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PANDORA SYKES STYLES THE NEW SEASON

get the look

PANDORA SYKES
STYLES THE
NEW SEASON

The Sunday Times Style’s Wardrobe Mistress and fashion features editor Pandora Sykes chooses her favourite autumn looks and reveals her must-haves for staying chic at all times

 

Flared and flirty

“This dress is age-immune,” says Pandora. “It will look cute on a younger woman and chic on a more mature one, hitting the spot between grunge (which is having a moment again) and romantic dressing.

“It’s the ultimate trans-seasonal frock to wear with bare legs and slightly saucy multi-strap Mary Janes on milder days, then with thick tights, chunky biker boots and a peacoat come winter. It’s also a solid day-to-night option.

“The dress comes with all sorts of interesting details: a ruched lace trim; a keyhole cut-out at the Peter Pan collar; bell sleeves for a subtle flared effect; and two buttons at the neck, so you can wear it either done up, or open a little lower. And with this pretty fabric and flattering design, there’s no need for extraneous accessorising.”

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Cool classic

“Wide-leg tweed trousers are an autumn wardrobe staple, particularly for taller women – which I am not,” admits Pandora. “If you’re short, like me, add a pair of high, pointed courts and make sure you show off the waistband to lengthen the look.

“I’ve teamed these trousers with a cold-shoulder knit, a standout piece from the M&S autumn/winter collection. It’s soft and cosy, and the cut-out shoulders give it a modern twist. It would work just as well in the day or evening.

“This cross-body bag is the perfect size: big enough to store water, a book and your other essentials, but delicate enough to hang on the pretty gold chain and not engulf your outfit. The snakeskin detail gives it an expensive-looking finish and burgundy is a great colour for autumn.”

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Easy elegance

“There’s such a simplicity to a fitted roll neck and a midi skirt,” explains Pandora. “It’s an outfit that hides all manner of sins. This rust-coloured ribbed top is soft on the skin and layers beautifully under shirting and pinafores – so it’s a good extra to have in your wardrobe.

“To balance a voluminous A-line skirt, you want a fitted upper half, so tuck the jumper in to keep the look streamlined. I like to tie my hair up when I wear a tighter top like this and add statement earrings.

“The metallic detailing makes this skirt look expensive and luxurious. It’s the kind of piece you’d expect to find at Marks & Spencer: a really great skirt that needs only simple basics to hit the high notes.”

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Photographer: Billie Scheepers Hair and make-up artist: Lucy Pearson

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