Carine Roitfeld, former Vogue editor and all-round style inspiration, has revealed that she will be collaborating with Uniqlo on a 40-piece womenswear collection this October.

Roitfeld may seem an unlikely choice to collaborate with the Japanese brand – her penchant for smudged kohl eyeliner and mussed up hair doesn't immediately seem to fit with the store's minimalist aesthetic – but when you think about it, the partnership actually makes total sense.

Uniqlo is a brand known for it's classic staples and Carine is the same. Whether it's a pencil skirt, blouse and jacket, or a suit with shirt she's wearing, Carine, like many other chic French women, has a uniform approach to dressing. And it's a uniform made up of pieces that will never go out of style – just like Uniqlo.

Speaking about the collaboration, Carine said: 'I started from the idea of clothes that I would want to wear myself, and developed this into clothes that anyone would want to wear, a woman’s ideal of clothes that make her feel transformed when she wears them.'

With that in mind, we've taken a look at some of Carine's trademark looks to see what we can expect come October:

Pencil skirts
Carine pretty much lives in a pencil skirt. Hitting just above, or just below, the knee, it's a mainstay in the fashion editor's wardrobe and is always paired with wither a silk blouse, T-shirt and jacket or simple sweater. It's a combinations that can never go wrong. But remember: if you want to fit in with the Parisian ladies, then leave the tights at home.


White shirts
It's not just French women that love the white shirt, however few wear it better. We're hoping to see both a mannish cotton number as well as a louche silk version in Carine's collection.


Black lace
Sheer lace is Carine's go-to for evening. Whether it's in blouse or skirt form, if you want to vamp up your look in one easy step, black lace is the way to do it.


Skinny scarves
The easiest accessory to throw over a shirt or top, Carine rarely leaves the house without a skinny scarf around her neck. Plus they work just as well for day as they do for evening (just switch up the fabrics).


Statement eyewear
Carine's shades might not be too everyone's tastes, but they work wonders in turning an otherwise understated outfit into a standout look.

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