So here it is, a new season round-up in a nutshell:
|Dress: £49.99, H&M|
|Grey wool coat: £60, Asos|
This is a look I love, but not for everyone. I'd much rather show legs than arms - and it's easy to buy on the High Street. Fluted sleeves are a big part of this trend - the bigger the sleeves the better. I'll make mine feel more masculine with flats - but it's worth trying with knee high boots for the more daring! I'm desperate to try some flat over the knee boots this season, so watch this space...
|Dress: Primark. Bag: Hunter Boots (sold out)|
|Dress, £46, Topshop|
I've been long singing the praises of a trusty white shirt, but it's time to let its more delicate sister shine. The blouse - slinky, frilly, pussybow - it's all in the details. Wear with flares or wide leg tailored trousers.
|Blouse: £29.99, Zara|
|Blouse, £19.99, H&M|
Yes, this comes up most years but it's definitely more of a 'thing' now, especially worn with said blouse (see above). My advice, buy some grey wool wide leg trousers - and wear with trainers or platform loafers and socks for a relaxed vibe.
|Wearing trousers: Jigsaw. Trainers: Adidas. Jacket: J Crew (sold out but buy similar from Asos here)|
|Ribbed turtleneck, £45, And Other Stories|
And now we come to my favourite - Margot Tenenbaum. Always a style icon, she is literally this season's look. The entire Gucci A/W show (which I loved) had such an air about this fictional character, it was hard to ignore. Chunky faux fur coats, boyish flats and awkward length skirts? I'm in. Why not try it in a less retro way - with a shaggy oversized coat?
|Coat: Marks & Spencer Indigo (in stores October)|
|Lace dress, £260, Self Portrait at Matches|
|Boden coat from last season. Cashmere crew-neck: £139, Boden. Jeans: MiH (old but buy new washes here). Heels: £79, Dune. Photo: Ella Sadika|
I actually don't remember the last time I really wore a belt. Which always means it's time for a comeback. Yes, you can cinch in the waist of coats etc, but they're also there as simply a chic styling tool - wear over your knitwear for a nod to the trend. But in always chic tan skinny for the Chloe girl look.
|A/W All Saints|
So that's the main (and easiest) ones for A/W, there will obviously be trends I will be touching upon later in the season too as we go along. And let's not even think about party wear yet....so I will just leave you with a final note, the must-have suede coat of the season? New Look have got it spot on...
|Suede coat: £99.99, New Look|
Just don't wear it in the rain, yeah?