Eight Style Rules For Building An Autumn/Winter Wardrobe

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Whether you’re swanning off on a European jaunt or are simply looking to expand your quintessential autumn wardrobe, these staples come with endless outfit opportunities

Go Big Or Go Home

Top and Skirt, LOUIS VUITTON

If our clothes don’t come with huge zips then, quite frankly, we don’t want them. Magnified outerwear is taking centre stage right now, particularly at Louis Vuitton where tops and dresses come defined with supersized zips that will be sure to get everyone talking

The Long And Short Of It

Coat, Top, Trousers, Belt and Shoes, SAINT LAURENT

While an oversized coat may not scream autumn in the Middle East, it’s always best to be well-prepared with a style that is heavy, slouchy and on the right side of masculine. Go one size up for that extra relaxed look to help elevate the style

High And Dry

Coat, CHLOE; Jacket and Hooded Sweater, BALMAIN

With an unseasonably wet European season in full force, you’ll want to make sure you keep dry in style during your travels. From Saint Laurent to Chloé, designers are embracing the cocooning appeal of an XXL silhouette, with statement outerwear to put the wow in weekend-casual

Feather Duster

Jacket, Top, Feathered Sleeves and Trousers, JACQUEMUS

With designers falling hard for feathers, we’re filling our wardrobes full of pretty plumes. Case in point? Jacquemus is all about fresh and playful designs that look just as chic worn alone or together, with trims on almost every must-have piece

Tall Order

Dress, Coat and Boots, BOTTEGA VENETA

The more extravagant the better. Dare to ditch the classic black knee-highs in favour of this year’s disco-ready boots. Bottega Veneta’s pair is guaranteed to make all your dance floor dreams come true, teamed with an oversized wool coat for added elegance guaranteed

All Together Now

Jumpsuit, Necklace, Cuffs and Shoes, CHANEL

Jumpsuits require minimum effort for maximal effect. Well suited for the workplace, restaurant or a glamorous destination wedding, this Chanel beauty works for all sartorial situations

Layer Up

Scarf, ALAIA; Coat, DIOR

Layering is all about balance, choosing quality over quantity for well-thought-out looks with a side helping of panache. Keep warm while playing around with your favourite pieces, with Alaïa’s supple white leather scarf a transitional wardrobe staple

Beige Brigade

Jacket and shoes, CELINE; Shirt and trousers, TOD’S; Hat, BALMAIN

As stealth wealth continues to soar, head- to-toe beige is all the rage right now. Work in varying shades including ivory, sand, camel and taupe, and complete the look with Balmain’s oversized cap — it’s the most stylish sun block for 2023

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  • Words by Naomi Chadderton