Autumn outfit ideas are difficult to conceive; you’ll want to strike the right balance across warmth, colour tone and silhouette. Too similar-an outfit to those you wore in summer and you’ll run the risk of goosebumps – but too many layers and you’ll be sweating all day. It’s a tricky time of year to navigate (not least when there’s a sudden downpour thrown into the mix).
That said, there’s nothing like a change of season to get sartorial taste buds tingling. September onwards is, after all, nearly every fashion maven’s favourite time of year to dress.
Despite the season’s obvious drawbacks (i.e. shorter days, less sunshine etc), there’s plenty of opportunity to experiment with your wardrobe. A discerning eye will know that mini skirts – big for autumn/winter 2022 at Miu Miu, 16Arlington and Richard Quinn – and summer dresses are just as wearable when the temperature drops as jeans and blazers. Need convincing? Light tights are going to be everywhere soon, and knitwear can be thrown over literally everything, so don’t write your warm-weather favourites off just yet. There’s potential to be had.
Walk the in-between-seasons line with the autumn outfit ideas below serving as your inspiration.
1. Quilted Jacket & Straight-Leg Jeans
Quilted jackets are having their moment this autumn thanks to their lightweight-but-chill-preventing credentials. Patchwork iterations are particularly popular at the moment, though the plainer styles (remember that Frankie Shop ripstop silhouette we all fell in love with last year?) will forever have a place in our collections.
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2. Preppy Blazer & Chunky Loafers
Haven’t you heard? Preppy ensembles are back and bigger than ever. Take note from your favourite influencers on Instagram, who seem to be wearing nothing but chunky loafers and socks at the moment, and follow their lead by adding a side-split mini skirt and oversized blazer to the equation.
3. Sweater Vest & Rollneck
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4. Knitted Midi Dress & Boots
In the same way that we seek floaty dresses during summer, a similar throw-on-and-go silhouette is much appreciated in autumn. If ever you’re stuck with what to wear to work between September and December, a knitted midi dress and knee-high boots will always serve you well.
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5. Leather Midi Skirt
Switching from lightweight/breezy fabrics to heavier ones is the quickest way to adapt to the new season. Leather is one of our favourite materials to wear when it begins getting cooler – and we’re not afraid of wearing more than one shade either.
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6. Check Shacket & Lace-Up Boots
Need something thicker than your favourite shirt but thinner than a winter coat? One word: shackets. We love the idea of wearing one with a pair of leather shorts and chunky ankle boots this season to really tap into the biker-chic side of it.
7. Denim & Suede
We know what you’re thinking; this look is a tad on the ‘yee-haw’ side of things. But, when the rest of the fashion crowd approves, who are we to turn the trend down? Cowboy boots were a hit throughout summer, so we’re bringing the movement into autumn and introducing it to our darker shades of denim.
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8. Dark Co-Ord
Two-piece sets and co-ords all but held our hands through spring and summer this year, so why leave them behind now? This black set from Deiji Studios is ideal for cloudy-but-warm days – just add a scarf when it gets chillier.
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9. Winter Whites
White? In autumn/winter? You heard correctly. You may think lighter shades a reserved solely for sunnier months, but consider using them in the event you’re looking to switch it up from traditional black, brown, and beige.
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