Fashion Director Alice Casely-Hayford Edits the Season

As fashion Director at Refinery 29, Alice Casely-Hayford is one of the most witty, stylish and outspoken women we know. Add to that an encyclopedic knowledge of everything worth knowing about the fashion today, and you'll see why we thought Alice just the woman to advise us on what's worth investing in this Autumn. Alice, take it away... 

"My daily uniform is a pair of jeans with a T-shirt or blouse and statement coat. These gorgeous gold mules are the perfect finishing touch. They may not be wholly weather-appropriate with a backless silhouette and crafted in crushed velvet but my goodness, they brighten up a cold winter's day (and my wardrobe) beautifully."

Mules, £515, Haider Ackermann at Browns

"I have one Prada bag in my collection that I procured from my mother about a decade ago (sorry mum, if you were wondering where it had gone). It's pink and playful with a beautiful geometric print. This bag is very different but just as playful and vibrant and I love the trompe l'oeil design. And so my current velvet obsession continues..."

Bag, £1890, Prada at


"I have a thing for gold rings and this J.W.Anderson ring complements the Pierce bag that I carry most days."

 Ring, £130, J W Anderson at Browns

"Truth be told, I'm not much of an earring wearer as I feel they draw attention to my extraordinarily long neck! However, these stunning hoops are subtle, elegant and a lovely way to complete any outfit from day denim to a chic evening dress."

Earrings, £170, Otiumberg

"These might just be the perfect party shoes. Erdem's designs are always feminine and magical. With the launch of his collection for H&M his fanbase is about to skyrocket."

Sandals, £640, Erdem