The end of summer always stings. However, we always perk up when we remember that a new season gives us the perfect excuse to curate a new wardrobe with brand new and existing staple pieces. Who doesn’t love a silver lining? The sartorial transition from summer to autumn is probably our favourite of all – cosy knits, more forgiving silhouettes, and the ability to mix and match the finest autumn/winter accessories with every outfit.
We’ve narrowed down some of our autumn wardrobe must-haves. And best of all, they’re all perfect for mixing up and putting your own stamp on. After all, your style is your story…
A crisp white (or coloured) shirt
We aren’t reinventing the wheel here – a staple white shirt is a must-have for every season. Autumn calls for a crisp white shirt teamed with dark, skinny jeans and a colourful fitted blazer, and some comfortable yet stylish ankle boots. (Swap these for over the knee boots when it gets chillier.) This look is perfect for any office with a smart/casual dress code, and can be dressed up even more with some statement accessories. Tuck it into a fitted pencil skirt and you have the perfect ensemble for brunch with the girls, or a matinee of your favourite show. Match these white blouse and fitted skirt from Access to achieve this stylish look with ease.
Access Fashion White Blouse with StitchingBUY HERE
Access Fashion Navy Pencil Skirt with side studsBUY HERE
But in the spirit of mixing things up, how about a shirt in a deep, autumnal colour instead? We love the Botanical Garcia Shirt, as it puts a bold, autumnal spin on classic outfit combinations. A coloured shirt breathes new life into existing staple outfits, so make the swap and see your clothes in a whole new light!
BOTANICAL GARCIA SHIRT
A bold blazer
Saying goodbye to summer certainly doesn’t mean bidding adieu to your favourite colours. A great way to hang on to summer and keep your autumnal wardrobe looking fresh is to incorporate those aforementioned colours you’re your autumn/winter pieces. A vibrant blazer will instantly stop any autumn piece from looking tired, plus it will elevate your mood once those long, autumn nights start creeping in.
This mustard tailored blazer from Access ticks so many sartorial boxes. The infusion of a vibrant colour, alongside the subtle but not unnoticed detailed buttons and stitching, will brighten up even the dullest and most monochrome outfits. Throw on some all-black pieces, and let the blazer do all the hard work. We all have those uninspired days, and this blazer will be your saviour.
Access Fashion Loose Fit Yellow BlazerBUY HERE
A chunky knit
The first thing we reach for when there’s a slight chill in the air is a cardigan – and chunky knits are undoubtedly one of our favourite autumn/winter pieces.
We want to save the cosiest and chunkiest knits for the winter, which means we can play around with slightly lighter fabrics until then. We adore everything about this mustard yellow Garcia cardigan. Thrown over jeans and a tee, it adds warmth, style, and of course colour, which means it’s a triple threat. An autumn must-have for all casual ensembles!
Yellow Garcia Fluffy CardiganBUY HERE
A dark skirt
How do you make the transition from playful summer skirt to chic winter skirt? Adapt the colour palette! By opting for a darker colour palette, summer favourites such as midi and maxi skirts are still very much on the menu. Sticking to dark colours such as navy blue, black, and even dark green (a hot autumn colour, if we do say so ourselves!) will make your outfit much more season-appropriate.
This Coster Copenhagen skirt in plissé is just what the beginning of autumn is calling for. Add some edge by teaming it with a leather jacket, ankle boots, and an oversized scarf – perfect for a weekend brunch or window shopping session with the girls!
Coster Copenhagen Striking Blue Skirt in plissé with CC logo elastic bandBUY HERE
A printed dress
Although summer dresses may still be appropriate with tights and a cardigan, nothing beats a long sleeved dress that was made for the autumn!
A patterned or printed dress is a great way to add some drama without going for loud colours that would only be suitable for more summery pieces. This Coster Copenhagen dress in rain print mixes everything together in the perfect package. We are big fans of multi-use dresses that are suitable for the office, as well as the cocktail bar or theatre. Needless to say, this dress doesn’t disappoint. The long sleeves are perfect for the change in the weather, and hopefully won’t require you to wear anything too bulky on the top for warmth. A dress like this deserves to be seen in all its glory!
Coster Copenhagen Dress with front breast pockets in rain printBUY HERE
Have a great day!