The fresh new Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection by British favourite Hobbs has a pragmatic approach to how the modern woman dresses today.  Expanding the traditional confines of daywear and eveningwear, the collection mixes formal and casual with masculine and feminine aspects for a contemporary feel.

Hobbs grey Elsa Coat, Cathy Skirt, Agatha Brogues

With a focus on laidback elegance, everyday essentials are paired with occasion pieces, with traditional fabrics like tweed woven with sparkly threads or a wool/ flannel blend sprinkled with sequins and luxe pieces like pretty embroidered dresses in contrast with herringbone overcoats, bouclé paired with lace and embellished silk skirts worn with Melton wool coats.  Tonal dressing is huge this season and the neutral palette of granite, navy, cream and camel is perfect for tone-on-tone layering, with accents of autumnal moss green or crimson.

Hobbs cream Joanne Coat, Lauren Top, Lauren Skirt

Accessories continue the high/ low mix, with their popular Agatha Brogues re-imagined in patent metallic leather,  slouchy knee-high boots and a smart claret leather doctor's tote.

Hobbs Angelique Lace Dress, Agatha Brogues

Hobbs grey long Alina Coat, Agatha Brogues