Fashion

Following suit

Red Herring notch neck jacket, 40GBP, and black trousers, 22GBP, Debenhams (www.debenhams.com), PA Photo/Handout

Cast your mind back to a time, not that long ago, when the only reason you'd pull that tired old trouser suit (black, of course) from the depths of your wardrobe was for a job interview - or a funeral.

Seeing red

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In a sea of dark neutrals, red is fashion's standout hue of choice this season.

Mod-ify your style

a model wearing a creation for Louis Vuitton's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Picture credit should read: PA Photo/AP Photo/Jacques Brinon

Every season has a vintage obsession, and for autumn/winter 2014 it's undoubtedly the era that brought us miniskirts and mods.

Get your coat...

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Wave goodbye to the Indian summer. Instead, shift your focus to the serious business of buying a winter coat.

Get the London look

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When it comes to the Fashion Week calendar, London is undoubtedly the most experimental of the capitals, while New York is commercial, Milan is all about glamour and Paris showcases high-end chic.

Dress up for snuggle season

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Autumn has arrived - and with it comes an abundance of fabulous fashions. But before you blow all of your spare money on boots, coats and dresses, spare a thought for your little ones, as their wardrobes will likely need replenishing, too.

Style to fall for

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A high summer wardrobe is like a holiday romance. It's fleeting and only really works in blazing sunshine.

Grey matter

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If black and navy are the fallback colours for autumn/winter, then grey is the new neutral on the block.

The seasonal shift

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When it comes to the seasons, fashion is always one giant leap ahead. We might be just packing away our holiday bikinis but the high street is fully immersed in winter coat mode.

Magpie mode

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Once you reach the end of a fashion season, your wardrobe can start to feel over-familiar. But there's a quick and easy way to give tired high summer pieces an instant boost - with statement jewellery.

Join the fashion packs

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Forget spotting the Big Five; simply go on the prowl for this season's safari trend instead.

Kimono kool

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For days when it's too hot for coats and too cool for bare arms, reach for a kimono. These cover-up marvels are the perfect antidote for those in-betweeny summer days.

Back to cool

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A sticky, heatwave can melt away the foundations of your working wardrobe in an instant.

Club Tropicana

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If you don't have a plane ticket booked for the tropics, get some exotic escapism via your closet.

It's all white

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If you've overdosed on bright colour, zingy neons and bold prints so far this summer, make a clean break with white. The coolest shade of the season is the ideal tonic for the heatwave months.

Get shorty

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Once the barometer rises, so too do hemlines. But forget skirts and dresses that come with the risk of a Marilyn Monroe-style flash - shorts are 'the' practical solution for summer leg exposure.

Escape in style

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Whether you're globetrotting or weekending in Whitstable, a well-packed suitcase can make or break your holiday style.

Score a style hat trick

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The sporting calendar is virtually impossible to avoid this summer. Admit defeat and channel your favourite tournament with this season's sports luxe trend.

Best dressed guest

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Forget the bikini season panic. There's nothing like a summer event dress code to put you in a fashion spin.

Shades of summer

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It's not officially summer until you've got a shiny new pair of sunglasses on your head.