Picture this: the leaves are changing colour; you’ve got a pumpkin spice latte in hand and you’re strutting the streets like your very own catwalk. Sounds pretty perfect hey? Well, with autumn on its way, the new season provides you with the ideal opportunity to take your wardrobe on a transformative journey too.
When it comes to inspiration for your fall looks, the Autumn/Winter 2023 fashion weeks unveiled a treasure trove of trends that are as chic as they are audacious. So, gather around as we take you through the haute couture playground of the season, channelling inspiration from the crème de la crème of designers and showing you how you can get ahead with some of our favourite picks from the current collection.
Pretty Neck Details
Step back in time with an array of neck details that nod to eras of elegance and grace. Prada, Chanel and Balmain all presented designs adorned with delicate bows, ruffles, and lace collars. Imagine a high-neck blouse delicately tied with a bow, or a dress that boasts a lace-trimmed collar – it's like your wardrobe has stepped out of a vintage dream. This trend is all about embracing the charm of the past while making a resounding statement in the present. Something we have long been famous for here at Emma Wallace!
We adore details that demand attention, and our lace Lana Top is bang on trend. Available in green, white and navy, the boxy tee in broderie lace looks prim and proper tucked into our midi skirts (we’d pick our Sakura wrap) and a pair of ballet pumps or dial up the drama and work them with our sequin Penta Trousers for a look that’s ready to hit the town.
Embrace the Vivid Palette
Autumn usually ushers in earthy tones, but this year, designers like Versace and Balmain have decided to rewrite the rulebook. Picture yourself draped in rich reds, deep greens, and vibrant blues that refuse to be ignored. Embrace the unexpected, because this season, it's all about flaunting your fearless spirit!
For those born to stand out this season, our Suzanne Jumpsuit in glow worthy green is the style you’ve been saving for. With a 70s silhouette and cute cutwork detail, pair with a colour clash shoe and oversized earrings to amp up the glamour. Prefer another shade? Our Lora Jumpsuit in canary yellow is equally as eye catching for those who want to be bold at every occasion.
As the world outside undergoes its autumnal transformation, fashion draws inspiration from nature itself. Designers like Etro and Dior incorporated earthy textures, botanical prints, and organic shapes into their collections. Think dresses adorned with intricate leaf motifs and handbags that echoed the hues of a forest floor.
Feeling inspired by nature? Then our Teea Dress in earthy orange featuring our Florence floral print taps into this trend and invites you to translate the beauty of the world around you into your wardrobe.
The New Power Move
Elegance meets empowerment with the likes of Jason Wu, Burberry and Givenchy redefining modern tailoring. Picture impeccably structured coats, sharp blazers, and pantsuits that feel boardroom boss worthy. The fitted blazer becomes your armour of confidence, worn over flowing dresses or tailored trousers. This trend is a testament to the notion that you can command attention while exuding timeless style.
To steal this style, pair our Lopez Blazer and matching Amy Shorts for a fitted suit look that still feels comfy and cool. Throw on a pair of chunky loafers and an oversized tote bag and you’re ready to command that charge wherever your day takes you.
Knitwear is getting a couture upgrade this autumn, thanks to the ingenious designs of Fendi, Miu Miu and Celine. Think intricate knit patterns, oversized sweaters, and cardigans that feel like wearable works of art. Whether it's a chunky knit dress paired with knee-high boots or a meticulously detailed cardigan, this trend is all about making a statement while cocooned in cosy luxury.
For this trend, we’re taking a step back in time to reignite the love for our Bobbi Top. This knit vest with side button detail is the tank that can translate for any look. Wear over a skirt with tailored trousers and court shoes for the office or wear it solo with cigarette pants and skyscraper stilettos for a slinky night-time look that’s ready for cocktails on the terrace. Want something cosier? Then our Janet Cardi is the runway ready knit you’ve been looking for. Clashing prints and an oversized bomber jacket silhouette keeps this style looking elevated to the next level.
As the leaves fall and fashion flourishes, the Autumn/Winter 2023 runways offered up an eclectic array of trends we can tap into now. So go ahead, embrace the spirit of the season and let your style speak volumes.