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OUR TOP 5 ESSENTIAL WARDROBE UPDATES

07.07.16

The close of spring/summer welcomes a host of transitional pieces that will, in turn, set the tone for the new season. If there was ever an open invite to edit your wardrobe, this is it, so start laying the foundations for AW16 with our top five essential updates. Discover the new collection here

1. THE STATEMENT JACKET

A luxe leather or suede jacket will bolster your wardrobe at any time of year, but the nature of its design means it lends itself well to tricky transitional weather. Loaded with effortless appeal, there’s no denying its ability to transform even the most understated of looks. A soft dusky-blue hue will stand out against more classic black designs and adapt well to interchangeable weathers, so drape the Bryony over the shoulders of a silk-front T-shirt now and a cable-knit jumper when winter bites.

2. THE WEAR-ANYWHERE DRESS

Our love of the dress never wanes and it’s at the cusp of the season that the most classic of styles make their way into the spotlight. Designed to translate well to both current climes and cooler months, they’re arguably the transitional investments that hold the most longevity. A navy style like the Lyon is a case in point. Why not wear it now with open-toe sandals and add a structured blazer and point-toe heels when temperatures drop?

3. THE DENIM FIX

A fresh pair of skinny jeans is the best way to celebrate the new whilst committing to the most classic of denim silhouettes. AW16 is set to introduce new incarnations – think coated panelling and biker details – but for now, things stay understated. Make the Stevie’s your year-round go-to, switching styling from lightweight silk and cotton now to chunky wools and luxe leather as autumn/winter approaches.

4. THE MIDI SKIRT

Add trend-focussed flair to your new-season wardrobe with the addition of what’s set to be the season’s most coveted skirt length – the midi. Boxy pleating adds movement and volume and neutral hues commit to versatility, so a piece like the Eli is on-point and classic all at once. Try switching up the styling to bring fresh appeal to your looks now through to autumn, it will work for day and evening, work and weekend. The new off-duty way is to wear it with a light knit and a tough-luxe biker jacket.

5. THE LAYERING KNIT

The most elegant way to anchor an elaborate piece is with simple separates; a lightweight knit pairs perfectly with statement leather leggings or wide-leg culottes. Merino wool is a summer-friendly alternative to cashmere that also lends itself well to layering in autumn, so something like the Truth jumper will hold its relevance now and continue to deliver as the months progress.