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STYLE ADVICE: I would like to know what functional pieces to pack for a 2 week autumn trip.

Posted on: October 19, 2015

QUESTION: Hi I would like advise on what stylish but functional pieces to pack for a 2 week autumn trip

ANSWER: Your trip sounds great, a perfect opportunity to treat yourself to some key pieces for autumn. We’ve picked some wardrobe staples we think you’ll love:

1. Zara Jeans, £29.99: – A slim leg pair of jeans will help balance your proportions whilst a shaded front leg draws the eye inwards, creating an elongated leg line. Team with brogues or sneakers for sightseeing, ankle boots for casual dinners and a pair of heeled courts for some evening glamour:

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2. Monsoon coat, £89: – The perfect transitional investment purchase! A blanket coat will see you right through the autumn into the winter, just add extra layers underneath. Choose a neutral tone like this gorgeously comfy option by Monsoon as it will complement everything you are wearing rather than being the statement item. Add a belt to create a feminine silhouette, or leave loose and add a chunky scarf in the neckline:

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6. Jaeger polo neck, £60: – Roll neck sweaters are super useful for chilly days when you know you’ll be in and our of museums, restaurants etc. This top will pair well with the jeans and boots above and a leather biker as an alternative jacket option:

garment-2899553-40262797. Zara shoes, £49.99: – For a really stylish daytime look, wear the jeans with a pair of lace up brogues and a tucked-in blouse. Finish off the look with an oversized tote and sunnies. Who cares if the sun doesn’t actually make an appearance!

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8. Vince Camuto bag, £175: – A camel toned bag is always a worthwhile addition to the wardrobe. It not only goes well with everything, but looks on-point all year round. Perfect for a carry-on handbag, this tote will be your go-to bag for all day trips and the fact it’s real leather means it will only get better with age!

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9. Reiss hat, £60: – If you’re feeling really chic and want to get into the fabulous colours autumn wardrobes bring, why not treat yourself to a burgundy fedora hat? This version is elegant yet stylish, trendy but not too fashion-forward, plus it will beautifully complement all the items we’ve suggested above:

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10. Gerard Darel trousers, £165: –  As you are going away for two weeks, a selection of trousers and skirts may be useful as one can’t live in jeans alone. We adore these black and white tapered slacks as they are playful but still very sophisticated. Wear with a brightly coloured blouse or fine knit cardigan and ballet flats or brogues:

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11. Mango skirt, £69.99: – A leather skirt is a great day-to-night piece to take away with you. During the day, wear with ankle boots and a pair of wooly tights (with one of those lovely autumnal sweaters) and then when evening kicks in, swap the boots for heels and swap the sweater for a chiffon blouse:

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12. Warehouse dress, £38: – As you never know where the night might take you, we’ve popped a gorgeous red wrap dress into the mix for evening cocktails, concerts or fancy dinners. The ‘v’ neckline shows off just the right amount of décolletage and creates a beautifully flattering bust line whilst the belted waist accentuates your slimmest area – a real recipe for a fabulous outfit:

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13. Ted Baker bag, £69: – Lastly, make a bit of space in your suitcase for a mini pouch bag – ideal for nighttime when you only need your purse and a lipstick. This metallic beauty by Ted Baker ticks every box and even has a strap so you don’t have to carry it all night. Karen x

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