Yesterday, when I stepped outside, the chill and moisture in the air felt distinctly like autumn. My gut reaction? Excitement. I love autumn, I love dressing for autumn, and now, it feels like I can genuinely start planning my outfits for the upcoming season. You might think I'm unnecessarily organised. After all, we still have at least a few weeks of summer left. But after my latest Instagram scroll, it would appear I'm actually late to the party, as many of my favourite influencers are already wearing autumn trends now.
Why, I hear you ask, would they do such a thing? It probably has something to do with the fact that the autumn 2022 trends are some of the most fun to wear that we've seen in a long while. Autumn fashion can often be quite serious, dominated by a moody colour palette and sharp tailoring. If you're a minimalist, fear not—there's still plenty of that to go around, but some of the biggest, overarching looks of the season err on the bold, playful side.
Bright barbie pinks, bohemian prints and relaxed workwear are just some of the stylish treats autumn has in store, which influencers are already finding impossible to resist. Scroll on to see six examples of influencers wearing autumn trends early.
1. DOPAMINE DRESSING
Saturated shades are dominating our feeds and new-in sections alike. Tap into the trend with bright accessories, or go all out with a punchy blazer and ‘clashing’ trousers.
Tangerine, zesty green and electric blue—these are colours we expect to see a lot of this season, along with splashes of canary yellow and, of course, Barbie pink. Which leads us to our next trend...
Though it sits within the above category, really Barbiecore is its own trend. Thanks to fashion houses like Valentino and Prada, hot pink is going to be BIG this season.
Our Instagram feeds have been painted pink, with everything from bubblegum suiting to slinky slip dresses in that newly iconic rosy shade.
3. '90s MINIMALISM
90s style has been ‘in’ for a while, but this season it's more stripped back than ever. Think racer-back tank tops under slimline cardigans, with mini skirts, cargos and pointed shoes on the bottom half.
I'm all here for the '90s does '60s look. We're seeing a lot of outfits involving knee-high boots from influencers right now.
4. NEW BOHEMIAN
Paisley prints, busy florals and suede boots all evoke a warm, homely feeling. Beyond flowy dresses and tiered silhouettes, boho for A/W 2022 also involves patchwork quilting and cosy knitwear.
The It-girls of Instagram are showing just how easy it is to make boho style autumn-appropriate. Simple add some leather layers and suitable footwear.
5. BOMBER JACKETS
Influencers are also big fans of classic, slightly oversized bomber jackets in easy-to-wear shades.
6. OFF-DUTY WORKWEAR
Whether you work in an office or not, you need a waistcoat in your wardrobe. Along with boxy blazers and tailored trousers, this smart staple has fast become a must-have piece.