Look the Part

Won­der­ing what’s in this au­tumn? Our friends at Mr. Porter have bro­ken down all the lat­est fash­ion trends into a few sim­ple to fol­low guides.

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Th­ese soft, cot­ton fab­rics can take on many guises. From Ital­ian style and struc­tured cor­duroy blaz­ers, to loose fit­ting over­shirts and bomber jackets. Try wear­ing this look with skinny jeans à la Saint Lau­rent, as a de­tailed trim on the side stripes of your loose fit­ting trousers, or go for it and wear a bold coloured bomber jacket (like the Oliver Spencer one pic­tured) on top of an all-black out­fit.


This au­tumn get your­self some trousers with a slightly roomier cut with ei­ther sin­gle or dou­ble pleats. You’ll find prime ex­am­ples at brands such as Kent & Cur­wen and Prada. They’re per­fect for re­laxed dress­ing, like with a chunky knit and heavy duty boots but are ver­sa­tile enough to not be con­fined to just off-duty oc­ca­sions. In fact, they lend a rather rak­ish touch to for­mal looks.


In the months ahead, when a coat is too win­tery and a t-shirt too summery then a gen­er­ous piece of textured knitwear will pro­vide a smart, com­fort­able and cov­etable cover-up. Whether it’s via a cash­mere sta­ple by The El­der States­man, a colour­ful knit­ted bomber by Mis­soni or a state­ment piece from the likes of Prada, em­brace the va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent coloured op­tions out there.


Wear­ing ac­cents of colour not only livens up dark win­ter out­fits, it en­ables bright colours to be worn with­out be­ing mis­taken for a grown-up child. The con­trast of wear­ing a loud gar­ment such as a pink Gucci sweater un­der a grey Alexan­der Mcqueen suit is cer­tainly so­phis­ti­cated, and it adds life and depth to an or­di­nar­ily for­mal look. So don’t pack away those vi­brant sum­mer shades just yet.


Af­ter a sum­mer dom­i­nated by bold prints and colour, softer shades feel more sea­son­ally ap­pro­pri­ate and brown has the ad­van­tage that it suits most skin tones. Think brown knits, suits, her­ring­bone coats or suede jackets, but wear them with sim­ple pieces like navy trousers or a white shirt. It’s a won­der­fully con­fi­dent and chic colour just don’t take it too far or you’ll look like a 1970s throw­back.


Long gone are the days when her­itage fab­rics con­jured a coun­tri­fied aes­thetic. This au­tumn clas­sic ma­te­ri­als, mo­tifs and pat­terns can be teamed with con­tem­po­rary pieces such as Prada track­suit tops, Saint Lau­rent jeans and Com­mon Projects sneak­ers. Em­brace the tra­di­tional tweed, but it might be wise to team it with mod­ern sports­wear to avoid look­ing like you’re wear­ing your grand­dad’s Sun­day best.

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