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HOW TO MASTER 18-HOUR DRESSING

25.10.16

We look to the AW16 jackets collection to inspire how best to master 18-hour dressing

There’s an art to mastering 18-hour dressing and it feels ever so slightly more effortless in winter months than it does in summer. Why? Because of a single trophy piece that holds significantly more prominence when temperatures drop – the jacket. Our AW16 collection boasts multiple iterations, from oversized shearling gilets to intricate lace cover-ups, each of which will work styled both for daytime and after hours. Discover how in our styling edit.

POLISHED PERFECTION

For a simplistic evening look that commands attention, look to a double-breasted blazer with statement button fastenings. A modern twist on the mannish, the nature of this clean-cut style will lend any look evening relevance in an instant. By day, style a graphic patterned skirt with opaque’s and a chunky cashmere knit but switch tights for bare legs, flats for heels and a jumper for a buttoned-up blazer after hours.  

a youthful spin

Sleek, steadfast and resolutely modern, the leather jacket holds tough-luxe connotations that will up the impact of any look. A boxy, collarless silhouette will transform your look after hours and keep things city-ready and a flash of biker hardware will offset an all-black ensemble. Upgrade your go-to skinny jeans for a youthful, panelled design – relevant for both day and evening – and opt for a textural velvet top to channel this season’s most trend-focussed look.

MODERN LACE

The intricacy of lace can often be likened to a work of art so don’t underestimate its transformative powers – when applied in block panels, it can lift simplistic silhouettes to impactful new heights. This season’s cropped, open-front jacket is a case in point. For an after-dark switch-up that takes no time at all, add it to any look, switch your everyday tote to something more compact and apply a slash of deep-toned lipstick to daytime make-up for the final touch.