The One Thing To Buy

If you only buy one thing this winter, make it a pair of knee-high boots. Tan is the preference, with oxblood a close second – shape-wise it’s a little bit 70s with a chunky heel and round-ish toe. Trust us, you will wear them with everything – just choose a reasonable heel. Pair with floaty dresses (as seen at the Valentino show), a skirt or even under your flared jeans.

Think Long

From jumpers to skirts and boots, the same rule applies: this season it’s all about stretched silhouettes and a covered-up, demure air. For the perfect day look, choose a midi (or maxi)-length skirt, add a generous (not to be mistaken with baggy) jumper and the must-have of the season, knee-high boots. Victoria Beckham’s runway look in an outfit.

Colour Accent

The easiest way to breathe new life into your winter staples is by adding a splash of colour with your accessories, be it a belt, a handbag or a pair of shoes, like at Jil Sander. We love a touch of powder pink with your navy ensemble, a dash of yellow with your winter white dress or a pop of red with your camel coat.

Let Your Coat Make The Statement

Stay in your jeans, trainers and navy sweater uniform all winter long and still be ‘in fashion’ simply by adding a teddy bear coat. Fit is the key – go down a size or risk being swamped. From Whistles to Max Mara and Miu Miu (right), take your pick; there’s something for every budget.

Opposites Attract

Follow Dior’s lead and take the frilliest, girliest skirt you have, be it tulle, sequinned, tiered or floral, and simply add a slouchy jumper to the ensemble. This works for day or night, and will see you through the party season too.

Add a Polo Neck

You know that forgotten polo neck that you probably only use to go skiing? Well, this season you can bring it to the forefront of your wardrobe, because you will wear it with everything: tucked into high-waisted trousers and skirts à la Emilia Wickstead, over maxi skirts and even underneath your summer dresses to make them winter-proof.

Autumn/Winter Masterclass

Welcome to the new season! If you’re looking for that one must-have, tips on reinventing your wardrobe staples, or just how to breathe new life into your everyday jeans and cashmere sweater uniform, read on…

By Laura

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