When it comes to getting dressed, this is a tricky time of year. With a whole host of new fashion collections just hitting the high street, and with the weather changing every five minutes, how can you hope to get your look just right? Fashion writer Torri Mundell is here to help.
Well, if your wardrobe is filled with some of our hard-working classic pieces and a smattering of the new season’s must-haves, it’s a breeze. Just follow our guidelines for a fool-proof and stylish look that will never let you down.
- statement jewellery
- layering pieces
- bold colour
- sixties style
Head-turning accessories don’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, some of the coolest pieces of the season come in slick, glossy plastic, though we’re still loving graphic jewellery in gleaming silver and gold too.
Use some of evans’ eye-catching pieces to highlight your favorite feature: for instance, wear a chunky necklace to emphasize strong collar bones, or slip on a wide shiny cuff to draw attention to slim wrists. But with pieces this bold, remember that less is more – one accessory per outfit is just right.
The trick to not looking swamped by too many clothes is to choose something fitted for your innermost layer – like a slim long-sleeve jersey under a short-sleeve sweater, or trim leggings under an A-line denim skirt. If you want to adopt the look for the office, try lightweight fabrics; evens’ fine-knit sweaters and cardigans look polished worn over a crisp white shirt and paired with wide leg trousers.
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In a rare coincidence of fissionability and practicality, layering is a key look for the autumn season. But trendiness aside, the layered look is ideal at helping you keep up with the ever-changing weather.
Ever since Chanel made it chic, black and white is one of fashion’s timeless colour combinations, and monochrome made an appearance on almost every catwalk this season. It’s a foolproof style formula, as it looks instantly polished and will blend seamlessly with everything in your wardrobe. Flatter your figure by wearing it in solid blocks of colour (black trousers with a white shirt flatters pear shapes, while a black tunic top and white trousers accentuates great legs). Otherwise you could shake up your wardrobe with swirly prints or monochrome checks and stripes for sixties-inspired chic.
Our favorites feature of the black and white look
It’s a perfect foil for killer accessories, whether you fancy a red patent leather bag or bold silver hoop earrings.
Prints aren’t just the reserve of your summer holiday wardrobe, they’re the great way to liven up your winter clothes.
Patterned tops tend to be the most flattering way to wear print as they draw attention to your face.
But if you choose to wear a print from top to toe, a small uniform design will keep the eye moving. And animal prints always have lots of sex appeal – the evens zebra print bag will add a fashionable edge to almost any outfit. Vibrant colour was the biggest fashion story on the catwalks, and it’s a great antidote to our darker, colder weather.
The A-line swing coat and jacket is a new wardrobe staple. Channel your own mod vibe with graphic black and white colour combinations, wide stripes and bold chunky jewellery, which are the hallmarks of the sixties look.
Fashion’s love affair with the sixties is still going strong
The A-line swing coat and jacket is a new wardrobe staple. Channel your own mod vibe with graphic black and white colour combinations, wide stripes and bold chunky jewelry, which are the hallmarks of the sixties look.