We might only be in the first few weeks of summer, however, the weather this week is making me think forward to autumn. I am by no means ready to say goodbye to bare legs or weekend picnics in the park, but as a fashion editor, I'm always looking forward, and I am ready to say hello to some of these new collections.
Autumn outfits can require quite a bit of planning. Coat or no coat? How many layers are too many layers? The below outfit ideas will see you cooler days over the next few months, and serve you in September and October also. We find that this time of year is when stock is switching over from linen dresses and sandals to knitwear and trench coats is the perfect moment to take a pause and really think about what is missing from your autumn wardrobe before you start adding to it.
The below outfits include several classics that you'd typically expect from an autumn capsule, including trench coats, leather jackets and jeans, alongside some new additions which feel really relevant this autumn. Think Mary Janes worn with ankle socks, '70s-style fringed suede jackets and pleated skirts that look amazing when worn with blazers. Keep scrolling to see and shop nine of our favourite autumn outfits.
1. Long Sleeved Blouse + High-Waisted Trousers
Style Notes: Experiment with autumnal colours as well as longer sleeves and high-waisted trousers for a current look.
2. Blazer + Jeans + Heeled Ballet Pumps
3. Short Dress + Leather Trousers
Style Notes: On cooler days, layer your dress over a pair of leather trousers. Provided it's not pouring, you can also get another wear out of your strappy sandals and match them with your favourite summer bag.
4. Slip Skirt + Denim Jacket + Biker Boots
Style Notes: This slip-skirt–and–biker-boots combination is one we guarantee you'll see over and over this autumn. Take a tip from Lucy Williams and wear yours with a denim jacket and a white T-shirt.
Style Notes: Wear your printed slip dresses that you've liven in all summer with a suede jacket with '70s fringing.
9. Trench Coat + Cream Jeans
Style Notes: Alexis might be wearing a coat, but her outfit still looks summery thanks to her bright white trainers, beige jeans and white T-shirt.