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Cool weather calls for black staples, tailored separates and chic outerwear. Amid the style frenzy that was London Fashion Week, camel coats took precedence. Whether oversized with super heels or buttoned up with skinnies and flats, camel coats are this season’s showstopper. Following closely behind are cigarette pants, sharp loafers and investment piece handbags. Fashion is going formal this A/W and we can’t wait to start hauling. There’s nothing like an eye-catching motif to give your outfit a new lease of life. The co-ord trend exploded over the summer with matching separates reigning high in the fashion world. Whether it was a paisley trouser suit or a printed crop and skirt, discerning dressers were all over the trend. Pick up from where summer left off by updating a classic black look with matchy-matchy accessories. This star print grab bag from the designers at Modalu corresponds perfectly with the AnnaLou engraved shooting star necklace. Subtle motifs are the quickest way to reinvent your AW wardrobe and make styling a breeze. While we adored last season’s neon brights, we’re welcoming camel outerwear with open arms. There’s just something so appealing about a colour that goes with everything. When it comes to choosing a fit, take your pick from figure-hugging, wool wrap and oversized drape styles. We find that oversized coats tend to flatter a slim, tall shape while fitted styles complement petite frames. Style yours with cigarette pants, a plain white tee and Chelsea boots. Garnish the look with a sophisticated neck scarf like this handmade satin silk scarf or a statement necklace. Camel goes with everything but rich burgundy is a much-applauded pairing and sets off the look nicely. Burgundy is another one of those timeless shades which will still be relevant come AW15, so it makes sense to invest. Complete your camel ensemble by popping a burgundy handbag under your wing for instant autumnal cool. While we’re on the topic of classic fashion, dogtooth is once again in for AW14. Let’s be honest, has it ever gone out? Far from complaining, we’re thrilled that this old faithful is making a comeback. Goodbye what-to-wear dilemmas, hello easy peasy styling. We’re also in favour of this season’s formal trend which sees the humble backpack get a facelift. There’ll be no more space issues with one of these at your service. Trend-led styles consist mainly of colour block and plain varieties, but we love the subtle print work on the design pictured. Dare to be different with all-over dogtooth trousers or keep it understated with a plain outfit and one signature accessory. Formal footwear is also big news this season so you won’t want to be without a pair of patent black loafers. Designed to suit a myriad of outfits, they’ll go with absolutely everything. For a playful touch, add a hashtag name necklace and you’re ready to go! We know which AW trends we’re backing this season, do you? Share your sartorial wisdom with us by leaving a comment below.

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