I Spot Trends for a Living, So Trust Me—These Are the 3 Autumn Pieces to Buy Now

Lisa Aiken is Net-a-Porter’s retail fashion director, aka the woman responsible for our extensive wish lists and dented wallets. She’s something of an oracle for the Who What Wear UK team. We trust her every recommendation (and attend her seasonal trend presentations without fail); we look to her wardrobe choices and unwaveringly cool NAP edit to make our own moves; and now, she’s a regular columnist here on the site—hurrah! This month, it’s all about how she’s getting her wardrobe ready for the new season.

It’s nearly September, which means it’s the end of summer and back-to-school season. Like everyone else in London, I’ve been enjoying the European heat wave (I think I only moaned once or twice), summer Fridays and never having to wear a jacket (even in the evenings). However, I’m really looking forward to getting back into my autumn routine and heading off to shows for fashion month. I’m also ready to start investing in some key buys for the new season ahead. Keep scrolling to see my top three must-have autumn items that will help you get back to reality.