YES YOU CAN: Wear autumn florals

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

I have a soft spot for autumnal floral prints, possibly because they extend those last hazy days of summer but also because they look great teamed with the season’s new shoes and accessories. A pretty dress works well layered with a rollneck sweater underneath as the temperature drops or with a slick blazer or coat to take the look to work or dinner.

How to wear autumn florals:

Monochrome keeps the look simple but sophisticated. Dress, £89, Aligne

For standout glamour

The gorgeous floral prints of Karen Millen’s collab with artist Kate Bickmore are essential eveningwear.

Dress, £299, Karen Millen

Bag, £255, Russell and Bromley

Sandals, £32, Schuh

Sunglasses, £170, MMK, Michael Kors

Necklace, £130, Chlobo

Earrings, £65, Chlobo

A graphic print in autumnal hues slips effortlessly into the new season. Dress, £320, Lily and Lionel

For off-duty chic

A pop of colour via a layered rollneck looks fun under a long dress and keeps you warm too.

Dress, £139, Dilli Grey

Jumper, £19.99, ZARA

Boots, £250, Jigsaw

Hat, £59, Hicks and Brown

Necklace, £34, Hush

Bag, £28, Next

Sketchy prints are the perfect entry point for those shy of traditional florals. Dress, £79, boots, £89, Kin, John Lewis

For a smart short cut

A ditsy print and high neckline are great for work. Pair with mid heels and understated jewellery.

Coat, £165, Monsoon

Dress, £19.99, Reserved

Earrings, £155, Otiumberg

Boots, £119, And/Or, John Lewis

Bag, £160, Essentiel Antwerp