Autumn is just beginning. We’ve officially entered September, and the days are starting to get a little darker and a little colder. Some might be jumping for joy, while others are still holding out hope for a couple more warm, sunny days.
Whichever you are, there’s no denying it: the new season will come. But on the bright side, with a new season comes new outfits.
Most people have enjoyed the shorts and t-shirts of the summer, but those outfits are no longer going to work when the autumn temperatures set in. Instead, you’ll be taking your coat out of the cupboard and dusting off your boots.
If you want to know, ahead of time, the kind of styles, clothing pieces, and accessories that are going to be popular this autumn, you’ve come to the right place. If you read and act on this soon enough, you might even look like a trendsetter!
So let’s dive in and find out what the clothing trends are for autumn 2021.
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Over the pandemic, two styles of fashion became intensely popular: dark academia and cottage core. Cottage core came into its own over the summer – the world saw a boom of milkmaid dresses, puffy sleeves, and long skirts. Everyone was walking around like they were in a Jane Austen novel.
But dark academia, whilst still popular, didn’t quite fit the sunny outdoors world. Nevertheless, summer is ending, and it’s time for autumn. And what fashion style is perfect for the winter months? That’s right: dark academia.
If you are unsure what dark academia is, here’s a quick explanation. Dark academia in fashion is an aesthetic tendency towards classic literature, poetry and academic pursuits. So how does that translate into clothing? Well, imagine a stereotypical lecturer at Oxford University – now make their outfit fashionable.
Dark academia fashion typically sticks to a color palette of neutrals and dark neutrals. We’re talking browns, creams, whites, blacks, beiges, navies, and maybe even burgundies.
In terms of clothing pieces, you will want lots of oversized sweaters, turtlenecks, long coats, sweater vests, tailored trousers and sturdy shoes.
Do you look like you could be an older man sitting in his study with a pipe? Well then, you’re probably doing it right.
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In terms of accessories, earrings are always a great way to make a statement.
Right now, hoops are in. They went away for a few years, but they are back in a big way. Literally. This autumn, big hoops are very trendy.
Hoops bring attention to your face, which is always nice when you’re looking to be fashionable. Sometimes a striking outfit can drown you out, but with a big pair of hoops, people will be drawn to look at you as well as your outfit.
You can go for a classic gold hoop or step a little out of the box. Your hoops could be twisted gold or incorporate smaller jewels of color. You could even get big patterned hoops. Fancy a tiger print on your big hoops? Why not.
This autumn, hoops are all about making a statement – the world wouldn’t be tilting towards large hoops if not. So go all out, and let them be the statement piece of your outfit this autumn.
Maybe it’s all the working from home that we’ve been doing, but shirts are back in fashion this autumn. Clearly, some part of our fashion subconscious misses work-wear now we can wear sweatpants while working from home.
The deal with shirts this autumn is that they are great for layering. A shirt on its own isn’t that exciting. But a shirt under a dress? Suddenly it’s interesting. You could also pair a shirt with a corset (corsets, if you hadn’t noticed, were very popular over the summer).
This autumn, the point of the shirt is to add a chicer vibe to some of the more relaxed styles common in winter.
If you fancy going full-corporate, though, you can pair your shirt with one of the luxury watch holy trinity to show people you are an important person with important places to be!
As you can see, the shirt trend ties in nicely to the dark academia aesthetic. When looking at autumn clothing trends, you might notice they follow some similar themes. When you’ve worked out the themes, you can easily pick out clothes you think will be stylish, even if they don’t play directly into one of the trends here.