Big news this season is quilting, found on everything from shirts to winter coats. Opt for luxe fabrics and keep it matte — wet-look nylon is best left to the Italians. Jil Sander has made a brilliant woollen quilted jacket for Uniqlo, while Louis Vuitton’s lightly quilted bomber is a good halfway house.
TIP: If wearing a padded jacket, don’t try and squeeze a blazer underneath. Wear a shirt and cardigan to look smart in the office and leave you with room to breathe out of it.
Beige quilted jacket, £1,700, by Louis Vuitton. White cotton shirt, £105, by Nicole Farhi. Red wool tie, £59, by Ede & Ravenscroft. Orange cotton V-neck jumper, £135, by Hackett. Khaki cotton chinos, £389, by Paul Smith. Brown suede brogues, £165, by Russell & Bromley
Photograph by Lisa Gee