It’s time – time for some new trends to be exact. Whilst fall slowly is coming around the corner, coloring some leaves already and letting the temperature sink, our clothes are still not ready for the upcoming cold days. A short while ago, we still bought a new flower dress, matching it with cute lace-up-booties. Suddenly we’re supposed to wear jeans and thick pullovers again?
Don’t be afraid, just because seasons are changing faster than probably expected, we don’t have to abandon our favorite summer pieces. They’re just changing a bit. Just like our skin, when the tan fades after a holiday and the leaves, which throw on their orange fall dress.
We summed up four summer trends, which are about to get a great fall update.
1. Maxi Instead Of Mini – Backpacks Are Getting Huge!
Maxi, mini or micro. Bags always come in all different sizes at fashion weeks. This season, backpacks are catching our eye in between the load of bags. In summer, they were small and handy. They were convenient for the hot days, when every additional gram felt like an unbearable load during these boiling temperatures. The model “Palm Springs” by Louis Vuitton with the classical monogram look was especially hyped on social media.
In fall however, backpacks can’t be big enough. Marni showed a squared version made from leather, which reminded of school bags worn by students in the 50s and 60s – just twice the size. At the Loewe show, a maxi version was shown as well. The good thing is, even a picnic blanket and enough provisions would easily fit in the baggy backpacks – maybe you are in the mood for a little trip before summer is finally over?
2. Leather Dresses Will Replace Transparent Fabrics
Even though we loved our light transparent dresses in summer and they could be found in every single version in our wardrobe, it’s time to say goodbye until next year. Luckily, we don’t have to grieve for too long, because fall comes with some equally great alternatives made from leather – yes, there are also various vegan options available.
The thick dresses will keep us warm and they can still be styled in a different way for every taste. For fall/winter 2018, Hermès showed a brown knee-length version with a waist belt. At Sonia Rykiel, the trend came as a black maxi dress with a belt and zippers, which looked like a longer version of a leather jacket with short sleeves. A blue asymmetrical dress was seen at the Stella McCartney show. Apparently, this look can even be worn on really cold winter days. Just wear it with some trousers and a pullover and you’ll realize what a great all-rounder a leather dress can be.
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3. Trench Coats Are Swapped With Raincoats
This summer, no business look was complete without a matching trench coat. Worn over flowy dresses or a pantsuit, a light coat gave a bit of extra warmth on the way to the office during a cold morning. Due to the change of season, we are swapping our trench coat for a warmer, water-resistant raincoat. XXL-coats are protecting us in all weather situations and they make sure the perfect outfit underneath stays perfect – and dry.
The Italian designer Miuccia Prada even elevated the raincoats for the dark night, when she decided to go for anoraks and thick vests in bold neon colors. Her statement: women shouldn’t be afraid to be on the road at night. At the same time, Dries van Noten shows a reserved variety in his collection. The plain raincoats in black and brown can be combined with almost every outfit. For Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia united two trends when his models presented the parkas in a modern layering-look.
4. Hiking Boots As A Rough Version Of The Lace-Up Boots
Seems like lacing has been a big trend for summer and fall – at least when it comes to shoes. In summer, lace-up boots could be found in almost every store. Big laces or small laces, high heel or low heel – also on the runway, they were worn in every imaginable version. In fall, the trend is changing to solid hiking boots, which are much more practical for bad weather. Function is key, but designers insist on transforming the classic hiking boot into a fashion accessory. Gucci’s version is looking like a sneaker with some elements of a hiking boot, whereas Ganni’s model almost can’t be distinguished from the original. Worn with a dress, the rough version is looking just as good. Let’s give it a try!