The Fashion Memo

Trending Now: 9 Must-Have Seasonal Updates

Discover the cult items you might have missed from our New In drop, and add to your basket before they sell out

Words Gillian BrettFashion editor Viktorija Tomasevic
Clockwise from top left: red jacket, Ferragamo; jeans, Dodo Bar Or; mini clutch, Loewe; corduroy-trimmed canvas jacket, Loewe; pink cardigan, Lisa Yang; cream mules, JW Anderson; white jacket, Toteme; hoop earring, Rainbow K; ‘GG Jumbo’ tote, Gucci; mules, Loewe; ring, Foundrae; red dress, Christopher Esber; two-tone jeans, Marques’ Almeida; T-shirt, and striped polo shirt, both MR PORTER x Arket Kids; sunglasses, Bottega Veneta Eyewear; turquoise dress, Courrèges; black dress, Gauge 81

Minimalist mini dresses

They may be diminutive in silhouette, but mini dresses make maximum impact on a night out. Daring cutouts and sensual details (see Courrèges suspender-style hem) make these seemingly simple designs statement pieces. Lean into the ’90s mood of Gauge81’s LBD by pairing it with knee-high boots, a sleek shoulder bag and understated makeup.

Artful heels

Sculptural heels add instant intrigue to a pared-back outfit. Loewe lovers will appreciate the brand’s slick black mules sitting atop its signature ‘Anagram’ logo, while JW Anderson fans are sure to fall for this cream open-toed style with a supersized gold chain link (one of the house’s instantly recognizable style codes) as its heel. Show them off with midi skirts – or midi dresses – and tailored pants that land at the ankle.

The exclusive edit

NET-A-PORTER is a treasure trove of rare finds, and Lisa Yang’s lightweight ‘Abby’ cashmere cardigan in mood-boosting pink is a case in point. Snap it up and style it out with these equally elusive cat-eye sunglasses by Bottega Veneta Eyewear – both are coveted NET-A-PORTER exclusives.

A field jacket

For preppy polish, look no further than a field jacket. Serving timeless style with a twist, Loewe’s version is trimmed with dark-brown corduroy at the collar for an authentic feel, while the relaxed shape and exaggerated flap pockets give it a fashion-forward finish. Toteme’s offering comes with classic cargo pockets in a soft beige color, which give this off-duty staple a luxe upgrade. Style them with your favorite jeans, a white crew-neck T-shirt and lug-soled boots.


Vibrant red was the key color at the FW23 shows, so those who like to be ahead of the curve can tap into fashion’s favorite new hue with pieces by Ferragamo and Christopher Esber. In fact, Ferragamo creative director Maximilian Davis is so taken with the color, he’s made scarlet his signature house shade. Fresh from his debut collection, this duchesse-satin jacket subverts sporty track styles. Take your cues from the runway and dress yours up with the matching skirt.

Pastel mini bags

Possibly the sweetest bags to emerge this season are small, sherbet-hued styles from Loewe, Gucci and more. Loewe’s mini lavender version of its famed ‘Flamenco’ clutch will add a pretty pop of color to your look. Meanwhile, Gucci has given its canvas-jacquard tote a fresh feel with a mint-green ‘GG’ motif and matching leather trims – style it with everything from denim to floaty white dresses.

Two-tone denim

Denim is the backbone of our everyday closets, but if you’re seeking souped-up versions of your go-to jeans, consider more directional designs. Dodo Bar Or’s distinctive ‘Marley’ jeans, for example, splice together two complementary denim tones, while Marques’ Almeida contrasts classic blue with white organic denim. Keep things simple on top with a block-colored knit.

White gold

White gold has risen to the fore as an SS23 must-have. Alluring and enigmatic, it lends a sophisticated feel to daytime outfits and eveningwear. Wear Rainbow K’s 14-karat diamond hoop earring with miss-matched studs and huggies, pairing with a white T-shirt and jeans for a nod to ’90s minimalism. For an evening look, consider Foundrae’s diamond-encrusted ‘Wholeness’ ring to add an opulent finish to a silk slip dress.

MR PORTER x Arket Kids

Stylish little ones will love the Arket Kids exclusive styles over on MR PORTER. Modern, minimalist silhouettes in punchy primary colors are exactly what the cool kids want to wear. Standout pieces include a red and orange striped wool and mohair-blend bouclé polo shirt; and a cute printed T-shirt.