On & Around the Street

The 10 New Season Essentials

Though it saddens us to say it, we have spotted the first conker nuts on the ground and more than a few rust-hued leaves blowing down Sloane Street. But while this spells the end of summer, it also heralds the start of a new season in stores, and that is a cheering thought.

This season, designers’ collections ranged in themes from luxe bohemia (hey, Chloé), to gauche Seventies librarian (that’s you, Gucci), and dainty debutantes (ah oui, Prada). That’s a wide pool. But there are a few things that you definitely need to get you through until spring’s new collections land.

This is them…

1. Princess Jewels
Wear with Sixties shift dresses in Prada-pale pastels. Kate Spade earrings £115.

2. The Look-At-Me Coat
Make it big; make it furry. Roksanda £1,185 at Browns.

3. The Shearling Coat
Bonus points for fluffy collars and cuffs. Gucci shearling coat £3,520.

4. The Boho Cape/Coat Hybrid
Transseasonal wardrobe dilemmas solved. Chloé cape £2,395.

5. The Victorian Blouse
Embrace ruffles. Miu Miu blouse £690.

6. The Cropped Flares
Ticking two major trend boxes. Fendi flares £495.

7. The Eighties Disco Dress
The shorter and spanglier, the better. Balmain dress, £2,145 at Harvey Nichols.

8. The Fringed Boots
They work perfectly with either the Eighties or Boho trends. Bionda Castana £585 at Harvey Nichols.

9. The Pussy Bow Blouse
Seen at almost every show. Valentino £1,210.

10. The Glittery Pumps
For brightening grey days. Wear with A-line skirts. Miu Miu £525