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At the autumn/winter collections in Paris this week one of the biggest trends to emerge is the “no rules” approach when it comes to day or night dressing. It’s glamour all the way with heavily embellished or opulently patterned floor sweeping evening dresses being styled with fur trimmed slides or the shoe of the season a flat black leather ankle boot, preferably a lace-up or military style. Closer to home have a look at some of your favourite party pieces and see if you can give them a dress-down spin with a casual trainer. Look for oversized evening clutches in leather or suede for that bit of edge. Natalie x

  1. Topshop dress £59, 2. Gucci sunglasses £329, 3. ASOS bag £10, 4. Adidas flats £85.

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Tear yourself away from the grey knits (even though we love them) and easy to wear denims with an indulgent floral print of the new season. Pile on the patterns with this lust-have leather bag from Mango (which feels very Gucci!). Steely sunglasses and run-around-flats take ladylike down a casual notch or too. Style with an oversized denim jacket or fitted biker. You know the style ropes by now – a slinky metallic sandal or killer courts make this just the outfit for any occasion. Don’t forget the clutch and a fabulous pair of earrings.  Natalie x

1. Ted Baker dress £179, 2. River Island sunglasses £14, 3. Mango bag £49.99, 4 J.Crew flats £158

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Blend your prints with some of the new season’s neutral offerings. Belted jackets are showing up all over the place. Whilst these are great for creating definition if you’re not in the mood to be cinched-in, or, you are after a 2-in-1 piece, simply ditch the belt and wear your jacket loose as an alternative. Neutrals are a great way to balance out pattern. Transition this little floral number from Oasis into a fabulous occasion look by styling with a tailored pencil skirt in the same pink shade and a pair of silver sandals. Natalie x

1. River Island earrings £10, 2. Oasis top £32, 3. Rag & Bone jeans £190, 4. Mango jacket £69.99, 5. Dune heels £80

 

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We do love a white (or ivory) jacket especially when styling up an evening or occasion look. Sometimes all you need is that simple extra touch when it comes to a cover-up as opposed to going full-on with a coat. This silk dress from Whistles falls just below the knee and gives the illusion of having a low cut v-neck thanks to the slip of hot pink layered under the print. Teamed with the fit-and-flare shape and you’ve got a waist-defining turn boost. These shoes pick up perfectly on the different tones of pink whilst the black bag adds a great contrast to break it all up. You will find my pick of white or ivory jackets here: Natalie’s Neutral Jackets. Have a look. The Coast jacket in this outfit is flying off the shelves but you will find something similar in my  list at H&M and Mango. You could swap the dress with a tailored slim leg black ankle trouser and camisole for a sleek dinner look. Natalie x

1. Topshop sunglasses £16, 2. Whistles dress £175, 3. Coast jacket £79,  4. River Island bag £25, 5. Topshop heels  £56

 

 

 

 

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One of the key print trends for spring/summer this year is florals. Of course it is – no surprises there…you’ll see florals popping up every season under the guise of winter blooms of spring sprigs! This time round they’re a little gentler with designers taking inspiration from all things Victorian. Having said that, floral prints are a bit like marmite but thankfully there is a middle ground. Dabble in this trend with a low-key print – think barely there petals – like this silk blouse from Diane Von Furstenberg. Monochrome gives this all a cool crisp feel as opposed to a prettier girly mix of pastels or brights. Natalie x

1.Isabel Marant cashmere scarf £250, 2. DVF silk top £290, 3. Collection Weekend by John Lewis jeans £55, 4. Zara jacket £39.99, 5. Topshop heels £59

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There are ankle boots and then there are ankle boots! Right now from Balmain to Zara your ankle boots are coming complete with fringe benefits. Coupled with a slinkier stiletto heel and suddenly a practical style turns into a fun and frivolous fashion must. This is a step on from spring/summer’s 1970’s trend which has continued through to this season. Opt for a more rock and roll approach – rather than boho with these picks. It’s a great way to vamp up a floral print dress and will also look fabulous with one of the must-have denim dresses or plaid shirt dresses out there. Which way will you go? Haute or high? Natalie x

HAUTE: 1. Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings £80, 2. Balmain boots £348, 3. Ray Ban sunglasses £147, 4. Carven dress £690
HIGH: 1. Topshop earrings £12.50, 2. Zara boots £69.99, 3. George@Asda sunglasses £2, 4. Oasis dress £45

2015-09-22-1-coat-2-ways-RTGucci, that razzle-dazzle brand, took a decidedly different turn for autumn/winter, one that found it’s inspiration in the mismatched quirkiness of Granny Chic. Colours and prints and textures that should not really go together were expertly paired up to give us one of the big trends of the season. Think Dot. Here you can see how this all translates into your wardrobes. Faux-fur has come a long way and there are some fabulous high street pieces. The good thing about this Boden number is that the blues are muted but still make a bold statement. This means we can blend it into that quirky granny chic style with a dusky pink cable knit and clashing check print trouser in a lightweight tweed. Brogues are very in vogue this season and even I – a dedicated high heel wearer – am slowly being seduced by the super sleek and cool styles available. For a sexier but still very feminine and pretty boho style add a pussy bow detail dress with a smattering of florals in bright reds. Natalie x

70’s STYLE: 1. Boden faux-fur coat £199,  2. Tory Burch earrings £80, 3. The Kooples silk dress £225, 4. Banana Republic bag £59.50, 5. Zara boots £59.99GRANNY CHIC: 6. Zara shoes £49.99, 7. H&M beanie £24.99, 8. Barbour jumper £109, 9. Sonia Rykiel £635