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Autumn-Winter Fashion 2023/2024: wardrobe refresh in 10 (shopping) moves

There Autumn-winter fashion 2023/2024 has arrived in stores a while ago and the much feared wardrobe change is right here, around the corner. Let’s add, then, that the desire to go shopping to update the wardrobe with some new item or accessory is always present and the most popular question of the moment immediately arises: «What are the must-haves of the season that you absolutely must have?».

We have tried to compile a Top 10, a guide to trendy (but wearable) purchases perfect for the coming months. Discover them here…

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1. Grandma’s cardigan

Cocoon effect, warm and welcoming. The open-front sweater that seems to have come out of a vintage photo is the perfect garment for mid-season. Today we wear it instead of a jacket, tomorrow it will become an extra layer to combat the severe cold. We saw it on the catwalk of Etro in many versions and we like it just like that, as Marco De Vincenzo imagined it: large, with a large mesh and pattern. Yes to the combo with boho dresses, but also with jeans and a white T-shirt.

Why do we like it? It is practical, colorful and will warm us at the first changes in temperature.

Etro, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

Alberto Maddaloni – Courtesy Etro

2. The denim skirt

Already last spring we had noticed a notable rise in denim skirts, especially ankle-length ones. This autumn they are a little shorter and reach the knee, the ideal size to be worn with Seventies boots. Color? Don’t be fascinated by the certainly more comfortable black and focus on the classic light blue and blue jeans: they are the main feature that makes this skirt a real trend. From Tory Burch it is fringed and chic at the same time, perfect with the double-breasted pea coat.

Why do we like it? Just her, instead of the classic grey/black/blue skirt, to give a different twist to our look.

Tory Burch, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

Dan & Corina Lecca – Courtesy Tory Burch

3. Did you say sweatshirt?

Yes, you heard right: sweatshirt, preferably gray and with a hood. Can such a simple garment really become a trendy must-have? That’s right, but pay attention to the proportions, they are the ones that will make the difference in your look. Choose it large enough to be worn over the sweater (oversized too), but small enough to put the masculine cut jacket over it: in short, as he did Miu Miu on the catwalk.

Why do we like it? It is an evergreen to wear even with more elegant outfits, to break things up.

Miu Miu, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

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4. Put on your boots

Above the knee and even higher: they are the cuissardes, or the boots with the extra long shaft most loved by designers this season. Be careful though, don’t think that it’s okay to choose a pair that reaches just a few centimeters above the knee because the right and coolest model of the moment is the one that creates a sort of optical illusion and almost doesn’t let the leg be seen. Those that might look like leather trousers combined with ankle boots in the same color, so to speak. Our favourites? The ones we saw on the catwalk from Bottega Veneta: we like them because they are not stretchy and we don’t confuse them with a pair of tights and because their woven leather texture is pure elegance.

Why do we like it? They are seductive and cool. To avoid the risk of an overly sexy effect, however, combine them with dresses or high-necked garments and prefer natural make-up: it is precisely the contrast that makes them special.

Bottega Veneta, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

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Bottega Veneta, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

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5. Flowers yes, but 3D

Do you have déjà vu? Possible, because we already talked to you about the trend of three-dimensional flowers last season. But, considering that the step from the catwalk to the street is not so short, we can assure you that now is the right time to invest in bouquet garments and accessories. Also because you will find lots of them around. Skirts, dresses but above all bags and shoes.

Then if Miuccia and Raf confirmed it as a trend for the too Autumn-winter fashion 2023/2024 Who are we to say no? Too much for you? Then focus on colored buds, on a black background, another trend for true romantics.

Why do we like it? They are a masterpiece of craftsmanship, to be shown off with pride.

Prada, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

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Chanel, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

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6. Jacket (wide shoulders) + trousers

The power suits it’s always a must but, after entire seasons where coordinated clothes were king, now separates are also back in fashion. Also in this case it’s all a play on proportions: oversized blazers and shoulders and slim pants, just like in the very Eighties fashion show of Saint Laurent. We are sure that Melanie Griffith in the film would have liked this look too Working Girlit was the year 1989.

Why do we like it? Is called power suits: How could we not like it?

Saint Laurent, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

7. Simple, linear (and sensual): the tie

Pierpaolo Piccioli made it leitmotif of the Autumn-Winter 2023/2024 fashion show by Valentine and in an instant it became a cult. Black Tie + white shirt is the combo, once only found in the men’s wardrobe, more basic but at the same time glamorous for next season.

Why do we like it? It’s the it accessory of the moment, let’s play with it!

Valentino, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

Steal it from your dad, husband, brother or buy one just for yourself: the trends speak clearly and this is the most “2023” accessory ever. Valentino’s is called Valentie (Valentino + tie) and is in wool and silk with a V-shaped application in golden metal. When they say that details make the difference…

Tie Valentie by Valentino.

8. The soft bag

Halfway between a crescent shoulder strap and a banana bag: comfortable, practical and for every day. This one Isabel Marant chocolate brown is exactly what we are looking for: an everyday bag, perfect from morning to night.

Why do we like it? Because it’s easy to match with everything.

Isabel Marant, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

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9. The (very) long coat

Forget the half-sized coats and dare with those of an exaggerated length, which almost touch the floor. From Gauchere we found the perfect fit: straight, not tailored, with classic lapels and black which, needless to say, goes well with everything.

Why do we like it? It’s elegant, mysterious and very, very cool.

Gauchere, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

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10. Yes, we velvet

Wide trousers, soft skirts, long dresses like this one from Alberta Ferretti: everyone should have at least one velvet item in their wardrobe, especially this season and better «Still» if in this hint of red destined to become iconic. We are talking about the color symbol of Sabato De Sarno’s debut as Creative Director of Gucci, can we bet that next Spring-Summer 2024 will become a hit? Let’s start right now…

Why do we like it? In the collective imagination we associate this fabric with aristocracy, the world of art and that typically radical taste. I know chic.

Alberta Ferretti, Autumn-Winter 2023/24 fashion show.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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