As we’re gearing up for LFW, editing our wardrobes as the nights get cooler and the days get shorter, we decided to embrace the joys of the autumnal trends and get preppy.

King of the Preps, Paul Smith showcased why he’s a British icon when it comes to creating hot-to-trot trends when he launched his AW11 collection earlier this year. On great form, the fashion designer skilfully translated what he does for men, for women. Men’s tailoring was slimmed down for the female form but otherwise untouched. Polka dot blazers under collarless coats, pinstripe city trousers, herringbone blazers and boyish cashmere cardigans; It’s his wardrobe in a smaller size.

Yearning to get our Paul Smith thang on, first things first, we focused on the room below our heads. The Paul Smith models looked enviably cool and comfortable, accessorising this most covetable trend with glasses that depicted an amalgamation of the 70s office worker, and 50s rockabilly.  Glasses framed the model’s elfin features, contrasting with soft, school girl-styled tresses or complementing a ‘don’t mess’ quiff, this season everyone wants to be a Paul Smith girl. Grab your brogues and braces ladies and get set for back to school-cool.

Portobello by London Retro

Cute cat-eyes from Lucky Brand