With Autumn in full swing the days are slowly becoming shorter and shorter and the sunshine seems to be making less of an appearance everyday. This year we’ve had a rollercoaster of a ride when it comes to the weather, from snow storms in April to a heatwave in July! With this in mind it’s clearly going to be a long, cold winter so I am making the most of the late sunshine. Autumn is my favourite season as I love the colours when the leaves start to fall and the crisp chill which takes over the air. I like the mixture of the warmer afternoons with the cooler evenings although sometimes this can be quite problematic when it comes to outfit planning. I’ve found layering lighter pieces really is the only option to stay comfortable and stylish but also for staying warmer when the sun beings to set. Today I am sharing my top 5 Autumn wardrobe essentials to give you some inspiration if you are looking to refresh your wardrobe for the new season.
A trench coat is a timeless investment and whether you chose to opt for more of a classic style or something a bit more statement, they are my number one wardrobe essential for Autumn. I actually have three in my wardrobe classic beige, black and this gorgeous faux suede baby blue statement jacket. Although the colour makes this slightly harder to style, the cut and the way it hangs are so flattering plus this adds a pop of colour to any neutral or all black outfits.
Although it may not be time to crack out heavy weights just yet, a lightweight jumper will see you through the cooler days whilst keeping your outfit super sleek and stylish. My go to is just a plain black ribbed turtle-neck which I can wear with 99% of my wardrobe and always makes me feel and look a lot more put together than I actually am. I picked up mine from New look a few years ago and it’s served me well over the years, plus its perfect for layering under dresses when the cold really sets in.
A great pair or ankle boots is all you need for this tricky transition from Summer to Winter. Dress down in the daytime with jeans and a jumper and dress up in the evening with a mini skirt and tights. They are the perfect accessory for Autumn and never go out of fashion plus they give you instant fashionista vibes with minimal effort. No matter your taste there are always hundreds of styles on the market to chose from.
Possibly the go to bottoms of any wardrobe is a trusty pair of skinny jeans. My favourite pair are a simple black denim with a small slit in the knee. Worn with trainers and a baggy jumper they give an off duty look or dressed up with boots and a biker jacket they are perfect to take you from day to night. Personally, a great pair of skinny jeans are the starting point for any girls wardrobe as they are so versatile and can be worn throughout the seasons.
Often as the days start to get cooler the colours in my wardrobe take a bit of a back seat so I opt for statement accessories to really polish off a look. One day I would love to own a real Chloe Faye but until then I will settle for this incredible dupe which I picked up online about a year ago. I know a lot of people disagree with dupes but for me if it means I can own the dream bag I have wanted at a fraction of the price then count me in!