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.
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
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
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
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 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
Read moreFashion and Beauty
More by this authorLisa Millard