As the cooler times approach we are looking forward to all the joys of cosy country casuals, plaid, tweed and chunky knits, which we sometimes wear with a shirt underneath and with a pencil or pleated skirt. A checked blazer now partners well with a contrasting skirt or trousers and a polo neck, pointed flats or kitten heels. With colour we keep things simple. One block-colour piece layered with classics in neutral shades like beige or black. Remember, our coat is a powerful piece, the first thing that people see. And for an unexpected twist add animal-print shoes. Questions? Review your style with our experts.