AS THE sun sets on summer, it’s a good excuse to take some time to revamp your wardrobe and bring in a few key pieces to see you through the autumn winter season.

The good news is that there are plenty of new looks to go for – from punk and plaid to pinks and pretty prints – so there’s something for every fashion lover.

Red Herring Kilt, £20, Debenhams

Red Herring Kilt, £20, Debenhams

M&S Limited Edition McGreggor Trousers, £39.50

M&S Limited Edition McGreggor Trousers, £39.50

H! by Henry Holland kilt, £35, Debenhams.

H! by Henry Holland kilt, £35, Debenhams.

 

Tartan is big this season and has featured heavily on catwalk collections from Saint Laurent and Mulberry to Givenchy and Versace and it’s something worth investing in. There’s everything from fun short kilts and tops to slim fit trousers and coats for you to select from. Pick out one or two key pieces or even try layering it up.

J by Jasper Conran, £159, Debenhams.

J by Jasper Conran, £159, Debenhams.

Plaid Backpack, £25, BANK

Plaid Backpack, £25, BANK

Tartan tights £8, block heel boots £45, NEXT

Tartan tights £8, block heel boots £45, NEXT

 

The look can work well with another key feature of this season – the Punked Up style. Picking up where plaid left off, punk stylings are revisiting our obsession for retro fashion, as exhibited by its recent Met Gala appearance. For those who hated seasons of endless 80s nostalgia, rejoice – we’re onto a tougher period!

Red or Dead Leather Look Panel Skater Skirt, £25, BANK

Red or Dead Leather Look Panel Skater Skirt, £25, BANK

Faux leather shift, £35, NEXT

Faux leather shift, £35, NEXT

Red Herring Hematite Spike, £12, Debenhams

Red Herring Hematite Spike, £12, Debenhams

 

 

So give it some grit and add patent, leather – real or fake – gauzy chiffon and spikes – or whatever feels slightly off.

Suits meanwhile are given a casual twist this season so try adding a jumper or prints for a look that’s both perfect for the office as well as after-hours fun.

Melody Jumper, £99, Monsoon

Melody Jumper, £99, Monsoon

 

 

Oversized Outerwear is in too as seen with Vivienne Westwood, Chanel and DKNY.

Think chunky oversized coats or big sweats and jumpers worn with pencil or mid skirts to achieve the look – who says fashion can’t be cosy!?

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Izzy Print Skirt, £29.50, M&S

Limited Edition Izzy Print Skirt, £29.50, M&S

Pink Pleated Skirt, £16.99, Internacionale

Pink Pleated Skirt, £16.99, Internacionale

Pink Leather Look Jacket, £37.99, Internacionale

Pink Leather Look Jacket, £37.99, Internacionale

 

While colourwise pink ‘Is The New Black’, with the colour featuring heavily on everything from coats and accessories to dresses and skirts. For winter think dusty rose or berry.

Finally winter florals and high shine fabrics feature in a lot of collections from the catwalk down to the high street.

Florals have gone dark for winter – vivid blues and rich reds set against black and navy will see your wardrobe bloom throughout the winter months.

Aurora Silk Scarf, £35, Monsoon

Aurora Silk Scarf, £35, Monsoon