The 5 Items Our Editors Have on Their Autumn Wish Lists

When you're blessed with having a job that means you spend at least part of your time shopping for a living, you see a lot of stuff. However, as editors for a fashion website, we often spend time working out what is and what isn't worth your cash. Right now, that feels more important to get right, what with budgets being tighter and customers wanting pieces that work harder for them. It's no wonder consumers want longer-lasting items that still nod to trends but aren't defined by them. There's no denying that it can be a tricky couple of criteria to fill.

But as I already mentioned, as fashion insiders, this is what we do. For this month, I asked several of our editors what's on their shopping lists for autumn. It's worth mentioning that we live in different parts of the world, so some pieces might be a little too summery for the colder British weather. That said, you'll get some great inspo for the later summer months, so really, it's a win-win.

Among the items our editors picked were fun two-pieces, chic knitwear and plenty of leather. There are also some sandals and skirts creeping in for those early autumnal days that still don't require warmer clothing. Keep scrolling for our editors' autumn 2021 shopping picks.

HANNAH ALMASSI, EDITOR IN CHIEF, UK

Another day, another brown thing I want to buy. I can't help it. It's my colour! This co-ord set from Stories is oh so chic yet really easy to wear.

I've come to the conclusion that 99% of my current handbag collection isn't useful for my lifestyle! I just need a throw-it-all-in and don't-worry-about-it-getting-destroyed kind of market bag, and this fits the bill.

Loose-fitting dresses are a new addition to my closet, but when they're cut well, drape nicely and aren't too heavy, they can still suit a petite hourglass frame like mine. I have one from Louisa Parris, and it's proving to be a piece I go back to time and again.

I have had a pair of these slightly retro, environmentally friendly wedges in tan for over a week now and worn them SO much already. It wouldn't be crazy to get another pair in a different colour. I often do this with shoes, as I find comfy ones so hard to pin down.

JOY MONTGOMERY, SHOPPING EDITOR, UK

Editor Shopping Picks 2021: @joy_monty

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I love a good shirt, and this co-ord really embraces the timeless charm of the pinstripe. It has my name written all over it.

This autumn's homespun trend ticks all my boxes and is perfectly captured in this Sea crocheted rainbow knit.

I love the '70s references Alessandro Michele packs into his Gucci collections, as seen in this cute sporty jacket.

My 30th birthday is coming up in autumn, so I'm ready to embrace all the extra party-dressing vibes, starting with these rental Chanel earrings.

I have these dungarees in both blue and white, and while I love both, the white pair is just perfect for the summer months with a white tee base layer and tan accessories.

ZOE ANASTASIOU, FASHION AND SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR, UK

Editor Shopping Picks 2021: @zoepopi

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A chic black dress that will never go out of style is always a worthy investment. I love the ruched detailing on this one.

Micro miniskirts are a huge trend for autumn, and I absolutely love the retro print on this one. Pair it with a white cotton shirt plus ballet pumps, and you’ve got yourself *a look.*

An example of the perfect white shirt to pair with the skirt above.

I’m always on the lookout for fun outerwear, and I particularly love the shade of this Jacquemus blazer.

We’re still WFH, so when it comes to my work wardrobe, I’m prioritising comfort. I love the look of this oversize knit dress. It’s roomy and unrestrictive yet still looks put-together.

NICOLE AKHTARZAD ESHAGHPOUR, SENIOR MARKET EDITOR, U.S.

I loved this bag in leather, but I really love it in shearling.

I may or may not have already ordered these simply because I couldn't wait.

Sometimes, sneakers just really speak to me, and these are doing just that.

I can't be the only one eyeing this perfect cropped sweater.

Agolde makes some of my favorite jeans, so I think it's only fair to assume that I'll love the fit of these leather pants just as much.

ANNA LAPLACA, EDITOR, U.S.

My collection of leather jackets is already overflowing, but there's no way I'm passing up a jacket this special. Those buttons!

No one does covetable bags quite like Jacquemus. This new exaggerated baguette shape (which you might have also spotted on the runway) feels undeniably fresh.

My new motto is no more boring knits in 2021.

I think the Y2K craze will manifest itself in these clingy mid-calf boots for fall, and I fully plan on partaking.

These are the right amount of relaxed if you ask me.

Next up, the biggest autumn 2021 fashion trends to know. 

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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