Fashion is about to get warm. (Picture: Getty)
Just like that, autumn has hit.
The sky has grown dull, leaves have littered the ground and the urge to have the hot water bottle on standby is growing by the minute.
We can’t quite believe it, but it is actually time to think about packing away the summer dresses.
However, while you may grieve for tins of G&T in the park in your shortest of shorts, autumn fashion is truly something to celebrate.
Full of depth, character and warmth, come late September, dressing becomes infinitely easier.
Not feeling your best self? Throw on an oversized coat over sweatpants and a hoodie and you are the epitome of street style.
Consistently freezing? Layer, layer, layer until you can layer no more.
Nevertheless, as we move into a new season, it’s nice to remain mindful of our fashion choices.
While new trends are often irresistible, it’s also important to purchase items we will wear again and again. Longevity is key in our current climate, so staple piece should ways be a go-to when planning a seasonal closet.
Yet, staple doesn’t have to mean boring.
To help with your autumn transition, here are five enduring pieces to add to your arsenal now:
The ‘throw on’ coat
Oversized linen blend coat (Picture: Arket)
The ‘throw on’ coat is one of life’s simple pleasures. Wear with anything and bring it anywhere, it will soon become one of the hardest working items you own.
This linen blend option from Arket is a beautiful neutral base to work with. We promise, you won’t be taking this off.
Zip-knit sweater (Picture: Mango)
Maybe it’s the aftermath of the pandemic and our need for constant comfort but zipped sweatshirts are the new ‘going out’ top.
Wear over jeans or leather pants or your favourite pair of leggings. This Mango design is beautifully cut and the two-tone colour way gives it a lovely point of difference.
Vegan leather 90s straight leg pants (Picture: Abercrombie & Fitch)
On a night out in October, there is nothing worse than the thought of wearing a dress sans tights. However, you still want to look stylish and sexy. This is where leather pants make their grand entrance.
Giving an instant edge to any outfits, they work equally well as day time attire when paired with trainers and lazy knits. The ultimate autumn win-win.
Mock neck knitted dress (Picture: & Other Stories)
Knitted dresses aren’t a new find but this season update the silhouette. Veer towards shorter styles and body skimming shakes.
This & Other Stories is reminiscent of 1960s mini dresses but is 2021 minimalism at its core. Pair with knee high boots and your ‘throw on’ coat for a ‘ready in five minutes’ look.
ASOS Design mailbox statement loafers (Picture: ASOS)
Take one look at Pinterest or Instagram and Prada’s leather loafers will make an appearance within the first scroll. Loafers are the shoe of AW21 and we praise the fashion gods for blessing us with such a comfortable ‘it’ buy.
Prada’s offering comes with a hefty price tag but this ASOS pair are great value and the gold buckle adds a much needed hint of glam.
Wear under mini skirts for a preppy #ootd and with jeans and an oversized knit for cosy autumn lunches.
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