Make new season dressing easy with our tips on how to style your wardrobe for autumn/winter...
layering rich colours, textures and prints to put your own spin on those
autumnal staples. Whether you’re a fan of romantic ruffles or clean
lines, there’s a trend to get excited about. And, don’t forget, investing in a new statement coat – or two – is virtually compulsory.
Update summer’s ’70s style boho maxi dress with richly coloured, textured and embellished accessories. Team long-sleeved versions with a sleeveless coat and boots to bring the maxi into autumn in style.
Shearling is set to be bigger than ever this autumn, but invest in the best and it will see you through season after season. Be bold and opt for a coloured version – this blue jacket will look great over skirts and dresses, as well as trousers, whilst its slightly cropped length will emphasise your waist.
Jacket, £2,220; blouse, £384; trousers, £289, all Dorothee Schumacher
Bag, £330, Orla Kiely
Scarf, £29, Accessorize
This autumn sees the puffer jacket’s reincarnation – as a luxury item. Choose a longer length version in the shade of the season – khaki – and team it with sleek black separates and heels. Leave the trainers at the door.
Jacket, £585, Sportmax
Roll-neck top, £109, Pure Collection
Trousers, £395; shoes, £295, both Daks
Bumbag, £289, Dorothee Schumacher
Watch, £129, Seiko
This year, don’t wait until Christmas to break out the velvet – team it with knitwear and tailored separates to take the trend through the entire season. A ruffled sweatshirt will see you ticking off two trends at once, whilst tonal colour blocking (mixing and matching pieces in varying shades of the same colour) will keep things chic.
Jumper, £32.50, Marks & Spencer
Roll-neck top, £105, Lands’ End
Trousers, from a selection, Sportmax
Boots, £170, Kurt Geiger
Bag, £545, Loeffler Randall
Embrace the athleisure trend with some luxe side-striped sweatpants. Team with a ritzy bumbag and sleek heels to strike the perfect balance between sporty and slick.
Stripes are always a safe bet. This season, why not take them up a gear by going multi-directional? Not brave enough to do stripes on stripes? Channel your inner fashion editor by layering your striped top over a plain roll neck.
When it comes to this season’s pleated midi skirt, think less frumpy schoolma’am and more disco diva. Choose a sharp knife-edge pleat that hits just below the knee. Add heels and a lacy sweatshirt for a contemporary feel.
Military is having a moment – look out for double-breasted coats, frogging details and khaki tones. This coat’s furry collar can be detached, so you can take it or leave it as the mood takes you.