Pretty in pastels

From lemon yellow to mint green, designers revelled in sorbet shades this season. Add a borrowed-from-the-boys jacket to keep the look chic, not saccharine, and add character with geometric accessories and fashion-forward mules.

"Take a trip to
the CANDY shop with sweetly
sophisticated style"

Hot-house blooms

This season’s florals are head-turning and richly-coloured; shrinking violets they most certainly are not. Take your cues from Roksanda’s catwalk presentation with a sleeveless A-line dress in fuchsia pink – just add an ivory blazer and woven heels for the perfect wedding guest look. Wallflowers need not apply.

"This season’s punchy
FLORALs come with added
feelgood factor"

Not so mellow yellow

Yellow was a heavy hitter on not only the SS18 catwalks, but also the AW18 runways too, so invest in the colour now and you’ll be wearing it for months to come. Embrace the shade with our sweeping single-breasted duster coat (above) – ideal layered with neutral workwear – or dip a toe into the trend with vivid accessories.

Wrap stars

Not since the Seventies have wrap styles been so relevant, making a side-tie top or skirt a must-buy this season. The supremely flattering cut is a godsend for all figures, accentuating the waist and creating the illusion of longer legs. Try a simple shirt for everyday office chic, or team a look-at-me skirt with your favourite ankle boots.

Editor: Dulcie Emerson / Catwalk imagery: Getty images