10 transeasonal outfits to get you out of a style rut

Winter '23 trends include modern tailoring, unexpected contrasts and knits with a twist

An image of a model wearing a blazer, jumper and full skirt for an autumn winter trend fashion story
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The new-season style rules? There are none. This winter, we're eschewing meticulous coordination for clashing prints and unexpected pairings.

There's an art to it, at which Miuccia Prada always excels; this season, with Raf Simons, the fashion doyenne makes a case for styling an unabashedly simple grey knit and bookish blazer with a remarkably special, sweeping lace skirt.

There is tailoring, too – but not as you know it. The blazer is deconstructed by Fendi's Kim Jones, recast in sleek leather by Chanel's Virginie Viard and reimagined in lipstick-red snake print over at Sportmax.

Feeling the chill? There are knits galore and they're anything but boring. Christian Dior's cropped, puff-sleeved concoction will keep you cosy and chic (exceedingly so). Oh, and if you must do matchy-matchy, do it in Max Mara's knitted coord.

Scroll for our 10 favourite winter-into-spring looks, sure to get you out of any midwinter style slump.

BLAZER QUEST

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Shiny calfskin coat, necklace, Chanel

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A leather blazer is a wardrobe staple, whether you choose one that's sleekly silhouetted or luxuriously oversized. Wear it in place of an evening top, with matching trousers and silver jewellery, or style it with a crisp T-shirt and straight-leg jeans.

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HOT FUZZ

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Faux fur coat, bag, Gucci, sunglasses, Saint Laurent

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A fuzzy, faux-fur coat in a hothouse hue will enliven whatever is underneath. Clash your accessories to tap into winter's unbridled maximalism; in lipstick-red with an oversized buckle, Gucci's Horsebit Chain bag is the best example.

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LAYER IT ON

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Double waistcoat and trousers with pleated skirt insert in wool, Fendi

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Unexpected layering is a key new-season trend, as seen at Miu Miu and Fendi. What's more, it's a great way to bring new significance to pieces already in your wardrobe. Think doubled-up waistbands and layered, tonal tailoring.

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PRINT WORKS

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Patchwork jacket, silk dress, Dries Van Noten

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Artful eclecticism continues to reign supreme for autumn/winter and into 2024. Forget matchy-matchy and mix patterns; or opt for Dries Van Noten's patchwork jacket, which does all the work for you.

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REALITY CHECK

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An AW23 fashion and style trends shoot

Techno knit coat, XXL wool scarf, socks, pumps, Marni, wool and cashmere sweater, Prada

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Marni's ultra-modern checks are a sartorial palate cleanser. Style the label's menswear-inspired coat as part of a black-and-white outfit for instant chic.

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WILD THING

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Long jacket and straight pants in faux snakeskin leather, Sportmax

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Classic tailoring is made evening-ready when reimagined in snake print or leopard spots. Sportmax's statement suit needs little in the way of accessorising; just add a pair of pointed pumps and a piece of sculptural jewellery.

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KNIT GIRL

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Cardigan and asymmetric dress in wool and cashmere, Max Mara

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Cocoon yourself in layers of knitwear – matching, ideally. Max Mara's asymmetric dress transforms from chic to cosy when paired with the matching maxi cardigan.

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IN THE CROP

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Mohair and alpaca knitted sweater, cotton duchess skirt, Christian Dior

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Invest in a knit in an abbreviated length; teamed with a full skirt and metallic shoes, it feels at once modern and romantic. We love Dior's shrunken, puff-sleeved jumper and painterly-print skirt. 

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