In order to avoid those last-minute ‘nothing-to-wear’ moments, it helps to have an arsenal of style formulas up one’s sleeve. Who better to look to for inspiration than the fashion bloggers blowing up our Instagram feed? We’ve crawled the web to discover the hero pieces that fashionistas are investing in for AW16, so you know the essentials for your new season shopping list.
The Ankle Boot
Everyone, everywhere, needs new-season ankle boots. It’s as simple as that. Seriously, no excuses! Team them with printed dresses by day, skinny trousers after dark or with jeans for off-duty weekend adventures. Chloe Helen Miles knows it, now you know it too!
The Statement Dress
What’s a girl to put on when she’s got nothing to wear? Well, a statement printed dress of course. Opt for an autumnal toned wrap dress, super-sweet belted styles or a cropped sleeve patterned swing dresses… Whichever you choose, you’ll be guaranteed a go-to for every date in your diary.
Chic and sleek, a pair of white trainers will revamp your casual footwear in a flash. Bloggers the world over are popping on a pair with their trusty skinnies, sweat pants and pinafore dresses. Check out Yanin from prettysickly for her take on the must-have.
The Sporty Top
Rock it like the fash-pack in sporty stripes; the ideal way to give a nod to the Sports Luxe trend that’s returned for AW16. We love the way blogger Hannah Crosskey has styled hers, working a navy striped jersey knit number from the Dorothy Perkins Style Heroes collection, with a white mini skirt, oversized bag, sunnies and a smile.
The Padded Coat
Ooh with a coat this cosy, we’ll be wishing for rain, wind and snow. In one of this season’s hottest hues, an on-trend orange hooded duvet coat perks up any of your looks without even trying. Bring on the cold!
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Not saying we’re lazy, but how great is an easy 2-in-1 shirt-meets-knit combo? With time-saving short cuts such as this, we’ll have more time for an extra cuppa in the morning. Blogger Emily Cocklin styles this hero piece with a leather mini and silver trainers for a too-cool-for-school vibe.
The Bomber Jacket
Now if there’s just one item you’re investing in this season it simply has to be the bomber. Printed or plain, it’s the ultimate cover-up that everyone is lusting over. Ultra-glam girl Hammasa smartens up her khaki bomber with a figure-skimming nude playsuit and heels.
The High Waisted Jean
Oh-so-flattering and comfy too, give your everyday autumn dressing an instant upgrade with this covetable cut. Lydia from fashioninflux loves this Dorothy Perkins pair of high-waisted patch denim jeans with a trusty classic black tee tucked-in.
There’s endless possibilities on how to style up a shirt this season. Instagram gal Emma Louise Connolly wears her loosely with the sleeves rolled up and with patchwork denim jeans and ballet flats. Who knew a classic white shirt could be so casual, as well as the ultimate staple for work?