There's no denying that autumn is on the way, so we thought it might be useful to bring these outfits to your attention. With ensembles this strong, we'll be applying these autumn dressing principles to see us through the cooler temps we'll inevitably experience over the next few months.
Autumn days can require quite a bit of outfit planning. Jacket or no jacket? How many layers are too many layers? Although it might seem pessimistic, this is actually the perfect moment to take a pause and really think about what you'll wear when the weather truly turns.
The below outfits include several classics that you'd typically expect from a British capsule wardrobe, including trench coats, leather jackets and jeans, alongside some new additions that feel really relevant for the season ahead. Think any-terrain boots worn with puff-sleeve dresses, '70s-style fringed suede jackets, and pleated skirts that look amazing when worn with blazers.
Keep scrolling to see and shop 14 of our favourite autumn outfits to inspire your wares for the foreseeable.
1. Black Blazer + Grey Trousers + Trainers
Style Notes: This outfit strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and smart thanks to the oversized silhouettes and Converse.
2. Cardigan + Midi Skirt + Chunky Boots
Style Notes: We love how this suede midi skirt looks with a pair of chunky boots—an outfit you can easily copy and paste for outdoor pursuits.
3. Tank Top + Jeans + Bomber Jacket
Style Notes: While a tank top and jeans might be a simple summer go-to, the addition of an on-trend bomber jacket instantly makes this outfit autumn 2023-worthy.
4. Jacket + Skirt + Socks + Flats
Style Notes: Ballet flats are having a resurgence this season, but, let's face it, they're not the warmest footwear option on the market. Get savvy like Olivia and style yours with socks for a cute preppy look.
5. Cardigan + Jeans
Style Notes: A cardigan is a great option for cooler days where you just don't know what to wear. Style it with jeans and ankle boots for a look you can rely on for casual work settings and low-key weekends.
6. Midi Dress + Flat Ankle Boots
Style Notes: Breathe new life into your summer dresses by adding on-trend cowboy boots. Great for those pesky downpours.
7. Blazer + Jeans + Trainers
Style Notes: There's nothing as simply chic as a blazer thrown on over straight-leg jeans and a white T-shirt. Pair with trainers.
8. White Top + Baggy Trousers
Style Notes: We're very into barrel-leg trousers right now. Opt for a khaki pair like Lucy Williams's, and throw on a long-sleeve shirred top for a cool take on a Gen Z trend.
9. Suede Jacket + Midi Dress
Style Notes: Wear the printed midi dresses you've lived in all summer with a suede jacket with '70s fringing.
10. Statement Trench + Jeans
Style Notes: Statement trench coats have been big news for several seasons, and they always trace back to this JW Anderson beauty. Pair one similar with a T-shirt, jeans and ankle boots.
11. Pleated Skirt + Shacket
Style Notes: One of our favourite trends is pleated skirts, which look amazing styled with either a blazer or a shacket.
Style Notes: Knitted dresses and skirts are always a key buy, and we love how Sylvie Mus pairs her ivory ribbed knit with an oversized leather jacket and black mules.
13. Vinyl Coat + Co-Ord
Style Notes: Give your lightweight co-ords some reinforcement with vinyl outerwear, which will also help shield you from any downpours that happen during the season.