The Fashion Memo

Most Wanted

A curated roundup of the best new fashion arrivals, hand-picked by our editors

Words Kara KiaFashion editor Connie Parkinson
Clockwise from top left: T-shirt, Ganni; loafers, Jimmy Choo; ring, Courbet; bag, Saint Laurent; jeans, Citizens of Humanity; bag, Chloé; sneakers, APL Athletic Propulsion Labs + McLaren; sunglasses, Bottega Veneta Eyewear; necklace, Robinson Pelham; jacket, Loewe

The street style at this week’s Copenhagen Fashion Week offered endless inspiration for the sartorial dilemma on everybody’s mind: what to wear during those tricky trans-seasonal days ahead. Look to a lightweight jacket, comfortably chic shoes and a classic pair of blue jeans to guarantee you are one step ahead of the in-between weather – and always in impeccable style. For luxe outerwear, Loewe delivers; its sleek suede jacket is the definition of a forever piece, balancing a laid-back, Western-inspired design with a structured, utilitarian silhouette. Abbi Minchin, NET-A-PORTER’s junior market editor, describes it as the ideal layering piece to welcome fall.

“August is always when I start to think about my fall wardrobe and the trans-seasonal pieces I can add to take me through to the colder months,” says Minchin. “Loewe’s suede jacket is cool and understated, but the perfect weight for that in-between period when light layers are needed for day to night. Alternatively, take notes from fashion’s finest at Copenhagen Fashion Week, where bold, bright, statement colors and prints were pared back with relaxed denim. The ultimate finishing touch? A pair of classic sunglasses by Bottega Veneta Eyewear – because even if the temperature drops, I am very much hoping for some winter sun.”

Once you’ve secured your key staples, build on the versatility of your fall closet by adding directional pieces that bring a pop of color. Ganni’s playful ‘Heart University of Love’ cotton T-shirt adds an irreverent touch to tailoring, while the relaxed fit makes it perfect for layering over second-skin knitwear. As for your new-season edit of timeless bags, Saint Laurent has released the label’s iconic ‘Le Carré’ shoulder bag in a pretty lilac hue, which will enliven any outfit and pairs elegantly with tonal eveningwear, too.