As the longer nights draw in and everyone is in emotional limbo between summer and Christmas, why not freshen up your wardrobe with some new trends for autumn? Burgundy is the colour of the season which matches beautifully with the reddish leaves of the trees at this time of year. The chilly London temperatures ahead are the perfect excuse for a new coat and silk scarf, so make the most of it and treat yourself.
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The Pencil Skirt
• BODYFROCK- THE ELIZA (AVAILABLE IN BERY AND BLACK) £98 • SOPHIE CAMERON DAVIES - SILK FITTED SHIRT £250 • ELLAPOLO – RENNIE EARRINGS £130 • BALMAIN – BLACK CASHMERE FITTED SWEATER £545 • AKIRA - POINTED TOE HEELS - NUDE PATENT £65 • BRIAN ATTWOOD - LEATHER POINT-TOE PUMPS £549 •
The pencil skirt is back in the frame, and has regained its Queen Bee of the working wardrobe status this Fall. These at once modern and elegant statement pieces are perfect for work and are easily transferred for cocktail drinks afterwards. The pencil skirt pairs well with everything from tailored shirts to luxurious cashmere sweaters (for those offices where the AC competes with the chilly weather outside). Complete the look with a pair of elegant stilettos or nude pumps for a statuesque look.
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The Tweed Jacket
• MADDERSON LONDON – GWEN JACKET £395 • LITTLE JOE WOMAM BY GAIL ELLIOTT – STEP INTO THE RIVER WOOL JACKET £250 • ELLAPOLO – PEONIA BANGLE £312 • ELLAPOLO – DOVE EARRINGS £140 • LILIANA – WOMEN’S OSCARS SILVER $55 • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN - CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LASER-CUT KRISTALI PUMPS $1195 •
The tweed necked jacket is one of the most wardrobe-defining purchases you can make. It’s a curve-accentuating keeper that will modernise everything you team it with. Interchangeable with various skirts, shirts and trousers, by owning a few smart jackets you can significantly increase the number of workwear outfits in your existing wardrobe. Choosing a patterned jacket will enhance a simple dress and when coupled with matching accessories transforms your average day-to-day outfit into a boardroom masterpiece.
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The Classic Dress
Dresses have always been a classic and chic way to dress for work. Most importantly, you can pair one with absolutely everything and minimal outfit planning is required, making those early morning rushes a little less frantic (and by the state of our bedroom floors, the Fashion Gods know we need to simplify our morning routines).
The combination of luxurious leather and feminine crochet gives “The Bonnie” dress by Body Frock an enticing and sophisticated style, ensuring more of a demure #PowerWoman statement in the office than “Biker Chic”.
Add a pop of seasonal colour and collar with Cecily’s fabulous burgundy Anastasia dress, a perfect retro-ish look for those colder autumn days.
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• AEVHA LONDON – CARNELIA TOTE £845 • ARBOREAL GARNET TOTE £795 • GENOIR TOTE £845 • BOSQUE SHOULDER BAG £745 • BEATRICE JENKINS SCARVES – BLUE MORPHO £145 • GALENA £145 • MAJESTIC MOOKAITE £145 • ALLEGRA LONDON – RED GREY DIP DYE SCARF £115 •
Accesorising is an easy way to brighten up your outfits and bring some of your personality to your workwear. Adding patterns and colour to any plain dress or suit instantly makes you stand out. However, simply wearing scarves and carrying bags is so last year. This season is all about going a step further and tying your scarf around your handbag. According to our friends at PureWow, it’s what all the cool girls are doing now. Tie them in a knot, tie them in a bow, wrap them around the handles… the opportunities are endless. Our variety of silk scarves look smart, empowering and warm, allowing you to stylishly battle the chilly London temperatures outside.
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The Pussy-Bow Shirt / Dress
With its feminine with a modern twist look, the Pussy-Bow shirts and dresses are the trend to fall for this autumn, they have been spotted on numerous runway shows this season. The Pussy-Bow represents the classic ‘tie and shirt’ look, and now the combination of ‘tie and shirt’ are merged into one garment. Combine with slightly more masculine straight leg wool flannel trousers from Prabal Gurung and chic stiletto heels from Dolce & Gabbana for a glamorous look.
The luxurious Sophia dress from Cecily is perfect for the autumn months.
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The Winter Coat
With the prediction of a long, cold winter ahead, we guarantee that the ROI on a proper winter coat will be worthwhile! It may seem obvious, but wrapping up fashionably is not that easy. All too often, you can find yourself in a non-work appropriate jacket whilst simply trying to keep warm. Finding a neutral, fitted coat is the ideal way to overcome this common problem and our brand new collection of beautiful coats are the perfect answer. Designed to be sophisticated and warm, the Alina Marti and Ultra Tee brand collections are simple yet stylish, and can be worn with any suit or dress.