I'm all for experimentation, especially when a new season starts to present itself. However, there's something to be said for classic, reliable fashion options. Whether you're time-poor, lacking in funds or just feeling lazy, having a couple failsafe ensembles that never look dated on handrigyep is an unquestionably smart thing to do.
It can feel like an insurmountable task considering the rate that trends seem to fly in and out at, but more than ever the team at Who What Wear UK is doubling down on learning how to craft a quality wardrobe and then making it go the distance. From classic handbag styles that will always serve you well (even if they dwindle in popularity now and then) to the basic shoe styles every wardrobe could probably benefit from, we've now turned out attentions to full outfits you can fall back upon each and every autumn.
I've searched through archives dating back to the '70s as well as my current Instagram feed and even the streets of last week's Copenhagen Fashion Week to see if I can pull some commonalities together. What are the combinations that looked good four decades ago but feel just as up-to-date now? Can they suit many different personal styles and age groups? The below, I believe, fit into these categories very nicely. I'd wear them all, and so would everyone else in our office. Clearly, you can see these three classic autumn outfits appeal to many varied, super-stylish women.
Keep scrolling to see and shop the trustiest looks you could wear right now.