John Lewis-inspired sneakers at Anya Hindmarch
OK, we know it's only just autumn, but now that we've seen the new summer 2016 trends at London Fashion Week, we're wondering what we can sneak into our wardrobes right now to be totally ahead of the curve. Don't worry, we're not suggesting you pop on a pair of sandals to go out in the rain or don a backless lace dress in a chilly breeze, but there are a few big trends that have cropped up that are season-less. So there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't get on board with them right now. Here are our top three...and where to get your hands on them.
The white sneakers
Seen at Joseph, Anya Hindmarch, as well as on the feet of many fashion eds on the FROW
Not exactly a new trend, this one, but it's a step on from your Adidas Stan Smiths. You'll need either a tennis shoe style or a really simple plimsoll, either in completely plain white with no branding, or if you're after the It Sneaker, a pair of Anya's emblazoned with familiar motifs like John Lewis's stripes or the WH Smith or French super market Carrefour's logo. You'll have to wait for those ones though...
The oversized rucksack
Seen at: Burberry, on every model in the finale
We're such big fans of rucksacks here at InStyle HQ (and bumbags if we're completely honest, as seen at Christopher Raeburn) and we were delighted to see them on the backs of every model during the finale at Burberry. Forget your dinky leather backpack though - these were huge oversized ones worn low on the back. A bit like a very chic 12 year old lugging its books to school. While they do look VERY cool we would warn against overfilling them with too much stuff. It's bad for your back. If you're more of a fan of cross body bags, try the JW Anderson trick of wearing one over each shoulder. That's probably good for your back!
Buy now at: ASOS
The slip dress
Seen at: Paul Smith, Jonathan Saunders, Roksanda
We're heading straight back to the Nineties with this one: the slinky slip dress with spaghetti straps, as famously worn by Kate Moss, is back. This is one trend you'll always be able to find, because even if it's not in stores as outerwear, you can always improvise with lingeries instead. And don't panic if you need to wear a bra or are worried about getting cold; do what we did in the Nineties and wear a skinny T-shirt underneath or a denim jacket over the top.
Buy now at: Equipment