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Basics that are anything but.

White shirt Wednesday: adorned knitwear

fall knits fashion inspiration

In the casual fashion calendar, somethings will never change -warm winter woollens being one of them. Loved for their cosy, comforting feel and adaptable all-weather allure, most mainstream knits fit nicely into our forever basics collection.

But this season, designers are shelving their predicted soft touch approach to knit one, pearl one classics and offering badass trend twisters with serious red carpet allure.

Over the top, of course! But sensationally wearable, too…

Offering a wonderfully dressed-up take on cosy, high fashion authorities like Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani and Gucci are shrugging off the sporty sweatshirt for its technically superior cousin, the fantasy jumper. A stand out piece that puts artisanal jacquard patterns, tactile appliqué and luxury adornment at the forefront, fast-track mid-season style with this layering quick fix.

Worn with numerous base layers to keep the autumn chills at bay, this knitted wool jumper with faux fur panelling from Stella McCartney is a best in show statement piece. Created in a pale pink intarsia knit with caramel ribbing and faux fur panelling, this part sensible, part showy design is an oversized shape to wear with an air of nonchalance.

Loving the textural elements of virgin wool and plush fur, our VAUGHAN all-silk Hepburn shirt works as a welcomed light voile separating heavy wools from sensitive skin. Worn with a stiff collar, our Lion in Winter white silk shirt juxtaposes the frivolity of this new-season style. Paired for work or play, our selection of ladies core classics like this silk button up shirt give even the most ostentatious outfit a sense of street purpose.

Styled with this neutral pleated midi with subtle oriental motif, this silk crêpe skirt from Valentino is an elegant knee-length silhouette that can be paired with our VAUGHAN shirt in a simpler every day setting. Offering a contrasting feminine profile that oozes with style kudos, this light pink skirt pairs beautifully with the tactile allure of our high-luxe ensemble.

Accessorized with matching suede block heel boots and compact camel-coloured chain bag, this off-runway winter update replaces the open toed sandal with comfortable designs and new-season updates. This calfskin envelope bag is a particularly beguiling design that adds a touch of hard metal allure to a seemingly ‘girly’ look.

Better than oversized sleeves or slash and burn shoulders, textural paneling and dramatic adornment make for a more alluring winter look - languorously slipping this style offshoot into the more dominant AW16 obsession with touch me, hold me, love me texture.

Pictured: VAUGHAN white silk shirt, Stella McCartney (what else?!) knit, Valentino skirt, Sergio Rossi booties, Alexander Wang shoulder bag

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