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.
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.