Although every season has the obvious main trends to follow, there are also those key pieces that might not immediately appear to be on-trend, but are in fact, the items that will make your wardrobe new season ready without being too fashion forward. These are the pieces that will sit in your wardrobe for years to come and still look stylish, but for right now, look bang on the money. Here are our new season top picks to buy and wear now… 

Winter florals are a great way to work colour into your wardrobe. This Linea dress is not only super flattering thanks to the contrasting side panels, but is also the perfect day to evening piece to take you from the office to the bar.

 Linea Floral Panel Dress

A black bag will never go out of style and the structured shape of this DKNY satchel means it will work for both the masculine and lady-like trends of AW ’12.

 DKNY French Grain Satchel

If you only pay attention to one word this AW ’12 make it this; print. From clashing to matching, it’s up to you. Head-to-toe is the look du jour though, and this Pied a Terre printed shirt will look great with a contrasting skirt.

 

 

Pied a Terre Printed Shirt

Following on from this summer’s Jubilee celebrations, the Queen will once again be a focal point next season. Tweeds, checks and anything giving a nod to heritage style will be in. Team this Therapy jacket with tailored trousers and brogues or just throw over your favourite jeans.

Therapy Check Preppy Jacket

Thanks to Burberry, animal motif jumpers have gone mainstream. No longer relegated to Christmas or kid’s, after style icon Kate Bosworth was out and about in an owl print version, we knew it was a big deal. Tuck into a skirt, layer over a white shirt or dress down with jeans, the Jaeger horse-print version is a great choice thanks to its neutral colour palette.

Jaeger Horse Print Jumper

It’s that word again; print! This time in the form of trousers. Already on our radar, these are a trend that is a definite keeper for next season. This Biba pair is also perfect for working the opulence trend too thanks to its metallic pattern.  

 

Biba Foil Print Jean 

Isabel Marant kickstarted the embellished boot trend and it has been seen on the feet of well-heeled a-listers everywhere. Great for adding a subtle new season touch to your look, we love these Dune suede ones.

Dune embellished suede boot

It may be a bit too early to start pulling out a coat, but you know what they say about the worm and all that. Next season will see the Mod trend re-emerge so this Pied a Terre coat is ideal for flexing your sartorial muscles whilst also remaining classic and chic.

Pied a Terre Houndstooth Swing Coat

 Why not kill two birds with one stone and snap up this Mary Portas printed skirt? You already know about the print trend, but pencil skirts are also having a moment. Toughen it up by wearing with chunky ankle boots and a leather jacket.

Mary Portas Snake Print Skirt

Add a new season spin to an old classic with this Therapy Biker Jacket. The burgundy hue is THE shade of the season and it goes with everything already in your wardrobe. What more could you want?

Therapy Biker Jacket

Don’t forget about the little touches! Beauty products are an easy and cheap way to instantly update your look. Replace nude shades with metallic hues which are set to be huge next season, and look for sheer dark colours if you’re colour shy.

Deborah Lippmann Metallic Nail PolishNars American Dream Eyeshadow Palette - Clinique Almost Lipstick

 See the full AW ’12 Edit here

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