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Autumn Layering: The Insider Guide

Autumn Layering: The Insider Guide

Trousers over skirts - done well

Skirts over trousers: the final fashion frontier? Our insider experts translate the season’s trickiest trend.

Hero image: Top, £95, trousers with skirt, £195, bag, £69, and shoes, £225, all Reiss

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  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    "Layering is so key for a/w 2012. Use… More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    "Layering is so key for a/w 2012. Use different textures, such as leather and chiffon, for an edgier, more modern feel – perfect for an urban look. I love mixing sweatshirts with dressier fabrics for a relaxed feel. It’s all about not trying too hard! A cropped trouser is the perfect length under a clean mini skirt – wear with an oversize knit to balance out proportions and finish with sharp pumps in optic white."

    Rebecca Osei-Baidoo, Womenswear Buyer for Browns

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £1,175, Balenciaga brownsfashion.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £1,175, Balenciaga

    brownsfashion.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £580, Alexander Wang farfetch.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £580, Alexander Wang

    farfetch.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £220, Kurt Geiger kurtgeiger.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £220, Kurt Geiger

    kurtgeiger.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £79, Somerset by Alice Temperley johnlewis.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £79, Somerset by Alice Temperley

    johnlewis.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £75, LK Bennett lkbennett.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £75, LK Bennett

    lkbennett.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £1,065, Proenza Schouler brownsfashion.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £1,065, Proenza Schouler

    brownsfashion.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £345, Simone Rocha thecorner.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £345, Simone Rocha

    thecorner.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £44.99, Mango mango.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £44.99, Mango

    mango.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £99, NW3 by Hobbs hobbs.co.uk More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £99, NW3 by Hobbs

    hobbs.co.uk

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £250, Topshop Unique topshop.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £250, Topshop Unique

    topshop.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £950, Acne brownsfashion.com More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £950, Acne

    brownsfashion.com

  • Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £590, Joseph 020-7823 9500 More details

    Urban Layering

    Urban Layering

    £590, Joseph

    020-7823 9500

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    "The key to neo-classic layering is the… More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    "The key to neo-classic layering is the correct mix of lengths to give the right silhouette. A tunic over a cigarette trouser is ideal, both in structured fabrics like wool or tweed. I also like layering a thin top, such as a sharp white shirt, with a fine-knit jumper and cinching at the waist with a belt. Then add a classic bouclé jacket. Fashion editors work this look effortlessly by draping a coat over their shoulders."

    Luisa De Paula, Buying Director for my-wardrobe.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £460, Vanessa Bruno Athé my-wardrobe.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £460, Vanessa Bruno Athé

    my-wardrobe.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £32, Dorothy Perkins dorothyperkins.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £32, Dorothy Perkins

    dorothyperkins.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £290, Sandro 020-7229 1720 More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £290, Sandro

    020-7229 1720

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £45, Topshop topshop.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £45, Topshop

    topshop.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £43, MeeMee meemee.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £43, MeeMee

    meemee.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £160, Acne my-wardrobe.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £160, Acne

    my-wardrobe.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £19.99, New Look newlook.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £19.99, New Look

    newlook.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £435, Tibi harrods.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £435, Tibi

    harrods.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £295, Russell & Bromley 020-7629 6903 More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £295, Russell & Bromley

    020-7629 6903

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £195, YMC my-wardrobe.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £195, YMC

    my-wardrobe.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £16, Oasis oasis-stores.com More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £16, Oasis

    oasis-stores.com

  • Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £240, Tommy Hilfiger tommyhilfiger.co.uk More details

    Neo-Classic Layering

    Neo-Classic Layering

    £240, Tommy Hilfiger

    tommyhilfiger.co.uk

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    "Bold wallpaper prints bring the wow factor… More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    "Bold wallpaper prints bring the wow factor to classic pieces, making them even more covetable. When it comes to layering them, stick to clean lines and fitted tailoring – a cropped trouser with a kick flare under a long-line tunic should be form-fitting but not skin-tight. Wrapover styles also work well – then you can focus on clashing prints to your heart’s content. High stakes fashion, but worthwhile!"

    Caren Downie, Fashion Director for asos.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £395, Haider Ackermann thecorner.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £395, Haider Ackermann

    thecorner.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £204, Au Jour Le Jour farfetch.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £204, Au Jour Le Jour

    farfetch.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £70, Warehouse asos.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £70, Warehouse

    asos.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £35, Asos asos.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £35, Asos

    asos.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £39.99, H&M hm.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £39.99, H&M

    hm.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £120, French Connection frenchconnection.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £120, French Connection

    frenchconnection.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £1,370, Miu Miu net-a-porter.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £1,370, Miu Miu

    net-a-porter.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £35, Next next.co.uk More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £35, Next

    next.co.uk

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £35, River Island riverisland.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £35, River Island

    riverisland.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £1,290, Jonathan Saunders thecorner.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £1,290, Jonathan Saunders

    thecorner.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £35, Asos asos.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £35, Asos

    asos.com

  • Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £440, Versus by Versace my-wardrobe.com More details

    Psychedelic Layering

    Psychedelic Layering

    £440, Versus by Versace

    my-wardrobe.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    "With the focus on proportion, print and… More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    "With the focus on proportion, print and texture this season, layering has come into its own. An easy way to adapt this is with accessories – a peplum belt can create the illusion of layers with minimum effort. Layering luxe knits is a great alternative eveningwear look, as seen at Marc Jacobs. Choose a slightly A-line skirt and contrast-texture trousers but stay in the same colour family to keep the look chic."

    Holli Rogers, Fashion Director for net-a-porter.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £45, Limited at Marks &… More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £45, Limited at Marks & Spencer

    marksandspencer.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £1,800, Marc Jacobs net-a-porter.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £1,800, Marc Jacobs

    net-a-porter.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £95, to be adored ilovetba.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £95, to be adored

    ilovetba.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £2,000, Mulberry mulberry.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £2,000, Mulberry

    mulberry.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £45, Asos asos.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £45, Asos

    asos.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £1,590, Louis Vuitton louisvuitton.co.uk More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £1,590, Louis Vuitton

    louisvuitton.co.uk

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £39.99, H&M hm.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £39.99, H&M

    hm.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £735, Stella McCartney matchesfashion.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £735, Stella McCartney

    matchesfashion.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £680, Marc Jacobs net-a-porter.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £680, Marc Jacobs

    net-a-porter.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £1,240, Miu Miu net-a-porter.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £1,240, Miu Miu

    net-a-porter.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £29.99, Zara zara.com More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £29.99, Zara

    zara.com

  • Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £895, Mother Of Pearl 020-3181 0964 More details

    Offbeat Layering

    Offbeat Layering

    £895, Mother Of Pearl

    020-3181 0964

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