If there's one thing I will be buying this autumn (which I can hardly believe I don't already own), it will be a black leather biker or bomber jacket like this one from French Connection. At first glance, the asymmetrical zip and collar might feel like it's been 'done' many-a-time over, but look harder and the cropped sleeves and patent finish gives it a very '08/'09 feel.

I will be looking forward to channeling my inner Emmanuelle Alt, and pairing it with Parisian stripes and butt-kicking ankle boots for a true tough-cookie look. It is set to retail for £120.