Perfectly simple

The season's main prescription is to keep it plain, keep it neat, but, for goodness sake, get it right. Photographs by Tim Brett-Day
Right Camel cashmere double-breasted coat, pounds 440, by Joe Casely-Hayford, available from Brother 2 Brother, 202 West Street, Sheffield, and Pellicano, 63 South Molton Street, London W1; white patent knee-high boots, pounds 215, by Robert Clergerie,

Opposite Silk angora grey/black short sleeve top, pounds 50, available from French Connection, 249 Regent Street, London W1, and branches nationwide; grey stretch wool pencil skirt, pounds 75, by Wannabe at Patrick Cox, available from Wannabe, 129 Sloane Street, London SW1; white patent knee boots by Robert Clergerie, available from Robert Clergerie, 67 Wigmore Street, London W1, stockist inquiries 0171 935-3601

Brown wool sleeveless knee-length dress, pounds 200, and brown crocodile effect shoes, both by Miu Miu, available from Pellicano, 63 South Molton Street, London, W1 Brown shiny leather belted jacket, pounds 565, by Miu Miu, available from Pellicano as before; black wool gabardine A-line skirt, pounds 117, available from Agnes b, 111 Fulham Road, SW3 and 235 Westbourne Grove W11