Fashion: When town meets country

City slickers turn country gents (and ladies) as heritage-inspired dressing brings office wear down to earth. Stephanie Smith takes a look at the trend.

Per Una gold sequin pencil skirt, �49.50; top, from a selection. All at Marks & Spencer.

Fashion: Shine time for the Christmas party season

Don’t let anyone tell you that high-shine and sequins are garish. Stephanie Smith has tips on glitz for the party season.

Havana collection Autograph top, �45; and M&S Collection trousers, �29.50.

Fashion: Time Mrs M&S opened her mind to more than just the £10 meal deals

As Marks & Spencer previews its all-important spring collections, Stephanie Smith gives her verdict on the new direction.

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Top of the tree? Who doesn't want a shiny angel dress this Christmas? Khloe Kardashian attends the Angel Ball benefitting Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Fashion: The 10 key looks to go for this Christmas

There’s no time to waste if you want to snap up the party season’s most-longed-for buys. Stephanie Smith looks to the stars to find out what to look out for.

Cashmere Arran texture jumper, �299, from Johnstons of Elgin on

Fashion: The knit ‘It’ pieces

Knitwear goes high fashion for autumn / winter with standout pieces to take you anywhere. Stephanie Smith seeks out knits with the power to impress.

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Jaeger has launches its new autumn/winter collection, which features a luxurious pairing of wool tailoring with contemporary print. The dress is �175 and the coat is from a selection now in at the Harrogate store.

Fashion: I need a wear-with-everything perfect coat

Neither too insubstantial nor too heavy, too on-trend nor too fuddy-duddy. Stephanie Smith goes in search of the perfect coat.

Cara Delevingne arrives without broomstick for last month's Burberry Fashion Show in London. Ian West/PA Wire.

Fashion: Back to black

As the festivities approach, Stephanie Smith seeks out enchanting looks to take you all the way through winter and the party season.

Sparkle metallic faux fur scarf, �160; dress, from a selection, both

Fashion: All the fun of the fur (with no cruelty)

As faux fur dominates cosy autumn dressing, Stephanie Smith takes a look at the options for those who long to swathe themselves fashionably.

Pilcro high-rise palazzo jeans, �98; T-shirt from a selection, at Anthropologie.

Fashion: Temptation takes over as most-wanted brands launch at Victoria Gate

The wait is over as Victoria Gate finally opens this week. Stephanie Smith looks at the most-wanted brands making their Yorkshire debut.

Glen wears: Keverne black rollneck jumper, �119; Chelmsford purple velvet blazer, �349.

Fashion: How the mature man should dress - Glen Campbell wears Oliver Sweeney

Yorkshire fashion guru Glen Campbell is one very stylish man. And, as he tells Stephanie Smith, he has advice to help men of all ages look their very best.

Fluted sleeve sweater, �22; wide leg trousers, �28; bag �26; leopard print dolly shoes, �50. All at Next.

Fashion: Autumn ‘16 and the new colour scene

There’s a new sophistication coming for autumn, and colour is leading the way. Stephanie Smith explains what the new shades represent.

 Studded jacket, �188, white top under, �68.

Fashion: Anthropologie presents ... the world on your doorstep

As high fashion and home style shopping emporium Anthropologie prepares to open in Leeds, Stephanie Smith finds out what’s in store from managing director Gisela Garcia Escuela and womenswear buyer Gill McCulloch.

Roll neck, �15; check wrap, �20; bag, �39. All at M&Co.

Fashion: It’s a wrap (or maybe a cape, or a poncho)

Blanket wraps, ponchos and capes make cosy work of cold weather dressing. Stephanie Smith has advice on getting it right.


Purple jacket, �150, and trousers, �89.

Fashion: Be Cos we want to

Opening in Leeds later this month, H&M offshoot Cos has inspired a global following for its signature modern minimalism. Stephanie Smith finds out more from designers Karin Gustafsson and Martin Andersson.

Celebrity style princess Millie Mackintosh at McArthurglen York Designer Outlet launchingThe White Shirt bar, hosted in a refurbished six-wheeler American truck. It's a collaboration with legendary US shirt company Brooks Brothers and will be at York until October 9.

Fashion: The right white shirt

The white shirt is this season’s key wardrobe piece, to dress up and down endlessly. Stephanie Smith has advice on how to wear.

The Himalayan jacket. in navy snow tip sheepskin, �845, at

Fashion: Head for the coast

As the autumn short break beckons, Stephanie Smith finds the perfect pieces that blend cosy luxury with classic country style.

Charlotte Olympia Spring/ Summer 2017 London Fashion Week show at The Park Lane Hotel in London. Ian West/PA Wire

Fashion: London Fashion Week class of 2017

It’s London Fashion Week, when we find out what we’ll be wearing next year. Stephanie Smith takes a look at the approaching new trends.

Patricia Stienstra modelling a mixed blues and navy merino wool Sea Waves dress - photo taken by Jo Dennison

Fashion: The extraordinary lightness of knitwear

Joan Murray’s knitwear is like nothing else you’ll find, and it’s likely to be inspired by anything from waves on a beach to dancing dust. She talks to Sheena Hastings.

Dolce & Gabbana on the catwalk for autumn in Milan. AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Fashion: It’s all about the confidence for AW16

As the autumn collections emerge, Stephanie Smith celebrates the contrary confidence of contemporary style as it shows us new ways of dressing and living.


THE BROCADE DRESS: Anokhi Arden print dress, �129, at East. The return to rich texture sees a season of embellishment and embroidery, rich decoration and opulent detail, encrusted jewels and sequins, embossed velvets and also brocades, which offer wearable options for daytime. The beautiful raised floral pattern of this dress is reminiscent of tapestry and exotic carpets. Team with suede boots.

Fashion: The eight key pieces you’ll need for autumn/winter

As the new collections begin to emerge, Stephanie Smith picks out eight statement looks from the High Street to see you through the season in style.

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