A Stylist Shares Her New Season Must-Haves

After spending eight years as a stylist in luxury fashion, Hannah Lewis knows a thing or two about what to buy for the season ahead. A firm believer in quality over quantity, and a lover of all things neutral, here she shares her A/W20 must-haves.

Chunky Boots, £175 | Arket

If you only buy one pair of shoes this winter, make it a pair of chunky ankle boots. Don’t be put off by their size as they’re surprisingly versatile and go with almost everything. Whether it’s with jeans, a shacket, or a midi dress, they’ll make all of your outfits feel a little bit cooler.

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Vanessa Padded Shoulder Sweater, €159 | Frankie Shop

Loungewear is a trend that’s going nowhere, so if you’ve not already got a tracksuit now is the time to buy. This Frankie Shop sweatshirt ticks every box – the colour proves you don’t have to stick to grey or white and it’s the perfect boxy shape to nail that laidback look. It won’t be just for wearing around the house either; paired with the matching bottoms or mixed with a pair of leather trousers, there are countless ways to wear it.

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Jodie Small Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag, £2,465 |  Bottega Veneta

Following a two-year hunt, I’ve finally found the perfect bag. Bottega Veneta’s Jodie bag is on trend, but also quite a timeless shape that’ll work both as a daytime and evening bag. It’s worth spending a bit more money when it comes to handbags – this will be my winter investment and it will last for years.

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Long Faux Shearling Shacket, £59.99 | H&M

No wardrobe is complete this season without a shacket. I bought a wool one from & Other Stories last year and found so many different ways to style it. This year I’ve got my eye on this elegant, longline H&M version – wear it either buttoned up with knee high boots or layer it over a roll neck with jeans and chunky boots.

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Satin Dress, £49.99 | H&M

Everyone needs a really good evening look. And if you’re looking for an affordable evening dress, this one proves you can look super chic on a budget. It’s minimalistic, not too revealing and a really flattering, classic cut. Team it with barely-there strappy heels and a black satin mini bag.

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Bahia Knotted Twill Shirt Dress, £430 | Jacquemus

I’ve been on the hunt for something to wear on my birthday that’s glamorous but not too ‘dressy’ (should the pandemic allow us to celebrate, that is) – so thank god for this Jacquemus dress. Its laidback knotted design is subtly sexy, plus the colour offers a cool alternative to an LBD.

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Open-Back Ribbed-Knit Bodysuit, £155 | The Line By K

Bodysuits are back in a big way this season, especially ones with cut out detail like this. If you’re a minimalist like me, bodysuits are a great way to add a bit of interest to a simple outfit – team it with leather skinnies and heeled mules for a cool evening look.

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 Black Nampeyo Vegan Leather Shorts, £315 | Nanushka

Make a longline leather short your go-to for evenings out this season. It’s tempting to always reach for jeans and a ‘nice’ top (I’m definitely guilty of this) but mixing things up and pairing shorts with a simple tank top and gold jewellery will look effortlessly chic.

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Night Out Open-Back Ruched Satin Blouse, £515 | Orseund Iris 

If you’re in the market for a new top, it doesn’t get much better than this; Orseund Iris’ satin top is cut in all the right places. With a keyhole cut out at the front and an open back, it strikes the perfect balance between grown up and sexy.

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Crossover Poplin Shirt, £25.99 | Zara

How many shirts is too many shirts? This is a great one to add to your work wardrobe thanks to its cool crossover buttons – you can button it the ‘classic’ way too, which essentially gives you two shirts for the price of one. Wear it with straight leather trousers or black slacks.

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Dress With Pockets, £29.99 | Zara

If you’re looking for something utterly failsafe, this dress gives major Jacquemus vibes, but it’s obviously more budget friendly. The weight of the cotton fabric makes it feel super expensive and will be great teamed with either a heel or a chunky biker boot as we go into autumn.

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Double-Layered Trench Coat, £75 | ASOS Design

Every woman needs a good trench coat in their wardrobe and this double lapel version puts such a chic update on a classic. The khaki colour is surprisingly versatile too and makes it look far more expensive than its price tag.

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