Having shelved your short dresses and strappy sandals, the time has come to bolster your winter wardrobe.
But where should you go? Yes, you could buy all your staples in just one store.
However, you’ll inevitably end up with feelings of fashion FOMO when you later spot a piece you love in the window of another shop you didn’t visit.
Equally, you might decide to trawl every outlet before you buy — only to realise your favourite item is back at the first place you tried, languishing with your will to live.
So, here’s our handy High Street guide to where to go for the six best winter trends, as seen on the catwalk…
FOR WINTER FLORALS GO TO… ME+EM
Despite what you’ve heard, florals are not just for spring. This winter is all about moody blooms, as showcased on the Balenciaga, Richard Quinn and Erdem catwalks. On the High Street, ME+EM has an abundance of standout motifs that feel far from ditzy.
From bright cobalt blue mixed with a deep cabernet red, to a striking black and beige mix, you’ll have a look that’s catwalk-ready for a fraction of the price.
FOR METALLICS GO TO… M&S
When it comes to investing in your partywear this season, head straight to Marks & Spencer. While M&S is known for classic tailoring and reliable basics, it has branched out into trendy metallics.
Walk into any store and you’ll be dazzled by the array of festive party-ready looks, including a daring silver mini skirt, plus killer accessories, such as the kitten-heeled mules below.
FOR THE PERFECT WHITE SHIRT GO TO… MINT VELVET
A true wardrobe staple, the humble white shirt has had a fashion makeover. From oversized collars to embellished detailing, there’s nothing basic about them. It’s why Alexander McQueen, Versace and Valentino all sent them down their AW23 catwalks.
Fortunately, the High Street has taken note. Mint Velvet’s tux-style shirt with a long, exaggerated collar and puff shoulders will take you from desk to dinner.
FOR FASHIONABLE REDS GO TO… H&M
Forget deep burgundy and orangey-hues; bright red is the hottest colour of the season.
Whether you’re bold enough to wear it head-to-toe, as seen on the recent catwalks of Stella McCartney and Prada, or you’re just looking to add a pop of colour to your ensemble, H&M has it covered. From a statement sequin skirt to a double-breasted suit and Victoria Beckham-esque tapered-waist dress, there’s something for everyone.
FOR CLASSIC TAILORING GO TO… MASSIMO DUTTI
Quiet luxury remains on trend in the form of corporate-style suiting. For oversized silhouettes and neutral tones, look no further than Massimo Dutti.
This flattering double-breasted suit, made from 100 per cent wool, comes with a matching trench coat for the ultimate layering look. Avoid office vibes by adding a pair of ballet flats or a buttery soft leather clutch bag.
FOR PLEATS GO TO… COS
If the thought of a pleated skirt reminds you of your school days, fear not; these are chic, statement pleats. And it’s not just skirts — pleats are being seen on dresses and shirts, too, this season, with a style to suit every frame.
Cos have taken note from Issey Miyake, with signature fine folds on exaggerated silhouettes.
This gorgeous green maxi dress is a perfect investment — simply layer with knits for winter and style with sandals when warmer weather returns.