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Get the Look: your how-to guide

06.10.2014

CHARLENE BARTON

Womenswear editor

How to beat the autumn blues?
Take your style cues from this season’s catwalks. Whether you’re channelling Dior’s colour-blocked debutantes or Valentino’s scarlet women, the outlook for autumn/winter is clear: think bold, bright and brilliantly modern

COLOUR BLOCK

Sometimes, one shade or print just isn’t enough. Enter the colour-blocking trend: it’s a fashion favourite, and with good reason. Take this season’s primary hues and pair them together for a striking contrast. Silhouettes should be sharp and structured to keep it contemporary

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FLY THE FLAG

Think fashion with a patriotic twist:
pair this Best of British cashmere
sweater with a bright white skirt

HOT TO HANDLE

Limited Edition shearling toteShop now

MONOCHROME HIT

Black and white guarantees a statement, but add in a bold green coat and you’ve got a look that instantly asserts fashion confidence

RISE UP

Autograph leather boots
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TOUGH LUXE

Make your knitwear collection work harder by teaming a colour-block sweater with a classic black biker jacket

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TOP-TO-TOE

Simple concepts can be the most effective; it’s time to drop the ‘mix’ and focus on the ‘match’. Choose your colour, be it winter white, classic black or daring pillar-box red, and commit to it, head-to-toe. It’s an effortless style trick that guarantees statement appeal

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BACK TO BLACK

It might seem a safe option, but there’s a reason black is so timeless. This look says sporty, stylish and effortlessly cool

SCARLET WOMAN

Red is one of the key colours this season. Swap your LBD for a crimson version and pull off a head-turning look

BLANC CANVAS

For a fresh alternative to this season’s primary colours, strip your look back with an-all white palette

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GO GRAPHIC

This is a trend that will really add punch to your wardrobe. There’s nothing quiet about it, and that’s the point. Allow the pattern to speak for itself, paring back a geometric print dress or top with classic black separates. Wear it with confidence and you’ll instantly feel re-energised

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LAYER UP

Give a statement dress
even more impact by
layering it over a black
roll-neck. Play with bold
accessories to take
the look further

Photography: David Gubert at Utopia NYC / Styling: Niki Brodie / Hair: Keith Carpenter at The Wall Group / Make-up: Robert Greene at Kate Ryan / Model: Maritza Veer at Next Models

24/7 APPEAL

Team this graphic knit with Autograph’s leather trousers for a stylish look that will take you from day to night – just swap your boots for heels

GEOMETRY CLASS

Statement knitwear is key this season, making this geometric print a must for work and weekend

FINE LINES

M&S Collection striped top
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TAKE HOLD

Limited Edition tote bagShop now

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