With ANZAC Day fast approaching Canberrians are poised waiting for the winter winds to hit and for the heaters to blast!

And although the weather can be drab you don’t have to be. We’ve selected the biggest trends for autumn/winter ’19/’20 from Paris Fashion Week to get rid of the winter blues and keep you fashionably warm.

The trend: high-shine patent

The Parisian definition of a versatile wardrobe classic (cue envy-inducing trenches and voluminous wide-leg trousers) now includes a gloss finish for autumn/winter. At Dior, the high-shine look extended to rainproof bucket hats, while Chanel showcased the power of the slouchy patent pant suit.

Rains glossed-PU trench coat is a modern twist on a classic staple – the gloss brings an element of edge to the piece and would look great with a dress.

The trend: Outerwear

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, outerwear is underrated. Thankfully designers have been rethinking the concept of a coat. Windbreakers in bold and bright hues are being championed, trench coats are reinvented in new proportions and transparent raincoats have arrived to inject some fun into wet weather dressing. What more could you ask for?

This windbreaking trench coat in plaid waterproof canvas will have heads turning with its uber chic vibe and versatility – the pattern makes it sophisticated, but the transparency screams modern.

The trend: Superhero Cape
One of the strongest outerwear silhouettes to come out of the fall 2019 collections was the cape. Chanel gave the capelet the tweed treatment, Marc Jacobs showed one in Leopard, and Hedi Slimane’s second collection for Celine made the best in basic. The many variations prove the heroic cut works for every occasion.

Cue’s faux fur longline cape features a trapeze body shape and shawl collar -fully lined and fastened with a double-breasted magnetic closure at the centre front. The wearer must be bold and fearless but will be oh so warm inside!

The trend: green with envy

When Kermit the Frog sang the line “It’s not that easy bein’ green” on The Muppet Show, high fashion hadn’t yet converted the hue into something enviable. From Balenciaga’s signature jade coats to Jacquemus’s emerald tailoring and Givenchy’s crisp forest green suiting, the richest shades nature has to offer are set to oust beige as the new It colour when autumn rolls around.

This green velvet coat will be an excellent update for your winter wardrobe – the fabric makes it feel modern, but the simple shape means it won’t date.

The trend: checkmate

An oldie but a goodie, chequerboard prints animated everything from knits (Kenzo) to neat coats (Loewe), leather skirts (Louis Vuitton) and gowns (Off-White) at PFW, making op-art the fastest way to stand out next season.

Tap into the trend with this all over check coat with detachable faux fur cuff detailing – pair with jeans for an effortless feel.