Historically, when speaking about London fashion trends, knowing what chic city dwellers were wearing was as easy as taking a look around a crowded tube carriage. Though as the last few months have totally altered the way we live, work and socialise, this year figuring out what's trending amongst Londoners has become a slightly more digital affair. While once we used to take inspiration from the stylish women on the tube, at work events or sitting beside us at our local restaurants, now we're turning to Instagram to see what's in.
So what are all your favourite Londoners wearing for autumn? Well, with the current climate how it is, it seems we aren't ready to give up loungewear just yet, though for autumn influencers are elevating the style with the use of tailored pieces and heeled footwear. Trench coats are, unsurprisingly, back again, however, this year's iterations often feature unique colourways. Statement collar blouses are still going strong as one of this season's key trend and influencers are also proving there's no reason your woven tote should be left behind when summer ends. Keep scrolling to see five trends the London fashion set are loving for autumn.
This is one of the biggest trends of the season, and women all over London are certainly embracing it. The statement collar has been everywhere on dresses, shirts, knits and cardigans. Alternatively, you could purchase a detachable version (like Arket's below) and add it to any outfit of your choosing.
& Other Stories Wide Collar Wool Knit Sweater (£65)
Arket Ruffled Cotton Collar (£25)
Monki Big Collar Blouse (£30)
New Take on the Trench Coat
As usual, trench coats are back again for autumn. This year's update on the trend, you ask? Investing in interesting colourways or unexpected shades.
Nasty Gal Back to Mac Oversized Plus Trench Coat (£46)
Preen Line Adel Asymmetric Double-Breasted Twill Trench Coat (£332)
ASOS Design Double Layered Trench Coat in Green (£75)
We've spent a lot of time in our loungewear this year, and for those who aren't ready to part with their joggers just yet, it's all about elevating your favourite pieces. This is a trend we've seen across Instagram, as influencer pair their loungewear with more structured, dressier pieces.
Nasty Gal Jog the Limelight Stretch Joggers (£12)
& Other Stories Oversized Organic Cotton Jogger Trousers (£55)
Michael Michael Kors Stripe Track Pants (£150)
Okay, hear us out here. We know basket bags are typically a summer accessory, but this year influencers are proving they are just as appropriate for autumn, too. Lucy Williams, Camille Charriere and Jessica Skye have all been seen toting Loewe iterations around London recently. We promise you the bag will look just as good with jeans and a cardi as it does alongside your bikini on the beach.
Loewe Paula's Ibiza Shell Large Leather and Raffia Basket Bag (£450)
Jacquemus Soleil Suede-Trimmed Straw Tote (£357)
Topshop Fenn Fringe Tote Bag (£8)
In a trend that is the complete opposite to the elevated loungewear above, after spending months in lockdown, some people are finding any excuse to dress up. Skirt suits provide the ultimate autumnal co-ord which can easily take you from professional zoom meeting to restaurant dinner.
Zara Oversize Rustic Blazer (£60)
Zara Rustic Mini Skirt (£25.99)
& Other Stories Wool Blend Plaid Blazer (£135)
& Other Stories Mini Pencil Skirt (£55)
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