Menswear: AW15 Outerwear Trends

I don’t usually write pieces on menswear as I have had little knowledge or experience in searching for menswear trends and styles, however after working with a menswear team recently I have gained some tips on what will be big trends this Autumn/Winter. In terms of outerwear, jackets and coats are something to invest money in and these pieces I have found (although a little pricey!) I’m sure will be on the highstreets in different varieties.

Sandro 

This store is amazing for men’s outerwear as it provides cool and chic styles with twists on old favorites. Here are a few of the key pieces from Sandro Paris.

Weapon Jacket £845 – Removable fur and shearling collars are big this season and leather biker jackets are a must-have.

Mods Parka £685 – Parka coats are huge this season and are always popular for those chilly months! I love how Sandro have paired such a casual styled coats with a sharp skinny suit to create a cool mod look.

Apollo Coat £475 – Single breasted straight coat is great for a formal look and the camel colour is very popular on the catwalks.

All Saints 

Great for a little more affordable style, this store provides great vintage feel pieces with washed out denim creating the real rocknroll style All Saints exhibits.

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Eucild Denim Jacket £108 – This raw aesthetic denim jacket has slim line panelling for something a little more fitted and although denim jackets are more toward the summer season, this grey washed out dye is great for the transition into Autumn.

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Bedford Shearling jacket £798 – This luxury jacket is made from British merino sheepskin (hence the price!), but is well worth the price tag for a fab aviator style jacket which has been a big trend by designers, plus that sheepskin will keep you cosy on those frosty mornings.

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Halber Suede Jacket £328 – Suede was huge in Spring/Summer and seems to be moving into Autumn Winter as well! This simple trucker jacket is a great staple piece to layer over dark patterned shirts and tops with some skinny jeans and boots.

The Kooples 

The Kooples is perfect at creating effortlessly cool styles with a mix of crisp shirt tailoring and monochrome shades of outerwear.

Houndstooth detail Biker jacket £645 – A biker jacket reinvented with Houndstooth detail which creates an individual and quirky take on a classic.

Lightdown Jacket with Leather Sleeves £545 – Leather details is something which many designers are incorporating into their coats and jackets for a more chic and young look. This works perfectly on this quilted jacket as it makes the practical winter puffer jacket trendy.

Straight Coat in Grey £475 – This straight coat, once again has made use of leather detail in the stand up collar and is a great alternative to the smarter outerwear you may need for work. It is versatile and can be worn formally or informally depending on occasion, simply pair with a suit or skinnies and a button down check shirt for a casual cool look.

Saint Laurent – Paris Fashion Week

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The Saint Laurent show brought 90’s ‘Heroine Chic’ back to life, displaying the epitome of grunge style on the runway and making this one of my favourite fashion shows this year so far. All the looks were just so cool and gave the feeling of rock chick beauty queens on the catwalk with their ballerina skirt dresses, distressed tights and chokers. Makeup was bold and brilliant with bright red matte lipstick, smudgy black eyeshadow and sharp cheekbones. There was use of punky inspiration with mesh tops and bras under skinny tailored suits, leather and sheer materials teamed together and heeled pointed boots.  Animal print, polka dot, monochrome and shimmered fabrics were used on A-line prom style dresses, mini skirts and fur coats worn with thigh high boots. Looks were sexy and cool with the collection playing on the rock vibe by adding a little vampire-esque style in the form of a cloak coat worn with thick eyeliner, chocker necklace and a dead straight bob…simply brilliant design! Cut out detail was a big trend on the catwalk and it was great to see Saint Laurent sticking with what they know and creating cool, current and rocking clothing. saint laurent 2

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding is undeniably fashionable and always pulls off a cool and casual look. I wanted to create an outfit which incorporated her effortlessly cool fashion and her quirkiness to create something someone could wear to a gig or on a night out. I chose this embellished House of Holland top, not only because it adds amazing spashes of colour and vibrancy to the outfit, but becase Ellie is known for being a huge fan of the designer. I added some leather shorts as this is a common look for Ellie Goulding with some cute cut-out boots from Topshop. Finally a grungy leather jacket which will look as awesome on you as it does on her!

Day and Night

Day and Night

DKNY fitted shirt
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Forever New leather moto jacket
$185 – forevernew.com.au

Topshop mini skirt
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Cut-out booties
$91 – newlook.com

Converse laced up shoes
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Michael michael kors purse
neimanmarcus.com

A Short Spring

A Short Spring
I have chosen to go for quite a mixed style of both grunge and girly sophistication for the Spring trend of short shorts. I started with the slimming Tuxedo shorts with the plain black and gold belt from Forever matched with the feminine lace New Look crop top. As this Spring has been so chilly I thought the look needed some cosy tights with some patterns to liven things up. Finally I added the amazing peek toe Topshop cut-out boots with the biker leather sleeved jacket for a chic rock look. To add a little accessory, choose a nice headband to compliment the look, I chose the cute polka dot band…simply because I LOVE polka dots!