"I love this time of year. When you’re sort of bored with summer clothes and the weather hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. It seems liberating to think about a chic, sharp winter coat, a super-flattering A-line skirt, a new chunky boot and the chance to pull on those trusty black opaques. Even more thrilling is the possibility of reinvention. Might it be time to embrace minimalism ? The downside of a new slew of trends is the all-too familiar horror that feels wrong."