Denim was on-trend for spring/summer but its momentum is not stopping there as everyone’s favourite blue cotton yarn charges into autumn, with designers from Ahluwalia to Isabel Marant joining the party. Full-body denim is the purist’s vibe by way of the jumpsuit, but tonal mixing is a more versatile way to go, with denim maxi dresses by Guess, Americana-inspired shirts by Levi's, and cropped denim jackets by Tommy Hilfiger all suffusing your wardrobe with a tonne of great styling options. A faux-shearling lined denim trucker is one of the standout pieces of the season, with Levi's and Calvin Klein offering stunning options, but also be on the lookout for creatively cropped blousons and skirts to give some fashion edge to the Canadian tuxedo.
Dive into the denim trend headfirst with accessories that either complement or contrast: add additional tonal denim details, or use solid black tones and textures to create a sharp juxtaposition.
It’s time to wake up your inner rebel as AW23 takes a nostalgic turn with the revival of the grunge trend, paying homage to the rebellious spirit of the '90s musical subculture. This edgy and effortlessly cool style is the rage at the likes of Burberry and APC, where it is all about embracing a devil-may-care attitude while exuding a distinct sense of individuality. Oversized check shirts by Only and Scotch & Soda are the go-to grungy icon, effortlessly layered over chunky knits by Vero Moda and JOOP! for a cozy carefree vibe. Casual cool comes courtesy of long- sleeved t-shirts with graphic prints by Levi's, bookended with retro canvas sneakers by Copenhagen. Swap out distressed denim for check trousers or A-line skirts for a more refined rock’n’roll attitude.
Indulge your rebellious side with grunge-inspired accessories that add an edgy twist to your look. From chunky combat boots to canvas sneakers, unleash your inner rocker.
Autumn is the best season to embark on a proverbial hop to the Ivy League of fashion and take a leaf out of the ever-readable preppy handbook. Beautifully elevated by the likes of Chanel, Prada, and Emporio Armani this season, preppy silhouettes in the form of Clueless-esque tailored tweed twin-sets are the go-to look for a fresh and feminine take on a timeless style. Pleated skirts by Guess and Comma are a fun counterpart to striped rugby jerseys, while chic feminine cardigans by JOOP! and Gant provide a romantic layer to wear over delicate Georgette blouses. Keep your colour palette understated for an elegant attitude, focusing on neutral tones and soft pastels for a modern and sophisticated vibe.
Channel your inner Ivy League high-achiever with preppy accessories that exude sophistication. From chic structured leather satchels, to diminutive gold watches, put the prep into your autumn wardrobe.
We’re big advocates of buying long-lasting, high-quality fashion here at Designer Outlet Ochtrup. One way you can help to lessen the fashion industry’s environmental impact is by investing in timeless style, building a wardrobe of pieces that look amazing whatever decade you're in. The best way to do this is to opt for a ‘quiet luxury’ aesthetic which includes minimalist silhouettes, classic tailored pieces and an understated colour palette. Pieces such as a long-line trench coat by JOOP!, a relaxed tailored blazer by Only, a black leather jacket by Vero Moda, and a stunning pair of blue jeans by Mustang are all seasonal essentials that you can keep coming back to year after year.
Invest in minimalist accessories that stand the test of time. Classic leather bags, elegant ankle boots, and refined watches will elevate your style for years to come.