With the arrival of September comes the inevitable back to school feeling. The seasons are changing and it’s time for a serious style injection into your flagging summer wardrobe. Good news, then, that the key pieces for A/W17 are already available to buy on the high street – but which ones are worth investing in?
Lucy Reber, Contributing Fashion Editor and Stylist Live speaker, has rounded up the five need-to-know pieces you’ll want to get your hands on – and, best of all, each fashion must-have costs under £50. How very purse-friendly, eh?
The Checked Blazer
Tailoring is huge for the new season, as are heritage checks. So this smart blazer pleasingly ticks two trends in one. Wear with a slogan tee, frayed hem jeans and ankle boots for an insouciant off duty look.
Blazer, £49.99, Zara
The Midi Dress
This dress will end up being one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Wear now with flat sandals and a denim jacket. Then as the weather gets colder, layer it up with a skinny roll neck and slouchy knee high boots.
Dress, £39.99, H&M
The New Jean
Your jeans shape for Autumn should be wide legged, high waisted and cropped. This zip detail pair from Topshop are especially chic. Wear with a lady like blouse and point toe courts to give them a grown up edge.
Jeans, £45, Topshop
The Neck-Tie Blouse
Ladylike blouses with a print and neck tie will be your new go to top. Get ahead of the curve with this striped number from Mango. Will look just as good with jeans as with tailored trousers - the perfect office update.
Blouse, £49.99, Mango
The Lurex Shoe
Nothing says a/w like a sparkly shoe and this amazing bow detail pair feel completely of the moment. They should be worn with lurex socks for ultimate sparkle and a cropped trouser to show them off. Wear with last season’s jeans and dresses for an instant update.
Shoes, £29.99, New Look
Lucy will be bringing her expertise to this year’s Stylist Live as Show Stylist for the Stylist Catwalk. Find out more at: live.stylist.co.uk
Stylist Live brings everything you love about Stylist magazine to life across three days of experts, interviews, comedy, food, beauty and fashion exclusives.
10 -12 November, Olympia London.