Shopping lists are our favourite kind of lists. Okay, so you won't necessarily tick everything off, but we like to kick-start your enthusiasm when a new season comes around, and anything is possible (in your wardrobe, at least).
If you hadn't already noticed A/W 17 trends and stock are already here, don't panic. There are plenty of pieces available to shop right now. We assure you an absolute truckload of covetable, approachable standout pieces exist, and they're all in the shops right now.
We've pinpointed the 19 most important purchases you'll make this spring. They're game changers and outfit shifters, the kind of buys that pack a punch, get your friends talking and are exactly what our team wants to drop some money on. We can't lie to you—we like shopping more than shopping lists, but this lineup sure does help.
Keep reading to see autumn's power pieces, and to make it even better, we've found options at every price point. Enjoy!
If you're looking for a floral print to invest in this season, make sure it feels reminiscent of the kind of fabric that would normally be used in the upholstering and furnishings of a fabulous mansion somewhere. Chintz in back in, and it looks great when paired with other flower prints.
Moving on from this summer's enduring love-in with bare shoulders, you'll find that strong one-shoulder action is happening across the party scene for A/W 17. You have the 1980s influence to thank for this sassy silhouette, but in Gucci's capable hands, there's no way you'll feel like a throwback.
From motivational messages splashed across tees to the utilitarian branding of streetwear's leading brands, there will be no escaping the logos and slogos of autumn. We'll head to the coolest source first: Off-White. These industrial belts are going to fly out of stores, but there are other goodies to be found too…
The most decadent footwear—think satin, jewels, bows, brocade, crystals, sequins and more—have become regular daywear accoutrements if you're paying attention to the likes of Prada, Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana, which you are. So hop aboard the princess shoe train.
The catwalks were awash with mad hats, but it's a certainty that you'll want to tone it down a little (in comparison to Marc Jacob's oversize numbers, for example) and seek out the outfit topper that works for you 24/7. We'd suggest starting with a baker boy style and unleashing your inner French girl.
Barely a single catwalk show went by without a dash of ultra-bright true primary red. We loved it the most when worn head to toe, but even a smidgen of scarlet will pull your wardrobe into the new. Our high-fashion pick? It has to be Givenchy—the brand's entire collection was produced in this striking hue, and we admire such dedication.
Never a dull moment in the world of velvet. This autumn it's back bigger and bolder than ever—we're talking bright shades and crushed finishes rendered in smart, flattering tailored pieces, as well as pretty party dresses. For now though? Head to Mango for a quick fix.
Accessories speak a thousand words this season, and where the corset belt has waned in popularity over the summer, you'll find giant cinchers making a bid in their place. We're particularly into Isabel Marant's simple but effective buckle belts that come in various colours and finishes.
While the Attico girls certainly put this antique-looking pouch bag trend on the map, there was no shortage of inspiration to be found on the catwalks: See Alberta Ferretti, Elie Saab, Lanvin, DSquared…
Handkerchief hems, patchworked florals and paisley, billowing sleeves and intricate surface detail all make up the luxe craftwork of this season's bohemian dresses. Erdem, Gucci, Valentino and Alexander McQueen are heralding this as the most feminine way to dress for autumn, and we are dutifully following their lead. These are the most flattering frocks for every kind of figure.
Over the next six months, if you're ever in doubt of what to wear, just rely on the classic sloppy jumper–and–midi skirt combo. It was all over the ready-to-wear collections (even boundary-pushing brands such as Balenciaga), and your cosy outfit options are endless.
There are many emerging boot trends for autumn (slouchy knee-highs and combats also being key), but the leg-slimming powers of these stretchy pull-on boots are only going to amplify as the months roll on. So much so that they've turned into "pantashoes"—basically trousers connected to thigh-high boots.
This is the year of the bow. From J.W.Anderson's grosgrain-embellished Pierce bags (ready for you to pre-order now) through to shirting and sweaters fastened with knots, if feathers feel OTT for you, perhaps this is your new season all tied up?
Instagram stars have been layering fishnets under jeans for some time, but now is the moment to really let your tights to the talking. Demna Gvasalia of Vetements and Balenciaga is wholeheartedly behind the styling trend, so expect to see this idea accelerate as soon as the temperature dips.
Back to that 1980s mood board; a one-shoulder dress wouldn't really be complete without classic crystal whopper earrings. In fact, almost every outfit can be complemented by said jewellery—just look at how coolly Carine Roitfeld pairs hers with a blazer.
Leopard print played a big part on the autumn runways, but the chicest way to tap into the trend will always be via a tailored coat—our dream purchase would be the Michael Kors Collection's belted woolen number.