Autumn's hot styles herald a season for change.

Autumn is officially here, bringing a plethora of gorgeously soft knits and luxurious wraps to cocoon yourself in. Fall in love with chic, tailored coats and easy-to-wear trenches. Capes are heroes with oversized and unexpected silhouettes giving a stylish edge.

Autumn textures see leather, suede and faux fur making a welcome return.

Striking prints are complemented by neutral shades of nude, grey and navy - monochrome has timeless appeal. The new season's palette comes in sumptuous tones of plum, raspberry and claret and rich hues of cinnamon, russet and terracotta.

Company of Strangers Painters trench adds a glam touch with its striking gold/black "Nouveau" print.

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Karen Millen's study in shades of brunette is a perfect ensemble for crisper days.

The boucle coat with high funnel neck has a distinctly 60s feel. Team with tailored culottes and knee high boots.

Go graphic with Kate Sylvester's The Face Tee and Therese skirt. This A-line leather skirt is the ultimate addition to your wardrobe and is bound to become a staple.

C & M's Florencia dress and Antonella pant celebrate this season's hottest shade: Bordeaux and channel a mood of relaxed opulence. To add vibrant colour to grey autumn days wear Silence Was's Elsie maxi-dress in burnt orange, with fluted trumpet cuffs add interest to this effortless, elegant dress.

Zambesi's Combie jacket and Rodeo jeans reignites our love affair with black. The leather sleeves and faux fur body of the jacket add instant cool factor that is only enhanced by the leather fringing on the jeans.

Andrea Moore's Arrange cape in wineberry is a sophisticated piece easy to integrate into your existing wardrobe and leather pants add a rock'n'roll edge.

Must-haves for the new season

Create a purple haze by smoking up those eyes with Mac's Eye Shadow in Purple Times Nine.

Add a "now" touch with Witchery's resin bead hoop earrings and step out in style in Kathryn Wilson's covetable Mariee boots.

Discover your inner rock goddess with metallic nails. Essie's nail polish in Bell-Bottom Blues is my go-to shade right now.

Long lashes never go out of style. Go for a tried-and-true classic such as Maybelline New York's Colossal Go Extreme Leather black mascara.

When in doubt, a neutral-toned bag such as Timothy Oulton's Nene shoulder bag works with virtually anything. Embrace the new season and start making the transition. Say goodbye summer and hello to the exciting new autumn fashion.

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