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
3. Pleated Skirt
4. Boxy Blazer
6. Knitted Vest
Knitted vests are going to be a key item once again this autumn. We love how they look layered over a white shirt.
8. Colourful Checks and Tartan
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.
9. Leather Blazer
When it comes to outerwear, leather blazers and coats will dominate this autumn.