I'm Definitely Copying This New-Season Colour Trend If Sofia Richie Is a Fan

When the weather goes full moody autumn, it’s hard to resist giving in to its grungy calling. As the new season evolves, it doesn’t take long until the drizzly, foggy ambiance rubs off on us, stirring up once-forgotten yearnings for dark autumnal colours and sumptuous fabrics. When you’re starting to feel the weight of the darkness and cold, there are really only a few things that can restore morale: long, hot baths, cosy pub lunches and bundles of soft layers.

Personally, when the weather is working against me, I like to lean in and embrace those grungier pieces like worn leather, hardy denim and slinky silk to feel in flow with the elements. I’m clearly not the only one giving in to the change, as this month I've spotted a number of celebrities swap their boxy blazers for baggy leather, styling oversized jackets and sweeping trench coats en masse. Aligning with autumn, we're seeing black leather jackets make some room for warm brown styles to soften up certain looks, giving a nod to that classic colour palette. 


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On Sofia Richie Grainge: Loro Piana Roldan Bomber Jacket (£6205), Loro Piana Extra Pocket L19 Pouch (£1910).

One of the trend's instigators is Sofia Richie Grainge, who wore a caramel-tone leather jacket with a white, silky dress to a Loro Piana event in California this week. Co-ordinating her accessories to her jacket, Richie Grainge opted for brown leather slingbacks and a peachy Loro Piana leather bag to complete her look. Pairing well with light colours including beige and white, a brown leather jacket can also work perfectly with complementary warm tones such as orange, red and brown for a tonal look. 

Styling a quintessentially autumnal outfit, Emily Ratajkowski wore an auburn-toned leather trench coat out in New York this week. Wearing her knee-length coat with brown suede heeled boots, Ratajkowski tapped into the growing leather trench-coat trend, which has also been spotted on Alexa Chung and Kate Moss in recent weeks.


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From deep chocolate browns to lighter auburn tones, the fashion set is interchanging their black leather for the warm autumnal shade right in time for the seasonal switch.

Shop our favourite brown oversized bombers, worn leather jackets and stylish trench coats below.


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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.