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Mariko Kuo, styles her favourite looks from our new collection.
There’s something about the start of the autumn/winter season that feels like a true reset. Maybe it’s that September ‘back to school’ mentality? Or maybe there’s a small part of us that wants to feel a little smarter and more polished after a relaxed summer season? Whatever it is, it’s fair to say that this year in particular, we’re feeling like normality is slowly returning. From increased office days and work meetings to dinners, drinks and unrestricted socialising, there’s more reason to smarten up and dress up than we’ve felt in a while.

Here, Mariko Kuo styles her favourite looks from our new Autumn/Winter ‘21 Collection. Taking on Sixties and Seventies-styling, rich, warm tones and sleek tailoring, is it just us, or can you feel autumn in the air?

The 1960s and Seventies was a huge inspiration behind our autumn/winter collection, and Mariko has played up to this with her retro-inspired look. Our Ali ribbed knit shirt dress in chocolate brown is all ‘70s with its collar and tie belt, while the Samantha snaffle detail heeled loafers and matching Sandra handbag has a luxurious Sixties’ feel. Sleek, chic and simple, this is a transitional look that waves goodbye to summer and welcomes autumn with open arms.
A good trench is a trans-seasonal classic, seeing you through early autumn and late spring alike, and our new Maggie trench, is a languid, luxurious take on the timeless cover up. Mariko wears it cinched to accentuate its femininity, but it looks just as good worn open and loose for a more androgynous look. Choosing the matching cream Arabella ankle boots makes this look feel light and fresh, so enjoy it before the heavier, darker pieces of the season arrive.
One of the most iconic things about autumn is its rich, warm colours that reflect the change in seasons around us. Taking inspiration from the falling leaves, our collection is full of beautiful burnished tones; from tobacco and chocolate brown to buttery camel and rusty or burgundy reds. Here, Mariko layers her toffee tones, with our Sophie lightweight merino knit tucked into the beautiful Romain patent leather pencil skirt and finished with the Maeva camel croc-effect mules, it’s the epitome of autumn, and we’re ready to embrace it.