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How to doautumn fashion in style

The new season calls for a new wardrobe, and we’ve got all of autumn’s must-have fashion trends -- clean colour palettes and streamlined cuts in our AW16 collections: Romantic Explorer and Metropolis.

Romantic explorer

Combining autumn’s key shade of khaki hues, moody military tones and florals teamed with luxurious textures and midi silhouettes, the Romantic Explorer collection adds a touch of drama and sophistication to an everyday look. Inspired by classic soft feminine silhouettes, this stunning collection boasts everything from elegant dresses, polo neck combinations as well as fluid blouses, military-styled and shear coats - perfect for day or night.

How to style the look? Play up different looks with the power of layering from the Romantic Explorer collection. Layer a chunky knitwear with pretty lace or silks with metallic and pleated detailing - giving you the ultimate romantic military look. You can also try coordinating any of our floral-styled dresses with a lightweight khaki or burgundy jumper and over-the-knee boots for a polished and edgy outfit.

Editors’ Favourite: Channel the romantic mood into your look with this Crinkle high neck blouse featuring a high smocked collar and autumnal floral print. Wear it untucked with Super skinny jeggings and a Shear sleeveless coat to bring your outfit together. 

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Metropolis

If you like asymmetric cuts, loose tailored fits and a composed colour palette, you’ll love the Metropolis collection! Inspired by a quintessential British style with mid-80s to 90s tailoring, this collection is all about masculine shapes with a play on proportions - combined with ultra-feminine sheer fabrics, plunging necklines and Peter Pan collars.

How to style the look? Create a sleek fashionable autumn look with asymmetric styles across dresses, knitwear, tops and hemlines for a modern look. Ribbed knitwear is an ideal choice to bring together an outfit. Team a fine ribbed jumper with a lop-sided dress or skirt for a perfect mix of asymmetric styles. Finish your outfit with a lightweight coat that’s elegant and easy to wear. In true Metropolis style, an unstructured coat or long jacket in cool tones is the perfect versatile option to suit a day or evening dress code. 

Editors’ Favourite: Pull together the autumn look with the contemporary shirt dress that’s elegant and easy to wear. Designed for an effortless chic style, this unstructured style features a cinch in the waist belt to for a feminine fit. Wear with a light cream double faced coat for a flattering finish and add the final touch with double strap point court shoes for a look with some fancy footwear.

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Sarah elhajji

Fashion Editor

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