Though September has long been considered fashion’s new year, this season, there’s something extra in the air. After so many months of at-home living, the sartorial scene is celebrating a return to normality (or a version of it, at least) and putting the focus on pieces that will have us enthused for dressing up again. Tailoring is back on the agenda – albeit in a relaxed, boyish silhouette – and trophy footwear by way of luxe, covetable boots. Statement chain embellishments, sleek leather and flashes of gold are primed to give everyday outfits pizzazz. Not all lessons in lockdown have been forgotten, though, and comfort remains key. We’re delighted to see knitted dresses and co-ords – two cornerstones of our cold-weather wardrobes – under the spotlight. As for bags? It’s time to rediscover your carry-all tote. From the pieces to fall back in love with to transformers worth investing in, this is our definitive guide to the season ahead.