bomber jacket, you’re going to want one in your wardrobe.
In previous years we have seen bomber jackets worn in everyday fashion, paired over jeans and a top or a comfy tracksuit, but it seems that bombers are going to the next level this year. The trend of bomber jackets is going to be seen paired with dressier outfits, like a slip dress and heels or midi skirts and heeled boots; bomber jackets are going to be the perfect accessory for your night-out looks.
This isn’t to say that they’re not going to be popular in casual, day outfits, but you’re going to see them more and more in the dressier form. This jacket is going to be your best friend this autumn, so it’ll be a good idea to invest in one you love and can wear constantly. It’s best to get a more neutral coloured one so that it’s versatile and you can get your money’s worth.
Leather Biker Jackets
Bomber jackets aren’t the only jacket you’re going to want this autumn; leather biker jackets are also going to be a staple. As we know, a leather jacket during the autumn and winter months is always a good option, but for the last few years, other jacket options have been more popular; however, this year, they’re returning. They’re a chic classic that everyone has had in their wardrobe at one point, so this is definitely going to be a popular trend. They’re a jacket that everyone can enjoy regardless of style or body shape and have as a staple in their wardrobe.
Leather biker jackets and leather straight-fitted jackets are going to be more popular than oversized jackets, as this autumn is about pieces that create a more fitted and straight silhouette. The classic, timeless outfits are the hottest trends this autumn/winter, so a leather jacket fits right in with them and will definitely create some of the best looks this autumn.
Whatever your style, a leather jacket is a great piece as they go with a wide range of outfits, and you can wear them multiple times without getting bored. For example, you can pair a leather jacket with a tracksuit and trainers, a midi dress, and biker boots or with a tank top and jeans; however you decide to wear it, they create a stylish outfit.
If you want to enjoy the leather jacket trend but want something different from the classic looks, you can go for a coloured leather jacket like green, brown or blue leather jacket or one that is more textured or has a washed effect. This is a great way of taking part in a trend but making it your own and tailoring it to your style.
Accessories are a necessity for your wardrobe, as these complete the outfit and help create multiple looks out of a few looks, so having staple accessories is important. A bag is an essential accessory for an outfit as it changes the look of an outfit; it can take an outfit from being simple to looking fashionable. The metallic trend started coming in at the end of the summer season, and it will definitely be a statement piece this autumn.
Metallic bags are the ultimate bag for bag lovers, as it creates the perfect statement for the outfit. It is a piece to catch people’s attention but also adds excitement to an outfit without you needing to add too much to the look. It’s the perfect bag to have in your autumn wardrobe as you can wear it casually and dressed up; it’s the perfect balance of smart casual.
There are so many different types and coloured metallic bags, but if you want one to go with multiple outfits, it’s best to stick to a neutral tone like a silver or gold medium-sized bag. These colours not only go with more colours, but you can also match them to your jewellery to help the outfit flow better; in contrast, you could go for a coloured metallic bag to create a statement piece for the outfit. Metallic bags are definitely going to be the go-to accessory this autumn.
In the last few seasons, cropped blazers have been the go-to style, but oversized blazers are back on the rise for autumn. A blazer is a classic piece for your wardrobe; whether you follow trends or not, blazers are a great item to have in your wardrobe as you can wear them in so many occasions. The oversized, relaxed fit is perfect for the colder weather; not only can you layer it and create different looks, but it’s a more comfortable fit which is what you want at this time of year.
What I like about this trend is that you can pair it with other trends to create the ultimate trendy look without it looking too much. For example, you could pair the classic white tank top and straight-leg jeans with an oversized blazer, or you can pair a micro skirt and tank top with an oversized blazer to create a smart casual look. Blazers are also very versatile, so there are always a few outfit options you can choose, no matter your style. In addition, blazers look good on a range of body shapes, especially with the different styles and colour options; there’s one suitable for everyone.
For this autumn, we’re going to see many patterned blazers and bright coloured blazers’ so if you’re someone to stick to neutral tones or have only worn dark coloured blazers; this autumn is the perfect chance for you to branch out and try something you wouldn’t have before. This is the perfect trend to jump on to help you create a stylish outfit that’ll make you feel classy and confident.
Throughout the spring and summer season, we’ve seen the rise of micro skirts, and this autumn, they are about to become a staple. Micro skirts are a pre-loved trend we saw during the 90s and 00s, and now the 90s fashion staples are coming back into fashion, micro skirts are becoming very popular again.
The whole low rise and mini hem have been very popular this year, so micro skirts are the perfect addition and a great way for you to get involved in the trend. If you don’t like the fit of micro skirts, there are many ways to make a more modest outfit with them to help you feel more comfortable. For example, you could pair a micro skirt with a sweatshirt or a maxi trench coat to add more coverage to the rest of your body; or you can wear a micro skirt with a pair of tights.
Not only is this a nice way of adding more coverage, tights, and mini skirts are very popular this year. What’s good about micro skirts is that you can dress them both up or down depending on the occasion and style. For example, dressed down, you can pair it with a plain t-shirt and biker boots, or for a dressed-up look, you can style it with a corset top and a pair of platform heels. Both ways are equally stylish, and it’s a great way of creating multiple looks for a few pieces.
Cargo Trousers and Skirts
This year we have seen the rise of cargo trousers, and they’re sure here to stay for the autumn season. At the beginning of the year, the Y2K trend bought back the love for cargos, and as the year has gone on, not only have we seen cargos worn constantly, but the cargo style has been seen on many other pieces of clothing.
Autumn is going to be all about cargo trousers and skirts for both casual and dressed-up looks, which is one of the pros of having these in your wardrobe; they’re such a versatile piece. Not only that, but they’re an easy item to take from day to night. During the day, you can wear a pair of cargo trousers with a vest top and trainers or a cargo skirt with a sweatshirt and biker boots; then, for the evening, you can swap out parts of your outfit to dress it up more like swapping trainers for heels and replacing biker boots for heeled boots.
Simple changes like this help create multiple outfits out of a few pieces, which is great for the autumn season. The baggy, oversized, and low-rise styles are going to be the most popular and most worn, so this is a great time to start looking for a new pair. In addition, this autumn, we’ll see the neutral tones come back, but the pops of colours are also here to stay, so you’ll see a range of colours regarding the cargo trend. If you already love cargos, this is the perfect trend for you; if not, then this is a great time to experiment and try a new style, as you’ll probably end up loving it.
I hope this has given you a few ideas of what to include in your wardrobe this autumn. These are only a few fashion trends that will be popular this autumn, but these are the ones that we’ll definitely be seeing a lot of in the fashion scene.
What I like about these trends is that they’re all very versatile, and you can mix them together to create different looks without having loads of different pieces in your wardrobe.
In addition to that, a lot of these trends you can take into the winter and even the spring seasons, so if you decide to invest in these trends, you can get good use out of them and create fashionable looks for the next few seasons.