Trend Report: What You’ll Be Wearing This Season

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With the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival over for another year, and as the weather starts to cool down, now is the time to consider pulling together your wardrobe for the coming months.

Here is a breakdown of some of the key trends we have spotted on the AW13 runways.

All black is the new black. Sharp and chic, it’s a very sophisticated and dramatic look for winter. Think fierce yet elegant.

Leather dominates this season – keep warm in the many styles and cuts available. Take on some sexy skinny-leg leather pants, shorts or a dress with leather paneling to add some flair to what was once known as a not so chic look.


Neutrals – palettes range from white, cream, nude and blush. Blend them, mix them, layer and showcase them. Be bold and don’t be afraid to wear these tones for winter, as they too can make a statement.


Oxblood – the new ‘it’ colour this winter. Work it, wear it, go with it. Think Emma Stone in Gangsta Squad.


The peplum is back for another season. Spotted all over the runways, this popular trend isn’t going away anytime soon. So embrace it… and remember, the bigger, the better.


Prints will never get old. Choose from leopard, Aztec and dark florals. Be brave and wear them head to toe, or compliment an outfit with a hint of print poking out through tailored blacks and blazers.


Monochrome – bringing black and white together in perfect harmony. When it comes to this trend, minimal is best. Stick to these classic colours for a look that packs a punch.


Metallics can do no harm this season – think rose and light golds, silver and bronze. Make any outfit an instant eye-popper and showstopper, or take an outfit that is slightly drab to fully chic on those duller days. Snakeskin, brocade, sequins, mesh and beading also dominate this look. Glam it up!



Images: Lucas Dawson Photography, Michael Ng

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