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Nude and black

The colour combo for autumn.

Leopard-print coats

For a cool Studio 54 vibe - just choose retro-inspired styles.

Black peep-toe booties

Sunday, 3 October, 2010, 12:00am

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Button-down denim skirts

A mumsy favourite gets a cool update at Stella McCartney.

Houlihan cargos from J Brand

Everyone's talking about (and wearing) these skinny jeans/cargos hybrid.

Shoulder duster earrings

Statement earrings are back.

Shearling jackets

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

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Coat dresses 1940s-inspired elegance at its best.

Chunky chokers They will transform any outfit in your wardrobe this season.

Embellished tights Way cooler than those leather leggings.

The cage skirt Bondage meets fashion.

NOT

Animal-print leggings Cougars need not apply.

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

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The skirt Replacing the dress as spring's must-have item. Go for pencil styles made with metallic or textured fabrics.

Nude nails Grey and black are too depressing. It's time to go back to something tried and tested.

Bright shoes Consider shifting your shoe colour from candy hues to jewel tones.

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

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Colour clashes

Any combination goes - at least it keeps us looking happy during the downturn.

Metallic eyeshadow

Because none of us can resist looking a little sparkly, even though the holidays are over.

1920s glamour

8 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

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Bow Ties

Thanks to television show Gossip Girl, this style staple is no longer limited to preppy boys.

Gloves

It's finally cold enough to wear them! Go for metallic styles or anything by Chanel.

Anything vintage

Old-school is back, thanks to the recession.

Long johns

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

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Bushy brows

Who wants to pay HK$400 for a brow shaping in this economy?

Cotton On New from Australia, well-made cotton separates at very affordable prices. Perfect for the credit crunch.

Tom Binns

Irreverent jewellery that has never looked cooler.

Brogues, for women

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

iCandy

Even though floral dresses are a favourite in the summer months, winter florals also made an appearance on the autumn catwalks of brands such as Chloe. The best thing about this trend is that you don't need to buy new pieces for autumn.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

5 great: decorative tights

Take a walk on the dark side with this pair of black cotton tights covered in a hot pink skull print. Tights (HK$395) by Emilio Cavallini from Pedder Red, Wellington St, Central, tel: 2118 3712

This pair of thick grey tights features a thick band of purple around the calf for an unusual look. Tights (HK$499) from Frapbois, Paterson St, Causeway Bay, tel: 2895 3236

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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The eight-inch heel

Apparently six inches weren't enough for designers. God help us.

Ribbons

Forget hair, you'll find these on shirts and skirts come spring.

Crosses

This gothic style favourite is back. Head to Givenchy for must-have styles.

Costume jewellery

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

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A well-tailored blazer

Invest in something fabulous now, because they will be all the rage for autumn.

The luxe-distressed look

But don't go overboard - think silk tops with frayed hems or blazers with exposed seams on the outside.

Leather Converse trainers

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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Designer sweatshirts

Try cool, young labels such as Los Angeles-based Free City.

Brushstrokes

Artists were the inspiration for spring, with designers such as Chloe and Dolce & Gabbana showing clothes that looked hand painted.

Ruffles

Long live soft and pretty layers.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Holiday dos and don'ts

Do ...

Go for a show-stopping gown. This season saw plenty of 3-D styles with details such as origami.

Experiment with colour. Black is safe but take cues from the catwalks which were awash in vibrant shades of purple, yellow and fuchsia.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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Leather jackets A must-have this season. Go for the biker look as seen at Hermes (right) or something more avant garde from Sharon Wauchob.

Colour blocking This trend is appearing on styles from designers such as Jonathan Saunders and See by Chloe (as spotted on Mischa Barton).

Sweater dresses Comfortable, warm and chic.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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Have you got the nerve to shimmer in this season's lustrous gold and silver tones?

Lifestyle cover: metallic jacket (HK$7,050) by Black Label from BOSS Hugo Boss, Pacific Place, Admiralty. Top (HK$3,295) from Anteprima, IFC Mall, Central. Skirt (HK$3,995) by Anteprima Plastiq from Anteprima. Ankle-boots (HK$3,200) from Hogan, Pacific Place. Tights, stylist's own.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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