The delightful cool breeze we’ve been enjoying over the past two weeks signals the beginning of fall, and what better way to welcome the start of a new season than to update our wardrobes with some seriously stylish sartorial investments? To help you begin right away, we’ve rounded up a list of fashionable pieces according to 10 of the hottest key trends this Fall/Winter 2018. From animal prints to romantic florals, scroll down to find out what they are.

Suiting

Whether it’s in head-to-toe print or neutral shades, the androgynous suit can offer a powerful style statement like no other. We love this velvety corduroy blazer by Iris & Ink for its lush texture, which also comes with shawl-collar lapels, making it a sophisticated piece that can accompany you to all occasions, day or night.

HK$1,315 from THE OUTNET.

Pretty Pleats

An eye-catching skirt can elevate any look in a heartbeat. With the holidays not far behind, why not kill two birds with one stone by choosing this pleated sequinned tulle skirt by Maje? It’s feminine, timeless, and will work brilliantly with anything in your wardrobe from a basic sweater to a smart blazer.

HK$1,614 from THE OUTNET.

Folk tale

Whether it’s the Western-inspired paisley prints or other romantic prairie florals, dresses with all-over prints are one of the key style pieces of the season. This georgette midi dress by Mikael Aghal with cascading ruffles is a great place to start; keep it elegant with a pair of sleek, sophisticated pumps, or long leather boots for a boost of personality.

HK$2,913 from THE OUTNET.

‘It’ Knit

Forget about statement knits, this season it’s all about updating the staple piece with interesting details: think frayed edges, bell sleeves and off-the-shoulder cuts. We adore this two-tone knitted turtleneck sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim for its unusual cut and ruffled trims.

HK$2,316 from THE OUTNET.

Statement coats

Your outerwear will become your everyday companion when the cold weather hits, why not brighten up your days with statement designs from vibrant colours to clashing prints? This long coat by Alexander McQueen not only features bouclé-tweed for a playful texture, it’s also crafted on top of black leather for additional depth and interesting visuals.

HK$11,469 from THE OUTNET.

The maximalist heels

Stand out from the crowd this holiday season by going all out with extrovert heels: think sequins, jewel embellishments, high-shine metallic and statement platforms. We highly recommend these iridescent faux leather pumps by Stella McCartney, which will instantly elevate your look with its irresistible 80s-inspired glamour.

HK$1,947 from THE OUTNET.

Animal print

Animal print is back, so it’s time to go wild and unleash your inner animal by going all out in these fascinating patterns of nature, whether it’s leopard, tiger or zebra. Feeling too shy to go head-to-toe? No worries. You can start off with separates such as this zebra-jacquard mini skirt by Emilio Pucci.

HK$2,520 from THE OUTNET.

Cold shoulder

Elegant yet flirty, the one-shoulder dress will be a great choice for the party season. Whether it’s in liquid gold or classic black like this cutout dress by Goen.J, the options are simply countless, much like the number of compliments you’re guaranteed to receive.

HK$1,791 from THE OUTNET.

Graphic stripes

Sweaters and cardigans in graphic stripes will easily offer an instant contemporary appeal to your attire. Look no further than Marni in this particular arena, for the brand has always been known for its irresistibly eclectic designs. This striped wool cardigan comes in an oversized cut, which allows you to wrap it and belt it up like a kimono for a touch of effortless elegance.

HK$3,080 from THE OUTNET.

Utility

The utilitarian trend works wonders when it comes to adding a bit of attitude to your attire. The best way to style this (especially during this transitional weather) is to wear a utility-style jacket, such as this one by Marissa Webb, over a feminine dress, or embellish with drop earrings for a delightful visual contrast.

HK$2,598 from THE OUTNET.

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.