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
"If I was going to invest in one bag this year, it would be this one. It's such a cool piece that will elevate any outfit, but it's timeless as well, so I can cherish it forever."
Remy Farrell, Shopping Editor
Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief
"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
Emma Spedding, Editor
Remi Afolabi, Video Content Creator
"This autumn, I'll be on the lookout for jumpers with elevating details. I fell in love with the bold sleeve details of this Isabel Marant number."
Rebecca Rhys-Evans, Branded Content Editor
"I'm all about sartorial in September, and this blazer lets me channel the queen of tailoring, Diane Keaton. With a cashmere polo neck, I'll finally fulfill my 'coastal grandmother' fantasy, but pair it with a matching waistcoat, and voilà! I'm Annie Hall."
Maxine Eggenberger, Acting Assistant Editor
I own lots of necklaces, earrings and rings already, but bracelets? That's one item my jewellery collection is seriously lacking. Laura Lombardi is one of my favourite jewellery brands, so you know I have my eye firmly fixed on this chunky chain bracelet.