Weather wise, August looks set to be as unpredictable as ever, so other than snapping up a few smart, summer sale bargains, shopping this week should be all about investing in the just-in-store, all- weather pieces that are right on trend for the new season. Sequin and embellished leggings are still big news for autumn, so buy now and add edge to everything from oversize T-shirts (like this one form Whistles) to Vanessa Brunos new leopard cardigan.
Topshops textured skirt is also an investment piece for work or play. Wear it with your faded denim jacket and a rock T-shirt or a crisp white shirt. We also love this James Joyce T-shirt from GAP that goes in store this week as part of the Product RED collection, sold to help fund the elimination of AIDS in Africa.
Finally, if you only buy one thing this week make it this chunky statement necklace. It will add a hint of a/w09 to your wardrobe and instantly update everything you wear whatever the weather.
Leather skirt with laser cut discs, £50, by Topshop
Lips print T-shirt, £16.50, by James Joyce for Gap RED Artist Editions