Back to basics in minimal chic

Sleek shapes and basic silhouettes were all over the a/w catwalks. Go for great fabrics and cuts that look expensive and feel fabulous

  • Sleek silhouettes

    Keep trousers tailored and slim-lined for a flattering minimal effect.

    Khaki trousers, £24.99, Uniqlo.

  • Clean lines

    A-line dresses are very versatile and flattering. Pair with flats for day or chunky-heeled shoes for evening. Camel dress, £46, Wallis.

  • Think thin

    Skinny belts are key to the minimal look. Wider belts will over-power your outfit.

    Brown belt, £49.50, Banana Republic.

  • Keep it casual

    Team with sharp tailored trousers for a more sophisticated look. Khaki jacket, £49.50, Gap.

  • Neutral plains

    A plain camel skirt is a must-have this season. Dress up with a collared shirt or add a simple Tee for a more relaxed vibe. Camel skirt, £30, Next.

  • Army chic

    Subtle epaulettes add a hint of military. The two trends work incredibly well together. Camel polo neck, £89.95, Karen Millen.

  • Chunky Heels

    These are the statement accessory for this look. Tan, Chocolate and Khaki shoe shades will work best. Tan heels, £290, Kurt Geiger.

  • Slivers of silver

    Minimal accessorising is essential. Bags should be simple but a hint of gold or silver will add interest. Black clutch bag, £27.90, Mango.

  • Classic coats

    A classic camel coat plays a big role in the minimal look. Ideal to team with a pair of tailored Khaki trousers. Camel coat, £225, Reiss.

  • Button up

    Button your crisp shirts right up to the collar for a sharper look. White shirt, £24.99, Uniqlo.

  • Forward March

    Coat-dress, £585, Stella McCartney; shirt, £240, Current/Elliott at Harvey Nichols; watch, £150, Guess; bag, £145, Juicy Couture; boots, £630, Moschino Cheap & Chic

  • Tough chic

    Cardigan, £695, Burberry Prorsum; top, £420, Diesel Black Gold; trousers, £495, Burberry Prorsum; satchel, £589, Salvatore Ferragamo; ring, £44, Lucas Jack

  • Grey days

    Dress, £1,020, Hakaan at Harvey Nichols; shoes, £345, Camilla Skovgaard

  • Chain reaction

    Zadig et Voltaire; skirt, £95, Whistles; lariat, £180, Fannie Schiavoni; bag, £895, Burberry Prorsum; boots, £800, Manolo Blahnik