These Are The Winter Fashion Trends -

Our layer-loving selves are excited that winter is here. It’s so much fun to put together multi-layered outfits. Summer’s minimalistic slip dresses and minimalism don’t have that same feeling. For those who love layers, the 2021 winter fashion trends in Australia will be a blessing.

We covered the autumn/winter fashion trends for 2021 here, but deep winter is all in rugging up and embracing lush fabrics. A power suit will give your officewear a professional edge. Tailoring continues to be a huge trend. Chunky boots are a popular choice for casual wear, as they can withstand weekend denim and knit dresses.

These are our picks for the 2021 winter fashion trends in Australia.


The lug sole boot is tough, with a chunky sole that can withstand snow season. However, that’s not a reality in most parts of Australia. The style is still very popular worldwide. You can pair it with anything, from jeans and a blazer to slouchy knit dresses. These boots can be worn to reduce slick looks or to add a laid-back vibe to your weekend outfit.


Knit dresses are the easiest way to look polished. They will be a classic item for winter 2021. To nail this trend, go for a maxi length or midi length and pair it with lug sole boots. (We’ll even take your exxy black ankle boots from last winter! ).


The 70s are a hot trend thanks to runway trends and Netflix’s The Serpent. However, unlike past years, which saw a strong Woodstock and bohemian vibe, 2021 will be all about a mix between poolside energy, Studio 54 power dressing, and Palm Springs. Think velvet suits, jewel tones and bold prints. OTT never looked so good.


The 70s trend continues with the collared knit. It was a popular choice in the warmer months but it is set to become a big fashion statement this season. A fitted knit is great for casual dates.


A knit vest is the ultimate layering piece. It should be long-lined and baggy in 2021. You can also wear the vest alone in spring. This vest has a super-sexy, slouchy look.


You can mix up your collection of flare and straight jeans by adding a pair bootcut jeans. These jeans are a 90s classic that offer a more sophisticated silhouette than a flare but still look great. For work, pair with chunky boots or sneakers and a blazer.


A power suit is a classic wardrobe staple that every woman must have. However, the trend update for 2021 is more masculine, laid-back, and boxy. This year’s trend is brown tones. The best companion for a powersuit is a simple, classic tee. If you feel confident, don’t forget your bra and wear it for a night out.

17 Fall 2022 fashion trends to note - and the pieces to shop now

Welcome in the new season with the latest Fall 2022 fashion trends. As we leave summer behind, it's time to truly embrace luxe layers, rich textures and beautiful prints as we ramp up the inspiration to fuel your fall wardrobes.

After two years of uncertainty, it’s safe to say that designers are once again embracing their creativity and the key fashion trends 2022 demonstrate this to the max. From head-to-toe looks in sequins and leather as well as statement coats, maximalists are well catered for in the Fall 2022 fashion trends, but that doesn’t mean that pared-back style is going anywhere - and those wanting to simply bolster their wardrobe with timeless key pieces, look out for leather trousers, cozy knits and chic blazers in new season edits.

Fall and winter fashion trends are the ones that true fashion fans get excited about - with a definite back-to-school feel, this is an opportunity for a fresh fashion start. Fashion director at woman&home, Paula Moore (opens in new tab) has this advice:

“It’s easy to get excited about the new season but when it comes to investing in style to update your wardrobe, think about what trends will suit you and work with your existing wardrobe rather than plunging in head first!

"If you really love a trend but don’t think it’ll work for you, don’t be afraid to experiment with tweaks such as the length of an item’s hem or sleeves or drawing in the waist with a well-placed belt in order to make it work for you.

"And finally, have fun! Fashion is supposed to be joyous and at last, we can dress up in our favorite outfits with somewhere to go other than the living room!”

17 Fall 2022 fashion trends to embrace in the coming months

1. '90s Minimalism

Models at 16 Arlington, Nensi Dojaka and Connor Ives (Image credit: Getty Images)

Fashion is cyclical, so if this trend dishes up some deja vu, we're sorry, but the '90s are back with a vengeance. A theme that has been bubbling away for the past few seasons, when it comes to the Fall 2022 fashion trends, designers have gone all in on the '90s aesthetic.

Popular on the runway at the likes of 16 Arlington, Nensi Dojaka and Connor Ives the look felt true to the era, but with retro silhouettes modernized via beautifully crafted sheer knits and embellished fabrics - ideal for the party season ahead. Grungy undertones were coupled with more sophisticated minimalist interpretations, so while low-slung waists, graphic tees, distressed details and mismatched layering are in, so too are more grown-up pieces that pay homage to '90s minimalism originators, Helmut Lang and Jil Sander, via chic cut-away camis, slip dresses, and lots of long skirt outfits.


Strappy dresses: The best dresses will always have a home in our wardrobes and a slip dress can be worn for a host of occasions. At Nensi Dojaka, body con and bias cut frocks featured cut-out panels and slim straps to give this season's best cocktail dresses a '90s twist. To make this look wearable for day, layer over a slouchy knit for a chic smart casual outfit idea.

Camisoles: While you might associate camisoles with the summer, they're a great layering tool for fall outfit ideas. Wear with relaxed fit cardigans and oversized blazers, or go full '90s and layer a slashed iteration over a long sleeve fine roll neck.

Slogan tees: Both slogan and band tees make a comeback under the '90s trend and these were particularly evident at Connor Ives. Fall in line with the trend and look for relaxed and oversized iterations, utilizing the half-tuck in terms of styling to rebalance your proportions. They're the perfect partner for learning how to style baggy jeans too.

(opens in new tab) H&M Checked Slip Dress View at H&M (opens in new tab) RRP: $29.99 / £24.99 | Nailing what is Dark Academia in the process, this cute checked slip dress has '90s grunge vibes in droves. Wear layered over a roll-neck knit or tee, or under chunky cardigan to render this strappy dress, cold weather-ready. (opens in new tab) Sezane Bonjour Slogan Tee View at Sezane (opens in new tab) RRP: $65 / £50 | Slogan tees offer the opportunity to be playful with your clothing this season, so choose your statements wisely. Great for layering, you can translate this look into knitwear and sweatshirts too. Try a half tuck to champion your waist. (opens in new tab) Reiss Navy Keeva Satin Cami Top View at Reiss (opens in new tab) RRP: $160 / £98 | The '90s might have had a slightly rockier feel, but that doesn't mean this trend is devoid of luxe pieces. Satin camisoles paired with jeans, tease out the minimalist side of this look and add elegance to the most casual of ensembles.

2. Sequins

Altuzurra / Christian Cowan / Givenchy (Image credit: Getty)

If you thought sequins were just for Christmas, think again - shiny paillettes are back and they’re everywhere, literally. The Fall winter 2022 fashion trends emerging from the runways saw Bottega Venetta, Altuzarra and Carolina Herrara showcase high shine looks that featured head to toe sequins. From oversized mermaid-like scales at Altuzarra to metallic brights, this isn’t a trend for shrinking violets - more is definitely more!

Farrah-May Archer, Styling Team Lead at Stitch Fix UK (opens in new tab) comments, “The ultimate celebration of glitz and glamour, sequin pieces are a great way to get playful with your styling.

"The request I see repeatedly from my Stitch Fix customers is the preference for bold and daring items to add to their closet. Everybody looks sensational in sequins, so my go-to for those who want to make a statement are items from British clothing brands such as Whistles, who offer a range of contemporary styles - from bold to minimal.

"We often think that sequinned items are those that are found in the back of the closet and saved exclusively for your office Christmas party. In fact, I think quite the opposite. My favorite way is to wear sequins more subtly, as a glint of glitter in any daytime look. The best way to easily achieve this is to opt for accessories with some sequin detail, whether that be embellishment detail on trainers or carrying a sequin adorned crossbody bag.

"A sequin item itself is a statement, so I suggest choosing a bold and bright short sequin dress, perfect for occasion wear. Otherwise opt for a sleek sequin top, that can be paired effortlessly with a denim jean or colorful skirt, and shoe of choice, for a subtler take on the trend.”


Sequin dress: Once the preserve of December’s party season, sequins are now very much a year round affair. Opt for light-hued disc styles and don’t be afraid to experiment with dressing down your glittering gown, learn how to style a denim jacket with a party dress and add the best white trainers to finish the look, giving extra versatility to these items.

Sequin skirt: An A-line sequin skirt is a great year-round addition to your wardrobe, particularly when it comes to those tricky what-to-wear moments for last minute parties. Team with a silky camisole or your best cashmere sweater plus kitten heels for laidback glamour.

Sequin accessories: If you just want to add just a touch of sparkle, try finishing your outfit with a sequinned accessory or two. A shimmering handbag - such as the best crossbody bag or glitzy shoes will lift even the simplest of outfits, adding a wink of glitter.


Gucci / Prada / Tory Burch (Image credit: Getty)

While it may have felt like fashion stopped for two years, our time away from getting dressed up has impacted on tastes in more ways than one. The best joggers , once reserved for working out or sofa surfing, are now a firm wardrobe favorite for many of us and designers are listening. The return of Sports Luxe as part of the key Fall 2022 fashion trends could be seen on the runways of Italian clothing brand Prada and American clothing brand Tory Burch in the form of shell jackets, joggers and sporty singlet vests plus bowling bag-shaped top handle leather bags - look out for these as part of the bag trends as we head into the autumn/winter season. A highlight of the February shows, the long-awaited collaboration between Gucci and Adidas was finally revealed, featuring nostalgic designs with a contemporary twist on the sport brand’s iconic triple stripe motif.

Still not convinced? Sports luxe is set to continue its influence on the fashion trends next year, so shop now and wear for months to come.


Track jacket: Forget fleeces and your best gilets, this season is all about the grown-up track jacket. Inspired by seventies sports stars, look for colored piping details, logos and knitted fabrics for a nod to bygone days.

Side stripes: Whether they appear down the leg of a trouser, the sleeve of a jacket or the neckline of a dress, striped detailing is a great way to give a subtle nod to the Sports Luxe trend.

Luxe trackpants: When it comes to this season’s trackpant update, Paula says: “Swap your favorite cotton blends for silk or twill updates. Wear with your best designer heels to take the look from track-side to trend.”

(opens in new tab) Adidas by Stella McCartney Jacket View at Adidas (opens in new tab) RRP: $185 / £170 | As part of the British designer's long-term collaboration with the high-tech sports brand, this is a great option for runners and style enthusiasts alike. The high contrast of the black and yellow adds a lovely pop of color. (opens in new tab) AnyDay Side Stripe Trousers View at John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab) RRP: £32 (UK only) | Go faster stripes but with a more relaxed feel. These wide-leg pants are ideal for lounging this season. Pair with a slouchy knit and your favorite white trainers, or add a more tailored feel with heels and a blouse. (opens in new tab) Tom Ford Velvet Green Track Pants View at Matches (opens in new tab) RRP: $1,192 / £890 | Sports luxe remains a huge trend into 2023, and translating the look into evening wear can add a modern twist to cocktail hour looks. Team these beautiful, rich green, drawcord waist, velvet pants with a silky shirt and stiletto heels.


Max Mara / Gabriela Hearst / Michael Kors (Image credit: Getty)

While dopamine dressing still has a role to play in your wardrobe this Fall, don't dismiss calming neutral hues. The influx of bright color clothes brought plenty of cheer but for the cooler months ahead add in some caramel-inspired hues. While the runways chose to take a top-to-toe approach, the simplest way to inject this trend into your closet is with a classic camel coat. Max Mara’s belted wool iteration is a timeless piece - a version features on every fashion insider’s wardrobe wish list.

Paula says: “Camel shades are a byword for chic. To elevate this look, take a style tip from model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and team them with similar hues such as beige, cream and off-white for a tonal look that will make your outfit look more expensive. Finish your outfit with minimalist accessories in neutrals for a runway-worthy look.”


Camel coat: Throw a camel coat over any outfit and you’ll immediately feel put together. A wardrobe essential of fashion editors across the globe, this is one item your dream capsule wardrobe is crying out for.

Camel cashmere: A crew neck cashmere sweater in camel is the perfect piece to add to your best sweater collection. This neutral shade works with every color in your wardrobe from blue jeans to smart office trousers.

Camel shoes: Nearly nude, this chic shade is the ideal addition to your shoe wardrobe. Whether you opt for a pair of leather ballerina pumps or court shoes, the caramel hue will work with a multitude of outfits. Get ready to add these to your Fall winter shoe trends 2022 shopping list.

(opens in new tab) N.Peal Camel Cashmere Sweater View at N.Peal (opens in new tab) RRP: £245 (UK only) | Stock up on the basics and you can banish those 'nothing to wear' meltdowns. A cashmere camel sweater will carry you through from fall to spring, pairing effortlessly with other neutrals, a true capsule wardrobe hero. Marina Rinaldi Insert Jacket View at Marina Rinaldi (opens in new tab) RRP: $695 / £415 | When it comes to the types of coats everyone should own, a neutral iteration is high on the list. For the fall 2022 fashion trends, lean into the biker trend with this asymmetric zip coat. Combining leather and faux fur for a cozy finish. (opens in new tab) Dune London Riding Boot View at Dune London (opens in new tab) RRP: $205 / £145 | The riding boot, is a boot trend that will never go out of style. One of the best winter boots to invest in, this camel pair will go with everything in your wardrobe, up-styling blue jeans and adding polish to A-line skirts.


Prada / Chloé / Bottega Veneta (Image credit: Getty)

If you’ve ever wondered how to wear leather pants, skirts or dresses the new season sees this stylish fabric come into its own. Take inspiration from the Fall 2022 fashion trends with a full leather look or statement piece. Bottega Veneta’s runway featured trenches, trousers and full skirts with undulating fringing peeking out, while fashion editor favorite Chloé featured a variety of looks including head to toe statement leather and French designer Isabel Marant showed lust-worthy leather dungarees. However, it was Prada’s fuchsia belted leather trench that stole the shows, proving that dopamine dressing isn’t going anywhere, whilst setting the tone for the fashion color trends 2022.

Farrah-May advises, “Considered both elegant and edgy, leather is a perennial style staple. Most recently we’ve seen celebrity sensation, Julia Fox, effortlessly style out a catwalk of all-black leather looks. A great leather item can truly reboot any outfit, and this timeless fabric can be styled in a multitude of ways and if looked after, last a lifetime.

"Sceptical of a full leather look? When in doubt, consider investing in leather accessories, which can be worn year on year throughout the seasons. My pick of the moment would be a versatile '90s-style leather shoulder bag in hot pink, the trending color of the season. Leather doesn’t have to be black!”

To try the full leather look at home, opt for a leather shirt tucked in to leather trousers or a pencil skirt for a slick all-leather look. As temperatures cool, add a trench or your best leather jacket in the same skin for a dramatic look.


Leather shirt: Swap your cotton button down for a leather shirt come Fall. Wear it buttoned to the collar and tucked into leather trousers or a skirt for a runway worthy look.

Leather trousers: Previously associated with motorbikes and racy fetish wear, leather trousers have gradually become a mainstream wardrobe item and are available in a wide variety of cuts, from tight fitting leggings to jeans and culotte cuts.

Leather trench: The trench coat is a timeless silhouette. Next season sees it get a modern makeover in leather – go for muted tones such as black, navy or khaki or if you’re feeling brave, take a tip from Miuccia Prada and opt for hot pink for standout style.

(opens in new tab) Karen Millen Leather Coat View at Karen Millen (opens in new tab) RRP: $1,204 / £699 | Color remains key to the fall 2022 fashion trends - and we're thrilled about it. This bold aqua hue will certainly help to cheer up grey wintery mornings in the months ahead. (opens in new tab) Yoek Leather Bomber Jacket View at Yoek (opens in new tab) RRP: $1,199 / £1,073.41 | From one of the best plus size clothing brands, this jacket nails three trends in one: statement leather, bomber jackets and sports luxe - thanks to the rib finish. (opens in new tab) Marc Jacobs Red Faux Leather Dress View at The Outnet (opens in new tab) RRP: £319 (UK only) | The market for vegan leather has really exploded in recent years, making this trend more accessible. With excellent fashion credentials, we love this red number.


Fendi / Chanel / Versace (Image credit: Getty)

Last season’s trend for mini skirts isn’t going anywhere for winter. The short hemline is, however, going back to school for a preppy twist - making it ideal for discovering what is Dark Academia style this season. Think tweeds, checks and pleats that will remind you of your primary school uniform. Worried about getting your legs out? Paula offers this advice: “Plenty of women are scared of wearing shorter skirts as they get older. If you’re not feeling confident, take your cue from Chanel and opt for a pair of high denier tights in black or an earthy tone to wear with a shorter hemline. The tights will give your legs a smooth silhouette, acting like some of the best shapewear.”


Pleats: When it comes to how to wear pleated skirts, think less gym kit and more kilt to make this look feel fresh and directional. In structured fabrics such as wool, the style is additionally flattering as it skims over hips to create a streamlined look.

Tweeds: A winter classic, nubby tweeds are a shortcut to grown up style. Try teaming your tweed skirt with a matching jacket for a grown up take on short hemlines.

Checks: From houndstooth to Prince of Wales, there’s a check for every taste. Monochrome patterns are the most versatile as they can be teamed with a variety of block colors.

(opens in new tab) Zara Flared Grey Mini Skirt View at Zara (opens in new tab) RRP: $49.90 / £32.99 | With a matching blazer (opens in new tab), this mini skirt suit looks like it sashayed straight off the runway, thanks to the neatly tailored blazer. Pair with a slogan tee for a more casual look, or add a chiffon pussy-bow blouse for a dressed up feel. (opens in new tab) Mango Pleated Wool Mini Skirt View at Mango (opens in new tab) RRP: $79.99 / £49.99 | Head back to school with this preppy silhouette. Giving a nod to the Dark Academia and '90s trends, pleated skirts became a surprising runway hit. Wear your mini with a relaxed fit top or oversized knit for a directional finish. (opens in new tab) Whistles Black Leather A-Line Skirt View at Whistles (opens in new tab) RRP: $340 / $170 | Leather mini skirts are a great addition to fall wardrobes and add polish to any look. If you're looking to flash a little less leg, add a pair of opaque tights and knee-high boots, to execute the trend in style and warmth.


Chanel / Jil Sander/ Burberry (Image credit: Getty)

Blazers have become a staple of many a capsule closet, and this season sees the best blazers go big, quite literally, with oversized silhouettes. Shoulders so wide they can barely fit through the door were seen on the runways of Chanel, Acne and Jil Sander to name just a few. The key to how to style a blazer with this Fall 2022 fashion trend is balance – many designers chose to pair strong upper bodies with sleek dresses or fitted bottom halves underneath to stop the look from being overwhelming. It’s also important to consider your body type when investing in a good blazer.

Paula says, “A blazer is a great wardrobe staple that can be worn at the office or at weekends for smarter events. However, in order to get the most wear out of your blazer, it’s important to consider the fit. If you’re tall, avoid cropped styles as they can throw off your proportions. Instead, look for longline lengths that will work to accentuate your figure. Petites on the other hand will look great in shorter length or cropped blazers as they will complement their proportions.”


Double breasted blazer: This shape works well if you have an hourglass body shape as it will nip in at the right point to highlight the smallest part of your waist. Shorter, cropped blazers worn with high waisted trousers and skirts are also great for drawing attention to your natural waist.

Single breasted blazer: Worn done up, a single-breasted blazer is flattering for those who have curvy hips as the fabric will skim over as it fans out from the waist. Structured shoulders will help this style balance out pear shaped bodies.

Open front: If you have a large bust or are generally top heavy, an open fronted blazer is the best shape for your figure as it will hang in a flattering way, drawing the eye to the space between the lapels, creating a slimming window between them.


Louis Vuitton / Molly Goddard / Chanel (Image credit: Getty)

Extreme knitwear is the name of the game as we head into Fall. This season sees the best sweaterss, scarves and all manner of knitted pieces go supersized. British designer Molly Goddard teamed her signature tulle dresses and skirts with oversized argyle and fair isle knits while Louis Vuitton showed head to toe wool in a knitted monochrome two-piece suit.

Thinking about wrapping up warm this winter? Paula has this advice: “If you’re petite, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by oversized styles. If you go for a maximalist knit, try to keep your bottom half a neat shape - try some of the best petite jeans - to balance your silhouette. Another trick is to belt bulky jumpers and cardigans to show off your waist.”


Sweater: Take your sweater to a new dimension, literally. Look for oversized knits that you can snuggle down in once temperatures drop. An easy way to try the trend is to simply size up in a style you like for a more relaxed fit.

Scarf: A scarf is essential every winter but this season sees the return of blanket styles as well as extra-long lengths that just ask to be wrapped around your neck repeatedly. Blanket shapes are also great as they can double up as cozy covers when you're next thinking about what to wear on a plane.

Knitted skirt: A cozy option once there’s a chill in the air, a knitted skirt will slide seamlessly into your wardrobe. Opt for a classic color such as black, grey or navy to maximize outfit options.

(opens in new tab) H&M Oversized Roll Neck Waffle Knit Sweater View at H&M (opens in new tab) RRP: $39.99 / £29.99 | Go loud and oversized with this statement sweater. In one of the most popular shades of the season, you can't go wrong with this gorgeous pink knit. With a lovely texture, thanks to the waffle design it will feel protective too. (opens in new tab) Alexander McQueen Intarsia Knit View at Net a Porter (opens in new tab) RRP: $2,190 / £1,370 | Look like you sashayed straight off the runway with this bold sweater. In fiery hues of orange and red and purposeful brash stitch work, this jumper is one for those who like to stand out. Team with black jeans to let it truly shine. (opens in new tab) Hayley Menzies Sunrise Rodeo Cardigan View at Hayley Menzies (opens in new tab) RRP: $538.43 / £500 | One of our favorite knit edits, Hayley Menzies hooked us with its dresses, but this season, the belted cardigans, both long and short with graphic story-telling designs is our new style crush.


Givenchy / Louis Vuitton / Altuzarra (Image credit: Getty)

Fashion is a game of extremes - while heightened hemlines strode down the runway, at the other end of the style spectrum there were also plenty of designers who chose to go to extreme lengths with maxi dresses and skirts. Floor sweeping styles were seen on the runways at the likes of Balenciaga, Acne, Burberry, Chanel and Saint Laurent.

If you’re worried that this look could swamp you, Farrah-May has this advice, "A muted, and more minimalist look is simple to create with a floor length skirt or dress. This can be easily achieved by choosing a sleeker, figure-hugging skirt and piecing it together with a plain tee, leather mules and lastly, simple clean accessories.”


Maxi skirt: For the best long skirt outfits, opt for everything from slinky bias cuts and second skin skinny styles to voluminous tiers, there’s a maxi skirt for every body shape. If you’re going big on the bottom half, wear it with a fitted top to balance your silhouette while more fitted styles can be worn with looser tops.

Maxi dress: Move aside the best midi dresses, the maxi dress takes on a dramatic feel for the Fall 2022 fashion trends. The sweeping silhouette of maxi dresses can seem tricky to master but the key is in the length - look for versions that end around the ankle and have fitted top halves to balance the volume of fabric.

Maxi knit: A cross-over of both the maxi length and extreme knit trends, the maxi knitted dress ticks both boxes. To avoid being overwhelmed, opt for a fitted knit dress or one with a belt to define your waist.

(opens in new tab) Free People Vegan Leather Maxi Skirt View at Free People (opens in new tab) RRP: $138 / £118 | Don't be afraid to embrace maxis into the fall. While there is a higher percentage of rain, opt for skirts and dresses that skim just above ankle-length to ensure you don't sweep the ground or gather water as you move. (opens in new tab) Mare Mare x Anthropologie Skirt £98 (opens in new tab) priceLinkAtMerchant (opens in new tab) £180 (opens in new tab) priceLinkAtMerchant (opens in new tab) RRP: $228 / £180 | Bringing glamour in droves, this silver skirt with puddle train is a great alternative to rehearsal dinner dresses. Pair with a silk shirt or cami, or add a romantic, frothy feel with a tucked-in chiffon top. (opens in new tab) Cos Long Knitted Dress View at Cos (opens in new tab) RRP: $135 / £89 | When it comes to the best jumper dresses, you can't go wrong with a maxi knitted sweater dress. Supremely comfortable and cozy for the winter months, this neutral-hued design will work for the office or for the weekend.


Bottega Veneta / Dior / Michael Kors (Image credit: Getty)

A new coat is a great way to update your winter wardrobe and the runways were full of faux fur, brights and fun patterns in a variety of cuts and silhouettes. Considered an investment piece with a higher price tag, it can be hard to choose which of the best coat trends 2022 will work for you but Farrah-May offers this advice, “Trends come and go, but a statement coat will always prevail. Cue vivid colors, fluffy faux furs and striking prints; throwing on bold outwear will guarantee an uplift to what can be an otherwise minimal outfit – with little effort!

For daytime, I recommend choosing a coat in a cheerful color. Revel in wearing the colors you love, head to toe. For evenings, I lean towards outerwear with playful prints, from a classic stripe to a kitsch youthful gingham. By simply pairing a patterned coat with a simple monochrome outfit, you can let the coat do the talking. If you’re keen to embrace the maximalism trend, opt for a vivid color when choosing your monochrome look.”


Faux fur: Cozy faux fur and teddy style coats feel like you’re wearing a hug. Bottega Veneta’s belted chubby fur featured fun embellishments for a seasonal update on this cold weather favorite. Look to faux fur brands such as Charlotte Simone and Shrimps for quirky styles.

Trench coat: This timeless coat shape should be in every woman’s wardrobe. Looking for a seasonal update? Dior’s runway featured versions with subtle floral details or corsetry for those looking to make the most of their waist while Givenchy showed dramatic floor length cut. And of course, there is always the classic Burberry trench coat for an iteration that will always be in style.

Statement color: As feel-good fashion continues in the form of dopamine dressing, bright coats are still hugely popular. Bright colors are a great way to boost both your outfit and mood on dull winter days so why not swap boring blacks and greys for pink, orange or vivid blue.

(opens in new tab) Rick Owens Black Hooded Puffer Coat View at Net a Porter (opens in new tab) RRP: $2,290 / £1,490 | The puffer is back and it's bigger, better and cozier than ever. This magnificent style will feel like you've stepped out of your house safely cocooned in layers or soft padding. The slightly nipped in waist gives a flattering fit too. (opens in new tab) Autograph Wool-Rich Long Coat View at M&S (opens in new tab) RRP: $259 / £149 | Big Coat Energy wasn't just about volume, color played a huge role on the runway when it came to outerwear, with designers looking to up our daily dose of dopamine dressing with a multitude of happy and warming coats. (opens in new tab) Cos Boucle Belted Coat View at Cos (opens in new tab) RRP: £190 (UK only) | Feel snug as a bug in this boucle coat. A smart take on the trend, the camel hue ensures this design will go with pretty much anything in your wardrobe and will layer well over office outfits for a polished look that still feels comforting.

11. Back to basics

Chloe / Bevza / Prada (Image credit: Getty)

Chances are you already have this one in your closet, so you don’t have to splash the cash to nail the Fall 2022 fashion trends. The not-so-basic white tank top played a starring role on the Chloe, Bevza and Prada catwalks and this lowkey look is incredibly easy to achieve. Stick to the '90s minimalism vibe and team with neutral-hued trousers and add some luxe leather textures to elevate the look. Or take note from Prada and give the style staple a party-ready feel, styling with a glitzy skirt and metallic accessories. “This trend is as effortless as it looks and one of the easiest ones to incorporate into your wardrobe. Fully embrace the pared-back aesthetic and keep makeup minimal, hair slicked back and just a drop of delicate jewelry,” says Paula.


White tank: Simple yet effective, the white tank top will be the building block to many outfit combinations. Wear on its own in the summer, or layer under blazers to give tailoring a casual spin. Stick to premium cotton fabrics to make them last.

Low-rise trousers: Move over high-rise, thanks to the resurgence of many Y2K trends, the low-slung trouser is back and it’s the perfect for mastering that relaxed tee and trouser feel - an ideal smart casual outfit idea. Look for smarter styles such as chinos and leather trousers and if you don’t want to bare your midriff, make sure your top is long and tucked-in.

Silky skirt: For a cool high-low look, try mixing your wardrobe basics with your partywear. A chic day-to-night look, opt for '90s inspired slip skirts and sequin embellishments.

Ghost Luna Satin Slip Skirt View at Ghost (opens in new tab) RRP: $125 / £69 | The slip skirt is a great building block in a capsule wardrobe, working across all seasons and occasions. The soft satin fabric contrasts beautifully with luxe cashmere knits, but it can also be styled up with a new-season blouse. (opens in new tab) Me+Em Grey Tailored Trouser View at Me+Em (opens in new tab) RRP: $325 / £185 | Smart trousers are no longer just for the office, as tailored styles creep into our evening and casualwear wardrobes. These wide-leg trousers have a front pleat that will help to elongate your silhouette. Wear with a tucked-in top. (opens in new tab) Everlane The Pima Micro-Rib Tank View at Everlane (opens in new tab) RRP: $40 / £44 | The king of basics, a white tank has always had a place in our closet, but for the fall 2022 fashion trends it has been elevated to new heights. While it's often a layering piece, this season it should take center stage, dressing down tailored shapes.

12. Show-Stopping suiting

Etro /Michael Kors / Stella McCartney (Image credit: Getty)

Whilst vibrant colors were popping up everywhere, it was bold suiting that truly stole the show. From Barbiecore pink at Etro and Valentino to canary yellow at Michael Kors, there is nothing stuffy about this suiting. Stella McCartney turned it up a loud notch, introducing eye-catching prints to tailoring for a real head-turning look. Meaning now is the time to learn what to wear with wide leg pants.

“Suiting has come a long way from the boardroom and now it’s one of the most fashion-forward looks you can adopt. Keep it relaxed and look for oversized silhouettes such as wide-leg trousers and boyfriend blazers,” says Paula.


Bold suit: A colorful suit is guaranteed to make you look and feel good. You can create a multitude of outfits too - layer the blazer over your best jeans or team the trousers with a cable knit, you’ll never tire of wearing this.

Trainers: No longer just reserved to workouts, trainers have made it to the mainstream. A trouser-suit trainer combo makes for one cool weekend look you’ll reach for time and time again. Stick to box-fresh white trainers to keep it versatile.

Basic tee: Keep suiting looking casual and mix and match with your wardrobe basics such as the best t-shirts. Add a Parisian flair with a classic Breton stripe or give it some sass with a slogan tee.

(opens in new tab) Boden Corduroy Pink Suit View at Boden (opens in new tab) RRP: Pants $130 / £90 | Jacket (opens in new tab) $160 / £110 | Giving a seventies feel to proceedings, these flared corduroy pants in a powerful pink hue and matching jacket can be worn as a suit or as separates. A stylish alternative to a dress for a holiday party outfit. (opens in new tab) Mango Red Jacket And Trouser Coord View at Mango (opens in new tab) RRP: Pants (opens in new tab) $129.99 / £79.99 | Jacket $129.99 / £79.99 | A red two-piece suit, much like a black iteration is a classic and this deep ruby hue will never go out of style. Add a grown-up feel by slipping your blazer on over a fitted black roll neck sweater. (opens in new tab) River Island Orange Two Piece Suit View at Zara (opens in new tab) RRP: Pants $45.90 / £29.99 | Jacket $69.90 / £49.99 | Feel festive in green, this two-piece suit will work for the upcoming holiday season, but thanks to the hue it can be worn right through to next spring/summer. Wear with a tee for a more relaxed look.

13. Biker chick

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From low-slung belt skirts at Diesel to moto jackets at Dior, the runways were brimming full of biker-inspired pieces and it’s the escapism trend we’re all here for. The biker aesthetic is edgy and rebellious but for 2022 it has more of a feminine spin. Use your biker jackets to nail how to style a slip dress, or try a distressed knit teamed with a pretty tulle skirt. “The key to mastering this trend is to pick one hero piece - such as some leather leggings - and offset its tough exterior with something softer - a silky cami will do just the trick,” says Paula. When it comes to accessories, look for stud detailing on your bags and choose silver over gold.


Biker jacket: The best leather jackets are forever on trend and the easiest way to tap into that biker look. Use them to toughen up floaty dresses and floral prints or keep it fuss-free and layer over a basic tank and jeans. An investment you won’t regret.

Stompy boots: Time to swap the chunky sandal for its winter-ready companion, the best Chelsea boots. Usually in a stompy boot design, look for buckle-heavy designs and statement soles. Offset the masculine aesthetic and wear with softer silhouettes.

Slip dress: This '90s fave will give your biker an elegant edge. Keep it soft in pastel shades and look to lilacs and pinks. Layer over a slim-fit roll neck for extra coverage in the winter.

(opens in new tab) All Saints Dalby Leather Jacket View at All Saints (opens in new tab) RRP: $499 / £299 | A leather jacket is an investment piece and you should always opt for the best quality you can afford. If you don't want to wear real leather, there are plenty of high-quality faux leather and vegan leather options available this season. (opens in new tab) Dr Martens 1460 Black Lace Up Boot View at Dr Martens (opens in new tab) RRP: $170 / £159 | One of the best stompy boots around, Dr Martens have both leather and vegan leather varieties available. With its instantly recognizable yellow stitching and ankle tab, these boots will last for many years to come. (opens in new tab) River Island Chain Strap Slip Dress View at River Island (opens in new tab) RRP: $73 / £39 | With added glam factor, this black camisole dress features chain strap detailing, rendering it party-ready. A great option if you're heading out after work, wear over a fine knit, before slipping off your knit, adding jewelry for the evening.

14. Rainbow brights

Dolce Gabbana, Etro and Bottega Veneta on the runway (Image credit: Getty Images)

The dopamine dressing trend that ruled the spring/summer runways returned for a second outing for Fall 2022. The perfect antidote to gloomy winter weather, there was a riot of color across all the major fashion capitals, meaning you can go brightly into the new season, reworking summer favorites by mixing them with new-in knits for a more directional feel.

Big advocates for this trend included the likes of Prada, Versace and Valentino who served up a delectable pink paradise - making discovering what is Barbiecore a little bit easier. While Italian clothing brand Dolce Gabbana, opted for firey red, we saw bold orange at McQueen, and Bottega Veneta was all about pops of purple.

"Bright colors are always expected in spring/summer as they reflect the feel of the period and the weather, but it's fantastic to see mood-boosting brights have made a home this season for Fall too. While you can carry over your favorite brightly colored summer dresses and layer them over fine knits or under chunky cardigans, this is also the perfect trend to inject into outerwear, so think about investing in one of the best coats in a Crayola-style hue." says woman&home fashion editor, Rivkie Baum.


Coat: A block-colored coat will help to bring a smile to your face throughout the winter. Look for tailored, wool iterations to give the look a smarter, more polished feel.

Party dresses: Although sequins are traditional for the festive season, try a brightly colored midi dress to really stand out from the crowd. Look for '90s-inspired, slip silhouettes, or frothy tulle styles to really get the party started.

A-line skirts: A universally flattering silhouette, an A-line skirt, fits at the waist before skimming over midriffs, thighs and bums. The fuller hem helps to balance out larger busts and shoulders, creating a curvaceous shape. A bright, block color design can be teamed with a simple blouse, knit or t-shirt for an easy everyday look or special occasion outfit.

(opens in new tab) Zara Pink Voluminous Skirt View at Zara (opens in new tab) RRP: $69.90 / £49.99 | The brighter the better, banish gloomy mornings with Crayola brights. This hot pink skirt can be paired with other pink pieces for a tonal look, or try contrasting it with other bright pops of blue, purple or green for a statement finish. (opens in new tab) J.Crew Blue Wool Coat View at J.Crew (opens in new tab) RRP: $278 / £311 | Made from luxurious Italian wool, this cool and cozy coat is a great way to up the luxe factor on your everyday looks. The sky blue hue reminds us of bright icy mornings, celebrating the little joyous moments of winter. (opens in new tab) Reiss Green Halterneck Dress View at Reiss (opens in new tab) RRP: $385 / £228 | Get party-ready in this halterneck dress. A great investment piece, thanks to its sleeveless silhouette, this dress will work for the festive season ahead, but can be reworked next summer as one of the best wedding guest dresses.

15. Bohemian Feels

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If you're still not sure how to decipher what is boho style, then luckily the Fall 2022 fashion trends can help you nail the look once and for all. Summed up by its love of texture, rich tones and artistic prints, this eclectic and artsy trend will certainly help to add depth to your wardrobe. While it isn't explicitly a '70s-inspired trend, the bohemian movement in the '70s certainly adopted and developed much of the look that we see today and to that end, boho style often intertwines itself with classic '70s aesthetics such as corduroy and suede fabrications, paisley and dark-based floral prints.

Seen on the runway at the likes of Ulla Johnson, Etro, and Chloé, this look was all about layering different textures and getting playful with patterns and while the look wasn't entirely matchy-matchy, it wasn't about clashing items either.

To make this look work in your wardrobe, swap summer boho dresses for similar trapeze and midi-waisted silhouettes in brown, black, and forest green-based florals. Look for micro bloom prints and paisley designs to add interest to your look. Building up layers and texture is key, and the best gilets will once again find a home in this trend. Look for suede designs with decadent shearling linings as a way of adding depth to an outfit, or seek out poncho and blanket style knits, cinching them with waisted leather belts.

When it comes to accessorizing, invest in a pair of slouchy suede boots which will see you through this trend with ease, giving everything a rustic and relaxed feel. Add in the best designer crossbody bags, in a saddle silhouette to really seal the deal


Dark floral or paisley print dress: While our summer frocks have been put away, the dress is still a lynchpin to a directional wardrobe this season. Stick with floaty silhouettes, chic midis and trapeze shapes that can easily be layered.

Blanket cardigan: Fall trends always need a few statement knits and blanket knits, with border patterns or fringe detailing are ideal for embracing boho style. Discard self-fabric belts on knits and elevate your look with a leather design instead.

Slouchy boots: While a sleek pair of fitted knee-high boots are still a must for the fall season, don't neglect slouchy boots, particularly suede iterations. A block heel pair, teamed with a dress gives a nod to the boho vibe while looking effortlessly chic.

(opens in new tab) Kachel Xena Linen Shirtdress View at Anthropologie (opens in new tab) RRP: £168 (UK only) | Paisley prints are a great way to inject bohemian vibes into your every day and this maxi shirt dress also gives a nod to the vast array of color we're expecting this season. (opens in new tab) French Connection Balia Faux Fur Gilet View at French Connection (opens in new tab) RRP: $148 / £85 | If you have boho dresses left over from the summer season, layer them over dark roll-neck knits and under shearling and suede gilets for an instant fall/winter-ready update. (opens in new tab) Sosandar Slouchy Belle Suede Boots View at Sosandar (opens in new tab) RRP: £154 (UK only) | It's time to put away sandals and get out those winter boots and for the fall 2022 fashion trends it was all about boho-friendly slouchy styles. These will look great with dresses.

16. Leopard Print

Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors, Ami on the runway (Image credit: Getty Images)

An ongoing trend, leopard print needs little to no introduction. While you're likely to have already invested, after all, we can barely remember a time that leopard print was not a trend, if you're still hesitating or wondering if you should wear leopard print this season, the answer is a resounding yes.

Considered a neutral by the fashion crowd, leopard print pretty much goes with anything, making it one of the easiest looks to slot into your existing wardrobe. To style a leopard print skirt for work, team it with a classic black cashmere sweater. Want to invest in a timeless bag with added interest? The best designer bags for work in a leopard print design will never go out of style, but will certainly lift any look. And if you're after a new piece of outerwear consider a leopard print design for a really fierce, everyday winter warmer. A print that will work on any coat silhouette, it's the speediest and most stylish way to embrace the look this season.


Bodycon dress: Draw inspiration from the runways and invest in a figure-hugging leopard print dress. If the classic brown and black hue feels a little classic, there are plenty of colorful iterations of the print to sink your teeth into.

Crossbody bag: Not quite ready to go head-to-toe leopard? A small leopard print crossbody bag will help you inject the trend subtly and stylishly. The sort of print that can go from AM to PM, it'll come into its own as we head into the Holiday season.

Coat: Expect leopard print to adorn all types of coat silhouettes this winter - meaning you can pick your fave. From a tailored wool iteration to a leopard print puffer, this is the print to select to make an impact this Fall.

(opens in new tab) J.Crew Cream Leopard Print Long Cardigan View at J.Crew (opens in new tab) RRP: $168 / £165 | Statement knitwear such as this long leopard print cardigan will help you ease into the new season. With a light base, you can easily rework this come spring 2023. (opens in new tab) Stand Studio Camille Cocoon Coat View at The Outnet (opens in new tab) RRP: $348 / £298 | Textured, leopard print coats are one of the major coat trends for the coming months and has been a look we have seen on repeat for years, so it's a great investment too. (opens in new tab) Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Print Crossbody Bag View at FarFetch (opens in new tab) RRP: $2,695 / £1,950 | Looking for the best designer crossbody bags? This leopard print iteration from Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana will add a fashion-forward feel to any look.

17. Bomber Jackets

Elie Saab / Prada /Loewe on the runway (Image credit: Getty Images)

A transitional style staple, the bomber jacket is a look that could easily give the best leather and denim jackets a run for their money when it comes to preferred Fall fashion cover-ups. Adding an instantly cool aesthetic to any look, the bomber jacket has a naturally vintage and sporty aesthetic, which pairs brilliantly with black jeans or leather pants.

The bomber jacket is great for Fall as it is usually heavier than most other jackets, but not quite as thick as a winter coat (unless you've gone for the Loewe padded variety).

The collarless style makes it an ideal silhouette for pairing with pussy bow blouses, collared shirts or relaxed hoodies to fully lean into the sports aesthetic.

For the Fall 2022 fashion trends, bomber jackets stormed the runway, making this shape a favorite for fashionistas once again - although expect some unexpected twists to this much-loved classic style. Prada and Elie Saab gave the look an evening wear spin, adding intricate embellishment and feather detailing to the sporty style, while Loewe added drama through leather fabrication and quilt detailing.


Embellished bomber: The ultimate smart-casual look, an embellished bomber is the embodiment of sports luxe. The slouchy, almost androgynous fit of the jacket is up-styled with rich detailing, making it a piece you can wear over everything from jeans to cocktail dresses, while still keeping an air of cool to your attire.

Puffer bomber: To take this look through to the winter, the puffer coat iteration of this trend really leans into the sporty feel. Warm, cool, and casual, this shape can come in any color or print and should be weighty enough to keep you snug. Pair with everything from jeans to joggers.

Leather bomber: Inspired by Loewe, this style nails two trends in one. If you're still looking for the ideal leather jacket, search out bomber silhouettes for a jacket that is equally timeless but has a bit more of a retro-sports feel. Added details such as ribbed cuffs, hem and collar take this look out of biker and into preppy territory.

5 Autumn and Winter Fashion Trends Actually Worth Investing In


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As the cooler weather begins to set in, it’s time to start thinking about our autumn and winter wardrobes. You might be wondering what will be trending over the next few months? And more importantly, what is actually worth investing in?

Luckily, here in Australia, we have the benefit of foresight, as our friends across the equator experience the seasons six months ahead. This means we can often look to street style or social media as a crystal ball of sorts in order to predict what trends are set to emerge.

From New York to London, Paris to Milan, you only have to look as far as international fashion weeks to understand the trends chic women globally decided to champion over their winter season. (If you’re looking for a bolder sense of style then Copenhagen Fashion Week also offers a plethora of inspiration.) While we might not experience weather quite as drastic as New York’s snowstorms or London’s icy temps, ideas can still be gleaned from these cities in order to get a sense of the shades and silhouettes set to be in high demand for the season ahead.

So, what are the autumn and winter trends worth looking forward to? Dopamine dressing is still going strong, as we’ve seen the street style set invest heavily in bold shades of pink, green and Pantone’s colour of the year, Very Peri. When it comes to outerwear, quilted coats have been the item of choice among editors and influencers, while on the knitwear front, cut-out detailing and shrunken silhouettes have emerged as the hero trends.

Need some more inspo? Keep scrolling for five autumn and winter trends worth investing in.

Maryan Barbara
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