Well despite the recent weather (I’m currently sat on my roof in the scorching sun writing this) and what everyone seems to be wearing (I just went for a walk and saw multiple t-shirt, short and sandals combinations), Autumn is upon us, and if you haven’t already, you will need to start getting those cable-knits, trench coats, military boots and chunky scarves at the ready. So for those of you that aren’t still clinging on to the last remnants of the summer sun and are embracing the gold and red leaves of Autumn, here is yet another A/W trend post to get you going.
Although the trends of the Autumn/Winter fashion season change annually, there are often recurring themes across each year. We often see big influences of military, touches of quintessentially British fabrics, hints of the Autumn red and brown colour palette, and most of all, the ideology of creating a garment that is both suitable and durable for the outdoors. The British woodland is often a big influence for designers this season, and the wildlife within these woodlands is no exception – and that is what I bring you today: British wildlife.
Whether it be foxes, badgers, owls, stags, birds or even horses, many of our typically British wildlife is often featured in the items we wear (apart from the mice, rats and moles of the world – those poor guys never seem to get the limelight). In today’s post I bring you a collection of my favourite wildlife-inspired A/W items, and show you how you can integrate them into your wardrobe this season.
So here are some lookbook.nu outfits in order to show you exactly the type of look we are concerned with for this article:
Jewellery And Accessories:
Okay, so I am fully aware that some of these might not be typically British, but hey, maybe a couple of the animals got a little bit lost. Besides, it all fits together to create the woodland look – a trend that sends you straight outside to the big outdoors for a big adventure. One word that I feel sums up this look is durable (a word that I seem to be loving this season also); who said that you can’t be fashionable and practical? The items within this look will see you through the tough weather and more, so to help you along the way, here a couple of outfits I have put together by combining the picks from above with other items to create a mix and match wardrobe that will see you straight through to the end of the season and beyond.
I’ve put this look together using one of the graphic prints above, but feel free to mix and match to your taste. The large faux-fur coat from Topman acts as a statement piece to the outfit, and will certainly make heads turn. It is important when a piece like this is in the look, not to overdo it with your other items. Keep the trousers simple and subtle but in-keeping with the Autumn colour palette (reds, browns, camel etc.). Avoid jeans and stick to a chino material for that true “woodland” feel.
I’ve added subtle detailing with a ring from YourEyesLie that is in harmony with the theme, whilst a genuine leather bag from Aunts & Uncles is a perfect accessory for this trend. Military style boots are essential for the tough, durable aspect of this look, although desert books may also work – just keep it chunky and masculine. The overall detailing of this outfit, such as the fur, the graphic print, the ring and the leather, all combine together to create the epitome of “Woodland Wildlife”.
This look incorporates the shearling trend (Trend Report Click Here) into its look. The mix between leather and sheepskin in the Zara coat is perfect for the “Woodland Wildlife” theme, and so is the graphic print and jewellery. Again I have chosen military style boots, and carrot-fit chinos from Topman. Carrot fit and drop-crotch are the essential ‘trouser fits’ of the season – if you don’t have at least one pair of chinos like this, get buying!
Again I have stuck to a colour scheme of browns, mustards and blacks, but feel free to incorporate rich reds, yellows and golds also. They key thing to remember is that you are dressing for the outdoors, so think durable; think tough.
Well those are my two favourite looks, but what can you do? Get buying and experiment yourself with this look! There are so many items out there that contribute to this trend, and personally I think it looks great. Let me know what you think in the comments below…
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