TRENDS ON TRIAL
Could you/should you try autumn’s trickiest looks?
We love the idea of cord. More character than suiting, more flair than denim, more mileage than velvet. But we are also aware that cord can add pounds faster than cake and, like tartan, turns on you post-40.
Hell yes. Just proceed with caution. Safe cord is what we want: start with navy, black, dark brown, or possibly dark red. And our jumbo cord days are over.
Absolutely. And some of us already have. One of this season’s must-buys is a blazer, and a cord one gets around the hotel manageress vibe. A needlecord suit in dark blue may well be this season’s day-to-night bullseye. Skirt with pockets, £120, Toast (toa.st)