London Fashion Week officially marked the start of autumn, and secretly, we were quite glad. There's nothing like a new season to make you want to reassess your wardrobe, pull out gems you haven't worn for months and identify any gaps. We scoured the streets of LFW to see how the city's chicest showgoers were mastering this notoriously tricky time. Needless to say, their outfits threw up a wealth of inspiration. It turns out that just a handful of key buys can bring your wardrobe instantly up-to-date—be it a new bag shape or an inspired shoe colour choice. Scroll through the 10 pieces that are all you need to compile the ultimate capsule wardrobe for a chic autumn in LDN.
1. A Chic Jumpsuit
There are so many reasons to embrace the brilliantly versatile jumpsuit. Firstly, it's more effortless than a dress. Secondly, it can be dressed up or down and thirdly, it flatters every body type. Make room for a boilersuit style this autumn. You could even go for one with tailored details like Bettina Looney's, which features statement lapels.
2. A Directional Trench
If you've been hankering after a classic trench, may we point you in the direction of one with an unusual twist? Whether it's oversized, deconstructed or cape-like, you'll reap the benefits of being able to chuck it over anything in unpredictable weather while cutting quite the dash.
3. White Boots
4. Something Vinyl
5. Mismatched Earrings
6. An Architectural Handbag
7. A Corduroy Suit
Get the matching trousers while you're at it.
8. A Dose of Tartan
9. A Bumbag
10. A Printed Dress You Can Layer
Printed midi dresses aren't going anywhere. It's still mild enough to go without tights, so reach for those chunky trainers or ankle boots. But when the temperature drops, pull on some tights and a roll-neck and make the most of your investment.