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THE LUXE-FOR-LESS EDIT

Mastering the trends doesn't mean you have to break the bank. We've picked out six key pieces that will bring your look bang up to date, and all at a price you'll love

The pillar-box red sweater, £45
Red is the colour for AW17. Yes, it’s bold, but hear us out: it’s much easier to wear than you think. Case in point, this scarlet sweater (). Surprisingly versatile, it will give denim and tailoring a new lease of life. For the ultimate catwalk homage, wear it head-to-toe with a matching skirt.

The embroidered dress, £69
Designers are embracing embellishment and texture this season and the results are wonderfully dramatic. Take this midi dress: the styling options are endless, so you’ll get maximum cost per wear, as well as guaranteed compliments. Layer it over a rollneck for a smart day look (mannish loafers will give it an edge, but boots work here too) – for evening, think statement earrings, killer heels and your favourite red lipstick.

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The trendy loafers, £49.50
Comfy and cool don’t always go hand in hand, but these oxblood loafers are the exception to the rule. A little chunkier than the classic Penny style – if you want to up your footwear game, you’ll get serious kudos wearing these. The perfect match to this season’s power tailoring trend, team with cigarette-style trousers and a sharp coat to show you truly mean business.

The bag that’s big on detail, £27.50
Micro bags are, ironically, huge this season. This petite cross-body might be small in size, but don’t be fooled – it’s sky-high on the trend barometer. Not only does it tick off autumn’s trend for chain straps, but the brocade-inspired pattern makes it perfect for cocktail hour and (further ahead) party season. In short, it’s the only bag you need for AW17.

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The romantic dress, £49.50
This fluted midi dress ( right) is a star piece, thanks to its magical constellation print and on-trend silhouette. Did we also mention it’s under £50? A firm choice for the festive period (simply add statement earrings and luxe embroidered heels), it’s also a great match for a chunky sweater and knee-high boots; just be sure to pull the pretty sleeves through.

The military jacket, £65
Every wardrobe requires a cute little coat to make a seamless transition into autumn. Stepping straight to the front line is this cropped military style, set to become a uniform best for work and weekend. When duty calls, team it with a classic striped shirt and loose, wide-leg trousers for a sophisticated urban feel, swapping for cropped denim flares and a simple white T-shirt at the weekend. Consider it your new-season power purchase.

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Photographer: Coliena Rentmeester / Stylist: Alex Stedman / Hair stylist: Gow Tanaka
Make-up artist: Liz Pugh / Model: Ymre Stiekema at Viva

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