Terrific Autumn Fashion

Nonchalance teetering on decadence - why not? The new-season spirit endorses dressing up in sharp tailoring, bold hues and crisp streetwear - all with a splash of 80s elegance


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A shirt and jeans combo is a failsafe pairing, and with the addition of a handmade, hand-painted leather cummerbund, $395, by bespoke designer Rory William Docherty, you'll be taking this look to the next level. Rory William Docherty shirt $590. Paris Georgia jeans $570. Vintage clip-on heart earrings, $99, from Homage.

A double-breasted blazer is the ultimate wardrobe investment for the new season, buttoned up over a languid skirt during the week or doing double duty as the perfect weekend throw-on over jeans and a crisp t-shirt.Shjark blazer$599, and polo top $249. Nom*D skirt $575. Karen Walker 9ct gold hoop earrings $829. Rockins silk scarf, $285, from Maman. Brixton hat, $450, from Hattitude.

Now here's a dress that speaks for itself - waft through the season (and beyond) in a dramatic full-length number, perfect for every special occasion.Kate Sylvester embroidered dress $899. Flash Jewellery gold-plated hoop earrings $189.

The classic pussy-bow blouse day dress is turned entirely on its head with this riotous print designed by Salasai; perfect over pants and boots for a subtle nod to the enduring style of 80s Buffalo Girls. Salasai silk georgette dress $415. Akubra blue felt hat, $279, from Hattitude. Vintage shell clip-on earrings, $99, from Homage. Mi Piaci boots $360.

A dress for every occasion, this scarlet number by emerging talent Jojo Ross comes with silhouette-changing shoulder pads. Jojo Ross dress $375. Paul Green sling-back suede heels, $440, from Scarpa. Flash jewellery gold-plated hoop earrings $189.

Power stripes - the perfect print to look immediately polished and put together.Kowtow pinstripe shirt $299. Shjark polo top $249. Rachel Mills jeans $414. Mi Piaci bag $320 (available for pre-order). Levante tights, $25, from Farmers. Mi Piaci heels $240. Flash jewellery silver earrings $229.

'Tis the season for thoughtful knitwear, light to the touch and perfect for layering as the weather cools. Kate Sylvester lilac roll-neck top $375. Marle leather skirt $550. Flash Jewellery sterling silver earrings $229. Chan Lui scarf (worn in hair), $52, from Net-a-Porter.

Tomato red, the colour of the season, makes an impact. Coloured denim is taken to chic heights with this matching set from Kowtow. Kowtow denim jacket, $299, and jeans $269. Flash Jewellery sterling silver earrings $229. Mi Piaci mules $240.

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