New Season Style Rules
9 key fashion trends that'll shape the way you dress this autumn
Take your cue from the runway and add a couple of must-have new pieces to your autumn/winter wardrobe for a stylish look that's bang on trend
1. SHEAR GENIUS
The shearling jacket is sure to have your back this winter. From biker jackets at Alexander McQueen, to corduroy jackets at Marc Jacobs, the addition of a plush shearling lining will help you beat the chill.
2. RAZZLE DAZZLE
Whether it's day or night, let your outfit do the talking by dialling up the glam factor with high shine, sparkling looks featuring crystal-studded embellishments, chain accents, top-to-toe sequins and light-catching metallics.
3. DENIM X DENIM
Dark indigo denim will be giving your favourite casual blues a run for their money come Autumn. Swap light-washed denim for consistent deep blue shades, looking for sleek tailored pieces that can be worn top to bottom and can easily be dressed up or down.
4. RED AND READY
Harness the power of fashion's ultimate statement hue by wearing bold red from head-to-toe in multiple shades and lavish layers.
5. FREE SPIRIT FOLK
Get into a bohemian mood with mix and matched clashing prints, playful embroidery and unique patchwork as seen at Alexander McQueen and Valentino.
6. SUIT YOURSELF
From double-breasted jackets with tailcoats and suit dresses at Alexander Mcqueen to classic silhouettes in trendy checks at Stella McCartney, the updated power suit is the new everyday uniform.
7. LOVE LEATHER
Forget the leather jacket, the ultra-soft leather dress is the new must-have addition to your wardrobe. Think silky, fine-grain leather, sculpted and draped, complete with ruffles and pleats for the ultimate feminine yet tough look.
The statement coat meets the raincoat in the unexpected hero piece for Autumn. From Calvin Klein's plastic-covered plaid and fur coats, to Miu Miu's fur-topped transparent vinyl, consider a coat, covered in plastic, your new go-to coverup.
9. FLIGHTS OF FANCY
According to the runway, feathers are fabulous again, even outside of the boudoir. From a touch of feathers on the hem to a flurry of plumes all over a cocktail dress, soft, floating quills add a touch of glamour to any outfit.