The Fashion Club: Fall/Winter Style Forecast (9/5)

Welcome to the weekly Avocado Fashion Club thread!

Now that we’ve moved from the end of August into early autumn, this week’s thread looks at style, colour, and accessories trends for the months ahead. Of particular nite is an article from Glowsly on this season’s biggest colour trends and how they’ve manifested in everyday style — you might be surprised at some of the shades popular this fall. The Look Book features advice on how to wear white after Labor Day, what sweaters and footwear to sport in the colder months, and a look at Gillian Anderson’s first-ever fashion collection.

Settle in and enjoy!



The richness expected from fall is definitely on deck, but unexpected shades are changing how people consider their looks for fall and winter. From winter blues to rich autumnal shades, from futuristic metallics to shockingly blaring neons that make an effort to transfer a ray of summer to the gloomy days of fall, the new cold seasons have it all!

A high quality shearling overcoat will last you a lifetime and keep you warm for just as long. This season’s best shearling coats (unsurpsingly) were at Hermes, though Giorgio Armani, Belstaff and Philipp Plein also showed desirable styles worthy of your cold hard cash. The look here is less on-pitch Motty, more off-duty ranch hand.

Less harsh than black, shades of brown are big news this season, following summer’s preoccupation with its lighter counterpart, terracotta.

It’s back to school, and plaid shows no signs of checking out. In fact, this term the perennially popular print was adopted across the class, from perfectly prim frosty pink plaid maxi dresses at Emilia Wickstead to Clueless-esque clashing yellow and blue kilts and jackets at Versace. For ultimate plaid rad, make like Michael Kors and clash red and yellow tartans with leopard-print trims.


Articles on clothes and accessories for all your style inspiration and needs.


When the polar vortex hits, there’s no better weapon than a thick ivory sweater. In 1997, Martin Margiela advocated for a fisherman knit with layered white separates. Fast-forward 20 years, and the knits at Céline and Marc Jacobs are looking pretty good, too.

Sure, you can still wear trainers, but for AW18 it’s all about taking things back to the Seventies. Low-key basketball shoes in leather and suede, understated all-white runners in nappa and mesh and retro-inspired tennis shoes are where it’s at right now.

As the season turns and we reach for warmer layers, our men’s style experts reveal five different ways to snuggle up. 

I guess sometimes some of the characters I play have an influence. I know that in the last 2 years, a character called Stella Gibson that I played on The Fall influenced me a lot. It wasn’t so much that I ended up wearing silk shirts or pencil skirts or some of the things that were quintessentially her style, but I definitely feel like she influenced my sense of femininity, helped me to embrace feminine aspects of myself, so I guess that’s an influence. I don’t often then wear the clothes that a character has worn. So, I often find myself during the fitting saying ‘this is amazing! If I were more creative or more brave, I would wear this in my personal life.’ I don’t often take home the clothes of a character.

And finally, this week’s optional discussion question: Did you make any fashion-related purchases during sales this weekend?