September is here, ladies, and that means the fall fashion season is upon us – even here in scorching-hot Malaysia. But if you’re a TRUE fashionista, you’ll start donning heavy autumn outfits and follow all the hottest fall trends, sweating be damned! If you don’t know where to turn for advice on what’s in this autumn season, then Wethrift has got you covered (from head to toe).
From school girl-inspired fashion to the vinyl aesthetic, Wethrift, an eCommerce platform, has found the biggest autumn 2022 trends that you should totes be wearing this season.
Finding an outfit on a daily basis itself is a struggle, not to mention picking out trendy outfits that are season appropriate – now, ain’t nobody got time for that, hun! Which is why, the team at Wethrift is here to help you narrow down your autumn wardrobe, based on their analysed Pinterest data that determines the hottest trends for this season.
Top 10 Autumn Fashion Trends for 2022
Based on the analysis carried out by Wethrift, here are the Top 10 autumn fashion trends for 2022:
1. Ski boots – ▲ 375%
“Whether you’re a ruler of the slopes or just trying to embrace the ski aesthetic, cosy snow boots should be on the top of your autumn essentials list this autumn.
“With Ugg boots making a surprising comeback last year, it comes as no surprise that ski boots are set to be a firm favourite for the colder months ahead. Bring your mountain glamour, with a pair of ski boots, matched with a tight-fitted jumpsuit and oversized puffer jacket.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
Ski Boots are back in trend this autumn and if you ever wanna climb that snow slope or go skiing, gurl, do it with chicness and style.
2. 80’s fashion – ▲ 212%
Hell, yeah! 80’s fashion be making its way back with dem over-sized blazers, big a$$ scrunchies, and luscious, voluminous hair.
“The 80s was a decade of big hair, shoulder pads and acid wash jeans, with style icons like Madonna, Dolly Parton and Princess Diana leading the way. Now, 80s-inspired fashion is back in full force, we can expect to see nostalgic fashion trends like oversized blazers, scrunchies, stirrup leggings, catsuits and patchwork denim making a comeback.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
3. Quilted jacket – ▲ 185%
People may question “how can one make a quilted jacket look fashionable?” Easy – all you really need is a trendy and chic quilted jacket that will go well with any outfit. Now, whether you’re in a dress, overalls or a mini-skirt, when it gets chilly, throw on your jacket and give your outfit a lil switch-aroo.
“A quilted style jacket is an autumn staple you’ll be familiar with by now. Either worn with a dress, matching loungewear set or just a simple pair of leggings, a quilted jacket is a must-have item that can add character and comfort to any outfit. Opt for a simple khaki, beige or black jacket, or be more daring with a floral print – a sure way to embrace the season.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
4. School uniform – ▲ 150%
Bish, if school uniforms were actually trendy back in the day, I wouldn’t have minded wearing mine on a daily basis to school. The aesthetics of a pleated mini skirt with button-up shirts and those gorgeous high-heeled boots are really a thing now.
“Take a glance at social media and you’ll find influencers and celebrities wearing pleated skirts, chunky loafers, plaid, button-up shirts, mini skirts and knee-high socks.
“Designer brands like Miu Miu have become a major driver of the aesthetic. Pleated mini skirts, cropped jumpers and button-up shirts are what make up the brand’s signature look. The brand now has over 679 million views on the video-sharing platform TikTok – proving just how popular the school girl aesthetic is among fashion enthusiasts.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
5. Corset outfit – ▲ 138%
Corset outfits can simply not go out of trend. Ever since, Bridgerton, the search volume for corset outfits has shot up 138% and there’s just something about a corset that screams elegance and sophistication.
“Demand for corset outfits shot up back in March when season two of Bridgerton aired on Netflix. But according to our research, the popularity of the corset just keeps on growing, with search volume up by 138% over the last few months.
“Traditionally, a corset is an undergarment worn to shape the body, but it’s now become the main feature of the outfit. Whether it’s tailored trousers, a blazer or a button-down shirt, you can add a corset to any outfit to add a sense of elegance and sophistication” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
6. Tweed outfit – ▲ 104%
Tweed is a classic, elegant and graceful fabric that is absolutely perfect for an autumn outfit. A tweed mini skirt with matching tweed blazer will totes look cute for a lunch date.
“From a traditional jacket to a matching skirt and blazer set and a mini dress paired with a blouse, tweed is officially back in fashion. The tweed jacket was first popularised back in the early 1900s by Coco Chanel herself and has since circulated back around once again.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
7. Leather gloves – ▲ 103%
Honestly, I never understood the appeal of leather gloves, but I guess the colder it gets, the more you would wanna layer up your clothes. In that sense, maybe leather gloves would be a perfect finish to your outfit this season.
“Statement leather gloves have dominated the fashion industry this past year, with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Julia Fox sporting the signature look. In fact, Balenciaga, Gucci and Bottega Veneta all featured the statement gloves in their spring/summer 2022 collections.
“But as we leave the sunshine behind and head towards colder periods, more people are looking for ways to add layers to their looks, with a stand-out leather glove. The statement gloves go beyond the functional use of just keeping your hands warm, as it adds excitement.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
8. Vinyl aesthetic – ▲ 100%
“Vinyl has always been a wardrobe staple for fashion lovers around the world, but this season it’s all about taking it to the next level- in head-to-toe vinyl. From trousers and coats to mini skirts and accessories, doubling up on the vinyl is how people will be embracing the trend this season, taking inspiration from the likes of celebrity fashion icon Kim Kardashian.
“Vinyl can be a bold statement, so it’s important to pick the right piece that aligns with your style, you can double up or go simple with a pair of trousers, chunky knit and boots.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
9. Sheer – ▲ 81%
I mean, it does get colder, but that’s not going to stop us from showing off dem titties! Sheer dresses or bold mesh tops are the trendiest for this season, and it’s time you let those nippies out. Not literally, of course!
“Across the runways and on social media, we’re seeing more and more people embracing the sheer trend, from the likes of Bella Hadid to Olivia Rodrigo.
“See-through numbers can be worn in many different ways – for the daring type, you can bare it all with a mesh top, but if you are not keen on showing too much flesh, then sheer dresses are versatile and perfect for layering.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
10. Babydoll – ▲ 75%
If cute and sexy were an outfit, the babydoll would be it. If pink girlie outfits with ruffle socks and scrunchies are your thing, then gurrrl, the babydoll outfit if your way to staying trendy this autumn.
“From the streets to the runways, we’re starting to see the babydoll aesthetic make an appearance. Think puffy sleeves, floaty skirts, ruffle socks and scrunchies. The trend is all about a loose-fitted silhouette, that embraces freedom and moveability.
“While the trend feels light and summery, you can add an autumn edge to really embrace the season. Pair with chunky combat boots, statement jewellery and a matching bag.” – Nick Drewe, Trend Expert at Wethrift.
So, there ya have it peeps. Autumn 2022’s fashion trends by Wethrift that should totes be in your wardrobe!
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