1. 80s throwback

Designers (from left): Saint Laurent; Isabel Marant; Chanel; Isabel Marant

The shoulder-padded, nipped-in-waist styles are not going anywhere soon. Choose wide-shoulder trouser suits or sequin one-shoulder dresses paired with calf-length boots to get the look this winter.

Top picks: 

Jacket, Dh200, Iconic

Jumper, Dh3,299, Diesel

Blazer, Dh3,175, Blaze Milano at Boutique 1

Dress, Dh249, ASOS

Dress, Dh265, Dorothy Perkins

2. Floral

Designers (from left): Dolce & Gabbana; Tory Burch; Elisabetta Franchi; Louis Vuitton

Autumn florals are usually more muted and darker than their summer cousins, but this year is different. Bright florals in primary colours will add a vibrant touch when paired with boots and tights or a jacket.

Top picks: 

Skirt, Dh2,185, Alice + Olivia

Skirt, Dh910, Gerard Darel

Dress, Dh199, ASOS

Trousers, Dh890, Alice + Olivia

Dress, Dh110, Iconic

Dress, Dh5,530, No21 at Etoile La Boutique

3. Folk

Designers (from left): Paul Smith; Gucci; Etro; Naeem Khan

Imagine running through fields and hiking up mountains – all while looking super stylish.

Top picks: 

Dress, Dh6,057, Mary Katrantzou at Stylebop.com

Dress, Dh2,555, Alice + Olivia

Skirt, Dh130, Iconic

Dress, Dh409, Desigual

Dress, Dh1,570, Sandro

4. Glitter bomb

Designers (from left): Elisabetta Franchi; Paco Rabanne; Iris Van Herpen; Paco Rabanne

Shine like a disco ball with gold and silver pieces. Don’t be afraid to go OTT with sequins – the more the better. Want to opt for a more subtle look? Just select one sequinned piece at a time.

Top picks: 

Boots, Dh279, ASOS

Dress, Dh199, Miss Selfridge

Dress, Dh169, New Look

Dress, Dh169, New Look

Dress, Dh1299, Diesel

Skirt, Dh800, Dina Zaki, at Namshi

5. Texture

Designers (from left): Blugirl; Prada; Elisabetta Franchi; Salvatore Ferragamo

Whether it’s velvet, lace, leather or faux fur, layer different materials and textures to create your final look. Designers have made it easier for you this season – many pieces have built-in variations.

Top picks: 

Top, Dh149, ASOS

Skirt, Dh1,818, Alice + Olivia

Playsuit, Dh1,490, Sandro

Top, Dh790, Maje

Skirt, Dh880, Elliatt at Namshi

6. Red

Designers (from left): Giambattista Valli; Blumarine; Max Mara; Oscar de la Renta

Red is THE must-have colour for next season. So if you’re thinking of investing in a new LBD think again and go for a head-turning LRD. Red is great for casual daywear as well as smarter work-wear – try pairing high-waisted red trousers with a white shirt.

Top picks: 

Bag, Dh249, River Island

Top, Dh1,310, ALC at Boutique 1

Dress, Dh9,975, Giambattista Valli

Belt, River Island, Dh89

Frill top, Dh380, Gerard Darel

Jumpsuit, Dh350, Banana Republic