From the perennially cool trench coat you need in your life, to the must-have new smartwatch
This post is in partnership with Michael Kors
There’s nothing like a brand new wardrobe to tackle the new season head-on, but this isn’t about quantity, it’s about quality. It’s all too easy to succumb to lots of overtly trend-led pieces which will date easily. Instead, you’ll be better off investing in key pieces that will instantly update your wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 2017.
Here, we’ve picked five timeless yet on-trend buys that will leave you fully equipped for the season ahead.
If you thought smartwatches were more geek than they were chic, think again. This season, tech and fashion go hand in hand, courtesy of Michael Kors and its Sofie touchscreen smartwatch, the newest addition to the Michael Kors Access line. It’s basically everything you want a fashion watch to be, with the latest technology as a bonus.
You can connect it to your Android or iPhone, and key features include voice activation and calling, activity tracking, wireless charging, notifications so you can check out your texts etc at a glance of the wrist, plus customisable display faces so you can change to suit your mood.
If that wasn’t enough, it’s beautiful too, with interchangeable straps in on-trend colours like deep red or rose gold, as well as stainless steel faces embellished with gemstones.
The trench coat
Every wardrobe needs a good quality trench coat in it, so you’ll never regret investing in one. While a camel trench coat will never date, if you want something a bit more trend-led for the new season, opt for a style that’s slightly oversized – don’t be afraid to go a size up then you normally would. Pair with a burgundy polo neck and wide leg trousers for a chic take on the 70s trend.
The winter boot
Red is a key trend for AW17, so if you’re going to buy one pair of boots this season, make it a red one. Pick a retro style that can easily be worn with cropped jeans, a pleated midi skirt or even a maxi dress. A block heel will make them easier to walk in too.
Power suits are back in a big way for Autumn/Winter 17, but if you thought your options were limited to boring grey synthetics, think again. This season is all about jewel shades, sharp tailoring and luxe fabrics. For an option that will take you from office to party in an instant, try a velvet suit.
Shop now: Velvet suit for £358 from Whistles
If you want a strong knitwear game this season, the roll-neck is the only way to go. A nice nod to the 70s, it goes with everything from silk midi skirts to boyfriend jeans and wide leg trousers. For a knit that will last forever, do go for cashmere, you won’t look back.
And there you have it, we promise you, with these five investment pieces, you’ll be Autumn read in no time.