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15 Autumn Winter 2022 Trends You Can Buy on the High Street Now

Our trend report is here.

While we’re well and truly into the new autumn winter season, it’s never too late to discover all of the latest trends.

If the idea of dressing for winter is somewhat horrifying to you, I know exactly how you feel. But this season, I’m surprised to say that I’ve actually embraced the change.

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I recently heard the phrase: ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing’. Luckily, wrapping up warm has never looked so stylish.

Richard quinn aw22
Richard Quinn / Courtesy of British Fashion Council

I’ve done my research to discover which trends you need to sit up and take notice of for AW22.

Here, I run through the key trends for the season you can take away from the London, Paris, Milan and New York catwalks and where you can shop them now.

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The White Tank

Kaia Gerber at Prada AW22 catwalk show
Imaxtree / Prada

Seen almost everywhere, the plain white tank is about to become your best friend.

This easy-to-wear trend is perhaps one of the biggest of the season, and Prada’s simple tank is now retailing at $1,000.

Here are some more affordable options.

Ribbed cotton-blend top Mango

Ribbed cotton-blend top, £12.99, Mango – buy now

2-pack ribbed tank tops

2-pack ribbed tank tops, £15, Monki – buy now

Ribbed vest top h&M

Ribbed vest top, £6.99, H&M – buy now

HEAVYWEIGHT COTTON TANK TOP
Cos

Heavyweight tank top, now £11.40, COS – buy now

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All Over Glitter

Model wears pink sequin skirt at 3.1 phillip lim
Imaxtree / 3.1 Phillip Lim

It comes as no surprise to see sequins on the catwalks for AW22.

As seen at 16Arlington, Halpern, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Erdem and so many more, it’s time to dig out your partywear and embrace the shimmer.

backstage at poster girl aw22
Poster Girl
Sequin Mini Skirt

Sequin Mini Skirt, now £65, & Other Stories – buy now

Sequined top, £19.99, H&M – buy now

Small crystal-studded satin tote bag Prada

Small crystal-studded satin tote bag, £2,600, Prada – buy now

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The Oversized Blazer

NensiDojaka aw22
Nensi Dojaka

The bigger, the better when it comes to your tailoring this season.

It’s not just big blazers that are trending. Workwear is finally back, so expect to see power suits and big shoulders once more.

Oversized Blazer, £73.95, Romee Strijd x NA-KD

Oversized Blazer, £73.95, Romee Strijd x NA-KD – buy now

Frankie Shop
Gelso Oversized single-breasted blazer

Gelso Oversized single-breasted blazer, £335, Frankie Shop – buy now

Crystal-button oversized blazer Ganni

Crystal-button oversized blazer, now £212, Ganni – buy now

The Fringe Dress

Halpern aw22 fringed look
Imaxtree / Halpern

Fringing is one of those trends that always seems to sit on the perimeter, but this season it’s finally taking centre stage.

The trend appeared at Halpern, Erdem, Stella McCartney, Roksanda and Huishan Zhang to name a few, with models swishing their tasseled trousers, skirts, tops and dresses down the runways.

You can wear this trend any way you want, but possibly the easiest way is in the form of a fringed party dress. Here are our high street favourites.

Long Beaded Fringe Dress & Other Stories

Long Beaded Fringe Dress, £225, & Other Stories – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Curve fringed mini dress in black

Curve Fringed Mini Dress, £55, ASOS Curve – buy now

Floral Devore Tassel Midi Dress Warehouse

Floral Devore Tassel Midi Dress, £60, Warehouse – buy now

The Bomber Jacket

model wears red bomber jacket on versace catwalk aw22
Imaxtree / Versace

Flight jackets are another of AW22’s most talked about pieces.

As seen at Versace, Dior, Marni and Balmain, it’s definitely coming back.

Frankie Shop
Astra bomber jacket

Astra bomber jacket, now £205, Frankie Shop – buy now

Pat Padded Jacket Weekday

Pat Padded Jacket, £39, Weekday – buy now

Oversized bomber jacket

Oversized bomber jacket, £79.99, Mango – buy now

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The Maxi Skirt

maxi skirt trend at saint laurent aw22
Imaxtree / Saint Laurent

While micro minis have been trending for what feels like an eternity, maxi skirts are making a comeback now too.

The trend was seen at the Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior and many more shows during Fashion Week, so if you’re less than thrilled about the re-emergence of skin-baring Y2K trends, try this one instead.

FLORAL-PRINT MAXI WRAP SKIRT Cos

Maxi skirt, now £41.40, Cos – buy now

Satin pleated skirt, £49.99, Mango – buy now

Cargo Skirt, £32.99, Zara – buy now

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The Micro Mini

Woman wears mini skirt at 16Arlington
16Arlington

On the other end of the spectrum completely is the Y2K-favourite: the micro mini.

Yes, it was huge for SS22 but after they were spotted at Miu Miu, Chanel, 16Arlington, Coperni, Oscar De La Renta and David Koma’s AW22 shows to name a few, it’s clear the trend isn’t fading fast.

If you want to wear the trend but the idea of baring your legs is too much to bear, make like Coperni and wear yours with knee-high socks. Alternatively try tights, as soon at Chanel.

Mini skirt H&M

Mini skirt, £34.99, H&M – buy now

Mattia Cotton Knit Mini Skirt Reformation

Mattia Cotton Knit Mini Skirt, £178, Reformation – buy now

HOUSE OF SUNNY
Victoria check-print cotton mini skirt

Victoria check-print cotton mini skirt, £80, House of Sunny – buy now

The Corset

gloves at richard quinn's aw22 show
Richard Quinn AW22

I might have spoken too soon. Y2K fashion is going no where, and another of AW22’s most seen pieces was the mighty corset.

This is one garment I can get on board with. Not only is it wearable, but it’s versatile and – dare I say it – über flattering.

Julia Corset

Julia Corset, £34, Wild Lovers London – buy now

Metallic Corset Top & Other Stories

Metallic Corset Top, now £55, & Other Stories – buy now

miaou x Paloma Venus toile-print stretch-woven corset

Venus toile-print stretch-woven corset, £225, miaou x Paloma Venus – buy now

Maison Close
L'Amoureuse combination corset

L’Amoureuse combination corset, £178, Maison Close – buy now

The Babydoll Dress

babydoll dress at simone rocha
Simone Rocha

As the coquette trend explodes on social media, babydoll dresses with layers of lace and ruffles emerged on the catwalk.

Simone Rocha teamed hers with embellished tights, whilst Molly Goddard’s tulle creations were worn with flat brogues and boots for a masculine edge.

DREAM Getaway Ruffle Cami Dress

Getaway Ruffle Cami Dress, now £99, Dream Sister Jane – buy now

AJE
Falling Water gathered cotton-poplin dress

Falling Water gathered cotton-poplin dress, now £322, Aje – buy now

Lace & Beads tiered mini dress

Tiered mini dress, now £45, Lace & Beads – buy now

The Leather Jacket

Alexander McQueen aw22
Imaxtree / Alexander McQueen

With the rise of maximalist style and dopamine dressing, we’ve hit pause on biker jackets but I’m here to tell you they’re well and truly back.

It’s not just a jacket, it’s a lifestyle. Throw yours over pretty dresses to toughen up a look, or embrace the look wholeheartedly with ripped denim and trusty biker boots (more on those, below).

The biker jacket was seen at Alexander McQueen (above), Dior, Marni and many more.

Acne Studios
leather biker jacket

Leather biker jacket, £1,200, Acne Studios – buy now

Topshop faux leather oversized biker jacket in black

Faux leather oversized biker jacket in black, £65, Topshop – buy now

Faux Leather Collared Biker Jacket M&S

Faux Leather Collared Biker Jacket, £49.50, M&S – buy now

Black cropped faux leather jacket Monki

Black cropped faux leather jacket, £75, Monki – buy now

Animal Print

Street style image from london fashion week
Courtesy of British Fashion Council

You might think animal print is so 5 seasons ago, but this season it’s making a comeback (not that it ever goes away for long).

This season, leopard seems to be the print of choice after it appeared on the runways at Dries Van Noten, Roberto Cavalli, Etro, Miu Miu, Stella McCartney and more.

If you want to try the trend, make it look luxurious with faux fur leopard print coats, satin and silk dresses and head-to-toe leopard – if you dare.

Animal print straight jeans Mango

Animal print straight jeans, £49.99, Mango – buy now

V- Neck Maxi Dress, Ganni

V-neck Maxi Dress, £265, Ganni – buy now

Barbiecore

model wears valentino pink oversized blazer
Imaxtree / Valentino

If you haven’t yet heard about the Barbiecore trend sweeping the nation, lucky you!

Following the announcement of Hollywood movies Legally Blonde 3 and Barbie, the trend seems to have exploded – but it’s not just movies making their mark.

Valentino kicked off the trend for hot pink for AW22 with an almost entirely fuchsia collection, formulated by Pierpaolo Piccioli in collaboration with Pantone named Valentino Pink PP.

As well as Valentino, the trend was seen at Richard Quinn, Bora Aksu, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Molly Goddard.

SOFT LOUNGE LONG SLEEVE DRESS

Soft lounge long sleeve dress, £86, Skims – buy now

Peak lapel suit blazer

Peak lapel suit blazer, now £59.99, Mango – buy now

HIGH-HEEL SANDALS WITH FEATHERS

High-heel sandals with feathers, £79.99, Zara – buy now

The Western Boot

Vivienne westwood aw22
Courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

One trend I haven’t stopped seeing is the Western boot.

Seen at Vivienne Westwood, Ganni, Stella McCartney and more, it’s arguably the most wearable footwear trend of the season due to its versatility and the sheer number of options already available on the high street.

Team your cowboy boots with long skirts, tuck your trousers into them or opt for ankle styles that can be worn with anything. The sky’s the limit.

Mount Indo - Brown Leather Boots Alohas

Mount Indo – Brown Leather Boots, £274, Alohas – buy now

Ariel premium leather stitched western boot in white, £105, Topshop – buy now

Ariel premium leather stitched western boot in white, now £63, Topshop – buy now

Ranch Black Alohas

Ranch Black, £214, Alohas – buy now

The Combat Boot

women wear biker boots

Chunky stomper boots have been trending for the last few seasons now, and no, they weren’t a waste of money; they’re going absolutely no where for AW22.

Follow Dior, Armani and Miu Miu’s suit and toughen up with a biker boot this winter.

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Jarrick 8 Tie Boots Dr Martens
Black Smooth

Jarrick 8 Tie Boots, £189, Dr Martens – buy now

Grenson
Nanette lace-up boots

Nanette lace-up boots, £325, Grenson – buy now

Leather Lace-Up Hiking Boots & Other Stories

Leather Lace-Up Hiking Boots, now £85, & Other Stories – buy now

The Thigh-High Boot

Courtesy of David Koma

On the other end of the boot spectrum comes the thigh-high boot.

A slightly more wearable trend than pantaboots – trousers and boots in one – these glamorous boots are back.

Designers Bottega Veneta and Giambattista Valli teamed them with mini skirts and dresses, while Saint Laurent styled them more subtly with sheer maxi skirts.

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Long boots, £59.99, H&M – buy now

Long boots, £59.99, H&M – buy now

Eyra tall boots, £180, Vagabond – buy now