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Vintage Evolution: AW 2023 Trends to Watch

As the leaves turn hue and the crisp air sets in, it's time to refresh our wardrobes for the new season ahead. The top fashion trends for autumn/winter 2023 blend vintage-inspired pieces with of-the-moment accents for looks that feel both timeless and current. From dark floral prints to bold metallic accessories, let's explore the key trends you'll be seeing everywhere in the coming months.

Winter Florals

Rich, dark floral prints in deep jewel tones are having a major fashion moment this winter. These moody blooms add a touch of romance and intrigue to cold weather looks. Choose a coat, dress or blouse featuring oversized roses, peonies or lush cabbage roses for a dramatic effect. Vintage-inspired florals in deep burgundy, forest green or midnight blue backgrounds exude gothic edge with a modern twist.

Floral midi dresses look perfectly on-trend paired with black boots or heels and opaque tights for chilly days and nights. Go for a fluid, silky fabric that billows elegantly as you walk. Add a warm grey wool coat or cropped jacket on top and swipe on bold wine lips for an enviable daytime look.

For the office, try a floral print blouse tucked into high-waisted trousers or a maxi skirt. Pair with heeled booties and a cropped blazer for work-to-happy-hour styling. Or layer a silky floral blouse under a cozy oversized sweater with skinny jeans and ankle boots for Saturday brunch plans. No matter how you style them, dark and dramatic florals reign supreme this season.

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Power Dressing

Shoulder pads, sleek separates and bold accessories channel 80s-inspired office looks with renewed chic style. Confident corporate fashion is back in a major way. Oversized blazers, wide leg trousers and statement earrings and bangles project unapologetic polish and poise.

The key is to find vintage-style tailored pieces with modern lines and luxe fabrics like silky twill or textured wool. Aim for neutral hues like black, charcoal grey, navy or tan as your base. Then layer in eye-catching colour and metallics through your accessories and underpinnings.

A two-piece skirt set with a boxy blazer and silky camisole is effortlessly smart. Try wearing the blazer open and sleeves pushed up for business meetings, then buttoned up for cocktails after work. Wide leg trousers maintain comfort while looking pulled-together. Cinch them with a bold leather belt.

Don't be afraid to have fun with your workwear. Add colourful brooches to your blazers or shop for vibrant shoes like ruby red mules or royal purple heels that still maintain office-appropriate heights. The right accessories make all the difference.

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The Black Coat

A black coat serves as the ultimate wardrobe essential, seamlessly transitioning from season to season. This winter, choose a style that makes an impact. Look for one key stand-out detail like a faux fur-trimmed hood, menswear-inspired oversized fit or sweeping A-line silhouette.

Rich textures like wool, tweed and velvet look sharp while keeping you warm. Go for a mid-thigh length that flatters most figures and suits both dresses and pants. Look for vintage-style buttons, belted waists or notched collars for extra flair.

Your black coat instantly pulls any outfit together while making it look on-trend. Pair it with jeans and heeled booties for daytime outings or throw it over an evening dress for seasonal events. Change up your look by wearing an infinity scarf, leather gloves or statement purse. Your coat serves as the perfect blank canvas.

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Pretty Pearls

Understated and elegant, pearls are always appropriate. This season, jewellery and hair accessories featuring pearls or shell details add refined polish to any autumn/winter look.

Make a vintage-glam statement by layering multiple strands of pearls together in different lengths. Go for a choker, mid-length and long strand to create visual interest. Or opt for a single dramatic pearl necklace as the focal point. Pair your pearls with simple stud earrings and swept-up hairstyles to keep the attention on your neckline.

Beyond necklaces, look for pearl hair clips, brooches and bracelets. These dainty details feel fresh and young. Pearl accessories look particularly chic with turtlenecks, blazers, coats and cocktail attire. Let these organic gems lend an effortlessly put-together feel.

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Glittering Metallics

There's no better antidote to grey winter days than the luxurious shine of metallics. Gold, silver, bronze and pewter fashion pieces make spirits bright. From jewellery and handbags to skirts and shoes, metallic accents catch the light beautifully this season.

High-shine silver boots or ankle booties instantly glam up jeans or mini dresses for nighttime. Opt for a metallic skirt paired with a silky camisole and cropped blazer for festive holiday parties. Shimmery gold or bronze eyeshadow and lipstick complement any sparkling outfit.

Metallic knits work for day or night. Try an oversized gold sweater layered over a turtleneck and jeans with heeled booties. Or don a silver cowl neck midi dress with tights and knee boots for a chic weekend brunch ensemble. However you style them, these lustrous pieces illuminate autumn/winter looks.

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Scarlet Red

Vibrant scarlet red energizes winter wardrobes and delivers a playful punch. From faux fur jackets to wrap dresses, scarlet commands attention. It's the perfect way to break up all those wintry greys and blacks.

For vintage-inspired glam, rock a high-neck, long sleeve red mini dress with T-strap heels and a black faux fur stole. Or layer a red turtleneck under a black pinafore dress, tights and ankle boots.

Red coats make any outfit pop. Choose a military style double-breasted pea coat or an oversized plaid number. Accessorise with red gloves and berets or purses for styling impact. Swipe on matching red lipstick to complement your look. Let this fiery hue heat up your cold weather attire. It emanates confidence and instantly modernises your wardrobe.

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Creamy Neutrals

When you want light and soothing hues, reach for creamy neutrals like buttermilk, winter white, oatmeal and almond. These pale, softened tones feel fresh for autumn/winter. Tactile knits and clean separates in these calming colours exude effortless polish.

Look for oversized fisherman sweaters in buttermilk or natural ivory. Pair with distressed white jeans and tan suede ankle boots for weekend errands. Lean into monochromatic dressing with an oatmeal ribbed turtleneck and matching midi skirt combo.

Crisp white button-down shirts and blouses become wardrobe heroes this season. Tuck one into a midi skirt, layer under a slip dress or half-tuck into jeans. Winter white shirts pair seamlessly with every neutral and bold colour.

Soft neutrals provide a light, airy counterpoint to the typically heavier palette of fall and winter. Elevate these muted tones by layering on bold jewellery, shoes or handbags in metallic, red or black. Keep outfits grounded yet interesting with these versatile hues.

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As temperatures drop, stay stylish all season long in these stand-out autumn/winter 2023 fashion trends. From gothic florals to boss lady power dressing, our vintage-inspired pieces help you create covetable looks.

Visit our online shop today at to discover statement coats, jewel-toned dresses, shimmering metallics and more. Let us refresh your wardrobe with of-the-moment retro finds and timeless investment pieces. With a tasteful mix of classics and trends, you’ll stay cosy while looking cool. Happy vintage shopping!

Until next time

Emma x

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