Make the most out of the nights now drawing in with rich velvets paired with opulent faux furs, satin ribbons and chandelier earrings.
Monsoon were onto something when they colour matched the sell-out red velvet dress with our favourite wine and the result is perfection. Cut just above the knee and nipped in at the waist, pair with a contrasting floral blouse to wear underneath and add an emerald green Alice band to give a nod to the medieval trend that swept the AW18 catwalk.
If dresses aren’t your thing, indulge in a navy velvet trouser two-piece from favourite, L.K Bennett which can be teamed with a statement heel or choose a slip-on in violet or plum purple to keep the look elegantly relaxed.
If head to toe velvet scares you, keep it minimal- add a mule, a bow or a jacket with a velvet lapel and interpret the trend in your own way.
Take shade in plush velvets
Model wears: Blouse, £35, River Island; velvet dress, £110, Monsoon; headband, £8, Asos; bow, stylist’s own
Match your surroundings in teal greens, violet purples and navy velvets
Model wears: Faux fur jacket, £95, Amo Couture; velvet top, £225; velvet trousers, £250, both L.K. Bennett; slip-ons, £49, Office; Nyo earrings, £90, Chalk Jewellery
Keep it regal this season in royal purple
Model wears: Flare-sleeve velvet dress, £175, Ghost; Rosettie earrings, £117, Nocturne; bow, stylist’s own; embellished bag, £80, Dune London; mini arrow ring, £60, Lola Rose
Mix high shine with soft silvery velvets
Model wears; Shiny faux leather trousers, £216, Persevere London at Farfetch; silver embellished top, £260 (part of set), Comino Couture, cominocouture.com; grey velvet blazer, £110, Monsoon at Littlewoods
Keep it co-ord this Autumn
Model wears: Velvet gathered top, £600; curve front pencil skirt, £400, both Andrew Majtenyi
Photographer: Paul Whitfield
Stylist: Paula O’Connor
Photographer assistant: Jake Newell
Hair and make-up: Sian Duke using Lancôme and Bumble & Bumble
Model: Victoria Lehman @ Select
Amo Couture- amocouture.co.uk
Andrew Majtenyi- andrewmajtenyi.com
Comino Couture- cominocouture.com
Chalk Jewellery- thechalkhouse.com
Dune London- dunelondon.com
L.K. Bennett- lkbennett.com
Lola Rose- lolarose.co.uk
River Island- riverisland.com