Adapting to a change in seasons whilst keeping up with current trends can be tricky work. As the weather changes, so does the relevance of certain garments in your wardrobe and we start to see new autumnal trends burst onto the scene. We know that being a woman is a powerful and exhilarating thing, but it can also be very demanding and time-sensitive as we try to juggle our busy lives with chasing our dreams and achieving our personal and career goals – doing so whilst keeping up a potential love for fashion and a well-kept look.
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Therefore, by having some staple, timeless, and versatile pieces in your wardrobe, such neutral coloured tees, high-waisted jeans and slim fit flannel shirts, that you can combine with trend-led statement items, you can create on-trend seasonal looks with just a few key pieces. Meaning, you won’t have to completely overhaul your wardrobe every time a new season rolls around and you can get on with the more important things in life. I’ve rounded up 5 key essentials that every woman should have in their wardrobe to help you create effortlessly stylish looks this autumn.
A Cozy Knit
Whether you love to cuddle up on the sofa in front of a burning log fire on go on crisp morning walks, cozy knits are an autumn/winter staple without fail, every year. Whilst knits are a go-to for most during the colder months, styles can change significantly in line with current trends. This year, cropped, boxy jumpers and oversized, slouchy style knits seem to be at the height of fashion and will not only keep you warm but will help you to create a stylish autumn look too. Opt for bold, autumnal colours such as burnt orange, forest greens and mulberry for an effortless look.
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A Midi Skirt
A midi-length skirt is the perfect answer for those who love to flaunt skirts outside of the summer months too. Striking the perfect balance between exposing a little bit of leg but being covered up enough for cooler temperatures, a midi skirt can be dressed up or down for any occasion and are perfectly on trend this autumn. A big trend this year which has been seen splashed across the pages of online stores and on the racks of the high street is the pleated midi skirt. Combine with a streetwear style graphic tee for an added injection of fun, perfect for casual drinks or a trip to the cinema. Alternatively, team your midi skirt with a plain, white bodysuit or block coloured, fitted jumper so you can afford to go bold with vertical stripes or a bold pattern.
A Versatile Jacket
A trendy jacket can take an outfit from drab to fab in just three seconds. From classic denim to chic leather or glamourous faux fur, the right jacket can be teamed with multiple outfits to transform them into fashionable autumn wear. For many years, layering garments has been a great way to achieve a stylish look that wouldn’t look out of place on a catwalk. Opt for a boxy shape so you can layer thicker knits and tee underneath for when the cold sets in.
Over the years, we’ve seen autumn footwear trends, such as the over-the-knee and slouchy boot, come and go, yet ankle boots seem to stand the test of time, year after year. Ankle boots are so versatile due to the vast amount of styles and heel heights that are available. Dress them up with a floaty dress, a pair of tights and a chic leather jacket for a meal out or wrap up warm with jeans, cosy socks and a shearling jacket for bonfire evening.
A Checked Outdoor Coat
A huge trend this Autumn that has been taking over the Fashion Week catwalks and that you are sure to start noticing on the high street is plaid checked pattern. From bold and bright tartan check to more subtle, muted checked print, there are many variations to choose from to suit your personal taste. Make a statement and invest in an overcoat with small or oversized checked pattern print to create a truly autumnal look. I recommend opting for neutral colours such as greys and beige with a flash of colour running through if you are looking for a coat that is suitable for work and leisure. If full check isn’t your thing, then why not keep it simple and layer a classic checked flannel shirt over a plain tee and underneath a sophisticated double-breasted trench coat, also in trend this season, to create perfect subtle style.