The impending new season brings with it endless inspiration for a new take on cold-weather dressing...
You won’t find the usual grey knits, denim and scarves here – this Autumn it’s all about colour (and lots of it), clever layering, feminine prints and texture – a seriously exciting mismatch of retro, grunge and 90s style dressing. Ready to note down your shopping hit-list? Editor: Marisa Remond
Don’t let the sheer fabric fool you, for added warmth you can add a textured coat and this season’s slouchy take on knee-high boots.
SHOP: Ganni dress, $283.50
What seemed so wrong not that long ago now suddenly seems so right. Go big or go small, just as long as you go square.
SHOP: Le Specs sunglasses, $77
Headbands, florals… if you’re getting an Elaine Benes vibe from Seinfeld then you’re on the right track.
New Bucket Bag
From work day to weekend, we can’t get enough of Staud’s barrel-shaped bucket bag.
SHOP: Staud bag, $685
The good news is that you can find every type of floral print imaginable at the moment – from the large and loud to super discreet. This Rixo London wrap dress somehow merges both.
SHOP: Rixo London dress, $376
Ummm… buying right now.
Not to be confused with your children’s favourite stuffed toy, teddy coats are basically warm and fuzzy jackets that add a pop of texture to otherwise streamlined separates.
SHOP: Whistles coat, $584
These sporty pants blur the line between dressy and casual and can work just as well with heels as they do with trainers.
SHOP: Topshop trousers, $53
A simple wardrobe essential that everyone should own in at least two colourways.
SHOP: Everlane crew, $38
This season’s take on satin is a lot more wearable – think colour, asymmetrical hemlines and contrasting fabrics to really step things up a notch.
SHOP: Mango skirt, $99.95
Straight Leg Jeans
Not skinny, not wide, just straight.
The array of pleated skirts on offer at the moment have the ability to convert even the biggest pleat-skeptic (that would be me).
SHOP: ASOS skirt, $70
Even if you are sticking to a mostly dark or neutral colour palette for the new season, you can always add a pop of colour in a throw-on coat, like this reversible beauty from Seed.
SHOP: Seed Heritage coat, $350
A hero piece to nab if you need basics that will take you from day to night with ease.
SHOP: Country Road skirt, $129
A chic footwear silhouette in a gorgeous statement hue.
They’re baaaaaack. They’re also seriously warm and effortlessly cool when worn with denim and a simple tee.
SHOP: ASOS cardigan, $109
These retro, slightly sporty-inspired stripes are just the ticket for adding a little personality to plain skirts and pants.
Wide Leg Pants
A modern take on a retro classic, these pull-on silk pants give a pyjama vibe that somehow works for the office, too.
SHOP: J.Crew pant, $235
The trick with this season’s take on a blazer is all in the fit – opt for double breasted styles that have a slightly oversized silhouette.
SHOP: Mango blazer, $180
A man-style shirt in a feminine fit and colour-way – we’re betting this will be a weekly favourite.
SHOP: Bassike shirt, $320