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OCTOBER 27, 2022

Inspired by New York and Milan’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collections, here is urban cool in a dash. For city-smart drama, choose high-shine and luxe fabrics in structured silhouettes. Whimsical prints are for a more relaxed approach.


Opt for grown-up spots or star-festooned pieces in sheer fabrics. Pair them with semi-tailored pieces for a look that’s more sophisticated than girly-girl.

(From left) On Manuela: Top with star prints, Massimo Dutti; skirt, Myth; shoes, Stella Luna.On Sam Gomez: Dress with leather bodice, Mango; polka-dot scarf, Massimo Dutti; shoes, model’s own.On Pauline: Button-down shirt with star prints and bow, Jaspal, Adora; blazer, Mango; shorts, Forever 21; shoes, Michael Antonio.On Samantha Lewis: Polka-dot dress, Disenador; shoes, Michael Antonio.On Melanie: Top with star prints, Massimo Dutti; polka-dot pleated shorts, Jaspal, Adora; shoes, Michael Antonio

Slithering sensation

Exotic skins abound this season—snake print in charming chiffons, glossy fabrics, textured textiles. Look beyond this trend’s extreme elements and mine its subtly seductive side.

(From left)On Melanie: Blazer, sequined top, snake print pants, and belt, all Mango; python-skin shoes, Schutz, Adora.On Sam: Top, model’s own; jacket, Zara; snake print pants, Mango; leather boots, Massimo Dutti.On Pauline: Mustard long-sleeve top, Etro, Adora; shorts, Forever 21; leather boots, Stella Luna.On Manuela: Snake print button-down shirt, Zara; jeans, Forever 21; suede boots, Michael Antonio.On Samantha: Sequined dress, Warehouse; snake print blazer, Zara; shoes, Stella Luna

Retro revival

From sloping shoulders and bracelet sleeves to eye-popping shades, ‘60s silhouettes put a retro spin on ladylike dressing and keep things interesting.

(From left) Dress with peekaboo detail, Zara; fuchsia dress, Massimo Dutti; peacoat, Zara; purple dress, Topshop; blue dress with leather details, Mango.

Flower power

Painterly swirls and winter florals allow for rich hues such as ruby, citrine and, the season’s staple color, black.

(From left) On Manuela: Dress with cutouts, Topshop; shoes, Michael Antonio.

On Melanie: Top, Warehouse; tan leather skirt, Dorothy Perkins.On Sam Gomez: Floral sheer top, Topshop; shorts, Forever 21; shoes, Schutz, Adora.On Samantha Lewis: Asymmetrical dress, Mango.On Pauline: Knit top, Forever 21; wide-leg pants, Zara; shoes, Schutz, Adora.