Transitional dressing—that in-between style we have to navigate before winter actually sets in, leaving us to hibernate inside oversize cosy knits—isn't easy. It's a funny time for fashion. We're surrounded by winter newness in stores with the fresh drops of coats, boots and knits, and yet we're still (hopefully) getting plenty of wear out of our floral dresses. Then we have the autumn showers to deal with—making a clever transitional wardrobe particularly important, and there are a few key items that straddle between all the seasons and are a necessity for unpredictable (usually rubbish!) British weather.
If you're looking to invest in something new that you can wear now and wear later, look no further than the pieces I've selected below. Outfit inspiration whatever the weather, these pieces will see you through the seasons in style. Keep reading to see the autumn winners I love and how I'll style them on different days.
Next up, the only autumn/winter 18 trends you need to know.