This High-Street Store Just Dropped the Coolest Autumn Basics

When it comes to winter dressing, you really can't survive without good basics. While the odd T-shirt and pair of leather sandals will suffice in the warmer months, as we launch into autumn, dressing becomes so much trickier if you don't have the correct groundwork laid out. After all, the secret to successful layering lies in good knits, classic coats and versatile dresses.

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Enter: COS, the high-street brand that championed minimalist basics long before the aesthetic spiked on Instagram. It's a failsafe that fashion editors have been returning to for years. This season, the brand is looking better than ever and is making our lives so much easier in the area of cold-weather styling.

There are five categories in particular that have piqued our interest this season, and they're all winning staples that will work hard to bolster your preexisting wardrobe. Think chunky knits that will look fab over your summer midis, colour-blocked coats to complement printed separates and chunky boots that will not only look good but also be sturdy enough to face even the wettest of days. Scroll down to see and shop our COS autumn edit.

Chunky Knits

Cosy Coats

Winter-Ready Dresses

Shoes and Boots

Skirts and Trousers