Darren Kennedy: Chilly season
Curate a warming capsule wardrobe of modern classics
Refined cuts and unexpected textures are the go-tos for sartorial elegance this autumn/winter. Cold-weather wardrobe staples including the tailored coat, ankle-grazing trousers and even trainers have been elevated this season.
These modern classics are feminine, luxe and confident - all pieces which are destined to become firm closet favourites. Look out for statement items, from heritage checks to heirloom florals and modern suiting. The wardrobe game-changer is choosing pieces made for layering, creating buildable outfits and strong silhouettes that showcase versatility and elegance. A palette of earthy tones is the ideal starting point for cosy, cold-weather tonal outfits: try a winter coat in a deep chestnut hue or a oatmeal woollen one. Alternatively, opt to play with texture by adding a teddy-bear coat, perfect for cocooning in all winter long. Caramel tones work well with gold accessories or a pair of this season's white boots.
Nicole Kidman served up an edgier look in a black Armani Privé tailored suit at the London Film Festival. Her choice of hot-pink blouse makes this power suit all the more eye-catching. A simple yet effective styling trick to ramp up some black tailoring.
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There's a knack to effortlessly blending classic silhouettes with contemporary updates. Olivia Palermo gets it right with her ability to look at once classy and fashion-forward.
Wool-blend Icons Swagger coat, €399, Tommy Hilfiger