10 pieces to try if you haven’t already

We’ve all been there. You’re in that shop or scrolling through your Instagram feed and you see that cool tee or great pair of trainers and kind of love it but think you’d never pull it off. Then later regret it? This season we’re declaring war on the missed-out opportunities, the moments when you would have bought that headlining piece but ducked out last minute. There’s no better time to try something new – the weather for one has been playing a whole different ball game this summer – so we’ve picked ten great, fashion-forward pieces to test-drive if you haven’t already. Goodbye wardrobe FOMO…

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1. Technical outerwear

Calvin Klein Jeans Logo Pull Over Jacket

Serious, outdoorsy outerwear has been key this season and last. That colour-popping cagoule is now your coat de rigueur. Go for a high-performance puffer and pair with hiking boots or choose a neon windcheater and nail the luxe sportswear trend at the same time.

Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans Logo Pull Over Jacket, £165

2. Cult-worthy trainers

Versace E0ysbsc1 Logo Emboss Trainers

The humble trainer has become menswear’s biggest story. Collabs, exclusives galore… they’re a collector’s item. If you’ve spied that great pair, just buy them. They’re the footwear you can easily become most obsessed about, and they’re totally acceptable for work and for events with a sharp, slim tailored suit.

Versace, Logo Embossed Trainers, £135

3. Bum bags

Herschel Seventeen Bum Bag

The 90s trend is epitomised in the bum bag. It's had its fair share of bad press in the past so bum bags now have a rebellious, too-cool-to-care vibe. Best paired with an oversized tee and boxy jeans, they also serve the purpose of storing all your necessities without the need for pockets.

Herschel, Seventeen Bum Bag, £30

4. Bolder tees

Jack & Jones Collage Print T Shirt

The easiest place to be daring? The t-shirt. Opting for a graphic tee in a nightly hue is a great way to ease in to the look. Otherwise, go all-out with a statement photographic print or a look-at-me neon, which was all over the Autumn/Winter 18 runways.

Jack & Jones, Collage Print T-Shirt, £15

5. Logomania

Versace Jeans Big Vj Leopard T-shirt

Showing your brand loyalties is now actively encouraged. Gucci and Versace are all masters in the more-is-more name drop. If you’re worried it’s too much, don’t be. Name-checking is now super luxe.

Versace Jeans, Big VJ Leopard T-shirt, £105

6. Printed shirts

AllSaints Chokai Shirt

Prints are literally everywhere and if you thought they were just for summer, think again. Darker florals and paisley prints are ideal for autumn. Wear open with a white tee underneath or buttoned up with a leather jacket to channel a little Fight Club vibes.

AllSaints, Chokai Shirt, £95

7. Boxy jeans

Tommy Hilfiger 1951 Malbri Baggy Tommy Jeans

The jeans your dad would wear when doing DIY are now very cool. Think boxy, loose fits, a light wash and optional rips on the knees. The cut must show off some ankle and your stellar pair of sneakers.

Tommy Hilfiger, 1951 Malbri Baggy Tommy Jeans, £90

8. Sportswear everyday

Nicce N-logo Colour Block Zip Through Sweatshirt

Sportswear and streetwear have been one of the biggest influences on menswear in recent years. Think back five years and tailored tracksuit trousers for work weren't even a thing. Intro a little of the trend into your wardrobe through an athletic sweatshirt that you don’t just save for the gym.

Nicce, N-logo Colour Block Zip Through Sweatshirt, £60

9. Shearling

Lyle & Scott Jumbo Cord Shearling Jacket

Ever dreamed of being an Arctic explorer, trailblazing with your husky dog? You're in luck this year. Shearling triumphed on the AW18 catwalks along with leather, its cool counterpart. Wear with ski pants and boots, or worn-in jeans and trainers.

Lyle & Scott, Jumbo Cord Shearling Jacket, £120

10. Utility


Utilitarian continues to dominate on the catwalks. Where you once would have been embarrassed to be caught in your handyman get-up, now it’s a look to translate into your everyday wear. Go for a hardwearing khaki jacket, cargo pants and heavy-duty workwear boots.

Barbour, Donnington Lightweight Casual Jacket, £159