There’s been a lot of fresh trends emerging this autumn, which is hardly surprising after most of us spent the last 18 months in leggings and tracksuits. We’re definitely ready for a refresh, and never have those September back-to-school vibes felt more apt.
It is, however, quite a leap for most of us to go from wearing leggings to sporting some of the biggest new catwalk trends (think bold brights, cutout details, over-the-top sparkle and logomania). We love you, designers, and we respect your ambition, but in reality, it’s the more low-key, accessible micro-trends that most of us will actually be adding to our everyday wardrobes this season.
At Who What Wear, it’s our hobby to spot these emerging mini obsessions, and this season we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s all about the following six items: Oxford shirts, overalls, knit vests (yep, still), flares, fleeces and long-sleeved dresses. We don’t know about you, but we can’t look at our feeds right now without coming across one of our favourite influencers sporting some of these trending styles, and it’s really making us want to wear them, too.
Of course, in order to find the best versions of these pieces, many influencers are turning to Free People. The brand always has its finger on the pulse, so it’s unsurprising that you can find every one of these micro-trends on its site right now. It’s always the first place we turn to for those more special, long-lasting versions of easy-to-wear trends, and the brand has kindly confirmed for us that these six pieces are, in fact, its most-searched-for styles right now. Yes, we do feel vindicated.
Anyway, let’s get to the shopping. Keep scrolling to see some of our favourite outfits, and then browse these six trending items at Free People to get ahead of the fashion curve while you can.
Yes, they’re back in a big way. And we’re not mad about it.
Knit vests are perfect for layering, so it’s not surprising that this transitional trend is still going strong for 2021.
Fleeces are such great transitional pieces to throw on for those cosy early-autumn walks.
The ’70s called, and we’re answering. The most flattering jeans are back again. (Hooray!)
Long-sleeved dresses are a given as the weather gets cooler. They’re so easy to just throw on.
So many people keep telling us they’re living in their Oxford button-downs right now, and we can see why.