Jewel purpose

From colourful gem-covered cuffs that wouldn't look out of place on the Strictly dance floor, to dainty antique pieces and sleek minimalist designs, there are oodles of beautiful jewels to covet in the shops right now.

Art attack

a model wears a creation for Prada women's Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part  the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy,  AP Photo/Antonio Calanni/PA Photos

Alongside all the ravishing red, fuzzy fur and fairy-tale gowns, a decidedly more intellectual trend emerged from the autumn/winter collections, with a gallery's worth of artistic references on show.

Hide and chic

PU Leather Look Illusion Dress, AVA by Mark Heyes for Marisota, PA Photo/Handout

Not that there's anything wrong with a black biker jacket, but right now, it's time to shake things up with leather looks that are fresh, fun and fashion forward.

Playing the field

a model wearing Alexander Wang x H&M collection, PA Photo/Handout

With a Chanel 'gym' just opened in swanky New York department store Bergdorf Goodman (sort of - you can't actually workout there) and Alexander Wang's collection touching down in H&M this month, it's official: sport has never been more stylish.

Once upon a time…

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

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.

Following suit

Red Herring notch neck jacket, 40GBP, and black trousers, 22GBP, Debenhams (, 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


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...


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

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.