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Style Advisor: The Fashion Graduate

Style Advisor: The Fashion Graduate

It’s the end of summer – back to school, back to work, back to the daily grind. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The end of one season marks the beginning of another, and the launch of the new collections. From Gucci to Balmain and Valentino, we’re facing the impending shorter days and colder nights with a lesson in the must-have pieces for autumn and a much-needed wardrobe upgrade. Pass AW19 with flying colours by studying our guide to the season’s hottest trends.

A female model wearing a white lightweight knitted sweater with red and green stripe cuffs, Gucci GG tweed shorts and a black leather Gucci matelasse handbag with gold GG metal clasp


Feeling clueless? Take your style cues from Gucci’s collection of polished pieces with a retro aesthetic. Tweed GG shorts and a lightweight knit will lend your ‘back to college/reality’ look a stylish dose of elite Italian chic. You are not a fashion victim. Whatever.


Break the style code with Balmain’s decadent and rebellious collection of signature monochrome pieces. This season we’re looking to the Parisian powerhouse for a hit of cool-girl lace-up boots and luxe red leather accessories.

A female model sat on a curb wearing a black Balmain body, black flared trousers and black chunky lace-up Balmain boots with a red Balmain B camera bag
A pair of Gucci GG tan canvas and leather sliders


Understated and feminine, Valentino’s uniform of smart denim and easy white Tees forms the perfect capsule wardrobe for boss women who prefer elegant, minimal style. Wear with iconic Rockstud accessories for an outfit that works as hard as you.