New season wishlist
Shall we go shopping? Check out the new season's key pieces, as coveted by the Muddy HQ crew.
Yes, yes, it’s getting colder and darker, our tans have faded and we’re struggling to find an excuse to drink rosé BUT let’s be positive here for a second about the changing of the seasons. Autumn = mega fashion bounty ahoy! The shops are groaning under the weight of delicious new pieces in their new season collections. So what’s on your wishlist? Here’s what the Muddy HQ crew have their beady eyes on….
An ultra-glam red coat – chosen by founder Hero Brown
You won’t miss me at the school gates or – more likely – across a crowded bar in this scarlet showstopper. Red is everywhere this season and I couldn’t be happier – I’m officially bored of safe, boring, black coats. This Winser London one (£179) is merino wool, has a simple collarless neckline so would work with any manner of scarf or necklace arrangement, and, when paired with a slash of red lipstick, has a Hitchcock heroine vibe. It shall be mine!
The midlife hipster dungarees – chosen by associate editor Kerry Potter
It’s taken me months to find a pair of dungarees that don’t make me look (a) enormous or (b) like a children’s TV presenter but these cropped, black denim ones from Whistles (£119) are perfect. Their clever cut makes them surprisingly flattering and I can chuck any old T-shirt underneath and still look vaguely stylish. I’ve been wearing them with Birkies and white trainers, but I’d also smarten them up with a black kitten heel.
The too-cool-for-school (and the gym) trainers – chosen by marketing director Sascha Way
I may have stilettos on my business card but, at heart, I’m a trainers girl. They’re comfy, look cool and I love wearing them with a midi-skirt or dress – they give a bit of an edge to outfits than can look a too ladylike otherwise. These white Hush trainers (£145) are totally up my street – how can you not love those glittery gold stars? I’d happily wear these to a party.
The va-va-voom leopard-print number – chosen by commercial director Katie Molloy
I’ve just bought this & Other Stories coat (£155) on a whim and am now eagerly awaiting its arrival while keeping my fingers crossed we don’t have an Indian summer. Everybody loves a bit of leopard –you can’t have a bad/boring day when you’re wearing it, can you? And also when I chuck it over my jeans in the morning, it’ll automatically look like I’ve made an effort. Result!
The sexy silver boots that are totally made for walking – chosen by editorial assistant Sophie Hadjikyriacos
I’m a sucker for an ankle boot (even in summer) and these Bowie-esque beauties from Karen Millen (£225) are top of my list this season. The block heel is key – they may be high, but I can actually walk in them. And I’ll dress them down with jeans and a cool slogan T-shirt for work, and then dress them up with a little black dress for evening. And that is the kind of multi-tasking potential that helps me justify the price-tag.
The go-anywhere dress – chosen by editorial assistant Sarah Taylor
All Saints is where I always head in search of a frock, and they’ve come up trumps again this season with this slinky burgundy one (£128). I like the simplicity of the style, with just a touch of pleating detail around the neckline. It’s versatile too – one of those dresses you can wear day or night. And the sophisticated berry shade works brilliantly with silver accessories – I’ll team it with big silver dangly earrings and a chunky bangle.
The frump-free midi-skirt – chosen by intern Ailsa Renk
This H&M skirt (£34.99) is the perfect transitional piece as the seasons change. I’ve always written off midi-skirts as too frumpy but this one has won me over with its elegant cinched-in corset-style waist. On warmer days (so, you know, next year), I’d wear it with a tucked-in cami top or with a fitted jumper when it’s chilly.