With the evenings closing in and a welcome chill in the air, it’s time to embrace the new season now. There’s a modern, eclectic feel and a laid-back sophistication to the season’s most wearable trends, so fall into autumn with these failsafe picks that you can buy now and wear through winter. Carolyn Moore reports.
The big girls blouse is back with a bang this season; the flouncier and fancier the better. Get yourself all tied up in a pussy-bow blouse, and dress it up or down. €47, Oasis.
If you buy one thing this season, make it a check blazer. It’ll keep your workwear on point and add that essential bourgeois twist to your weekend casuals. Check blazer, €69, Miss Selfridge.
The floral midi dress isn’t going anywhere for winter, making this floaty style the perfect transitional piece. Wear it now, and winter it up with boots and a cardi. €59.99, Zara.
Fake it till you make it and give any outfit a bourgeois feel with pearl accessories, mock croc finishes, and the season’s essential fake snake ankle boots. Bag, €25.99, New Look
There’s a fresh take on minimalism cutting through the season ahead; think neutral tones and pared- back styling for the last word in low-hassle dressing. Ribbed knit dress, €34.99, New Look.
Lean into the season’s ‘80s mood with daywear your mama would have worn. Look for voluminous cuts, defined shoulders, and utilitarian styling. Conscious shirt dress, €59.99, H&M.
The best thing about autumn is getting back into cosy knits. This season it’s all about argyle and classic, round neck knits with neat fits in luxurious fibres. Cashmere jumper, €150, COS.
It’s time to ditch the skinny jean silhouette and say hello to classic straight cut slacks, retro kick flares, or high waisted, pleated styles. Twill trousers, €69, arket.com
Across the collections, designers channelled Sloane Ranger style. If there’s a defining element to that quintessential 80s look it’s a swishy midi skirt. Skirt, €49.99, Mango