It’s beginning to get chilly outside, the leaves are falling from the trees, and holiday decorations are starting to pop up everywhere. Autumn is definitely in full swing!

Many people love this season; you get to pull out your warm clothes once again, you get to drink warm beverages and there are a lot of parties and celebrations. However, this time of year is also busy for the fashion industry. All those summer styles officially considered last year, and new styles begin to trend. What is in store for this year? What do we need to forget about from last year?

Animal Prints

Are you hesitant to wear animal print? Do you think it isn’t very classy? Set all those notions aside, because animal print is huge for the fall season! In particular, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, and Victoria Beckham are all turning to zebra and leopard prints in their new lines. Since the animal print itself can be busy, the designers are opting for simple black accessories to ensure the focus stays where it belongs.

Animal print will likely be popular in more than just clothing as well; you’ll see it on shoes, coats and other accessories like driving gloves. There will also be patterns mimicking crocodiles, cheetahs, and snakes. Neutral tones seem to be the favourite for this season, but there should be some exciting prints floating around as well. Are you concerned that fur prints could have a negative impact on animals? You don’t have to worry. Everyone seems to be opting for faux fur looks and staying away from real prints. It is a win win situation for all involved!

Lots of Layering

Are you used to choosing clothing that is slim and trim? This year, flip that notion around! Layering is a big deal, and lots of layering is what is in season. One coat is good, but two coats are great! Why wear one shirt when you can layer a few on your body and stay warm? There are a lot of unique combinations popping up all over the globe, and it is important to keep in mind that you can be comfortable and look great, all while incorporating several different pieces into your outfit. For example, pair a sweater with a coat and scarf. Put on a dress and then add a pair of leggings, a sweater, and a coat. You’ll be amazed at how everything comes together! Just keep in mind; extra layers are a GOOD thing this year!

Go Brown

The 70’s never really seem to go away. There are constantly trends from that era that pop up in our current fashion trends, and this autumn is no different. Sepia tones are currently in, and they are definitely reminiscent of the 70’s. Chloe is doing a lot of brown, all in one outfit. Fendi has an entire line filled with chocolates and beiges. Forget about black; it is all about brown! It doesn’t matter whether you are dressing up or dressing down, choose a shade of brown or beige to dominate your outfit!

Shine Like a Diamond

Summer was all about the shine; there were diamonds, there were crystals, and there were tons of pieces that shimmered in the light. That trend seems to be carrying over into the autumn. There are crystals and faux diamonds on everything, including clothing and accessories! Even shoes are bedazzled. No matter what type of item you are looking for, you should be able to find options that provide a little extra shine. Therefore, don’t be surprised to find your local stores stocked with glitzy clothing. In addition, if you want to be on trend, don’t be afraid to rock these pieces on a daily basis, whether you are at work, at home or out on the town!

Autumn is in full swing, and the trends for 2018 are exciting. Use the information above to help yourself choose wisely when buying new clothing!

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