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Wardrobe classics restyled for autumn

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Pack away your swimwear and put down your piña coladas: our best summer is nearly over. But with a new season comes new styles.

So, to help you update your wardrobe for autumn, we’ve picked out three key wardrobe classics that you can buy now and wear forever: the trench coat, the checked suit and the white shirt.

Read our guide to discover how to wear them in the office and on the weekend. Plus, we tell you where to pick up these classics at Union Square.
Man and woman wearing a trench coat

The trench coat

The sophisticated yet durable trench coat, made famous by Burberry, is a firm favourite season after season. It’s the perfect investment piece and incredibly versatile too, working for both smart and dress-down days – a great winter coat for men and women.

Keep it classic by picking a camel trench. Style it in your 9-5 wardrobe by pairing it with chic office tailoring – cigarette trousers for girls and sleek suit trousers for guys.

On the weekend, refresh the look by contrasting the trench coat with some sporty edge. We’re talking go-faster side stripes, oversized hoodies and jogger-style trousers.

Ayaana wears: trench coat, £65, Next; hooded top, £24.99, H&M; stripe shirt dress, £25.99, Zara; wide trousers, £34.99, H&M; check mini tote bag, £37, River Island; block heel boots, £50, River Island

Chris wears: trench coat, £149, Zara; sweatshirt with side stripe, £29.99, and trousers, £25.99, Zara; collarless stripe shirt, £39.99, H&M; cross-body bag, £10, River Island; trainers, £39.99, H&M; sunglasses, £8.99, H&M
man and woman wearing check trousers

The checked suit

Fashionable check patterns may be huge this season, but these timeless prints have also stood the test of time. Get ready to see your suit – that wardrobe classic – reinvented in heritage tweed, rich red tartans and Prince of Wales wools.

Show you mean business in the office and on the street by investing in a statement two-piece suit that’ll serve you into spring 2019.

During the week, style it with a crisp white shirt, some sturdy brogues (just as good on the girls as the guys) and a luxe leather tote.

When it comes to the weekend, go casual by teaming your checked suit with your favourite sneakers, slouchy layering and a sporty carryall.

Ayaana wears: check blazer, £79.99, and trousers, £39.99, Zara; modal-blend parka, £29.99, H&M; mohair-blend jumper, £49.99, H&M; Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LV8, £75, JD Sports; backpack, £29.99, Zara

Chris wears: double-breasted blazer, £89.99, and trousers, £49.99, Zara; polo-neck jumper, £119, Hugo Boss; hooded top in khaki, £17.99, H&M; Nike Air Max 90 Essential, £100, JD Sports; Herschel backpack, £80, River Island
man and woman wearing white shirt

The classic white shirt

If there’s one wardrobe classic which transcends all styles, it’s the essential white shirt. It may feel all-too safe and familiar, but this enduring item gets reinvented each year with new cuts, collars, shapes and trims. It’s bursting with sartorial potential.

For an off-duty weekend look, swap out your usual Monday-to-Friday tailored trousers or pencil skirt. Instead, team with unexpected separates like a pair of rebellious, punk-inspired trousers. Finish the outfit with some statement embellished boots or tasselled loafers.

Ayaana wears: oversized cotton shirt, £59.99, H&M; polo-neck sweater, £19.99, Zara; lightweight black sweater, £12.99, H&M; straight checked trousers, £29.99, Zara; Hex studded boots, £79, Topshop at Outfit; panther quilted bag, £29, Topshop at Outfit; sunglasses, £8.99, H&M

Chris wears: Oxford shirt, £17.99, H&M; faux suede biker jacket, £65, Topman at Outfit; check trousers, £49.99, Zara; paisley scarf (just seen), £10, Topman at Outfit; embossed leather loafers, £69.99, Zara

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