Autumn is undeniably a great time for girls who know how to bridge the gap between not-too-chilly-weather and really-want-to-wear-new-clothes urgency. The ladies who often do this the best are those who are dealt some of the most unpredictable weather: Londoners. Add in the skills of being a fashion blogger, and you have a very useful visual barometer of how to dress when the new season kicks in.
So as the autumn draws in—nights are definitely getting darker—we're looking to these British professionals for a little sartorial guidance. You don't want to be overheating in a full winter coat–and-tights combination, but you do want to tap into the A/W 16 top-line looks. So why not pair a chunky knit with bare legs like Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now, or rework your favourite summer jeans with closed-toe shoes and a statement sweatshirt à la Shini Park? These style gurus have the answers—simply go through the gallery below to see and shop six genius autumn outfit ideas, London-style.
Style Notes: Alice Zielasko of Alice Point is currently a woman after our own hearts—who doesn't love a floral H&M dress–and–ankle boot combo? Punctuate with a pink bag (especially if it's Pucci), and there's a winning situation.
Eyelets are our new love.
Style Notes: This is a masterclass in summer-to-autumn fashion ratios from Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now. It's warm weather from her waist down and then nodding to winter from the waist up. There's something very pleasurable about knitwear and bare legs, don't you think?
A delightfully slouchy take on a classic piece.
Style Notes: We did give you a heads up a while back about this shade of burgundy being very important, and here's Alex Stedman of The Frugality making it unique for autumn with a pop of Breton, a slice of cheetah and some subtly matchy sneaks. Bravo.
So autumnal, so worth investing in!
Park and Cube
Style Notes: So you've got your regular jeans, but how are they going to feel new for September? We suggest follow the lead of Shini Park of Park and Cube: Find a statement sweatshirt, pair with heels and a little bag, and ride off into the fashion sunset.
Who says athleisure has to be muted?
Style Notes: Peony Lim's autumn London look revolves around this suede skirt. You could wear it a million and one ways, but we appreciate her French-tinged mod-ish take with petite pumps and a beret to match. Sunglasses are key.
This could easily pass for a genuine 1960s buy.
Style Notes: Embroidery is the detail du jour, and doesn't Soraya Bakhtiar know it. She's paired a double-whammy with an All Things Mochi coat and floral jeans. Throw in a velvet boot and you have yourself a textural dreamscape.
Zara just keep producing the best embroidered pieces.