The latest picks from Fashion Director Shelly Vella

We may have spent last year in loungewear, but the latest fashion reflects the fact that work, weekends out and socialising are all very much on the up. If you’re looking for stylish autumn/winter clothes that will stand the test of time, then look no further. YOU’s Fashion Director Shelly Vella has rounded up her best buys, from her ‘dream dress’ to a classic knit you’ll be wearing for years to come…

Charles & Keith handbag
Charles & Keith

Layla Patent Chain Link Crossbody Bag – Brick, £75, Charles & Keith

‘Some things come in small packages, like the perfect run around bag for instance. Bang on trend in a terracotta tone and just the right size for the essentials.’

prairie dress

The winter scallop prairie dress, £295, Seraphina

‘Meet my dream dress. I love the gingery hue, sustainable credentials and the fact that it will look as good in summer as it will through winter. Simply layer up with knee high boots and a roll neck.’

Crystal Huggies in Rose Gold
Astrid & Miyu

Trilliant Crystal Huggies in Rose Gold, £55, Astrid & Miyu

‘I like my sparkle subtle and a huggie earring is the perfect way to add a little glamour to an understated outfit.’

cream jumper

The Hardy – Natural Ecru, £325, Navygrey

‘With sustainability at the forefront of conversation right now, it’s important to really invest well in classic pieces. The chunky knit for example, buy and care for it well and it will last forever. Cost per wear is my mantra.’

check overshirt

Tan Check Button Through Overshirt, £76, Warehouse

‘Weekends have never looked so cosy. The shacket is not going away anytime soon. I love this spicy checked version. Great with jeans or thrown, grunge-style, over a slinky column dress.’

floral dress
Nobody’s Child

Rosie Midi Dress, £39.20 (was £49), Nobody’s Child

‘A sustainable steal and a sexy slither of a winter floral dress that’s just perfect for date night. Simply add an ankle boot and chunky cardigan to stave off chills.’