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With the Autumn month’s approaching, now is the perfect time to make a change and refresh your look for the new season. The most valuable piece of advice I could share with you is to invest in a neat capsule collection that includes everyday staples; this can then act as a great base for your fashion pieces, which can be slotted in season after season to create your own individual look.

The question customers often ask is ‘what should the capsule collection consist of?’ – below are a few helpful suggestions to get you started…

Denim: a great fitting pair of jeans will take you from day to night. Invest in a pair with stretch and a nice clean wash.

Coat: a three quarter length coat in a neutral base that can work with jeans or a dress. Keeping it plain and simple will allow you to change the feel with statement accessories and jewellery.

Tailored trouser: a slim fit black tailored trouser will always have a use in your wardrobe, the ankle skimming length is still the most flexible.

Underpinning: basic jersey cami tops, oxford shirts and tees are all essential for layering, particularly when it comes to oversized knitwear – having a couple of colours of each is particularly useful!

Tailored dress: A well fitted smart dress is such a useful piece; opt for one with a sleeve to limit the need for a cover up and make it more versatile. Add jewellery, heels and a lipgloss for an instant fuss free look which will take you from office to social event.

A little jacket whether in tweed or leather is also a lovely addition especially for when the weather is mild and you just need an extra layer.

Once you have your base it is time to add your own splash of personality. This season we are seeing some fabulous tartan from Selected, Oui and Vilagallo in the form of jackets and skirts.  The jackets work great with a jean for a daytime look or equally as well over the tailored dress or trousers for a formal occasion.  Leopard and animal prints are another fun trend for the autumn, and are definitely something not to be scared of.  For those of you who aren’t quite ready for an all-over print, we have a gorgeous selection of leather accessories from Liebeskind in rich chocolate brown leopard and snakeskin prints as well as simple leopard cuff bracelets to add a subtle nod towards the trend.

Texture is another way of adding interest to your selection and knitwear is an inexpensive way to do this. We have everything from cashmere to mohair, cable knit to stud detailing from a whole range of brands such as French label Marie Sixtine, to Scandi styled Hunkydory.

Your capsule pieces will become like best friends in your wardrobe as they take you through the seasons!

Happy styling.

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