Just where has September gone? In a flurry of fashion chaos, thanks to the round of catwalk shows for next season, we've darted from NYC to London, Milan and now Paris, scooping up invaluable trend lessons and street style ideas along the way. It's all been enough to make our wallets start twitching—and that's before you take into account that the weather has properly turned and we're feeling more autumnal than a driveway full of rusty leaves.
So if you are feeling a tad spendy and entirely ready for the big wardrobe switchover (we are too), then your prayers have just been answered. We've spent hour upon hour scouring our favourite stores—from high street to high end—in order to bring you an edited list of what's hot, where. From the bargain puffa jacket that plays homage to Balenciaga (if you shrug it off your shoulders, of course) through to the best velvet suit we've seen yet (and we've seen a LOT), here's our editor's guide to what you should zone-in on this payday.
Head on through the gallery below to see the pieces that will make you feel autumn-ready in next to no time…
The party dress girls will fight for.
Leather for ladies who don't "do" bikers.
Yes, you could pretend this was vintage Chanel.
Non-negotiable: Earrings are a MUST.
All of the autumnal colours we love in one place.
No one would ever guess this was high street.
Like clockwork, Zara brings out an amazing coat to lure us all in.
Just. Too. Dreamy.
For those days where it's just OTT to wear a coat.
Meet the new affordable designer handbag brand we're into.
Okay, so it's not exactly an autumn piece, but boy is it pretty.
Hello, weekend walks!
Get on the waiting list before this whizzes out.
Such a statement buy in their own right.
These will definitely garner compliments.
We know—we haven't shopped at Per Una for yonks either!
This is grrreat.
The cult jeans are back in black.
If VB's behind the bandeau trend, it WILL happen.
Just the perfect shade of burgundy to nail A/W 16.
The friendliest fancy party shoes we ever did see.
Never too soon to think about really cold days.
Victoriana at its best.
If Liberace made boots…