We don't know about you, but even though it's October, our autumn outfit ideas haven't quite come together yet. One minute we're too hot, and the next it's pouring rain and we're definitely feeling like winter has arrived. So what's a girl to do? A girl is to look right here, right now, at this lineup of clever outfit ideas. There are savvy dressers out on the streets nailing the "in between seasons" thing quite nicely and inspiring us to do the same. One thing they all excel at? Managing to walk the tightrope where one foot is still clinging onto sunshine-friendly favourites and the other is stepping well and truly into the new.
How do you assemble your autumn outfits? Just follow the lead of these ladies—and don't forget to pack an umbrella.
Style Notes: Cords might be tricky to wear, but Lucy Williams's white Mango cord jacket looks effortless when paired with her plaid trousers and red Mango boots.
Style Notes: Freddie Harrel plays with autumnal hues, showing there is no such as thing as too much orange.
Style Notes: Camille sticks to autumnal colours, mixing red, brown and tan.
Style Notes: Emili Sindlev wears a brown cord blazer with a pleated checked skirt but brightens the look with her beaded bag and sunny yellow pumps.
Style Notes: The furry cuffs on this checked blazer make it feel more seasonal, while the bare legs and backless mules prevent it from feeling too wintery.
Style Notes: Lucy Williams's colour palette takes inspiration from the autumn leaves—just take a look at her cosy rusty knit and her orange checked tote.
Style Notes: This autumn, we're all about experimenting with new colour mixes. Exhibit A: Who What Wear Editor in Chief Kat Collings's pink + brown + gold mix.
Style Notes: The practical boots make this summery look work for autumn too.
Style Notes: Wear a cosy roll-neck instead of a coat or jacket.
Style Notes: If you aren't quite ready to put away your sandals, pair them with socks like Emili Sindlev.
Style Notes: Red patent boots are big news this season, and we love them paired with these summery powder-blue cropped flares.
Style Notes: If you aren't ready for tights, wear your knee-length boots with a midi skirt.
Style Notes: Eva Chen dressed like a pumpkin spice latte, wearing head-to-toe orange.
Style Notes: You can get away with white in autumn—just add a big trench with your white boots and culottes.