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October 2020 / Style & Wellbeing / by Liz Skone James

Fashion: New Season Style

Social engagements may have diminished, but we’re still craving a taste of new season style. Personal stylist Suzanne Bernie shares her guide to autumn/winter 2020’s most wearable trends.

“The beginning of a new season is always an exciting time for fashionistas; it’s when we have to decide which trends, colours, skirt lengths and shoulder widths float our boat and which, though great for the catwalk, may not work so well when dressing regular bodies. Here’s my top tips for the coming season:”

Top of the list, sustainable fashion. Be aware, buy smart and think quality items, made to last.

Black is back – possibly in reference to the mood of the world, more likely because it will always be simple and sophisticated. Go head to toe for maximum impact, choose layers and keep it loose and casual.

Embrace the leather look – preferably oversized, full length coats, worn loose or belted. Think old style KGB or new style Matrix


Pinko Mazinga leather fringe jacket, £510 (selfridges.com)

Mix and match checks and plaids – tartans, houndstooth, ginghams or Prince of Wales checks. Be bold with colour or play it safe with neutrals, as long as it’s a check, it’s working.    

Make a statement with leg of mutton or balloon sleeves, be it on a dress, coat, sweater or shirt. Keep the bottom half neat and allow the sleeves to say it all.


Outsiders cashmere cardigan, £420 (madeleine-thompson.com)

Invest in a really great cardigan – a sexy staple that can be worn with just about everything. Wrap it, tuck it, belt it… anything works!

Once again, we’re seeing fringing on handbags, skirts, dresses, coats and jackets. If it swooshes, it feels good.


J & M Davidson for Selfridges Project Earth The Mini Fringe Carnival leather cross-body bag, £675 (selfridges.com)

And just when you thought it was all getting a little too dark, bring out the vibrant red, it always puts in an appearance at this time of year and this season is no exception!

If you’re not quite ready to return to the shops, why not allow Suzanne to shop on your behalf? Alternatively, as part of her Online Styling Service, Suzanne will create Pinterest boards full of new and exciting outfits, just for you.

To chat to Suzanne, call 020 3303 0654. You can find full details of all her styling services at suzannebernie.com (@suzeberniestylist)