Do we, the Who What Wear editors, share one mind? Before compiling this, the autumn wish list of all autumn wish lists (it never hurts to get ahead, right?), I would have said no. We each have distinctly different aesthetics and rarely double-up on purchases unless it’s something classic like a Loewe straw tote or something equally as versatile. But if you see the pieces each of our editors, myself included, have their eyes on for autumn, you would be forgiven for assuming we conferred about our choices before submitting them. This wasn’t the case. It does, however, reinforce the idea that autumn is going to be all about a particular kind of aesthetic.
Binding our edits together are pops of bold green, dresses with simple silhouettes in knitted fabrications, jewellery with sparkle, timeless tan and brown handbags and elevated tailoring. Some brands recur, too, with Arket, Gucci, H&M, Mango and Loewe cropping up over and over. There are, of course, a few curveballs—rhinestone trousers, anyone?—but scrolling through our wish lists will give you a clear idea of what’s going to be on-trend and in style this autumn. Scroll on to see eight fashion editors' autumn wish lists to inspire your own new-season shopping list.
Emily Dawes, Affiliate Editor
For autumn, Emily is looking for classic tailoring that can be paired-back for warmer days when summer still lingers, or layered up when the temperatures drop.
Remy Farrell, Shopping Editor
Shopping Editor Remy is investing in styles she returns to every autumn, ensuring she'll make the most of each purchase for years to come.
Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief
For the new season, Editor-in-chief Hannah is looking for a balance of reliable staples and stand out styles to rejuvenate her wardrobe.
"It's been a long time since I invested in a decent pair of black ankle boots, and really, they are something to spend a little extra money on considering how frequently I wear them and how many outfits they go with. I've been eyeing these up since last winter—hopefully, all that manifesting will pay off."
Joy Ejaria, Social Media Editor
With plenty of events lined up for autumn, Joy is readying her party wardrobe for the occasion. A standout dress and designer-looking heels are top of her list.
Remi Afolabi, Video Content Creator
Remi is always hunting for staple items with a twist. Look out for intricate designs and modern cuts that take simple items to a whole new level.
"Statement boots can be a great asset to an autumn wardrobe. Even with their sharp square-toe design, this Topshop pair will definitely help elevate my autumn looks."
Rebecca Rhys-Evans, Branded Content Editor
For autumn, Rebecca is focused on stand-out pieces that add intrigue and depth to a look. With a great capsule wardrobe already assembled, the new season is a time to add some fun.
Maxine Eggenberger, Deputy Editor
Our deputy editor is embracing quiet-luxury style as we near the new season. Think timeless styles that will last a lifetime.
This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.