Autumn’s fashion is inspired by menswear and the timeless classic blazer gets a boost this season. Opt for a short and boxy model for a chic twist or go for a more dressed-up look with influences hailing from the tuxedo. Also, try a subtle print. The classic pinstripe makes a comeback on suit vests, double-breasted jackets and suit trousers.
Lace has always had a secure slot on the catwalk, but last season the sheer fabrics ended up in the spotlight. Previously seen as a detail, designers now use lace across whole garments. But it also shows up as part of accessories. Try a pair of high heels with lace details – feminine and sophisticated.
Autumn is all about dramatic and feminine style. Long, flowing dresses with high slits are perfect by night and classic short silhouettes create an understated elegance by day.
THE LEATHER JACKET
When fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent put his leather jacket on the catwalk, he not only introduced it to couture, he also made it a must-have staple for modern women. This fall, we see it with raw edges and draped cuts, but also oversized with wide shoulders. Our favourite is the classic biker model, which is a good investment not only for autumn but also for many seasons to come. The styling possibilities are endless: opt for leather-on-leather and match it with narrow pants, or wear it with a silky blouse and a pencil skirt.
THE WHITE SHIRT
Just as the blazer gets a fresh start, it’s only appropriate that its faithful companion, the white shirt, also become one of autumn’s chicest centrepieces. Wear it loosely together with a pair of boyfriend jeans, or choose a more dressed up look matched with trousers and a lady-like handbag.
Studs, shiny rhinestones and gold – let autumn’s accessories illuminate those dark autumn nights.