I've Created the Perfect Autumn Capsule, and It's Made Up of These 11 Pieces

Autumn capsule wardrobe: Modest Mira



A change of season is the perfect time for a wardrobe reset—and that doesn't just mean buying lots of new things. The ideal autumn capsule wardrobe includes classics we revisit every year, such as buttery leather ankle boots, trench coats and knitwear, with small tweaks to make these classics feel updated. There are 11 items for autumn that are worth considering if you're looking to make any new-season investments.

Whether it's chic, cosy knits, super-cool leather separates or elegant wool coats, there are plenty of pieces slowly taking over new-in sections. We find that autumn is the perfect time to step back and really think about what's worth buying and what slots into your existing cold-weather wardrobe. The items below are hero items that all of your autumn outfits can centre around, whether it's a knitted vest or a pair of chunky boots. Keep scrolling to shop 11 editor-approved essentials for autumn and winter 2021.

1. Leather Separates

Autumn capsule wardrobe: leather midi skirt



Designers have been experimenting with leather for the past few autumns, especially buttery leather shirts, skirts and trousers. Brands such as Nanushka are also turning vegan leather into a luxe fabric.

2. Statement Trench Coat

Autumn capsule wardrobe: statement trench coat and jeans



We can expect to see trenches with a fashion edge this autumn.

3. Pleated Skirt

Autumn capsule wardrobe: pleated skirt



Pleated skirts have long been wardrobe classics. However, they're set to become even more popular this autumn, especially when worn with a blazer.

4. Boxy Blazer

Every year, blazers are an autumn essential. They look just as good with dark floral midis as they do with jeans and chunky boots.

5. Camel Jumper

The chicest knitwear we've seen in the autumn collections so far are chunky, ribbed wool jumpers in oatmeal and coffee colours.

6. Knitted Vest

Autumn capsule wardrobe: knitted vest and shirt



Knitted vests are going to be a key item once again this autumn. We love how they look layered over a white shirt.

7. Chunky Boots

Chunky boots were hugely popular last autumn, and they're set to continue this winter. The thicker the sole, the better.

8. Colourful Checks and Tartan

Autumn capsule wardrobe: colourful checks



Checks are always a hero item for autumn, and this year, lots of brands such as Miu Miu and Stella McCartney have played with bold, colourful checks and heritage red tartans.

10. Knitted Dresses

Autumn capsule wardrobe: knitted dresses



One thing many of us are promoting for 2021 is comfort, and nothing is comfier than knitted dresses.

11. Knitwear With Cut-Outs

When it comes to knitwear, it's all about fitted tops with cut-out details on the neckline.

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