Trends in fashion are fickle. Some trends are a slow burn; they shuffle in one season and are largely ignored and just “don’t feel right”. Then two seasons later we wonder how our summer wardrobes ever functioned without the gingham ruffle skirt.
With autumn arriving I am enthusiastically scouring the “new in” sections of my favourite e-stores, like Farfetch, ASOS and Other Stories absorbing the shapes, patterns and styles that seem to be trending for the colder months ahead.
ASYMMETRY is one trend that has piqued my interest. Two winters ago I saw a knitted, camel, asymmetrical wrap skirt in M&S which I knew was one of those super chic, sell-out pieces that sometimes happen to brands “least likely to trend”. I hunted it down in an 8 and it sat in my wardrobe for 10 months, tags on, untouched before it went to the charity shop. WHY? Because the timing wasn’t right. I was 2 seasons too early for the asymmetrical midi skirt and now there is a large possibility a granny is walking around Streatham Hill looking chic AF. You’re welcome Ethel.
Up until now I have been “seasonally confused”, September is Fashion Week month and it’s also travel month so my wardrobe has been a mash up of gingham, shearling, bikinis and heeled boots. I just invested in this J.W Anderson Asymmetrical skirt via Farfetch.
The beauty of the asymmetry is you can work it into your wardrobe on the top or bottom half, or in this case – BOTH! My top is a last season H&M one. It works with jeans and skirts. Be prepared to put up with the “you lost a sleeve” comments from anyone who is trend unaware or your dad.
Midi skirts can be a tricky trend to wear. Most of us are not blessed with supermodel skinny ankles meaning this length can accentuate heaviness around that area. My solution is to wear these skirts with opaque black tights and boots. Sock boots are an especially good choice as they run up the ankle elongating the legs and ALWAYS pick a pointed toe boot for extra leg lengthening too. These bad boy Hidden Talent Thigh high’s are from NASTY GAL.
J.W Anderson is one of those designers that feels very NOW. The designs are modern but not flash-in-the pan trendy and most of his AW collection has asymmetrical touches. I am also falling hard for the silky slip style skirts with handkerchief hems for evening. Paired with strappy sandals and a cami, just throw on a chunky knit between destinations to keep warm.
The rest of the look
What to do think of the look? Any J-dubs fans in da house? Will you be trialling the Asymmetry trend this autumn?
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*This post is in collaboration with Farfetch. All styling and words are my own.