As I type, we're entering the final week and a bit of August, and while it's still technically summer, new-in sections have now been well and truly taken over by jackets, ankle boots and an autumnal colour palette. Even though we aren't ready to say goodbye to bare legs or weekends in the park, we are 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 through the transition into autumn, and you can even wear some of these in August too.
We find that this time of year 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 11 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
Style Notes: There's nothing easier to wear than a checked blazer thrown on over straight-leg jeans and a white T-shirt. Keep the look as A/W 2019 friendly as possible by adding a pair of ballet pumps.
3. Short Dress + Leather Trousers
Style Notes: Not ready to give up on your summer dress? Layer it 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.
6. Statement Trench + Jeans
Style Notes: Statement trench coats are set to be big news in autumn 2019 thanks to this JW Anderson beauty. Pair with a T-shirt, jeans and ankle boots.
7. Pleated Skirt + Shacket
Style Notes: Leather is another big trend for autumn, and we love how Lisa Aiken pairs her vegan leather wrap skirt from Nanushka with a matching stone knit and white strappy sandals.
9. Camel Jacket + Jeans
Style Notes: This is an old autumn classic: jeans with a wool jacket in camel or beige tones and black ballet pumps.
10. Knit Dress + Leather Jacket
Style Notes: Knitted dresses and skirts are set to be key buys this autumn, and we love how Sylvie pairs her ivory ribbed knit with an oversized leather jacket and black mules.
11. Trench Coat + Cream Jeans