After months of wearing vibrant summer dresses and adventurous prints—like tie-dye and neons—many of us use autumn as a time for a wardrobe reset and to revisit the classics. At this time of year, we typically return to back-to-school tailoring, checked prints and a more muted colour palette. Often in autumn, the simplest outfits are the most reliable—especially considering the weather can seem to dramatically change within hours. We have identified eight basic outfits using a classic capsule, including a trench coat, ankle boots, cashmere jumper and heritage blazer that you can always rely on at this time of year.
All the items you'll find in the outfits below can easily be mixed and matched, so you'll also be able to create many different versions of these autumn classics. Basic doesn't have to be boring either, as you can mix colour in with the typical autumn-leaf colour wheel that has dominated this season. A brightly hued slip skirt can belong in an autumn capsule just as much as a houndstooth blazer and camel ankle boots. Keep scrolling to shop eight basic autumn outfit ideas that are anything but bland.