As autumn settles in, it’s time to give your style a sweep over, for a cleaner and fresher look to beat the dull days. Whether you’re planning to spruce up your home, wardrobe – or even both, John Lewis has the perfect edit to give your look a sharp, stylish punch. Inspired by timeless classics with a sleek, contemporary edge, blend soft and comforting neutrals with a vivid burst of rich colour, and beautiful textures to bring them all together.
Tweed and leather – for a modern take on classic style
Taking the cue from traditional menswear, autumn’s trends lean heavily towards classic heritage, combining traditional knits and patterns like tweed, herringbone and pinstripes for a sharply tailored look. Alice Temperley’s Somerset collection presents a selection of sleek separates that are perfect for both work wear and casual wear.
For a prim and polished look for the boardroom, pair the Donegal tweed waistcoat and high waisted trousers, and finish off with tough black heels. Tone it down for a softer take by swapping the trousers for dark skinny jeans, and add a soft, supple leather jacket for a hint of rock star chic. With a bright and bold printed silk scarf to accessorise, get a look that is both timeless and contemporary.
Comfort and elegance in the home
Cold days and long nights are made for snuggling into comfort, but if the thought of kitschy vintage florals and faded prints turn you off, you’ll welcome the clean yet luxuriously cosy feel of the autumn Home Edit from John Lewis. Pared down neutrals in a variety of textures keep the palette clean and simple – ideal for fitting into to any home or space, without feeling crowded and cluttered.
For the bedroom, a reversible duvet cover in deep smoke looks and feels ideal for lie ins, while the Newbury Room Divider, in crisp, clean ivory and pale wood gives both storage and structure to any room. Natty throws and covers in warm oatmeal and dove grey add some much needed comfort for cosying up in, and are great for casting haphazardly over a sofa or bed.
Contemporary elegance doesn’t mean having to swaddle your home entirely in neutrals though – and the range of bright, rich colours add some welcome interest this season. Finish off a home office or desk space with a magenta-hued desk lamp, or add a zesty punch of heat with bright coloured cushions in a variety of shades. Keep interiors inviting and appealing with contemporary artwork that combines irreverence with humour, from our range of cute and quirky prints. And for a true conversation piece, invest in the eye catching black sand timer – which runs perfectly for fifteen minutes, with deep, midnight coloured dust through its glass bowls.