There are so many things we love about autumn: The leaves changing to magical colours before falling and crunching under our feet, nights turning dark, not needing an excuse to stay home and devour a box set, etc. However, when it comes to getting dressed, we're less enamoured. Chilly mornings that give way to unexpectedly mild afternoons are cause for a headache when getting dressed for work. It's too mild for winter coats and cashmere, and yet summery dresses just don't provide enough coverage.
It's that tricky, transitional time of year. But the good news is that you can still eke some wear out of your summer staples. Whether you're layering like a total pro or just picking the right kind of shoes to give you a bit of extra warmth, there are plenty of solutions to ease you into the new season. Make wide-leg trousers, layers and all-in-ones your closest allies to keep the Monday-Friday crises at bay and following our suggestions for some easy, office-appropriate looks.
Style Notes: Jumpsuits were made for transitional weather. They're more serious than a dress but certainly not sombre. A button-down style with elbow-length sleeves is an effortless outfit in one and so versatile that you’ll find yourself wearing it at least once a week. Dress it up with a bejewelled necklace or leave it minimal like Brittany Bathgate.
Style Notes: Not sure what to do with your mini dress after summer? Layer it over a pair of faux-leather trousers, of course. Take a tip from Ada Oguntodu and wear yours with strappy sandals and a fun bag.