10 KEY PIECES

We round up the key styles to invest in this fall – and show how we’ll be wearing them

1.

THE MISMATCHED SUIT

Jacket Joseph, Pants Sandro

1.

THE MISMATCHED SUIT

Think suits are stuffy? Think again. This season, power dressing goes a little off kilter, rejecting a more put-together get-up in favor of mismatched, tailored separates. Get creative with your combinations and clash with confidence; pair a checked blazer with pinstriped pants to create a surprisingly well-suited look.

How We Wear It: Opposites attract. Offset your tailoring like a #girlboss with some high-octane heels.

Jacket Joseph, Pants Sandro


2.

THE NEW PENCIL SKIRT

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THE NEW PENCIL SKIRT

Polished for the office yet playful enough for the evening, the modern pencil skirt is the ultimate piece for sashaying into the new season. Thanks to its retro influence, distinctive ’70s vibe, and, of course, the way you might move in it, we’re also calling this the wiggle skirt. You heard it here first.

How We Wear It: Top things off with an eye-catching silk blouse and chunky heels for a look that’s both feminine and sophisticated.

Skirt Helmut Lang

3.

THE OVERSIZED KNIT

Sweater Joseph

3.

THE OVERSIZED KNIT

We couldn’t be happier to see that oversized knitwear is making a comeback – after all, when it comes to winter, comfort truly is key. From all-encompassing turtlenecks to chunky cable knits, wrapping up has never felt so good! For fashion infused with a touch of ‘hygge’, play with proportion and be sure to supersize your sweater.

How We Wear It: Bigger really is better. Go a size up and layer your sweater over a maxi skirt or a statement dress for an effortlessly chic ensemble.

Sweater Joseph

4.

THE MODEST DRESS

Dress Ellery

4.

THE MODEST DRESS

High necklines and voluminous sleeves are the makings of the modest dress. A far cry from last season’s statement ode to the ‘80s, the beauty of this dress lies in its simplicity. Think raw fabrics and loose cuts in an earthy palette that works with everything – perfect to throw on and go on those dark mornings when you don’t want to get out of bed.

How We Wear It: Step out with a pair of bright stiletto boots to give your look a dramatic edge.

Dress Ellery

5.

THE ASYMMETRIC TOP

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THE ASYMMETRIC TOP

Moving away from the super feminine, nipped-and-tucked silhouettes of spring/summer, this season is all about form. Despite setting an uneven keel, asymmetric hems are the simplest way to add an edge to any outfit, making this your wear-with-everything top for the season.

How We Wear It: Un-balance your proportions and cut a striking contrast with fluid fit-and-flare pants that create a sculpted shape.

Top Antonio Berardi

6.

THE CHECKED COAT

Coat MSGM

6.

THE CHECKED COAT

There’s no doubt about it, nothing updates your look quicker than a statement coat, and this season it’s all about keeping it in check. From classic Prince of Wales weaves to houndstooth patterns, checks are having their moment in the spotlight. Enter this heritage hero coat from MSGM – a modern twist on a classic and your ticket to slick style with a cool edge. Throw on with a flash of this season’s hottest shade: red.

How We Wear It: When it comes to your wardrobe, we want to keep the checks balanced! Layer your coat over long-and-lean silhouettes to elongate the look even further.

Coat MSGM

7.

THE VELVET DRESSES

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THE VELVET DRESSES

Say hello to your new season crush. The sumptuous, soft and feel-good appeal of a velvet dress adds a touch of elegance to your wardrobe that will never go out of style. Opt for muted, understated shades such as navy, black and forest green for FW17. Bonus points if it shows off the shoulders, like this Preen by Thornton Bregazzi style.

How We Wear It: Live in the lap of luxury? Why, don’t mind if we do. Indulge in some texture play by coupling your dress with shield-your-eyes satin accessories.

Dress Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

8.

THE FLUFFY COAT

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THE FLUFFY COAT

If you buy one thing this season, let it be a fluffy, faux fur coat. Fun by day, glamorous by night, outré outerwear graced the runways in an array of teddy-bear textures and playful motifs. In a rainbow of shades from sorbet to emerald, these coats are your way to take an outfit from tame to extraordinary.

How We Wear It: Go for a vintage-inspired look with high boots and a chunky knit for an ensemble that’s appropriate for both the boardroom and the bar.

Coat MICHAEL Michael Kors

9.

THE PARTY DRESS

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THE PARTY DRESS

When megawatt sequins are involved, you can be sure there’ll never be a dull moment! Short, sharp and embellished to the nines, sequined dresses may seem an obvious choice for a party, but look to asymmetric hemlines and ruched detailing to add shine and a little something extra to the new season. This dress is the only plus-one you need this season.

How We Wear It: Keep it simple and add a pair of shoulder-skimming statement earrings.

Dress Saint Laurent

10.

THE DAD JEAN

10.

THE DAD JEAN

Your dad called and he wants his jeans back! You may not have thought you’d be taking style tips from the man who hasn’t switched up his style since the ’90s, but thanks to of-the-moment designers like Vetements and Simon Miller, we may have finally found the perfect pair of straight-leg, high-rise jeans. This shape is comfy and, despite its ‘Dad’ moniker, achingly cool.

How We Wear It: Tuck in a leather blouse and team with kitten heels for ladylike charm.

Jeans Helmut Lang