Why Sézane’s Newest Drop Makes For The Perfect Capsule Wardrobe | AD

… it’s their best drop yet

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I know I say it every time, but this autumn drop from Sézane* is unreal. Think luscious cosy knits, tailored wide leg trousers, ‘wear with anything’ ballet pumps and coats so timeless you’ll be grabbing them out from your wardrobe for years to come. Of course there are pop of colour and florals, but for neutral lovers like moi, it’s a pretty heavenly offering. I’ve had some of my Sézane Cardigans* for years at this point and they have lasted so well, with minimal piling and still soft to the touch. That’s why it’s perfect for adding to a capsule wardrobe, because these pieces are built to last; high quality, high finish and every detail thought out. If I really had to narrow it down, I’d say Sézane excel in four areas – coats and jackets, knitwear, leather accessories and elevated basics – think flowy trousers, beautifully cut bodysuits, dresses that are just as good for the office as they are for date night. Here’s my edit for autumn…


Can I just start by saying that Sézane have produced the most perfectly weighted thick-but-not-too-thick blazer jacket and called it THE RALPH JACKET*?! How divine. I just HAD to have it. For a slightly oversized fit, I’d recommend going one size up if you’re between sizes (it’s what I’m wearing in these photos). If it’s a trench that you’re after then the Scott Trench* looks nicely tailored and comes in a gorgeous camel and a khaki too. For a jacket that just has a really high-end feel about it – try the Paolo Coat*. Super thick and a great caramel tone that looks so good with an all denim outfit. And I really like the look of the Eddy Jacket* too – a bit between a cardigan and a bomber, it looks like one of those jacket you could just throw over any outfit to finish it off.


I just think good cardigans are hard to come by, and Sézane do them so, so well. I feel like the Emile Knit* looks good with denim and some ballet flats and being quite heavily ribbed, will make a good layering choice this autumn (I’m wearing it in a M). The Betty Cardigan* is a whole thing on its own, you know? Totally gives that quiet luxury vibe, plus it comes in cream too. I’ve been going on and on about how burgundy will be my colour of the season and this Basile Cardigan* is exactly the kind of tone I’m talking about; great if you want to give a nod to the red trend without wearing bright red. It’s not just limited to cardigans though and the styling of this Freja Dress* has me tempted. A knitted mini dress, with rolled sleeves, a big tote and some ballet flats? SIGN ME UP.


I’ve been wearing my Milo Bag* a tonne recently. It just goes with everything, tucks nicely under my arm and it’s just very practical whilst also being very chic. I love it! In fact Sézane’s bag line-up has had a shake-up and the new styles are LUSH! Check out the Romie Bag* – slouchy, leather tote perfection. It looks roomy too. I’m also loving their Paula Babies* which are a mix of a Mary Jane, ballet flat and slingback all in one. Really nice for when you want to add a touch of elegance to your outfit. If it’s a flat you’re after then can I point you in the direction of the Matilda Ballerinas*? So simple, but so timeless – they’d look great with a wide leg trouser or a slightly cropped denim style.


This a hard category to pin down, but you know it when you see it. Case in point this matching set – the Maxence Shirt* and Georgio Trousers*. A slinky two-piece number that can be mixed and matched, but looks like pure luxury when it’s pieced together. Add a loafer and some chunky jewellery and you’re sorted (I wear both in a UK12). Something else I’d put in the category of elevated basics is this Donatela Dress* – a knitted mini that I’m just desperate to wear with some ballet flats, or tights and knee-high boots when it gets colder. Or this – the Eliane Bodysuit*, which is pure elegance and is such a good ‘jeans a nice top‘ top, you know the one. Then finally, the Julie Overalls* – a cord wide-leg dungaree-style one piece. It doesn’t get more elevated than that.

Photos by Mark Newton