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 cooler days and right into the time when it turns really cold. Thankfully, online retailers are preempting our shopping whims and already starting to slowly fill their new-in sections with knitwear and trench coats. So although it might seem slightly early (we're still pretending we're having an extended summer), this is actually 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 that feel really relevant for the upcoming season. Think chunky track-sole boots worn with puff-sleeve dresses or '70s-style fringed suede jackets and pleated skirts that look amazing when worn with blazers.
Keep scrolling to see and shop 15 of our favourite autumn outfits, and start assembling your dream autumn capsule accordingly.
1. Black Blazer + Grey Trousers + Converse
Style Notes: This outfit strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and smart thanks to the oversized silhouettes and Converse.
Style Notes: Need to do a bit of dopamine dressing? Look to brightly coloured and saturated hues, and mix and match however you want. The trick here is to go as bright as possible.
Style Notes: A short-sleeve cardigan is a great option for cooler summer days and is a key part of your wardrobe come autumn. Pair it with jeans and sandals for a look that will work for either season (if it's still warm enough where you are).
7. Long-Sleeve Blouse + High-Waisted Trousers
Style Notes: Breathe new life into your summer dress by adding black stomper boots. Great for those pesky downpours.
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. Failing that, just add your favourite pair of ankle boots.
10. Shirred Top + Baggy Trousers
Style Notes: We're very into baggy jeans right now. Opt for a khaki pair like Lucy Williams's, and throw on a long-sleeve shirred top for the coolest 2021 take on Gen Z trends.
13. Pleated Skirt + Shacket
Style Notes: One of our favourite trends for autumn is pleated skirts, which look amazing styled with either a blazer or a shacket.