Katie, EmRata and Olivia Are Working Hard to Show You Autumn's Top Trends

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Ding, ding! Let Fashion Month (and the race for this season's coolest clothes) commence. We're just a couple of days into New York Fashion Week, and my head has completely switched into autumn mode. The weather in the city has been cheery enough to warrant sundresses and sandals, but that has not deterred the throngs of street stylers and A-listers from delving into a world of new ideas.

And we're spotting a few trends more frequently than others. There's been an in influx of saturated colours, which are most commonly cropping up on simple dress shapes for easy wear. If anything can lure you out of black, navy and grey this autumn, it'll be the bright day dress. There are also trouser suits that put loungewear firmly in the shade, a slew of Y2K throwbacks and boots so tempting we aren't even waiting for the temperature to drop before packing our chunky-soled sandals away for another year. Olivia Palermo, Katie Holmes, the Hadid sisters and many more celebrities have been attending the shows and doing their utmost to showcase autumn's topline trends for you. So without further ado, let's see how New York's fashion crowd is doing the new season.

The autumn 2021 runways may have been chock-full of wild ideas, but they also offered a range of very simple, easy-to-chuck-on dresses, like this turquoise one from Kate Spade NY.

They are the perfect base for trending accessories like Katie Holmes's leopard print pumps and '90s-inspired shoulder bag, also from Kate Spade.

Olivia Palermo is no stranger to wearing bright colours, but she's historically more of a print-clash girl. However, this doubly shocking pink combo is really something to behold. She's even matched her eyeshadow—now that's dedication.

Emily Ratajkowski's LRD (Little Red Dress) from Peter Dundas isn't exactly the easiest day dress to throw on, but minis are back, so you may as well get used to it. Side note: How great does Ciara look here in military green?

Shop the trend:

COS Gathered Midi Dress (£59)

Olivia Rubin Claire Dress (£250)

H&M Shirt Dress (£18)

Trouser suits are making a comeback after a few seasons at the bottom of the pile while so many people were working from home. A looser fit is preferred for autumn. And if you want to take things up a notch, wear it sans top. Holmes is pictured here wearing Christian Siriano.

Actress Tommy Dorfman knows the power of a great black suit. If you keep it simple and look for a perfect fit, the suit will do all the hard work for you.

For a more deconstructed look, take a leaf out of Gigi Hadid's book, and wear an oversized blazer with printed trousers and a tee.

Naomi Watts looks every inch the superstar she is in this velvet trouser suit. Note how she carefully modernised a retro look with a simple cami top.

Shop the trend:

Arket Hopsack Wool Blazer (£135)

Arket Hopsack Wool Trousers (£89)

Tory Burch Gingham Double-Breasted Linen Blazer (£475)

Tory Burch Gingham Wide-Leg Linen Trousers (£285)

The extreme cut-out trend started last summer and has proven to be such a hit that it's sticking around for autumn (a season that typically goes hand-in-hand with covering up).

Holmes gives this Christopher Esber cut-out dress a laid-back spin with Adidas sneakers and an overshirt. Smart.

Cut-outs don't have to be all va-va-voom. They can be cute, too. Palermo proved this at the PatBO show.

Bella Hadid went full '00s with her cut-out look, layering a handkerchief-hem dress over smart pants.

Shop the trend:

Christopher Esber Ruched Dress (£380)

Weekday Loop Wrap Longsleeve Top (£20)

Musier Skirt Romane (£94)

Corsetry is back in full force, and you can blame it entirely on Y2K. The trend is pure nostalgia. Just look at Hadid's bodiced tube dress.

Taking things up to a notch previously reserved for girl bands in the '00s, Irina Shayk is not messing around with this fierce corset-and-cargo-pant formula.

It would appear this is a new pairing to watch. Here is Ciara in a corset and cargo trousers from LaQuan Smith.

Shop the trend:

Bershka Micro Ribbed Corset Detail Top in Black (£13)

Alexander McQueen Mélange Midi Dress (£2790)

Vintage 90's Junior Jean Paul Gaultier Jacket (£265)

An autumnal favourite, knee boots are doing the rounds yet again. We particularly like EmRata's ultra-autumnal palette.

Aerospace scientist and all-around cool girl Sara Adewumi bridges the gap between summer and autumn by wearing her knee boots with bare legs.

Shop the trend:

Paris Texas Kiki Boots (£615)

& Other Stories Croc Leather Knee High Boots (£205)

And/Or Santino Suede Knee High Western Boots (£169)

Next up, the autumn It items we're obsessed with.

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