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