What to wear

What To Wear This Autumn

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  • Struggling to figure out what to wear? With autumn just around the corner, now seems like the perfect time to dip your toe into the new trends – and we know exactly which styles you should be shopping for…

    Not sure where to start? We’ve scoured the high street to bring you the ultimate edit of clever buys that will make getting dressed a doddle AND put you one step in front of everyone else in the style stakes. All you need to do is hit the high street with her handy shopping list in hand.

    So, stop pondering about what to wear and step out in style with a few key pieces and a little styling know-how. These readers will show you how it’s done!

    Top, £28, 8-22, Wallis
    Skirt, £69, 8-20, Phase Eight
    Bag, £575, Coach
    Bracelets, from £105; ring, £85, all miansai.com

    Daunted by leopard print? Not all animal print is created equal: The more natural it looks, the more luxe your look. Blurry spots in a non-uniform style work well. Try a printed polo neck: it’s the ideal investment as its sleek shape works equally layered or on it’s own.

    One more thing to note: hair colour counts. Brunettes look great in brown based leopard print but blondes should stick to grey based spots.

    Reversible shearling gilet, £575, 8-18, Celtic and co
    Cashmere sweater, £245, s-xxl, Eric Bompard
    Jeggings, £55, 10-20, Hope
    Boots, £180, Jones Bootmaker
    Bag, £125, The Cambridge Satchel Company

    A long line gilet is so versatile: When it’s not cold enough for a winter coat this is the ideal layer. Not sure how to wear it? Take a tip from us and restyle that classic black coat by layering it over the top. Mix cottons and leather with your furry friend and don’t be afraid to add shine – a silver skirt would work perfectly.

    Jacket £735, xs-xl, SecondFemale
    Wool tunic, £175, xs-l, LK Bennett
    Skirt, £49, 6-22, Marks and Spencer
    Silk scarf, £129, Luisa Cerano

    We’ve found the perfect weekend autumn jacket in the form of a shearling biker. Need extra coverage? A longer line knitted tunic is your most flattering option underneath.

    Sweater, £45, xs-l, Oasis V&A collaboration
    Leather skirt, £325, 6-16, LK Bennett
    Bag, £35, Dorothy Perkins
    Bracelet, £32, qvcuk.com

    Forget your Grandmother’s hankies, embroidery comes on everything from sweaters to bags and shoes this season. And if you’re used to colour, black doesn’t have to be severe; the pretty embroidery adds a feminine touch.

    An easy access into this trend is to buy an embroidered guitar strap bag – trust us, this look is going to be huge!