No one wants to hear this but Autumn is just around the corner- some might argue it is already upon us! However, hopes for an Indian summer aside, it is time to prepare our wardrobes for the approaching season.
Judging by the catwalks of 2019 a few recurrent trends look set to dominate, many of which are available to buy at a snip at vintage stores throughout the land and online too!
Breathe in it’s the return of the cinched waist - well maybe not that extreme! However, belts are back to wrap around everything from dresses to coats and cardies and anything else you fancy…
Flowers are not just for hippies! Floral prints look good all year round but in the darkening days of autumn they can brighten the spirit – wear darker colours with bright floral patterns.
Lee Bender ‘Bus Stop’ Flared TROUSERS
Frank Usher dress from the 1970’s in purple with a white and orange flower design
Some extreme versions of the tiered ruffle were in evidence on the catwalks this year - the more extreme the better. But if you are in fear of appearing like a vintage chintzy lampshade a few mixed little ones should suffice!
Pretty 1980s dress with a multi-tiered/ruffled skirt and a 1970s tiered skirt
Thank goodness my posh shoes are back in fashion- yes, it’s a return for the pointed toe! Footwear never looked so good…
Yellow was pretty prominent on the catwalks – but it has to be a bright and bold egg yolk yellow- no simpering pastels!
Bold 1980’s jacket with bright yellow design
The one we have all been waiting for- yes, I can’t believe it but the triumphant return of the cape is upon us! Whether you choose a modest caped cocktail dress or a’ is it a coat- no it’s a cape’ cape be brave and give it ago. CAPES! Bloody brilliant!
A cape with it all- red lining, slits for hands and a checked pattern too
As usual, many of the styles at the fashion shows are completely over the top and unlikely to be worn by the majority of fashion followers. Perhaps not for everyone the full facial floral face mask from Richard Quinn or the extreme puffer coat from Burberry. Nonetheless the catwalks are the source of fashion trends, so let’s look at a few of the recurrent themes at the many shows earlier this year.
Always a firm favourite with lumberjacks checks and plaids are moving front and centre of the fashionable look this autumn. Whether you wear them alone or mix it up, make sure you don’t confine them to shirts!
Vintage inspired green check trousers by Run & Fly
Vintage 1980s women’s cropped jacket
Shades of dark yellow -or some like to call it brown - is the colour for coats, jackets and all outer coverings. Actually, one of the more easily achieved trends this autumn and winter- hurrah!
Patchwork coat in shades of brown – belted!
Animal prints as long as they are faux! All styles and for all items of clothing- the fauxer the better- cool! Just beware of going the full Bet Lynch with this one!
Leopard print 1980’s dress – oh and is that a tier too?!
J LAXMI sheer, split sleeve, beaded top
BYROTER of London 1960’s Cocktail DRESS with discreet cape
We all love sparkles! This year the party season trend continues with perhaps a little more restraint- less can be more, maybe…
Just a few of the many trends for the autumn and winter season 2019. All of the pictured clothes (catwalk clothing excluded) were available in store at Repsycho, Bristol or online at Repsycho.co.uk at the time of writing. We have a varied and ever-changing stock- before you buy give vintage a try!