See ya, summer! It's been great, but I'm ready for knitwear, boots and new dresses, and it would appear every high-street brand agrees with me. Over the past month, we've seen an influx of items hitting our go-to stores, and there's an emphasis on anything autumnal. It jumpers are already starting to show up (& Other Stories is winning here with its green iterations), and knee-high boots are already selling out (looking at you, Zara).
There's also a wave of printed dresses that feel noticeably more wintry than their flimsy hot-weather cousins, and we've even started to consider wearing jackets on the rainiest or greyest of days. In addition to & Other Stories being reliably ahead of the curve for autumn/winter 2019 trends, there are two more places that we're particularly impressed by: COS and Topshop. Keep scrolling to see the best picks from each.
Right now, & Other Stories is particularly good for the following: knitwear (as per Jessica Skye's excellent khaki-green sweater pictured here), shoes, boots, printed dresses and tailoring—all of which are strong points.
The items we're falling for at the moment in Topshop are the simplest and most minimal ones. Sure, the brand does a cracking printed midi (this we know), but if you're looking for something with a little more staying power, it's imperative you gravitate towards the least showy pieces. See Marissa's top, jeans and sandals (all from Toppers) as a perfect example.
The past few months have seen us fall in love with COS all over again. We can't pin it to just one item or trend: They've been excelling in many areas, including footwear, supersized dresses and cool, slightly unusual separates, like Felicia's tank here, which is almost sold out now…