5 Trends That Will Still Be Relevant in 6 Months, a Year and 5 Years

I realise that in many ways the concept of trends also being considered classic enough to look good in a few years' time is something of an oxymoron. After all, trends are fleeting, right? Well, in some ways yes. But in another sense, trends can diverge into a more reliable zone for two different reasons. Sometimes, trends just go on and on for so long that they become a staple part of the fashion lexicon—it's almost like we can't get dressed anymore without them, and it's strange to think that outfits existed beforehand. Imagine a world without skinny jeans or ballet pumps—sure, they may ebb and flow in popularity at times, but they never really die out even if you personally aren't a fan. Then there's the fact that trends revolve in circles, and many items you purchase will eventually come back into fashion. Nothing is out of style forever, and some of the most surprisingly looks from my youth continue to surface on today's Y2K-heavy runways. I'm not ready for it, but a new generation clearly is.

So, how can you pinpoint those classic autumn trends that are totally timeless? Well, I've got more 15 autumn seasons working in the fashion industry under my belt, so I think I've been around long enough to know that certain looks, fabrics, cuts and outfit combinations come around time and again. As fickle as fashion can be, there are a few pieces you can always rely upon, such as a camel coat or the fact that designers simply cannot resist leather in the colder months. So keep scrolling to see the elevated autumn trends that will keep going for a long, long time to come.



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Style Notes: A simple suit will never do you wrong—just switch up how you style it to keep the look current.


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Style Notes: Tailoring doesn't have to mean super-structured. It can be loose and draped, too.



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Style Notes: Who says your coat can't double up as a dress? We're here for that cost-per-wear.


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Style Notes: Leather trench coats are the ultimate in luxury coat choices, and they're around a lot for A/W 22, so it's a good time to invest.



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Style Notes: A leather blazer goes with almost everything in your closet, from a LBD to your favourite pair of jeans.


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Style Notes: It's all about finding the leather trouser silhouette that works for you—maybe slight flares are easier to wear than crops, for example. Experiment and then you'll have a style that lasts forever.



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Style Notes: An all-black ensemble with a long-line skirt at the centre of it all is a timeless combination.


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Style Notes: You can use these elegant hemlines for day-to-night dressing with ease. Just swap a blouse or tee for a fancy going-out top.



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Style Notes: A Canadian tuxedo looks the business with a maxi coat thrown over the top.


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Style Notes: Double denim in the same, unfussy wash will always look more elevated.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.