The 5 key pieces for a/w17

Show Stylist, Lucy Reber, is bringing her expertise to the Stylist Catwalk at our Festival of Inspiration this November. As Stylist Magazine’s former Fashion Editor and freelance stylist, fashion editor and writer, we can’t wait to see her take on the trends for a/w17.

Ahead of Stylist Live, she shares the 5 key a/w17 pieces you should be buying.


With the arrival of September comes the inevitable back to school feeling. The seasons are changing and it’s time for a serious style injection into your flagging summer wardrobe. Good news, then, that the key pieces for A/W17 are already available to buy on the high street – but which ones are worth investing in?


Tailoring is huge for the new season, as are heritage checks. So this smart blazer pleasingly ticks two trends in one. Wear with a slogan tee, frayed hem jeans and ankle boots for an insouciant off duty look.

Blazer, £49.99, Zara


This dress will end up being one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Wear now with flat sandals and a denim jacket. Then as the weather gets colder, layer it up with a skinny roll neck and slouchy knee high boots.

Dress, £39.99, H&M


Your jeans shape for Autumn should be wide legged, high waisted and cropped. This zip detail pair from Topshop are especially chic. Wear with a lady like blouse and point toe courts to give them a grown up edge.

Jeans, £45, Topshop


Ladylike blouses with a print and neck tie will be your new go to top. Get ahead of the curve with this striped number from Mango. Will look just as good with jeans as with tailored trousers — the perfect office update.

Blouse, £49.99, Mango


Nothing says a/w like a sparkly shoe and this amazing bow detail pair feel completely of the moment. They should be worn with lurex socks for ultimate sparkle and a cropped trouser to show them off. Wear with last seasons jeans and dresses for an instant update.


Shoes, £29.99, New Look


Access to the Stylist Catwalk is included with all ticket types.

Stylist Live brings everything you love about Stylist magazine to life across three days of experts, interviews, comedy, food, beauty and fashion exclusives.

10 -12 November, Olympia London.