I Know These Dresses Are Great Because I Own All 5 of Them

The chilly weather is starting to set in, but that shouldn't mean you have to retire your favourite dresses. After all, if you're anything like me, they're capsule wardrobe items you feature heavily in your repertoire year-round. Personally, I often wear the same pieces during different seasons thanks to some clever styling tricks and layering. The midi—in its many guises—has to be my favourite style of all. Whether teamed with trainers, boots or loafers during autumn, I find that dresses are the most versatile things to wear.

Right now, you can update your dresses in the simplest of ways: Fasten a looser-fit summer option with a wide waist belt or a chunky cardigan, for example. I also love to wear my dresses under one of my two favourite jackets: a blazer or a leather biker jacket, as it'll always make the outfit look current. Then there's the excellent layering tool I've come to rely upon: a long-sleeved roll-neck. It's the perfect layering piece for those more-revealing frocks you might have worn during the heat wave. Keep reading to see my favourite autumn dresses and how I'm styling them for the here and now.