Winter Luxe

The fashion trends of autumn/winter 2016 are versatile, glamorous and charged with creative electricity. They are indulgent and opulent, offering a new sartorial ground for those who wish to up their game. So this season ditch your Stan Smiths and oversized plaid shirts and add a some glamour to proceedings with a hint of winter luxe…  

True Velvet

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Night Fever Velvet Platforms, £69, & Other Stories | Velvet Jacket with Belt, £89.99, Zara | Pierre Balmain Dress, £650, Net-a-Porter

Velvet, a fabric which denotes darkness, romance and luxury, is the new fabric force to be reckoned with this season. Widely available in an array of bright hues, velvet is now a trend to be embraced for almost any occasion. From thigh-high boots and smoking jackets to bralets and party dresses, velvet is everywhere and it adds just the right amount of charm to spice up any outfit.

 Luxe Every Day

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Tuxedo Jacket, £165, & Other Stories | Palazzo Trousers, £55, Topshop | Long Shiny Dress, £49.99, Zara

Imagine your typical business clothing with that added luxe edge, this trend focuses on the elevation of day wear. Taking our run of the mill shapes and cuts and enhancing them with the use of decadent fabrics and clean cut lines. Think tuxedo blazers, flared trousers and metallic dresses over sleek cashmere roll necks.

Sport Luxe

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Serena Bute Trousers, £420, Matchesfashion | Glossy Bomber Jacket, £79, & Other Stories | Langham Trainers, £175, Kurt Geiger

A/W 2016 presents high-fashion athleticism as traditional sportswear gets a glamorous makeover. Bomber jackets are back with a sleek satin finish and trainers are beautifully embellished. Imagine this sporty outerwear paired with contrasting, shimmering evening wear and you have the perfect sports luxe look.

Underwear as Outerwear

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Crop Lace Hem Cami, £25, Miss Selfridge | Emilio Pucci Blouse, £905, Net-a-Porter | Belted Duster Coat, £35, Missguided

Underwear as outerwear styling is huge this season and the perfect way to be on trend and comfortable to boot. Designers are loving the idea of layered silk slips, sultry evening jackets and satin pyjama-esque two pieces. A truly seductive and enchanting trend in itself, this style won’t budge for a long time.