As the seasons have clicked over from summer to autumn and the winter chill is now mere weeks away, something different is afoot in our wardrobes this year. Instead of the usual seasonal switchover whereby floaty dresses are gently folded, light linens and any hint of floral tucked away at the back of the wardrobe and sandals replaced by boots at the front of shoe racks to re-emerge in six months’ time, we are extending the shelf life of our favourite transitional pieces.
After all, do we really require a wool rich winter wardrobe when our trips out of the house are so scant? Never before has fashion’s role in our life changed quite so dramatically as it has this year, as we retreated into our homes, switching out our heels for slippers and our office garb for loungewear. Suddenly, the stuffy corporate rules that once sartorially constrained us eased off, allowing us to play with the confines of acceptability and experiment with our personal style. And what better way to do so than by playing by our own rules and rejecting the constraints of seasonal dressing?
All Saints is the ideal brand with which to take this approach. After all, the London label is known for its gritty urban take on the trends, and their summer and autumn collections slip well into the wintery months via frayed, grungy detailing and autumnal colour palettes. And what piece is more symbolic of the switch over into autumn than the iconic leather biker jacket with which All Saints is synonymous?
With as much as 50 per cent discounts on the autumn collection, and an extra 20 per cent off summer items including those staple biker jackets and suede iterations, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find a steal in the All Saints sale to snap up and inject some much-needed freshness into your outfits.
We’ve selected a few must-have items with the best discounts that we know will live in your wardrobe for years to come.
Suzie Leo Jacket, now £79.20
There’s a reason people say that leopard print is a neutral: it goes with almost everything in your wardrobe. And what more could you want from a jacket?
The light cotton Suzie jacket is the perfect transitional piece, easy to slip on as a light covering on balmier days or layer, belted under a coat to lend depth and pizzaz to an otherwise sombre outfit.
The loose, long cut of the Suzie gives it a relaxed silhouette just as suited for a casual outfit as for dressing up a smarter look.
Vola jumpsuit, now £75.20
Is there anything more comfortable than a jumpsuit? No longer just a fleeting trend, overalls are now a veritable wardrobe staple, satisfying both our juvenile desire to romp and igniting our inner Rosie the Riveter.
The lightweight, loose fabric of the Vola jumpsuit makes it perfect for pin balling from your home desk to your sofa and out to the pub, and the exposed zips and external pockets add glamour to the workwear aesthetic.
Mina Suede Tassel Jacket, now £143.20
Buttery soft suede in a deep cherry tone – there’s more than a hint of the Wild West in this modern iteration of the classic fringed jacket
Front and back yoke detailing smartens up this traditionally casual piece, that takes its origins from Native American dress, and the zip fastening adds a contemporary twist.
Pair with simple black jeans and boots to let everyone know this is not your first rodeo.
Soaring Shirt, now £33.60
Who said a Hawaiian shirt was only for summer?
There’s more than a little Romeo Montague about this retro-style Hawaiian shirt. Inspired by Japanese Kimonos, the print sees soaring swallows dip and dive over mountains around blue skies, as shots of acid green flowers lift the palette.
The Cuban collar, which has enjoyed a return to menswear in recent seasons, removes any possible novelty elements, making it a timeless piece for your wardrobe, and will have you looking forward to next summer more than ever.
Flander Crew Jumper
You never can go wrong with stripes. This grey pullover is crafted from a wool alpaca blend that is gorgeously soft and warm.
The ribbed crewneck makes it a classic item that will outlive seasonal trends, and buying it in a bigger size will give it a slouchy, contemporary feel and allow you to pull it over chilly hands as winter nights draw in.
Pair it with black jeans or slip over a crisp white shirt when you need to smarten up.
Don’t miss out the All Saints end of season sale. Shop now at allsaints.com*
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