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Translate the catwalk’s most-wanted looks to your everyday wardrobe with this cheat sheet. From contemporary checks to oversized scarves, your new-season refresh starts here

Trend 1: Sequins

A touch of catwalk-approved sparkle will brighten up even the most understated autumn looks. Paco Rabanne showed sequined skirts and lamé dresses too pretty to save for nightfall, dressing them down with a hoodie and tough-luxe ankle boots for the day. We’ll be adding shoulder-grazing diamanté earrings and heels to head from desk to dinner.

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Trend 2: Supersized scarves

How to keep things interesting this autumn? Play with proportions for an anything-but-everyday look. Take your inspiration from the Céline runway and pair a vivid green scarf () with a sleek leather dress, or tone things down for day with a tweed coat and wide-leg jeans.

Trend 3: Seventies’ styling

Move over summer pastels, there’s a new tailoring trend in town and this season it’s all about retro shades, as seen at Marco de Vincenzo (). Try our surprisingly versatile camel trouser suit with ring-detailed loafers, or opt for cropped corduroy trousers with a fitted poloneck jumper.

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Trend 4: Layering

Fashion’s love affair with layering shows no sign of abating, meaning that wearing half your wardrobe in one go on chilly days is now considered a sartorial statement. Start with a lightweight poloneck jumper, layer over a diaphanous floral dress and top with a plush shearling coat, or a quilted jacket as seen at Richard Quinn ().

Trend 5: Checks

From Prince of Wales check to tartan and plaid, the dominance of checks on the catwalk left no doubt that this season it’s hip to be square. Chiffon pleats and asymmetric hemlines breathe new life into heritage prints making them ultra-modern, especially when proportion-play is added to the mix. Achieve the look with an ankle-grazing pleated skirt and a neat blazer ().

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Editor: Dulcie Emerson / Catwalk imagery: Getty Images

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