Despite the fact that we're about to experience a heatwave in September, I'm only thinking about autumn and what to wear this coming season. Give me knitwear, boots and denim over summer dresses any day. I decided to hit up some of the coolest women on Instagram I could think of, whose style I often look to for inspiration. They're mostly quite minimalist dressers but with a twist, which is how I like it. Not only did these five women all give me great outfit ideas, but they also picked some interesting pieces, some of which I never would have thought of.
In the shopping picks below, you'll find gorgeous jewellery that is sure to be lifetime-proof as well as classic handbags that will be great for any occasion. But it's not just designer wares you'll find. There are also great high-street gems in the mix, from a gorgeous Arket jumper that looks way more expensive than its £69 price to a COS blazer that's the perfect oversized shape for this coming season (and way beyond). Keep scrolling to find out more about these super-chic women and what they're hoping to buy this autumn.
Style Notes: Los Angeles–based Jordan-Risa Santos has exquisite taste and tends to wear very rich-looking pieces in muted tones of beige, brown, black and white. Her shopping picks consist of wardrobe classics that will last all season, but when layered, they’re perfect for autumn.
Style Notes: If you’re looking for high-street and affordable pieces that look expensive, then you need to take a good look at Monique Agar’s wish list. From an incredible trench coat from ASOS to a pair of The Row–vibe H&M trousers, this is how to do luxury on a budget.
Style Notes: Want a tip-off on the latest cool designer handbag? Then drop in on Savina Chow’s Instagram account. Of course, we had to ask her what she wants to wear for this coming season, and she didn’t disappoint. From Amina Muaddi heels to oversized jumpers from Totême, this shopping list is the ideal mix of glamour and understated chic.
Style Notes: I’ve been a long-time follower of Emma Rose Thatcher’s style. Not only does she find great high-street pieces, but she’s also got her finger on the pulse of the most coveted designer items. Here, she’s listed autumnal classics I know I’d get lots of wear out of now and in years to come.
Style Notes: If you’re looking to inject some colour into your wardrobe Marie Wibe Jedig’s items just might be the nudge you need. From the candy heart Chanel earrings to the red Ganni socks as well as the Jacquemus cropped cardigan we’ve all been raving about recently, this is a super-fun autumnal wish list.