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The AW19 Trends To Skip And What To Wear Instead



Along with death and taxes, it’s a certainty in life that 90 per cent of what’s cool right now will be an embarrassment in 20 years’ time (is anyone willing to admit to owning a Female Body Inspector T-shirt?).

In the same way that you can look back at old photos of yourself in bootcut jeans, deep V-necks and over-gelled hair and laugh with the benefit of hindsight, there’s a strong chance that in years to come, we’ll all be wondering what was going through our brains at the turn of the 2020s.

AW19 menswear trends – if you follow the catwalks, at least – include bold colours, radical silhouettes and long-forgotten statement pieces. They’re not for everyone.

And so to help your future self avoid any further sartorial embarrassment, we’ve consulted the menswear crystal ball to work out which current autumn/winter trends will stand the test of time, and which should be taken with a massive pinch of pre-emptive salt.

Leather Trench Coats

Did we foresee Keanu Reeves becoming a style icon 20 years after The Matrix? No. Are we here for it? Of course – but let’s stick to modern end of the Keanussaince rather than full-blown Neo cosplay, please. When it comes to long leather trench coats, it’s probably best to take the blue pill and let this story end here.

Leather trench coats on the runway

What To Wear Instead: Oversized Outerwear

This season you can take almost any style of outerwear and supersize it – duffle coats, puffers, even trenches (just not in leather) all lend themselves to overblown proportions.

“With outerwear you can afford yourself some leeway with regards to the precision of the fit,” says stylist Sarah Ann Murray, who has dressed the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and David Gandy. “The effortless drape of a raglan-sleeved check overcoat or a lightweight wool trench for example works with almost any outfit.”

As with any oversized fit, try to maintain a balance with slimmer pieces elsewhere – a neatly-fitting jumper or a slim pair of trousers – and ensure you buy items that are purposely oversized, not just a few sizes too big.

“To avoid looking like you’ve picked up the wrong jacket from the cloakroom, ensure the sleeves are the correct length which will balance out the proportions,” says Sarah Gillifan, stylist and personal shopper at Sartoria Lab.

Split Hem Trousers

The nineties revival was going so well. Retro sneakers, Saved By The Bell denim, even bucket hats managed to shake off their old rap and reclaim their rightful places in our wardrobes. But sadly, trousers that split at the hem like your old Kappa trackies might have to be where we draw the line.

Split hem trousers

What To Wear Instead: Wide-Leg Trousers

The trick to doing the 90s without looking like a Renford Reject is to keep things sleek, simple and not too direct an homage. In terms of trousers, this means a looser cut that most of us are used to, whether skater-inspired cropped chinos or a more formal wide leg style.

As with oversized outerwear, the key to wearing wide leg trousers is proportion. Wear anything too slim up top and you’ll look like an MC Hammer back-up dancer, too loose and you’ll find yourself drowning in fabric.

“To balance out wide-leg trousers, try a piece of fine gauge knitwear, a shorter jacket like a bomber or a boxy shirt tucked in,” suggests Gillifan.

Suits Sans Shirt

Here’s a classic case of a trend which doesn’t translate well to real life. A suit with a bare chest on the runway looks cool and carefree, like Donald Glover on the Met Gala red carpet. But for an ordinary man, wearing a suit with a bare chest means you’ll be hugging your kebab for warmth in the taxi rank come 3am.


What To Wear Instead: Double-Breasted Done Differently

There’s a simple solution to this one: forget the shirtless styling but keep the louche double-breasted jackets that are fast becoming a menswear staple.

“After an age of skinny suits, it’s refreshing to see a new silhouette coming through which is a lot bigger and baggier than we’re used to,” says Gillifan. “A wearable take is to go for a strong shouldered, simply styled double breasted jacket – preferably in grey, with some pleated trousers. These can still have a tapered leg, just not too slim and definitely not skinny.”

In terms of layering, a plain T-shirt or a roll-neck jumper gives a similar laid-back look, but won’t leave you with frostbite at the end of the night.


Trapper Hats

“Finally, an autumn/winter trend that’s as practical as it is capital-F fashionable.” Which is something you might say if you’re reading this from Russia, Antarctica or Fargo, North Dakota. For those of us whose idea of a cold-weather outing is less fishing in the ice ponds, more Saturday morning kickabout, a fur-lined trapper is stone-cold fashion overkill.


What To Wear Instead: A Weatherproof Cap

Baseball caps have always been a summertime essential, but this season a host of designers have made a serious case for wearing them in the colder months too. “A leather cap gives a welcome contrast to wool overcoats and jackets, and as a bonus is more weatherproof than cotton and wool,” says Gillifan.

Of course, the idea of a winter snap-back is old hat for those who are well-acquainted with the great outdoors. Waxed cotton styles, like those from Barbour, work just as well for trips across town as they do long country walks, while corduroy holds up surprisingly well against the elements.

All Acid Everything

Psychedelia is fine in moderation – a tie dye T-shirt here, a neon sweatshirt there – but head-to-toe acid hues? It might fly at a fashion week after party, but try it anywhere else and there’s a good chance you’ll wake up the next morning filled with fear and loathing.

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What To Wear Instead: Earthy Tones

Instead of head-splitting day-glo, take inspiration from nature with wholesome autumnal tones of brown, beige, green and orange.

“If you have darker or olive toned skin the deeper rich tones of olive, mustard and tobacco will look great,” says Gillifan. “For lighter skin tones with blue or green eyes, choose the washed in versions of these like a sea green, sand and mid brown for a softer look which will suit you better.”

“Earth tones are easy to style as they naturally work well together,” adds Murray. “Try a camel coat with a forest green sweater or a burgundy roll neck under a suit.”

Lanyard-Style Bags

The nano-scale bags felt fun when they first reared their head earlier for spring/summer – the sort of thing you might actually get some use out at an Ibiza pool party, albeit absolutely nowhere else. But for everyday life, especially in autumn/winter? Where do you put your phone? Your spare socks? Your electronic handwarmer?

What To Wear Instead: Big Cross-Body Bags

The perfect antidote to a pointlessly small bag? A big, bolshy cross body. Also known as the bum bag (or, to our American readers, the fanny pack) the cross-body bag has been the sensible man’s holdall of choice for some time. For AW19 bigger is certainly better, but it’s important to keep proportions in mind.

“Find a bag that’s in keeping with your shape and build,” explains Murray “You can definitely go oversized, but don’t let it swamp you.” Those who favour streetwear might consider a chest rig or holster, which amps up the utilitarian feel.


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32 Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals of 2019



Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us, and because I know y’all aren’t about to bundle up and stand in line for five hours just to get a half-priced face wash, I’ve done the very, very kind thing of rounding up the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday beauty deals to shop.

From 20% off the celebrity-loved Shani Darden retinol, to 35% off all Stila makeup products (yup!), your favorite beauty, skin, makeup, and hair products are about to be incredibly affordable for a few days only. So bookmark this page, screenshot these promo codes, and get ready to finally buy the stuff that’s been sitting in your cart for five months.

Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Skincare Deals

Aethera Beauty

  • Take 20% off all products site-wide from Nov. 20-Dec. 2


    • 30% off almost everything site-wide from Nov. 21-Dec. 4 on Plus: 30% off Algenist moisturizers from Nov. 27-Dec. 2 on

      Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask


      • Buy one, get 50% off cleansers, exfoliators, and masks with promo code WBLKFRI19 from Nov. 29-Dec. 1, plus take 30% off your entire purchase with promo code WCYBER19 on Dec. 2

        C’est Moi Beauty

        • 20% off site-wide with promo code WINTERSCHILL from Nov. 25-Dec. 2


          • Take 20% off all orders on Nov. 25 (with promo code HAUL20), AND on Nov. 29 (with promo code BF20), and on Dec. 2 (with promo code CM20)


            • 30% off site-wide from Nov. 26-30, and pick five free samples at checkout from Nov. 28-30. From Dec. 1-3, get 30% off site-wide, plus a free sheet mask and free gift on orders of $49 or more

              Glow Recipe

              • Take 20% off all Glow Recipe products with promo code GLOWGANG20 from Dec. 1-2. From Nov. 28-30, get free shipping on any orders over $10 (plus a free Blueberry Deluxe on orders of $10, and a free Watermelon Sleeping Mask on orders over $80)

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                Glo Skin Beauty

                • Get 20% orders of $100 or more with promo code BLACKFRIDAY19 from Nov. 26-Dec. 1, then take 25% off entire purchase, no minimum, with promo code CM19 from Dec. 2-3

                  Macadamia Professional

                  • 25% off all products on from Nov. 28-29

                    Peace Out Skincare

                    • 30% off site-wide from Nov. 29-Dec. 2 with promo code GIVETHANKS30


                      • 40% off site-wide with promo code BLACK40

                        Renee Rouleau

                        • Take 10% site-wide from Nov. 28-Dec. 2

                          Shani Darden

                          • Get 20% off site-wide from Nov. 18-Dec. 1, no code required


                            • From Nov. 28-Dec. 1, play for a chance to get either 20% off your $100 purchase, 15% off your $75 purchase, or two free gifts with orders of $50 or more

                              Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Makeup Deals


                              • 25% off site-wide with promo code ITSON from Nov. 25-30, then get 30% off site-wide from Dec. 1-2 with promo code CYBERSALE

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                                • From Nov. 28-Dec. 2, CoverGirl will have more than 430 products discounted up to 30% off, all on Amazon

                                  The Crème Shop

                                  • Take 20% off site-wide with promo code BLKFRI19 from Nov. 26-Dec. 2


                                    • From Nov. 28-Dec. 3, get 30% off site-wide, plus get a free Cleansing Cloth gift with purchases over $100


                                      • Get 15% off site-wide from Nov. 25-Dec. 2

                                        Grande Cosmetics

                                        • Get 30% off site-wide plus free shipping from Nov. 27-Dec. 3

                                          It Cosmetics

                                          On Nov. 29-Dec. 1, take 20% off site-wide with promo code THANKFUL, and again on Dec. 2 with promo code LETITSHINE. From Dec. 3-8, take 20% off again with code ITCYBERWEEK.

                                          Kevyn Aucoin

                                          • Get 25% off your order and receive a free Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss in Galaxy when you spend $75 on Nov. 29

                                            Physicians Formula

                                            • From Nov. 29-Dec. 1, take 40% off site-wide, then get 50% off site-wide on Dec. 2, and 40% off again from Dec. 3-8


                                              • From Nov. 22-Dec. 1, buy one get one free site-wide with promo code SHOPBOGO. Then, on Nov. 28, get 50% off site-wide from midnight to noon (with code THANKFUL50), 40% off noon to 5 p.m. (code THANKFUL40), and 30% off after 5 p.m. (code THANKFUL30).


                                                    • 35% off site-wide plus free shipping on all orders of $50 or more from Nov. 29-Dec. 1 with promo code BF35. On Dec. 2, get a free two-piece beauty gift on all orders (no minimum spend required)

                                                      Wander Beauty

                                                      • On Nov. 27-30, get 20% off orders up to $100 with promo code BF20 and 30% off all orders of $100 or more with code BF30. On Dec. 1-3, get 25% off all orders with promo code CM2019.

                                                        Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Hair Deals

                                                        The Beachwaver Co.

                                                        • Get 30% site-wide from Nov. 25-Dec. 1 with promo code BLACKFRIDAY30, then get 30% off again on Dec. 2 with promo code CYBERMONDAY30

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                                                          • 30% off site-wide from Dec. 1-2. Buy two, get one styler free from Nov. 24-27, then get a free three-piece gift set with an $85 purchase from Nov. 28-Dec. 1, and get four full-sized products for only $65 from Dec. 2-4


                                                            • 20% off all products, tools, and kits from Nov. 21-Dec. 1

                                                              Kristin Ess

                                                              • Get 30% off all hair tools from Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at


                                                                • Take 50% all Hask and Unwined by Hask products (excluding packets or vials) on from Nov. 28-30, and again on Dec. 2.

                                                                  Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Misc. Deals


                                                                  • Get 50% site-wide with promo code CYBER19 on Dec. 2. Also, buy two polishes and get two free with promo code BLKFRDY19 on Nov. 29

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    Harry Styles Wears a $4K Gucci Coat and Vans Sneakers in NYC



    I’ll be more than alright this Fall if Harry Styles continues to provide such top-notch style inspiration. It’s just like him to flash cool Gucci street wear (this time he did so while entering Jeremy O. Harris’ ‘Slave Play’ on Broadway in New York City), but Harry goes above and beyond. He didn’t just model the Textured G Wool Coat from the Milan based label, for which he’s a muse, he topped off his outfit with a patchwork denim newsboy cap and rocked a pair of Vans. Harry Styles is my outfit hero.

    The singer’s jacket, which rings in at $3,500 plus tax, presents a new take on the signature G monogram, with an ornamental patch on the sleeve and oversize stitched pockets. It looks as comfortable as my friggin’ terry cloth robe. It’s a dream. Underneath, Harry layered a white tee under a multicolor cardigan, wide-leg jeans, and he accessorized with chunky rings and a turquoise cross necklace. We may not all be able to afford Harry’s prized Gucci design, but we can absolutely pull off a similar ’70s-inspired wardrobe. Consider this outfit on deck.

    Shop clockwise from top left: SK Hat shop Men’s Summer Cotton Greek Fisherman Sailor Fiddler Driver Hat Flat Cap ($12-$17, originally $35), Gucci Textured G wool coat with label ($3,500), Vans ‘Sk8-Hi’ Sneaker ($65-$70), Shein Contrast Geometric Ring Set 5pcs ($3), Zara Premium Wide Leg Jeans ($70)


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    Amazon Black Friday 2019, a Milano il temporary Xmas shop



    Amazon celebra le offerte del Black Friday 2019 con un temporary Xmas in centro a Milano, in piazza San Babila

    Lo shopping di Natale inizia il 27 Novembre con uno spazio molto speciale allestito da Amazon per festeggiare l’arrivo delle festività e anche delle offerte del Black Friday. Solo cinque giorni di apertura con diverse esperienze e attività pensate per l’occasione.

    Amazon Xmas San Babila è un grande box dedicato alla magica atmosfera delle feste, con un percorso nella foresta di Natale. All’interno c’è un’area dedicata agli eventi tra showcase musicali, presentazioni di audiolibri Audible, showcooking e masterclass. Inoltre verrà allestita un’esperienza virtuale creata da Unicef per mostrare i risultati dei progetti sviluppati dal Fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l’infanzia

    I clienti Amazon Prime avranno inoltre accesso ad un’area di realtà virtuale esclusiva, dove potranno rivivere l’esperienza dell’allunaggio, pensata per divertirsi in 2 o più persone.

    Non mancherà l’Amazon Bar dove sarà possibile gustare un caffè o un cocktail. Cheers to Christmas!

    L’Amazon Xmas San Babila sarà aperto al pubblico dal 27 novembre al 1 dicembre, dalle ore 10.00 alle ore 20.00, in Corso Venezia 2 a Milano.


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