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Your Autumn Edit - Top Picks, High & Low

Image via Rosie Assoulin Instagram, click through for more.

Image via Rosie Assoulin Instagram, click through for more.

PLANNING YOUR AUTUMN WARDROBE

While going through many clients' wardrobes and preparing for autumn, I have started to dream of my ideal autumn wardrobe for this season and what it would include. While I would love to invest in premium designerwear for every piece, my budget just doesn't afford that, as it may also be the same situation for many of you.

So, I have made my HIGH/LOW wardrobe edit for this season, featuring some of the hottest trends and best basics from premium purveyor Moda Operandi and high-street extraordinaire Zara.

THE LOOKS - high/low mix

The looks have been designed to be interchangeable. Break apart the suit by wearing the trousers with a fitted red knit or with a slouchy oversized jumper for a more casual look. Wear a sculptural blue shirt with trousers and jeans alike for a cool twist on a classic pairing. Enjoy the blazer with everything and top it with a great oversize coat bundling it up in one nice package. 

Notice each piece has unique details some subtle and others not-so-subtle. Each garment and its details have been meticulously scrutinised to be a key piece in this edit so that everything can mix and match giving ample versatility and options for styling for the season ahead!

MODA OPERANDI EDIT

This Rosie Assoulin suit for me is the perfect balance of masculine and feminine. A masculine concept and print but with soft shoulders, exaggerated sleeve lengths and frill trouser cuffs a girl can wear these pieces a million ways and always look amazing. 

This Rosie Assoulin suit for me is the perfect balance of masculine and feminine. A masculine concept and print but with soft shoulders, exaggerated sleeve lengths and frill trouser cuffs a girl can wear these pieces a million ways and always look amazing. 

How cool are these Lanvin leather culottes. All the sex appeal without the typical skin-tight fit. Perfectly cropped they work with ankle boots, mules and sneakers alike. 

How cool are these Lanvin leather culottes. All the sex appeal without the typical skin-tight fit. Perfectly cropped they work with ankle boots, mules and sneakers alike. 

Khaite is making the perfect casual jeans this season. Fitted on the waist and slightly loose through the thighs (a flattering effect) and cropped at the exactly right spot on your ankles to make your legs look extra long.

Khaite is making the perfect casual jeans this season. Fitted on the waist and slightly loose through the thighs (a flattering effect) and cropped at the exactly right spot on your ankles to make your legs look extra long.

I love a blue collared shirt and this exaggerated one from Rachel Comey is a fantastic option to pair with all of these trousers. With just enough interest, femininity and quirk.

I love a blue collared shirt and this exaggerated one from Rachel Comey is a fantastic option to pair with all of these trousers. With just enough interest, femininity and quirk.

I love the slight sex kitten feel of this cropped, fitted ribbed sweater by Giambattista Valli and a perfect way to emphasize the suits red thread. Equally striking with the leather trousers or casually cool with the relaxed blue jeans. 

I love the slight sex kitten feel of this cropped, fitted ribbed sweater by Giambattista Valli and a perfect way to emphasize the suits red thread. Equally striking with the leather trousers or casually cool with the relaxed blue jeans. 

Louche and oversized, this Nili Lotan sweater answers my call for comfort. Super cool with leather trousers and easy for the weekend with casual jeans. I love the richness of this colour and the ribbed stitch details. 

Louche and oversized, this Nili Lotan sweater answers my call for comfort. Super cool with leather trousers and easy for the weekend with casual jeans. I love the richness of this colour and the ribbed stitch details. 

caring for knitwear

1. Handwash with cool water or wash in a garment bag on a delicate setting and low spin. 

2. Lay a towel out on the table and place the sweater on top gently ajusting the sweater into shape. 

3. Roll the towel and leave stand for an hour to remove excess water. 

4. Open the towel and lay flat on a drying rack to air dry. 

5. When dry gently iron to remove creases and fold to store (hanging stretches the knit)

Tip - I use The Laundress Wool and Cashmere Shampoo for the delicate fibres. The soaps cedar scent helps to fight off those pesky moths too. 

This oversized mens coat is extra fabulous as it's great loose but also fantastic belted showing off your feminine shape. The cut and proportion are prefect. Tre bien Martin Grant. 

This oversized mens coat is extra fabulous as it's great loose but also fantastic belted showing off your feminine shape. The cut and proportion are prefect. Tre bien Martin Grant. 

These ankle boots are perfect for all of the trousers options. High enough to just tuck under the cuff or leave the perfect amount of skin showing. With a block heel these Proenza Schouler boots are super comfortable and the soft leather stands up to winter conditions.

These ankle boots are perfect for all of the trousers options. High enough to just tuck under the cuff or leave the perfect amount of skin showing. With a block heel these Proenza Schouler boots are super comfortable and the soft leather stands up to winter conditions.

For a more conceptual take on a formal shoe, these Proenza Schouler mules are perfect for day and night, dresses, suits and casual jeans (I am having a real Proenza moment). Again a nice block heel, low and comfortable! 

For a more conceptual take on a formal shoe, these Proenza Schouler mules are perfect for day and night, dresses, suits and casual jeans (I am having a real Proenza moment). Again a nice block heel, low and comfortable! 

This Proenza Schouler bag (I told you...) is a great option for the busy woman on the go. A great size and incredibly versatile with touches of blue and red on a black and ivory base. The different finishes bring extra interest and ties the bag into almost every outfit you can dream up!

This Proenza Schouler bag (I told you...) is a great option for the busy woman on the go. A great size and incredibly versatile with touches of blue and red on a black and ivory base. The different finishes bring extra interest and ties the bag into almost every outfit you can dream up!

zara edit

I love the nipped waist on this modern interpretation of the original Dior Bar Suit. With perfectly tailored trousers, this updated suit is a win win!

I love the nipped waist on this modern interpretation of the original Dior Bar Suit. With perfectly tailored trousers, this updated suit is a win win!

Surprising versatile, these trousers work equally well with a formal shirt, fitted knit or oversized sweater. Whatever your mood, they will do the job well and leave you incredibly comfortable.

Surprising versatile, these trousers work equally well with a formal shirt, fitted knit or oversized sweater. Whatever your mood, they will do the job well and leave you incredibly comfortable.

Zara's version of the relaxed fit denim. Available in a multitude of washes but I like this classic '90s Pacific blue. They pack a lot of nostalgia for me and work perfectly for the season. 

Zara's version of the relaxed fit denim. Available in a multitude of washes but I like this classic '90s Pacific blue. They pack a lot of nostalgia for me and work perfectly for the season. 

I love this shirt, its tied cuffs and splayed gathers from the collar giving ample space for a hefty bust. No buttons popping here! If you have a bust, make sure to tuck the front in to show off your waist and not get lost in the volume. 

I love this shirt, its tied cuffs and splayed gathers from the collar giving ample space for a hefty bust. No buttons popping here! If you have a bust, make sure to tuck the front in to show off your waist and not get lost in the volume. 

This basic short sleeve knit with the right amount of fit and in bright tomato red is a great basic. Jazz it up with cool accessories or with the blazer on top. 

This basic short sleeve knit with the right amount of fit and in bright tomato red is a great basic. Jazz it up with cool accessories or with the blazer on top. 

Oversized and comfy, make sure to play with the volume to get it right on your body. Try a front tuck, roll or scrunch up the sleeves, use a belt. Find a way to manage the volume on your body and you'll be winning in a comfortably cool way. 

Oversized and comfy, make sure to play with the volume to get it right on your body. Try a front tuck, roll or scrunch up the sleeves, use a belt. Find a way to manage the volume on your body and you'll be winning in a comfortably cool way. 

I usually pair contrasting scales of checks but there is something about this matching check on check look that I find quite striking. Wear the coat draped over the suit for lots of drama, properly buttoned over jeans or slightly buttoned with scrunched sleeves over the knit for a bit of nonchalance. 

I usually pair contrasting scales of checks but there is something about this matching check on check look that I find quite striking. Wear the coat draped over the suit for lots of drama, properly buttoned over jeans or slightly buttoned with scrunched sleeves over the knit for a bit of nonchalance. 

The gold heel is a great way to bring warmth to a grey suit. You don't have the red stitch as with the Rosie Assoulin suit so you need to pop the look and these boots do just that! Super comfortable with an almond toe, which creates length and that's never a bad thing. 

The gold heel is a great way to bring warmth to a grey suit. You don't have the red stitch as with the Rosie Assoulin suit so you need to pop the look and these boots do just that! Super comfortable with an almond toe, which creates length and that's never a bad thing. 

These slingback pumps are a great day to evening shoe with just the right amount of fashion in the cut and heel to make this look modern rather than a dated 80s revival. 

These slingback pumps are a great day to evening shoe with just the right amount of fashion in the cut and heel to make this look modern rather than a dated 80s revival. 

This bag is super cool and equally versatile. With a quick shift of the straps, the sack shaped bag becomes a backpack. How cool?! Day or night, this bag will make your outfit pop. 

This bag is super cool and equally versatile. With a quick shift of the straps, the sack shaped bag becomes a backpack. How cool?! Day or night, this bag will make your outfit pop. 

Enjoy shopping girls and if you want one-to-one help with your wardrobes just shoot me an email, jennifer@thelovedobject.com

x

Jennifer