1French Connection shirt, pounds 40. Bright blue shirt with single breast pocket and double buttoned cuff. A well designed shirt for work or home. A great way to brighten up the dullest of wardrobes. Available from branches of French Connection. Call 0171 580 2507.

2 Blue suede Kickers, pounds 49.99. Colour coded on the soles for those who find it hard to distinguish left from right. The comfy trainer is a hard trend to quash, so take to picking the perfect pair to co-ordinate with your wardrobe. Available from branches of JD Sports nation-wide. Call 0181 346 2600.

3 John Smedley top, pounds 67. This long sleeved, three button polo top in pure new wool is a design classic. Easy to wear as it is both smart and casual. Once on, you won't want to take it off, and it will become a key element in your autumn /winter wardrobe. Available from stockists nation wide. Call 0171 734 1519.

4 Dirk Bikkembergs homme cardigan, pounds 295. This bold zip-front cardigan in blue with green stripes is definitely not for the traditionalists. Not only are the colours a far cry from the usual greys and browns associated with men's cardigans, but it's also daringly cropped at the waist. Available from Liberty, London. W1. Call 0171-734 1234

5Blue tie, pounds 29.50 and Paul Smith cufflinks, pounds 45. Single colour ties like this one from Liberty, are very popular at the moment. For maximum effect team with the same colour shirt, and then add Paul Smith peacock- effect cufflinks, pounds 45. Available from Paul Smith, Floral Street, London WC2 and Kafka, 41 Union Terrace, Aberdeen. Call 0171 379 7133.

6Levi's cap sleeved T-shirt, pounds 21. Royal blue T-shirt with navy trim and 'original' slogan. The cap sleeves give it a modern 'clubby' look, although it is not suffocatingly tight. Available from Levi stores nation- wide. Call 01604 790 436.