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8 Simple Styling Spins For AW23

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Knot It
The between-seasons period can be a tricky one, with changeable weather leaving you carrying around multiple layers, so styling tricks like this are perfect. Simply knotting a sweater around your shoulders or across the body, with one sleeve over the shoulder and the other under the arm (like a cross-body bag), is a chic way to carry around that extra layer.
Wrap Star
A silk scarf can be your secret styling weapon – a classic accessory that really comes into its own when given a little thought. Think outside the box and try wrapping it around a low bun or the base of a ponytail, using it as a headband or even winding it around your wrist. Tying one onto the handle of your handbag is a great way to ensure you always have an accessory to hand in case you need a last-minute chic styling spin.
Layer Up
Layers are essential as we move into autumn – the weather can be warm one day and chilly the next – so getting into the habit of layering is an easy and chic way to combat the uncertainty. It’s also a way to take your favourite shirts into the cooler seasons. A fine-knit turtleneck looks great layered under an open shirt, as does a tank top or tee. When it comes to layering knitwear, opt for merino wool; it adapts to body temperature, so can keep you cool when hot or warm when cold.
Double Denim
Though it might seem a daunting look to pull off at first glance, double denim is actually the perfect minimum-effort-maximum-impact outfit. Think about the colours of denim you’re pairing – there’s no need to match your washes exactly, but it works best if your pieces are in the same tonal family, and a high-rise waist creates a more elegant silhouette.
Belt Up
The slim leather belt is having a moment right now and it can be used in so many ways. From defining the waist of high-rise, wide-leg trousers to adding definition to an oversized blazer, it’s a small but effective accessory to add to your arsenal. Opt for simple styles in brown, black or tan leather, with elegant, unfussy buckles.
The bodysuit is an unsung wardrobe hero but it really comes into its own as the temperature drops and we turn to layering. A great foundation piece, it eliminates the discomfort and messiness that can be caused by having multiple layers tucked into a waistband. Try pairing with oversized tailored trousers and a blazer – it adds an element of femininity to more masculine pieces.
Go Tonal
There’s something so timeless about tonal dressing, no matter what time of year it is. For autumn, go for rich, warm tones like camel, brown and beige. The key is to consider texture; you want contrasting fabrics to add interest and definition – as seen here, with cotton trousers, ribbed knit and leather shirt.
Keep It Going
The change of season doesn’t necessarily mean you need to pack away all your spring and summer favourites. Case in point, the denim jacket. It may be too cool to use it as your primary outerwear, but try layering it under a warmer wool coat. The denim peeking out adds a casual dimension to more formal coats, as well as a welcome dash of colour.