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How to style your vinyl outerwear for work (really)

purple silk shirt styled with vinyl outwear

If this season’s hottest statement piece was a rock anthem, it would probably be a Queen classic. Styled on something frontman, Freddy Mercury would wear with pride, the versatile rain jacket has been given a new lick of paint in this year’s most en vogue fabric.

Offering an array of plastic-fantastic storm chaser designs for this winter’s discerning dresser, shelve sensible outerwear in lieu of this bad boy alternative – Vinyl.

Cranking up the volume in colour-clash hues of pillar box red and oil slick silver, centre stage designs with an impermeable edge offer the inner city aficionado a rare chance to blend fashion with function. Showcased in pre-fall collections from Isabel Marant to Lacoste, pretty patent designs and rich bulled leather come together for a sensory explosion of tongue and cheek frivolity and girly grunge overtones.

Offering the sartorially curious a chance to subvert their classic London Fog tendencies for something slightly racier, replace boring beige hues of gabardine with fresh coats of rebellious glossy glamour. This fall, the VAUGHAN girls are here to highlight one fabulous French brand that’s made this #trending catwalk covetable part of their brand ID, Wanda Nylon.

Taking the trench and turning it upside down, inside out and back to front, Wanda Nylon is the buzz word on all trend forecasters lips this AW16.

Working with their ‘barely there’ affinity for see-through plastic and colour pop trims, we have paired our rich purple Hepburn shirt with this stunning mid-length overcoat for instant creative overtones.

Ideal for adding a touch of VIP to any dreary concrete backdrop, this rich and fruity hue is a sensible design cut from the finest silk and perfectly offsets the neon pop trims of this iconic double breasted rain jacket. Worn with a polished leather pencil skirt, this look is a subtle blend of timeless and future fashion staples, easily mix n’ matched to suit the mood.

Strategically left on the rack during office hours, the all-out eccentricity of this daring jacket can be sensibly segued into a 9-5 framework when worn with this carefully curated combination of lustrous leather and light silk layers.

Carrying on the style narrative with well-placed accessories, these plexiglass transparent panelled shoes with tonal pointed toe are a fun and fabulous design that created a faultless rhetoric throughout the outfit. Topped off with a neon yellow cross body bag (worn lazily over a single shoulder) these fuss-free yet totally on trend accessories help to amplify the overall essence of this outfit and add some extra sass to this cocky yet confident ensemble.

A stone cold classic for all you unapologetic trendsetters out there – face urban inclemency in style with affronted alternatives for wet and wild weather this autumn.

Pictured: VAUGHAN long sleeve silk Hepburn shirt, Wanda Nylon full length jacket, Dolce & Gabbana canary yellow crossbody bag, Gianvito Rossi plexi pumps, Isabel Marant leather pencil skirt.

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