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Dressing like a fashion insider is easy with these clever outfit ideas
It’s that time of year again: the weather turns, the nights draw in and we all start digging out that long forgotten – and hopefully not moth eaten – autumn/winter wardrobe. There’s your favourite winter coat, several cosy jumpers and a lifetime’s supply of black tights… but how do you make these failsafe pieces feel new? Read on for our tried-and-tested styling tips.
Many of us are guilty of this, but if you reserve your sparkly separates purely for an evening out, chances are they’ll only see the light of day on a handful of occasions. Promote sequin skirts and silk slip dresses to everyday status by tempering them with contrasting textures and unexpected silhouettes, such as slouchy knits.
Mastering that polished, fashion-insider look is easy. Simply reach for separates of the same colour and voila, you have a considered but easy outfit. Try a powder blue cashmere jumper with navy tailored trousers, or an emerald sweater with a teal green skirt. For a luxe twist, shades of oatmeal and beige never fail.
It’s all about belts this season – loopholes or not. Use them to add definition to long cardigans, cinch blazers and update a past-season coat. Requiring minimum storage space to create maximum outfit impact, curate a stash and make this accessory your style signature.
Get on board with calf-grazing boots and you’ll never struggle to put together an outfit on a dark morning. Straddling elegance with practicality (your ankles will be grateful in icy winds), they make midi dresses winter-appropriate and look chic with trousers and jeans tucked in.
John Lewis & Partners’ bi-colour tipped scarves are so irresistible they may just trump your necklace collection this season. The perfect pop of colour when everything else feels so grey, sport yours indoors like a shawl and listen to the compliments roll in.