I'm a Fashion Editor, and These 5 Transitional Trends Get My Stamp of Approval

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After a scorching summer (with one or two spells of rain), we're now heading into the seasonal shift that's a little less "cocktails on the beach" and a little more about cosy layering and hunkering down. By now, your heatwave-appropriate clothing can take a little pause as we begin the fun journey of figuring out what to wear for a new season. If you're also in need of a one-stop refresh, the place getting trans-seasonal dressing right is Karen Millen.

2022 has given us an array of trends so far, and thankfully, Karen Millen has found the chicest way to incorporate some of the biggest runway ideas into its offering. (Don't worry—there are no painfully low-slung jeans in sight.) Confident, polished, and full of compliment-worthy pieces, the latest collection is getting me excited for the months ahead. And I'll take any excuse to wrap up in some of these new-in gems, even if it means accepting the next big chill.

From reinvented classics to head-turning partywear, there's a piece for every occasion. I've chosen five key trends that are available now at Karen Millen, so keep scrolling to see (and shop) all of the looks you need to know about this autumn.


If there's anything slicker than sharp suiting, I'm yet to find it. No matter the weather, you can rely on tailoring to provide a luxe edge to any look. Knits become office-ready with a wide-leg trouser, a plain T-shirt is the perfect accompaniment to a suit, and a good blazer is probably the most worn piece in any wardrobe. So, whenever you find yourself wondering what to wear, the answer is almost always tailoring.


We had a good summer of fringing, tulle, and plenty of crochet, but autumn makes the most of two tactile fabrics you're guaranteed to see year in and year out: leather and faux fur. Nothing says autumn like wrapping up in cosy layers, and it's time to say goodbye to shorts and open shirts and step into leather trousers and faux-fur coats.


Autumn and winter belong to the trench. Actually, come to think of it, so do spring and summer. The ideal coat for transitional weather, a trench's lightweight nature makes it the perfect layering piece when it's cold and provides just the right amount of light coverage when it's warm. If you don't already have one in your wardrobe, it just might be the soundest investment you could make.


As the seasons change, it's time to trade in our light linen layers for something a little more substantial. The knit dress tops the list of easy-to-wear outfits that look put together and polished no matter the occasion. Just belt at the waist and add a boot, and you're covered from desk to dinner.


It's time to up the ante ahead of party season with a particularly decadent trend that celebrates the joy of dressing up. Whether they're adorning opulent historical plumes or Studio 54 ensembles, feathers have always symbolised showing up and showing out. This year, occasionwear is all about maximalism and movement.

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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.