You might have worn nothing but a sun dress, shades and a straw hat for the past three months and the thought of slipping into a winter coat might still feel like a long way off, but the new season is coming. As the latest collections begin to arrive, it's time to start making some smart sartorial decisions. From the coat trend to try this year to the print tribe you want to join, here are 10 sartorial decisions to make before embarking on your autumn/winter 2018 shopping list.
1. The Print: Animal vs Checks
Animal prints were the standout pattern on the autumn/winter 2018 catwalks with everyone from Victoria Beckham and Tom Ford to Michael Kors and Max Mara championing the trend. But if you don't fancy taking a walk on the wild side, there is another print tribe you can join this autumn: checks. Erdem, Calvin Klein and Versace all made a case for statement checks in the form of dresses, coats and two-pieces.