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Trend Spotlight: ideas to inspire

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FRONT ROW STYLE SCOOP

As the spring/summer 2015 catwalk shows draw to a close, we’ve rounded up the best off-runway looks to inspire your autumn wardrobe. Womenswear editor Charlene Barton delivers her fashion week street style edit

PRETTY PLEATS: FROM
SCHOOL-GIRL SWEET
TO LADYLIKE CHIC

Mini, midi, maxi – here’s a trend that can go to great lengths. And it’s pretty, too! No wonder, then, that the fashion elite have made it their hero look this season. Whether you opt for a whimsical, feminine design or go tough luxe with leather, pleated skirts rule


 GO WITH THE FLOW
Starchy, school-girl fabrics are for pleats of the past. This season’s floaty chiffons and swishy silks are super-feminine and totally flattering

THE NEW ROMANTIC
Limited Edition midi skirt
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PRINTS PLEASE
From graphic geometrics to flirty polka-dots, printed pleats are a brilliant way to add interest to your outfit

MODERNIST: WHEN
MONOCHROME STARTS
SEEING RED

As the style set knows all too well, monochrome is a trend that will never go out of fashion. So heading out to the shows in a simple black and white palette is a guaranteed win. Add a red bag, however, and you’ve scored this season’s ultimate fashion bonus

VICE VERSA
For those who like to be different, pair a monochrome
tote with a scarlet jacket for a look that Little Red
would be proud of

HOLD ON TIGHT
Limited Edition bag
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BOLD CONTRAST
Whether you wear a graphic-print coat or classic top-and-skirt combo, a shot of red will instantly warm up your outfit

SIMPLE LUXE: STANDING
OUT BY BLENDING IN

For a masterclass in simplicity, look no further. This is minimalist dressing at its most luxurious. Think clean lines, a neutral palette and beautifully crafted pieces that will stand the test of fashion time. Make cashmere knitwear, sharp tailoring and butter-soft leather your go-to staples


KNOW YOUR BASICS
Be it an everyday shirt, a minimalist coat or a simple cashmere sweater, every fashion editor knows that a wardrobe of staple pieces guarantees timeless style

Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans; Rex

TONE ON TONE
Take one shade and wear it head to toe. This sophisticated chocolate ensemble is perfect for autumn

RISE UP
Limited Edition pumps
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WELL HEELED

Every woman should own a pair of neutral pumps. Whether you wear them to dress up denim or complete a stylish office look, the result is always timeless

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