Head Out In Style with 2021 AW Fashion Trends
Good news; the latest A/W fashion trends leave plenty of room for interpretation and individuality. Mix style and comfort when it comes to going out and winter and add in a pinch of these seasonal trends as you see fit. It’s our recipe for success.
Published 12 March

It may be cold outside but layering this season’s must-haves for a night out means we can finally add in the fashion flair we missed in 2020. From big sleeves to metallic moments we’ve broken down the latest A/W fashion trends to help you create a chic ensemble for any occasion. Read on to discover how to adapt the latest trends.

Perfectly Puffed Proportions

A revival of romanticism means that voluminous sleeves are making a comeback this season. As seen on the runways, you can scale up the proportions (and the drama) with this statement-making trend, which can be as subtle or as dramatic as you’d like it to be. 

Whether you’re opting for a subtly puffed sleeve on a simple white blouse or a divinely dramatic dress with enormous proportions, how you interpret this one is entirely up to you! If you’re dialling up the drama with the sleeves, however, consider toning down the colour to create balance.

1. Witchery – Collared Trapeze Dress
2. Saba – Willa Shirred Long Sleeve Top
3. Country Road – Basque Detail Dress


Matching suits

Matching suits are having a major fashion moment this season. Ideal for transitioning from a day-to-night event, this trend can be as casual or upscale as you like.

From bright matching sets perfect for day to jewel tones for evening, there are so many options to choose from when it comes to this trend, and they’re everywhere from high street stores to high fashion design houses.

The best part? Matching sets can be worn by all… and to any event. There are ultra-feminine options with tailored waist shapes or bright floral patterns as well as more masculine shapes and styles with boxier power shoulders. Find your shape and pick a colour, there’s nothing more to it. 

1. Country Road – Puff Sleeve Blazer and Cummerbund Pant
2. Sass & Bide - Wild Beats Jacket & Pant
3. Hugo Boss – Dark Purple Silk-Blend Suit

High-Shine Silver

Bring a new meaning to statement dressing with high-shine silver, done your way. Whether you want mesh, crystals or rhinestones, there are a range of silver looks, whether your style is elegant Grace Kelly or you have a more modern muse in mind.

Try this style on for size with a chic silver metallic dress or a silver matching mesh set. If that much shine is too much for you, tone it down into single pieces. Try a versatile yet high-impact silver jacket, adding dark jeans and stylish ankle boots.

1. Sass & Bide – My World Jacket
2. Witchery – Jana Pleated Skirt
3. Watches of Switzerland – Cartier Tank Watch


Tailored heritage checks

Checks are everywhere this season, but this particular style of check refers to a refined, country-style plaid. To elevate and modernise this typically traditional style, this season getting the check means you have the choice of a variety of colours and ways to wear it.

Feeling brave? Go all-out with matching plaid sets. For women, try a checked midi dress worn with a block heel, or if you’re not up for the one-and-done look, a tailored checked blazer and cropped top combo can dress things down for a night on the dancefloor. 

1. Witchery – Check Shirt Dress
2. Peter Jackson – Marzotto Blue & Pink Check Suit
3. MJ Bale – Ridley Jacket
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