Maximalism

Patterns are what your winter wardrobe's all about: the more chintz the better — think your gran's interior décor in terms of inspo. We're talking floral from the wallpaper, to the checks on the sofa. And apply those patterns to every item — the less matchy-matchy the better. Now go forth into the world, you beautiful, veritable whirlwind of colourful prints.

Floral

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A by Jigsaw is a line of luxury pieces with clashing colours and textures. Our pick is the Hibiscus print, a striking floral design, hand-drawn by Jigsaw’s in-house artists. The shirt has contrast pearl tipping on the cuffs and collars and gold buttons — like you needed extra impact.

Jigsaw, £250

Tartan

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Tartan is back in a big way. Think Cher Horowitz and you're in the right ballpark. JW Anderson gives tartan a 2017 update with the turquoise, yellow and white Macpherson asymmetrical, knotted sleeve top. For added out-of-order-but-in-a-good-way, pair with a pinstripe on the bottom half.

JW Anderson £490

Brocade

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A feature on patterns wouldn’t be complete without the leopard-print and florals loving Studio B. This co-ord number is from Copenhagen based Gestuz, geniuses in the effortlessly edgy department. The rose jacquard print jacket is the answer to all your winter statement wardrobe needs. Multiply that statement by the power of two with matching trews.

Gestuz £220

Stars

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For office friendly patternage, Warehouse's star skirt offering is very possibly the answer. The black and silver palette says 'I'm a grown-up' but the stars add playfulness. Wear with tights (we haven't totally lost our minds — it's almost December) and heeled ankle boots to be completely plummeting temperature ready.

Warehouse £39

And Stripes

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If you know us at all, you know we're partial to pyjamas. This silky, stripey, joyful button down shirt from & Other Stories is the socially acceptable way to be permanently bedtime ready. We’d totally take a size up of this red and blue stripe heaven for the ultimate laid-back, oversized vibes. But hey, you do you.

& Other Stories £59

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