Stretchy waistbands, we’ve had a good run! But we're starting to think perhaps a little tailoring, some chic layering and a few luxurious fabrics might be nice.
Luckily, there are plenty of AW20 runway trends to get you excited about rebooting your look after what feels like an eternity in loungewear. The message is loud and clear: ‘all out’ is in!
Power dressing was big news on the runways and there are loads of fun ways to tap into the trend. Shop wide-leg tuxedo trousers, shoulder-detail blouses, oversized lapels, boxy blazers and maybe even a shoulder pad or two...
This autumn also sees the skirt suit return in blaze of glory. Wear it in all shapes and sizes – above the knee A-line styles or ankle-grazing pencil skirts, and any colour, pattern or texture goes.
Brave a statement two piece, or mix and match separates that can cycle through your wardrobe all season long (choose a belted blazer for extra fashion points!).
Major trends from the men’s AW20 runways feature the most wearable being checks, checks and more checks. From houndstooth to tartan, we want to see ‘em on blazers, shirts, trousers, coats... or all of the above.
Oversized tailoring also emerged as a dominant look. To incorporate the retro trend into your workwear wardrobe, look for longline lengths, dramatic double breasting and roomy shoulders.
(Psst! Right now at Moss Bros, you can get a suit, plus two shirts and extra trousers for £159 with their amazing-value suit bundles).
And finally, the humble corduroy makes a play for chinos’ position as the go-to trousers for more relaxed autumn wardrobes. Pair with premium separates or mix and match suit jackets for a smart casual finish.
Nothing spells the beginning of autumn like the promise of a new winter coat. It’s the one item you’re going to wear every day, so it’s important to choose one that makes you look and feel amazing!
Leather and shearling are the statement coats of the season, while classic designs like the overcoat, trench, pea and belted wraparounds never go out of style and make a timeless addition to your wardrobe.
Though it might not be too chilly yet, it’s a good idea to shop ahead of time for scarfs, hats and gloves so you’re prepared for that first morning frost. Or if you’ve been itching to try the beret trend, now is the perfect time!
It’s time to ditch the unkempt, quarantine chic look many of us have been rocking the past few months, which means a trip to the barbers or hair salon is a MUST. From a fresh do, to getting nails back into tip top condition, you'll find a variety of barbers, salons and beauty studios across Trinity Leeds.
Whether you’re a BB cream babe or contour queen, the turn of the season is a great excuse to refresh your makeup collection. Swap bronzer for a rosy-cheeked blush and sweep autumnal hues like warm copper, chocolate and bronze across eyelids for a pared-back smokey eye.
Take newly established lockdown beards from scruffy to sculpted with a made-to-measure trifecta of beard oil, wax and grooming tools.
Boots (pictured L) is your one-stop shop for beauty and grooming, from top brands to high street heroes. While Rituals (pictured R) offers their own brand of luxury products inspired by ancient traditions of Asian cultures.
If you’ve been reaching for a lighter, citrus-based perfume or cologne through summer, it’s time to embrace warmer, more complex fragrances. Explore woody cedar or tobacco-based scents, with notes of cinnamon, vanilla or patchouli, such as Armani's Stronger With You Intensely (pictured top) from The Perfume Shop. Sample away to your heart’s content or ask the team in store for help finding the perfect scent for you!
Whether you're one of those heading to a workplace, or still working from home, remember that little things can make a big difference to life running smoothly. This could be a dedicated laptop sleeve in your handbag or backpack, a new watch or a lightweight-but-sturdy brolly that won’t turn inside out at the slightest breeze.
If you’ve mastered your barista skills at home over the past few months, a reusable thermos will let you sip on your favourite hot drink anywhere and help keep the planet – and your bank balance – healthy!
When it comes to keeping organised, Neon Sheep (pictured R) is packed to the brim with mood-elevating, bright and bold stationery and desk accessories, including mid-year diaries, weekly planners, organisers and notebooks.