Fashion: It's pick and mix this season




September marks a gentle change of fashion mood. Colours turn deeper and textures tactile against a backdrop of amber leaves, morning mist and crisper days. This season comes quietly, nudging summer gently away to make space for a softer silhouette, joyful pops of colour, voluminous cuts and heritage checks while hem lines both rise and fall. There’s no must-pick on the menu, simply an invitation to play with shapes and styles that work for you. Enjoy.

Tinker Tailor

MKTStudio jacket, £170, trousers, £129, at Boudoir Femme, King Street, Cambridge
MKTStudio jacket, £170, trousers, £129, at Boudoir Femme, King Street, Cambridge

Tailoring is ever present and there is plenty of choice. Pick a prim and proper skirt suit – with added ruffle-front blouse to go Lady of the Manor – or take it down with this crafted cord jacket and pants from Parisian brand MKTStudio. Add rock star chic with flat pumps and a graphic T-shirt.

MKTStudio jacket, £170, trousers, £129, at Boudoir Femme, King Street, Cambridge and boudoirfemme.co.uk

Light-touch Leather

Rino & Pelle Ghost jacket, £239, Javelin, Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds and Market Hill, Sudbury
Rino & Pelle Ghost jacket, £239, Javelin, Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds and Market Hill, Sudbury

A leather jacket is the cornerstone of many a chic wardrobe. Black is the staple colour, but lighter tones offer a new take on a classic look. We favour the Rino & Pelle Ghost jacket that brings a luminescence to darker days.

Rino & Pelle Ghost jacket, £239, Javelin, Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds; Market Hill, Sudbury; and javelinonline.co.uk

Check Mate

Check blazer, £265, and check wide-leg crop pants, £145, Gant, Grand Arcade, Cambridge and gant.co.uk
Check blazer, £265, and check wide-leg crop pants, £145, Gant, Grand Arcade, Cambridge and gant.co.uk

Checks are all the rage. Wear them preppy to combine two-trends-in-one, mix and match head-to-toe for full effect or play with colour blocks to add interest.

Check blazer, £265, and check wide-leg crop pants, £145, Gant, Grand Arcade, Cambridge and gant.co.uk

Pump it Up

Masai lime puffa coat, £230, Cuckoo, St Mary’s Passage and Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridge
Masai lime puffa coat, £230, Cuckoo, St Mary’s Passage and Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridge

Designers are playing with shapes and sizes this autumn. Voluminous sihouettes are particularly popular with balloon sleeves, super shoulders, curves and contours adding allure. A puffed-up puffa offers instant volume and a stylish snuggle-up when cold bites.

Masai lime puffa coat, £230, Cuckoo, St Mary’s Passage, Cambridge; Burwash Manor, Barton; and cuckooclothing.co.uk

Hoop La

Hoop earrings are having a moment. Stay classic with sleek circles of gold or silver or embrace the statement jewellery trend by adding additional bling.

Rectangular hoops, £15, Oliver Bonas, Cambridge and oliverbonas.com

Bug hoops, £149, Thomas Sabo, Grand Arcade, Cambridge, and thomassabo.com



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