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The smell of autumn’s in the air as the weather reports dip ever lower and lower, which means that it’s time to bust out that box of jumpers collecting dust in the back of the cupboard. While there’s some staples that always look chic every year, it’s worth putting a bit of money aside for a couple of stylish on-trend pieces – and our girl Hayley Hasselhoff took us on a shopping trip to show us her favourites.
We spent a day with our curve columnist poring over River Island’s latest Plus collection and she took us to school, picking out highlights you should get ready to splash out on.
The Check Suit
While this matchy-matchy look could easily take you to the office, Hayley chose to play it cool and dress hers down. She paired her black check co-ords with a graphic white tee, as well as a few sparkly chokers for a dash of bling. On top of that, she threw on some fresh white sneaks to complete the look.
She said, ‘I am absolutely obsessed with this two-piece suit. It’s in trend with the checks and it is absolutely casual chic.’
The Trophy Jacket
You know how we were talking about winter staples? This pink shearling jacket is definitely one of them. The dreamy pastel shade takes this faux suede coat into softer territory, though there’s also a black option if you’re feeling a bit more rock and roll.
‘For autumn wear, you always need to invest in the right coat…This shearling aviator coat by River Island is not only cosy and cuddly, it also looks amazing,’ Hayley said.
The Oversized Knit
This isn’t your grandma’s sweater. This dusky pink piece is the perfect go-to for those lazy days, instantly boosting any outfit with its ruched detailing and blend of knitted styles. While Hayley chose to go for a more off-duty look with shiny leggings and embellished loafers, you could easily take it into evening territory with one small change.
‘Why not add a heel to dress it up a little?’ Hayley suggested.
The Day-to-Night Dress
This eye-catching floral dress is a winner all around and can easily take you from the office to the cocktail bar. With this piece, it all comes down to accessorising appropriately – Hayley took hers into night out territory with oversized hoops and a ruffled statement heel.
She said, ‘This imported sequin dress is the perfect sequin dress for a night out on the town. You can either dress it up or dress it down with a burgundy shoe and a burgundy bag.’
The New LBD
Audrey Hepburn, eat your heart out. This sleek black jumpsuit was one of Hayley’s favourites and we can definitely see why. Simple yet chic, the tie belt detail not only looks utterly sophisticated but also draws the attention to your little waist. A pop of colour wouldn’t go amiss here, whether that be with statement footwear or ruby red lip. Hayley chose to go with tasselled earrings in the same shade and bright yellow heels.
Hayley said, ‘I absolutely love it because it makes me feel confident and it’s super figure flattering.’
While we’re quickly hurtling towards sweater season, there’s no reason you can’t wrap up warm and look chic all at the same time.
Feeling inspired? River Island’s AW17 collection is now available online and in stores, so you’ll be able to get your fashion fix.