Top Trends To Try If Your Style ID Is Modern

No time for fuss and frills? Here's how to embrace your style personality for the new season

Discovering your personal style ID is all about individuality. Putting your own customised filter on the latest runway trends is a true art form - and the approach is never one size fits all. To help you find the looks to suit, we've teamed up with Hyundai to develop three separate style IDs. To find out if MODERN is a match, read on, or skip ahead to ACTIVE and BOLD.

The Modern ID

Intelligent, simple and high quality – you need your wardrobe to work as hard for you as you do while wearing it. Your schedule is organised down to the minute, from breakfast meetings to a necessary afternoon espresso, but there's no sign of you slowing down. In fact, you thrive on the pace. For inspiration, think Victoria Beckham's tailoring and Tilda Swinton's sharp silhouettes mixed with punchy shades of fuchsia or spliced with silver. Who said suiting had to be boring?

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Fashion Inspiration

This is suiting, but not as you know it. The modern woman has a wardrobe full of structured white shirts, silky blouses and pencil dresses, but takes inspiration from Calvin Klein, Balenciaga and Ferragamo with oversized jackets and wide leg trousers. "Suiting in this trend is very mannish," explains ELLE Fashion Editor Michelle Duguid. "This look is very grown up. These are things you could actually wear to work," suggests Michelle, highlighting a dogtooth or grey check as key patterns for the trend.

To take things up a level, try a bold turquoise blazer or navy velvet suit – the key is to keep everything else in your outfit simple, clean and structured. "This isn't about anything fancy, it's good tailoring cut very simply. It's quite timeless," assures Michelle. This is a look to last longer than one season.

If you're eyeing up the high street to recreate this look, make Cos your one and only stop. Here you can pick up polo necks and thick felt or wool trousers to transition from early autumn sunshine to the plummeting temperatures of winter. Layer these pieces under pencil dresses to beat the chill, or add under untucked white shirts for an unexpected longline look.

The easiest way to update workwear staples for AW17? Statement jewellery – the more graphic your accessories, the better encourages Michelle, as "there's no element of going soft" with this Style ID. Try oversized statement earrings – look to Emporio Armani for stand-out styles – or a couple of graphic bracelets over fine-knit, long sleeved jumpers.

New-Season Picks

To update your capsule wardrobe with a new set of essential pieces, mix oversized suiting with strong, structural accessories like this turquoise bag and tassel earrings. To add depth to your look, pair luxury leather skirts with white blouses in exaggerated silhouettes.

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The Ultimate Accessory

The meaning of modern is changing. Yes, your home is kitted out with the latest technology, but your mood is more back-to-basics than bells and whistles. When it comes to a car that has it all on the inside but doesn't feel flashy, there's no better choice than the Hyundai Kona. Think chic interiors with a sleek body design.

"Glide by in the knowledge that your car matches your intelligent, high-quality tastes."

With a host of tech-savvy features like head-up display, the Hyundai Kona matches your intelligent, high-quality tastes. Choose the understated Dark Knight body shade to slot seamlessly into your sophisticated aesthetic. Then get going - you've got no time to waste.

Discover the Hyundai Kona to match your style here...

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