Do you want to know the latest trends for next autumn so you can dress like a true fashionista? This article is made for you. We’ll show you ten must-have items to look like a fashion pro this autumn-winter season.
With the change of season comes the change of wardrobe, and therefore the change of clothes. Of course, we always have to show off our best outfits with the latest trends of the season to look like a real fashionista.
Here at Spain Life, we’ve decided to save you the hassle of searching and so we’ve put together the best half-season looks of our favourite Spanish fashionistas and instagrammers to get some inspiration and to know which pieces are the essentials that can’t be missing from your wardrobe.
Love it or hate it, animal print is making a big comeback this autumn-winter season. Which we think is great because we are fans of animal print, although we must admit that we love trousers with this print. We recommend combining a bold leopard or zebra print with a basic garment. They really enhance the look just by wearing them.
Leopard print has made a triumphant return to the podium of autumn-winter 2021-2022 trends thanks to the approval of brands such as Dior, Rokh, Etro, Michael Kors Collection or Dolce & Gabbana. The formats that have taken to the catwalks are tremendously varied, but if you don’t want to fail, the best thing is to opt for a dress or a coat in classic tones.
2. Knitted Dresses and Skirts
If there’s one lesson we’ve learned from 2020, it’s that when given the choice, people opt for comfort, every time. Ditching buttons, zips and stiffer fabrics for luxurious knitwear in the form of skirts, long dresses and two-piece ensembles.
However, comfortable doesn’t have to mean unstylish in the skilful hands of Gabriela Hearst, Altuzarra and Proenza Schouler, who present cashmere and wool in body-hugging silhouettes that are infinitely flattering and suitable even for date night.
3. The Roaring 20’s
For those who love the ‘Great Gatsby’ aesthetic, this season you’ll be delighted to know that it’s making a comeback. Flapper dresses abound in classically executed silks and lace from the likes of Khaite and Kwaidan.
More modern versions can be found in Kim Jones’ new Fendi and Gabriela Hearst’s new Chloé. Layered under long coats at Miu Miu and Paco Rabanne, or with a 90s grunge-tinged version at Coach, these nightgown-inspired dresses are made for nightlife.
4. Extra Large Bags
Dare to make a statement this season, and opt for a monumental handbag. From the likes of Burberry, Marni, Chloé, Fendi, Khaite, these, gigantic bags are the ones that have gone viral this season.
It’s a new interpretation of the theatricality that has taken over a large part of the season’s trends, but it can also be read in terms of practicality: now that we have to leave the house again, bags should contain as much as possible to cover all kinds of situations and unforeseen events.
In other words, there is also a lot of the ideal of protection in them. That, and in opposition to the micro bags that have been dominating the shop windows for the past few years.
The sartorial style arrives in our wardrobe in all its variants, from the complete tailored suit waistcoat included, to loafers and, of course, its star print: the pinstripe. Although grey tones are the most sought after, you’ll also see it in other sober colours such as beiges or browns, or even in an electric version with Lorenzo Serafini’s stamp for Philosophy.
The Italian designer has broken the secret to making this print more playful, by wearing it with college notes (in a much more casual look) and mixing it with other motifs.
6. Platform Shoes
Versace set the bar this season with their new sandals, seen as one of the best examples of this trend. In addition, we’re going to see other variations this season such as the the arty shoes by Schiaparelli, more restrained ones by Simone Rocha or Prada’s schoolgirls.
Platform shoes, especially in sandal format, reflect the festive spirit that covers many of the autumn trends: they are big, maximalist and not suitable for discreet people.
7. Checkered Coats
From parkas to masculine cuts, all of them have a markedly British accent. Is it just us, or have Netflix series of “The Crown” of “Peaky Blinders” seem to have had an influence on Spanish style?
We love the option of combining it with other prints, whether it’s a different kind of check, like Maria Grazia Chiuri proposes for Dior, or something completely different, like flowers, following in the footsteps of Hedi Slimane for Celine.
8. Label Obsession
Lately, we’ve been noticing how everyone loves to flash their Gucci and Fendi patterns, and we don’t suspect this trend will go away anytime soon. It’s a trend that, given the weather over the last year, may have caught them by surprise.
However, luxury brands such as Versace, Fendi, Chanel, Balmain, Louis Vuitton and Gucci and Balenciaga have found in them and in monograms a new tool with which to approach branding in a different way, more aligned with knowledge than with socio-economic status. And that, in the end, aligns in a curious way with self-expression. The more traditional ones still work, but many firms are betting on using the monogram as a print.
9. Cropped Blazers
They arrived in our wardrobes this summer and have extended their fashionable life to become one of the most sought-after pieces of the season. In tweed, with a touch of college, dinner jacket style? There are as many possibilities as there are types of blazers, but with one difference: they are now shorter and fit at the ribs.
10. Furry Coats
The increase in outdoor weather has led to an increase in the number of outerwear items since last year. Alongside anoraks and down jackets, in 2021, coats and jackets made of fur and sheepskin will take on new prominence, thanks also to the advances in sustainable innovation related to new fake furs, such as Stella McCartney’s biodegradable ones. There are also Prada, Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Chanel and Jil Sander, and you can find more discreet or more grandiloquent options. What about the features that minimise the margin for error? Short hair in neutral colours.