Razan dress, 149GBP; Valencia shoe, 59GBP, Monsoon (, PA Photo/Handout

Once upon a time…

Fashion is often fantastical, but it's gone all-out this winter, as folklore and fairy tales were the inspiration for some of the stand-out shows during the AW14 fashion weeks.

Get the London look


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


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


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

Grey matter


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

The seasonal shift


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


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


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

Kimono kool


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


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

Club Tropicana


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

It's all white


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


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


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

Score a style hat trick


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


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

Shades of summer


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

Dapper dads ahoy!


When it comes to fashion, fathers can be stuck in their wardrobe ways: unlikely to be swayed by the latest catwalk trends and nonplussed by celebrity style icons.

Cosset cossie confidence


Nothing says 'holiday' like a new bikini or swimsuit - or three. With so much swimwear variety, it's difficult to select just one piece for your suitcase.

Check it out


If stripes feel too straight and you're not dotty about spots, checks are the prints you need to, er, check out this season.

Painted ladies


Join the art movement this summer for a new take on prints. No design classes or paint brushes necessary - the high street has come up with its own wearable works of art.