9 Items Every London Girl Has in Her Autumn Wardrobe

We Brits are well accustomed to cooler climes, so we don’t consider it bragging when we say we’re experts at dressing for autumn. If you’re anything like the entirety of the Who What Wear UK office, chances are you’ve already started to dig out your favourite jumpers and coats, and are even considering dusting off those black opaques. However, before you get ahead of yourself, we suggest making the most of this in-between period… We consulted with some of our favourite influencers to bring you an edit of the nine pieces every woman really needs to kick-start her autumn wardrobe. From the new take on co-ords to It shoes that will look the chic part on transeasonal nights out, keep scrolling to shop the ultimate capital-inspired capsule.

1. SNAKE-PRINT OUTERWEAR

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@natashandlovu

Leopard-print coats were big news in 2018, but now it's all about python-inspired motifs in delectable shades of caramel, honey and chocolate.

2. MATCHING TOPS AND SKIRTS

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@ropesofholland

Co-ords always make an appearance come autumn (we have a hunch it's because they made getting ready in the darker mornings easier). Instead of matchy two-pieces, take the colour-block approach by wearing a knitted top with a skirt in a similar hue. 

3. MESH SHOES

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@lisa.aiken

Before we're completely relegated to boots, we thought we'd take a moment to appreciate these beauties. Bottega Veneta's mesh heels have sparked a bit of a movement on the high-street shoe scene, so it's best to get your fix now before frostbite becomes a very real setback.

4. TRAPEZE TOPS

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@monikh

Cecilie Bahnsen is solely responsible for putting oversized silhouettes back on the fashion map. While the magical dresses are the stuff of dreams, the top iteration proves much more wearable. Wear with jeans or leather trousers (keep scrolling).

5. LOTS OF LILAC

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@styleidealist

It's set to be autumn's biggest colour trend, and London girls are certainly vindicating the lilac look. Tap into the trend with a pair of statement shoes or go all out with a maxi dress like Karina. 

6. JUMBO KNITS

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@wethepeoplestyle

Autumn's arm candy might be shrunken, but knitwear has been given the supersized treatment. With billowing sleeves and chunky purls, we suggest sizing up to really nail the trend. 

7. MONOGRAMMED HANDBAGS

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@florriet

Fashion's obsession with logos has gravitated from belt buckles to the handbag canvas, with Dior's options proving the most iconic in the capital. That said, you needn't break the bank to try out the trend.

8. WIDE-LEG LEATHER TROUSERS

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@lucywilliams02

As previously mentioned, leather trousers are a firm staple in any fashion girl's autumn wardrobe. In 2019, they should be of the wide-leg variety to give a slouchy, effortless finish.

9. ROLL-NECK JUMPER DRESSES

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@_jessicaskye

We like midi dresses and we like roll-necks, so naturally, we love roll-neck midi dresses. Stick to a palette of olive, camel and grey. Style with patent boots for an expensive-looking ensemble.