The time has finally come for our wardrobes to make the official shift from summer to autumn, and we couldn't be more ready for it. However, when embarking on anything new, it can often feel like you're starting entirely from scratch—though we're willing to bet this probably isn't the case with your clothing. You've likely already honed a pretty impressive lineup of autumnal fashion staples, the sort you have come to rely on whenever the weather turns. If you've bought wisely, some of these pieces will have been in your capsule for years now. This is always our intent when we buy anything new. Still, we understand that wearing the same tops and trousers as you did last year (and potentially years past) mightn't be the most exciting prospect. So if you're looking for an easy way to make your autumn wares feel fresh, you'll love what's to come.
We believe that accessories are one of the wisest investments you can make at the start of any season. Not only will they help even your most lived-in pieces look anew, but accessories—say, a shoe or handbag—present a clever way to tap into current trends and aesthetics. Everything from colours to prints to finishes to silhouettes can be ticked off with one well-chosen add-on. They also inject even the simplest of ensembles with personality, making your outfits more unique to you. And for pieces that will elevate your style and outfits for autumn, we suggest turning to Kurt Geiger London's latest collection.
Kurt Geiger London's shoes and handbags—be it the brand's iconic jewel-encrusted Olive mules or its chain-strap Kensington shoulder bag—are instantly recognisable and woven into the very fabric of British fashion and street style. In fact, barely a day goes by that we don't see one of London's stylish residents bustling around the city in a Kurt Geiger London design. When you consider the number of brands out there, that's a testament to its ongoing popularity. And although Kurt Geiger London certainly does classic items such as quilted leather bags and timeless loafers very well, the brand also knows how to have a bit of fun. Its bold use of colour and fearless fabric experimentation—two things that are incredibly prevalent in its A/W 22 edit—puts the brand in the realm of statement fashion. But Kurt Geiger London is also known for its craftsmanship and durability, so it's no wonder that it's become a bona fide Brit It brand—one favoured by those in the know.
We thought it might also interest you to see the six accessory trends the brand has nailed for the season ahead. Below, we've got everything from '90s-style heeled loafers to metallic tones that mirror the those on the runway. So scroll on to see the Kurt Geiger London pieces we know the capital's fashion people will be wearing (and carrying) for autumn.
1. Leopard Print
Leopard print never goes out of style, but it does go through periods when its popularity wanes. This is not one of those periods. The autumn/winter 2022 runways were full of big-cat energy, with leopard print being splashed on everything from dresses to wide-leg trousers. However, we think the sleekest way to wear it is in shoe or bag form.
Who said practical boots can't be fashion forward?
2. Faux Fur
Texture is integral to any autumn aesthetic, and nothing is as synonymous with the season as faux fur. Of course, you can channel it by way of a coat, but we're intent on having some fun with Kurt Geiger London's accessory offering. Classicists will adore the black and white Shoreditch crossbody while maximalists will want to clash a bright furry bag with a contrasting furry shoe.
If you've spent more than three seconds on TikTok this year, then you'll know that Y2K styling is still very much a thing. And what could be more '90s than a pair of black platform shoes? Between loafers, boots and mules, Kurt Geiger London has all of your Y2K shoe options covered.
From the shape of the heel to the gold adornment across the foot, these mules look so high-end.
4. Metallic Finishes
Metallic accessories come into their own in the darker months, making for a beautiful way to lighten the muted ensembles we tend to gravitate towards. Use a pair of loafers in silver or gold to breathe new life into your jean collection, or opt for a bag to hit refresh on last year's winter coat.
Silver footwear was another key look on the autumn/winter 2022 runways.
5. Rich Velvet
Velvet is the perfect texture to add to your accessory lineup for autumn as it looks gorgeous set against other key fabrics for the season. Our favourite pairing is a leather dress with velvet shoes—or a bag, for that matter. We're not fussy.
Black platforms are a sound addition to every heel collection as they go with just about any outfit you can think of. The jewel-encrusted strap on this pair feels incredibly special.
6. Covetable Crystals
Sequins are taking a back seat, and rhinestones and crystals are coming forward this autumn. Kurt Geiger London has created some of the best sparkly accessories out there to encapsulate the fanciful mood.