The Great Winter Wardrobe Reshuffle: What’s In And What’s Out For AW18

Say goodbye to your mom jeans...

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by Lucy Morris |
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There’s a certain delight to the shorter days and longer nights that come with winter. No, just me?

With the calendar now closer to Christmas than the equinox, it’s officially time to switch gears from summer to something more cosy. Goodbye, frozen coffee and summer dresses, hello hot chocolates and heavy knitted jumpers. With every new season comes a new set of trends (your AW18 cheat sheet is here) and while we’re not saying you need to throw everything out and start again, there are certain items that are just more relevant this winter than they were last. And, we’re not even talking about the trend-driven prints and fabrics that are divisive game changers, no we’re talking about the boring basics that no one notices until they tip from fine to frumpy when the fashion dial moves. Helpfully, October weather isn’t what it use to be and with the forecast still hovering around temperatures we’d expect to see in mid-September we’re not expecting to need half the switch ups anytime soon. That said, stock up.


autumn winter 18 fashion updates

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blazer street style

Out: Double-Breasted BlazersIn: Single-Breasted BlazerSquare up to the new season with a boxier cut that will elevate the trousers and dresses already hanging in your wardrobe.

Mango, Check Structured Blazer, £89.992 of 14

Mango, Check Structured Blazer, £89.99

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caroline dour street style

Out: ChinosIn: High-Waisted Black Trousers Capture the black magic or a pair of well-tailored trousers to give your going out-out tops and work blouses a drop of pizazz.

Joseph, New Ferdy Crepe Satin Trousers, £3254 of 14

Joseph, New Ferdy Crepe Satin Trousers, £325

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Street Style leggings

Out: TightsIn: LeggingsFree the legs from the suffocating reality of tights with this equally warm but far more stylish option.

Topshop, Ribbed Leggings, £186 of 14

Topshop, Ribbed Leggings, £18

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alexa chung jeans street style

Out: Mom JeansIn: Stiff, Straight, Dark DenimDenim is no longer only for days off, so smarten up your jean offering with a pair of dark, straight stiff indigo trousers.

Rouje, Pigalle Jeans, £1148 of 14

Rouje, Pigalle Jeans, £114

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street style

Out: Ironic T-ShirtsIn: Cotton Long-Sleeved TeesBrands like Blouse are making the case for the skater top this winter and we're sold. We'll be channelling the 90s and wearing it under shirts and short sleeve tees.

Blouse, Peak Season Printed Cotton-Jersey Top, £95, Net-A-Porter10 of 14

Blouse, Peak Season Printed Cotton-Jersey Top, £95, Net-A-Porter

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street style funnel neck

Out: Roll NeckIn: Funnel NeckLet's admit the truth, folding a roll neck is a total faff. Get the same effect without the pain in the ahem neck, with a funnel neck. It's equally elegant and equally steeped in counter culture coolness. We'll be wearing ours under that single button blazer.

Warehouse, Stripe Sparkle Polo Neck, £3212 of 14

Warehouse, Stripe Sparkle Polo Neck, £32

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street style cashmere jumper

Out: Aran SweatersIn: Cashmere CrewneckStreamlining your knitwear won't just save you shelf space but will debulk your outfits too. A grey cashmere crewneck is goals this winter.

Demyleeu2122 X J.Crew, Cashmere Sweater, £20514 of 14

Demylee™ X J.Crew, Cashmere Sweater, £205

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