Invest in the chino for 2012’s mankle revival

APEEK into spring/summer trends has revealed that mankles will be all the rage again next year (are you ready to show off your ankles?), as will espadrilles, and hawaiian shirts. But with the promise of snow and sub-zero temperatures this winter, the sight of a goose-pimpled lower leg might put many off their porridge. So, City A.M. has chosen a few warmer items for your off-duty wardrobe that will help carry you over to spring.

WHERE TO BUY WINTER/SPRING PIECES

1 Diemme/Roccia Vet (Mogano Original/ Begonia Sole)

These boots have been insanely popular. A lightweight version of a walking boot, this is perfect for the city dweller who needs to traipse to the station in the cold weather.
£235, www.oipolloi.com

2 Rag & Bone Wool Pea Coat

This is a versatile and cross season coat from class act Rag & Bone.
£469, www.harrods.com

3 Burberry BritfairIsle Wool-Blend Sweater

We couldn’t help ourselves. This super soft, white,

Fair Isle knit sweater is a wool-blend item of comfort. Retro, and yet timeless.
£295, www.mrporter.com

4 Acne ROC Slim Fit Cotton-Bend Chinos

Wear them now for winter comfort, but roll them up and team with espadrilles with a raffia sole when the sun decides to shine.
£155, www.mrporter.com

5 Oliver Spencer Cable Belt Chocolate and Tan

Travel and ethnic belts are going to be huge for Spring Summer next year, so why not invest in a proper 100 per cent leather number from Oliver Spencer?
£89, oliverspencer.co.uk