Fall is here – and with it comes the usual array of sartorial unknowns. Is it too soon for a scarf? What about a coat? But amidst all this uncertainty, there is one thing we can rely on: boots. We’re spoilt for choice this season, with colored, biker, evening and ankle styles all catching our attention – and for when the temperature really drops, the perfect knee high is all you need to brave the elements. The only unknown here is, how many pairs is too many?
Ignorance is far from bliss when it comes to the big day, so we’ve asked Susie from Knot & Pop for her top tips. Read, learn and be inspired...
What were the starting points for this collection?
We were looking at the Abstract Expressionists of the New York School. We were drawn to the work of Helen Frankenthaler specifically: her process often included thinning out paint and pouring it over canvas without really having any pre-conceived notions of what the outcome would be.
What technical processes were involved in the creation of your carwash slash fabric?
We wanted to work with natural materials, so a lot of shearling, wool, spotted calf and Mongolian lamb fur. We liked the idea of leaving things raw and undone.
How would the Proenza Schouler woman wear your super chunky knits?
We’re obsessed with knitwear these days, the idea of something slouchy but lean and covered up. It feels cool to us, sexy in a modern kind of way. We especially like the idea of wearing a knit over a pleated skirt – it gives the silhouette movement, freedom and ease.
An array of rich hues herald the arrival of fall: butterscotch, eggplant and military green feel perfect for right now.
It’s time to take a hands-on approach to accessorizing. From the top-handled totes and miniature must-haves (that are the new season's take on the ladylike trend), to statement clutches, bucket bags and cross-body carryalls, these five hero styles are your essential companions for fall and beyond. Get in on the action with our cherry-picked edit: a chic ensemble is in the bag.
The ’70s continues to work its magic on our wardrobes — and it’s not exclusively a bohemian affair.
Think you can't wear suede in summer? Think again! Tonal hues and pops of white are the way to wear this trend when the sun is shining.
Once upon a time, when you wanted to work out it meant taking a serious style hit – but those days are over, thanks to the athleisure trend. So when you need to sweat it out (or just feel like relaxing your look), we've got activewear that will make exercising a lot more exciting.
Work, work, work, work, work! There's no need to make a song and dance about 9-to-5 dressing: with relaxed silhouettes and lightweight layers, summer officewear can be a very stylish endeavor indeed.