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ACCESSORISE IN STYLE

How to beat the chill with flair? Take inspiration from the catwalk’s key accessory trends for an instant boost to your look, says womenswear editor Charlene Barton

SEVENTIES SPIRIT: THE
NEW BOHEMIA

Give your wardrobe a head start on next season’s biggest trend with our edit of the best 1970s-inspired pieces. From fringed ankle boots at Just Cavalli to Ralph Lauren’s multicoloured bag (below left), it’s all about the finishing touches

 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Look to Burberry Prorsum for a master class in effortless bohemian style. Think chic and luxurious

STEP TO IT
Indigo suede boots
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SOFT APPROACH
Whether you wear them with graphic prints or your favourite denim, a pair of suede ankle boots – like these Just Cavalli ones – are a must for now and next season

SPORTS LUXE: MODERN DRESSING AT ITS PERSONAL BEST

Here’s a trend that refuses to be beaten. Season after season, designers continue to play on simple concepts with exceptional results. Be it an essential beanie hat or a game-changing rucksack, this is how to win in the style stakes

LUXE ON TOP
No wardrobe is complete without a timeless beanie. Opt for a classic hue like this Christopher Raeburn design so you can wear it with any outfit

IN THE BAG
Be it a rucksack or duffle design, handbags get the sports-luxe treatment for AW14. Think practical and effortlessly cool, à la Acne

TROPHY PIECE
Autograph leather duffle bag
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COSY COOL
M&S Collection beanie hat
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MODERN RETRO: THE 1960s MOD MADE PRETTY

Gucci, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton were just a few of the designers to take their collections downtown this season. Featuring pastel cross-body bags and snake-print boots, look no further for Swinging
Sixties style

 

PRETTY PASTELS
Look to Gucci and embrace colour for winter with cross-body bags in this season’s delicate pastel palette, from dusky pink to duck-egg blue

THINK PINK
Autograph leather bag
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Photography: Getty; Jason Lloyd-Evans

LOVE COLOUR
For true 1960s chic, take inspiration from the Gucci catwalk. Think muted pastel tones and statement accessories

FIND YOUR FLAIR
Limited Edition ankle boots
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EXOTIC TOUCH

Give your footwear collection an outré twist with statement snakeskin prints. Look to Gucci to see how it’s done