New Season Style Rules

9 key fashion trends that'll shape the way you dress this autumn

Take your cue from the runway and add a couple of must-have new pieces to your autumn/winter wardrobe for a stylish look that's bang on trend

25 March 2018 - 00:00 By Nothemba Mkhondo
Marc Jacobs.
Marc Jacobs.
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Balmain.
Balmain.
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1. SHEAR GENIUS

The shearling jacket is sure to have your back this winter. From biker jackets at Alexander McQueen, to corduroy jackets at Marc Jacobs, the addition of a plush shearling lining will help you beat the chill.

Balmain.
Balmain.
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Balmain.
Balmain.
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2. RAZZLE DAZZLE

Whether it's day or night, let your outfit do the talking by dialling up the glam factor with high shine, sparkling looks featuring crystal-studded embellishments, chain accents, top-to-toe sequins and light-catching metallics.

Stella McCartney.
Stella McCartney.
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Calvin Klein.
Calvin Klein.
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3. DENIM X DENIM

Dark indigo denim will be giving your favourite casual blues a run for their money come Autumn. Swap light-washed denim for consistent deep blue shades, looking for sleek tailored pieces that can be worn top to bottom and can easily be dressed up or down.

Valentino.
Valentino.
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Fendi.
Fendi.
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4. RED AND READY

Harness the power of fashion's ultimate statement hue by wearing bold red from head-to-toe in multiple shades and lavish layers.

Valentino.
Valentino.
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Alexander McQueen.
Alexander McQueen.
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5. FREE SPIRIT FOLK

Get into a bohemian mood with mix and matched clashing prints, playful embroidery and unique patchwork as seen at Alexander McQueen and Valentino.

Stella McCartney.
Stella McCartney.
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Alexander McQueen.
Alexander McQueen.
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6. SUIT YOURSELF

From double-breasted jackets with tailcoats and suit dresses at Alexander Mcqueen to classic silhouettes in trendy checks at Stella McCartney, the updated power suit is the new everyday uniform.

Valentino.
Valentino.
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Balmain.
Balmain.
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7. LOVE LEATHER

Forget the leather jacket, the ultra-soft leather dress is the new must-have addition to your wardrobe. Think silky, fine-grain leather, sculpted and draped, complete with ruffles and pleats for the ultimate feminine yet tough look.

Miu Miu.
Miu Miu.
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Calvin Klein.
Calvin Klein.
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8. PLASTASTIC

The statement coat meets the raincoat in the unexpected hero piece for Autumn. From Calvin Klein's plastic-covered plaid and fur coats, to Miu Miu's fur-topped transparent vinyl, consider a coat, covered in plastic, your new go-to coverup.

Calvin Klein.
Calvin Klein.
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Prada.
Prada.
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9. FLIGHTS OF FANCY

According to the runway, feathers are fabulous again, even outside of the boudoir. From a touch of feathers on the hem to a flurry of plumes all over a cocktail dress, soft, floating quills add a touch of glamour to any outfit.


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