Fashion’s love affair with all things lace continues this season, but with a twist. If there’s one must-see show for evening wear it’s Lanvin, and now the high street is following where the catwalks lead, with sexy black lace on jewel-coloured dresses and skirts that scream cocktail hour. Prim, proper, but very femme fatale.
Skirt, £30, Dorothy Perkins; dress, £120, Star by Julien Macdonald at Debenhams; cuff, £28, Fred And Pickles; collar, £15, River Island
How to wear
Baroque ’n’ roll pants
Baroque is one of the biggest trends this autumn, and River Island has nailed it. But if the thought of gold foiling, crazy clashing prints and OTT frills and flounces doesn’t float your fashion boat, then don’t worry.
Baroque is easily dressed down if you mix it with soft knits or a T-shirt for a rockier look.
Arieta, 32, a PR manager at River Island, wears: jumper, £45, trousers £40, socks, £4.50, shoes £60, all River Island; jewellery, Arieta’s own
* Flirt with foil Golden glitz isn’t just for after dark – daytime baroque rocks!
* Go flat out Try a pair of flat velvet smoking slippers with baroque pants.
* Hero piece Make like a dandy and don a cape by night.
* Bling it on Pile on the jewels for a wicked weekend look.
Be a fashion boffin in this studious pencil scarf. If it doesn’t spark a conversation on your daily commute, then I don’t know what will.
Scarf, £18, ASOS