There's nothing quite like the freshness of the first autumnal morning of the year. You know the sort: sunny yet crisp, with leaves starting to settle under trees. Well, this morning was exactly that, and I have to say it got me pretty excited about the cold-weather staples that have sat unworn in my wardrobe for the last six months. It also had me eagerly scrolling through the new-in sections of my favourite high-street brands and lapping up all the autumnal outfit inspo that they provide.
If I had to pick three brands that are particularly exciting right now, I would have to say H&M, Mango and Arket. Each brand has really nailed that high-end relaxed polish that I crave from my autumn wardrobe. I'm talking about tailored trousers, oversized blazers, cosy colour-pop knits and chunky boots. These are easy yet timeless pieces that can be mix and matched and adapted to whatever the winter months have in store for you.
At the top of my wish list is Mango's wool-blend wrap coat, which could honestly be mistaken for a designer buy. I'm also loving all the saturated colours that are proliferating right now, particularly when they come in knitwear form. Case in point: H&M's vibrant red wool jumper would look so good with jeans and a beige coat on a dreary November morning. Ready to go? Scroll down to see and shop the pieces I'm loving from H&M, Mango and Arket right now.