The Top 5 Trends We Spotted At The Arnotts AW'20 Fashion Installation

Whether we're ready or not, winter is coming.

From opulent evening wear to the season’s must-have coat, we present your guide to next season’s top trends...

nothing bud flowers

Forget stripes and polka dots— AW'20 is all about intricate, ditsy dark florals and pattern clashing. Think dark academia, but make it femme. The contrast of the dark colourways and the sweet florals is what makes the look exciting.

Suede Jacket,€610, Gestuz; Floral Dress,€550, Luisa Cerano; Bag,€219, Stand Studio; Boots,€189, Jonak - all available at Arnotts.

TIME TO SHINE

Although it may feel like time has stood still since the country went into lockdown several months ago, the earth is still turning on its axis. Life goes on no matter how many counties go in and out of lockdowns to curb the spread of coronavirus – time still passes and Christmas is coming. While your Christmas party might be hosted over zoom this year, you'll still need to look the part, even if it's only from the waist up. Here’s to adding some fun and sparkle to our days with an unexpected bright fuschia hue. 

Sequin Tunic, €245, Caroline Kilkenny; Trousers, €135, Caroline Kilkenny; Shoes, €265, LK Bennett - all available at Arnotts.

here for a long time

While sustainability is perhaps the buzzword du jour in the fashion industry (and, for good reason), the past few seasons have proven that sustainability is anything but a fleeting trend. Whether it's stocking eco-friendly brands or building an entire fashion installation from sustainable materials, Arnotts has long been a champion for all things green. Bringing that energy to it's AW'20 collection, this year it's about investing in pieces that are made to last. From winter coats that are transitional from season to season to Danish fashion house CUSTOMMADE, shopping sustainably has never been easier. 

FROM L-R: Red Coat, €780, TaraJarmon; Check Blazer, €304, Marella; Leather Skirt,€171,Marella; Boots, €169.95, Unisa; Bag, €420, Furla. Black Fedora €65, Mint Velvet; Check Jacket, €464, Marella; White Blouse, €100, HugoBoss; Vinyl Leggings, €93.45, Commando; Boots, €230, KurtGeiger - all available at Arnotts. 

checkmate

Although tonal dressing certainly dominated most of the AW'20 offerings, there was one print that still definitely made itself heard and that was plaid. An easy one for even a print-avoider to adapt into her wardrobe, plaid never goes out of style for long, which is presumably why so many designers thought 2020 was the perfect time to bring it back.

Coat, €329.95, MarcoPolo; Blouse, €230, TaraJarmon; Skirt, €290,TaraJarmon; Vest,€90, InWear; Belt, €59, RalphLauren; Boots, €165, Tommy Hilfiger; Bag, €19, KurtGeiger - all available at Arnotts. 

denim days

Our relationship to denim is a bit complicated right now, but you'll be happy to hear that slouchy, relaxed jeans are the must-have for AW'20. Whether you go for a roomy, patchwork style or a ’70s-inspired, high-waisted pair, look for jeans in a classic medium to dark-blue denim. Wear them with a tucked-in blouse, a tailored blazer, or an argyle sweater, and — this part is important — a great pair of block heel boots. Bonus points if you can sneak in a leather belt with a monogram buckle or a cool crossbody bag. 

Sweater, €195, GANT; Shirt, €95, GANT; Culotte, €119, Gestuz; Belt, €60, Ralph Lauren; Bag, €330, Marc Jacobs; Shoes, €150, Jonak; Socks, €11, Falke - all available at Arnotts. 

All images courtesy of Arnotts

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