In my humble opinion, I think London in the autumn-time is a pretty special thing. The capital may not match up to the spectacular visual show of rusty-leafed trees that somewhere like New York City has to offer, but it feels like an exciting time where new prospects are upon us and that “back to school” excitement is palpable. Most people are still buoyed by the joys of British summertime and not yet so fed up with dark nights and rainy days to hibernate and ignore you in the street.
It’s all about fresh outfit ideas and still being able to bare a little leg or go sans coat. It’s the perfect window of opportunity for creative layering or getting extra mileage out of your favourite summer items that you simply aren’t ready or willing to retire yet. It’s my favourite season and so I’m very excited to place some bets on the autumn trends I think London fashion people will really get behind in 2022. Being the keen outfit-building types this captial’s best-dressed are, the signs have already started to surface. There are hints of newness as well as some ideas that have held so strong throughout the summer so far that I just know they won’t be retired at the first glimpse of rain. From an ongoing fascination with truly nostalgic designer handbags through to the extension of hemlines into maxi skirt territory, these are the 9 key trends I think Londoners will adopt for autumn 2022.