Last Updated on 19th October 2013
Want to know what to buy from this week’s in-store drop? Take a little inspiration from us – every week we’ll scour the virtual rails of our favourite online haunts to bring you 10 hotter-than-hot items that style-savvy shoppers are just dying to get their hands on as they land.
In this week: chunky clog boots, silk blouses, exclusive jewellery and the perfect trans-seasonal socks…
1. French Connection Seaton studded boot, £130, Kurt Geiger
Fashion’s obsession with clogs shows no signs of waning as we approach autumn – they’ve just taken on a new-season twist. With a chunky wooden heel, a lace-up front and gold studding detail, French Connection’s brown Seaton clog boots are an instant wardrobe update, and have quickly made their way to the top of our autumn wish-list.
2. Spot jacquard blouse, £125, Jaeger
As dressing takes a more minimalist approach, it’s time to embrace staple separates. We love Jaeger’s spot jacquard blouse – not only will its nude shade be suitable for the last remaining days of summer, its tough zip detailing will lend itself well to the new season, too.
3. Mint Lace 60’s Shift Dress, £45, Topshop
A simple shift is a wardrobe essential, but the 60s vibe of this Topshop dress is right on-par with fashion’s retro-resurrection as of late. In pastel mint it provides a base for a whole host of accompanying hues, and its lace fabric is a great way to add a touch of texture to your outfit
4. Khaki over the knee socks, £4, ASOS
Over the knee socks may seem a little excessive for August, but they’re the perfect trans-seasonal piece for this wayward weather. Throw them on with a dress and wedges to keep the chill at bay, knowing you can just as easily whip them off if the sun decides to show itself.
5. Aminaka Wilmont Drape Twist Shoulder Dress, £580, Selfridges
Graphic prints are perfect for injecting a bit of cool-girl style into your wardrobe. We love this statement long sleeved dress by Aminaka Wilmont with its drape-twist shoulder detail – it’s as wearable during the daytime as it is for evening.
6. Sutton hobo, £299, Jaeger
Bags should be an investment, but they don’t have to cost you your life savings. Proving that classic can be cool, Jaeger’s Sutton hobo in a dark camel suede combines contrasting black leather straps, gold hardware and a chunky gold chain for a modern must-have.
7. Issa Draped silk dress, £168.75, theOutnet.com
A little black dress should never be far from a girl’s hand, even in summer. We love the pared-down styling of this draped silk version by Issa, which oozes effortless sophistication with one simple slip-on.
8. Derek Lam silk blouse, £575, Browns Fashion
Keep day-time dressing sleek with this blush silk blouse from Derek Lam – it’s contrasting black cuffs add a focal point while it’s loose cut keeps things casual. Team with skinny jeans for the ultimate urban-cool look.
9. Silence + Noise Studded Lapel Jacket, £48, Urban Outfitters
Lightweight jackets are an easy throw-on for days when the weather just can’t make up its mind. With its cropped sleeves and wide open front, this jacket is as relaxed as it is cool – especially with its silver-studded lapel.
10. Mawi Pearl Skull Earrings, £85, exclusively at my-wardrobe.com
We’re sure you don’t need telling why Mawi is the fash pack’s favourite jeweller, but her new capsule collection for my-wardrobe is case in point. We love these pearl skull earrings – the perfect mixture of girly-meets-tough – to add a touch of glam to a simple outfit.