Build your autumn wardrobe from the essentials, up. First stop, the cashmere sweater. In vivid red – the colour of the season – it will be the foundation for a host of looks
Knitwear and a midi skirt are a match made in style heaven. Tuck your sweater into a statement skirt (fitted will work as well as floaty) – evening textures will dress up the classic knit, while waist-cinching keeps the silhouette streamlined. To pull the look together, add some trending-now statement earrings and brocade heeled pumps – festive finishing touches.
“Push up the SLEEVES on your sweater to add a nonchalant note”
Put a Parisian spin on the sweater to take it through to the weekend. Pair the colour-block piece with an A-line skirt in bold checks: pure Left Bank style. To combat an autumn chill, balance bare legs with a double-breasted peacoat – pull your sleeves through for a flash of colour. A beret adds ooh la la, and you’re ready for gallery hopping and coffee sipping.
“CHUNKY socks with ankle boots are modern and cosy”
Workwear pieces err towards the safe haven of neutral tones. Rethink your office palette this autumn – a colourful sweater will give greyscale looks an instant lift. And, it’s the perfect layering piece – necessary to navigate the ‘exterior chill vs interior central heating’ dilemma. Vivid red stands out under a sleek grey overcoat and over a crisp white shirt – choose one with voluminous cuffs for bonus style points.
“CHECKS are big news this autumn – add them to your tailoring line-up”
Photographer: Jonty Davies / Stylist: Louise Carmel Hall / Hair stylist: Tony Collins
Make-up artist: Karina Constantine / Art director: Nicola Rose / Model: Marlijn at Next / Editor: Georgina Lucas