Autumn is a great time to re-stock your wardrobe with chunky knits and cosy boots, ready for the approaching wintery weather. Be inspired by the tones of autumn leaves and choose items in rich fabrics to make your style really stand out.
Staying in the UK? Then make sure you take advantage of the fab re-workings of recent catwalks styles this autumn. Outerwear is high on many women’s wishlist and a high-quality and beautiful winter coat is a real investment piece, worth the splurge. Think autumnal hues, as warm colours flatter and lift all complexions. This aubergine knee-length coat from Reiss features a double layer collar and side panel detailing, which adds definition to the waistline.
To stay warm team your winter coat with another must-have of the season: a pair of boots. For the ultimate in fit and style check out Duo, which offers shoes and boots in a range of calf sizes: those who have shied away from tricky to fit over-the-knee styles will be in heaven! The gorgeous Dupre are available in brown nubuck leather and feature a fur panel which can be worn up, or turned over as a cuff. The low heel height also makes them practical for everyday wear.
With days getting shorter and nighttime approaching earlier, adding glitz and glam to evening wear is essential this autumn. Recent catwalks have showcased trends such as baroque, featuring elaborate detailing and luxe accessories: both perfect ways to make that extra effort on a night out. Rather than buying a new dress for the season, re-work your evening wear with a pair of baroque-inspired shorts and team with opaques and ankle boots. This high-waisted black pair from highstreet favourite River Island are a perfect way to channel the opulent, head-turning trend. For those less bold, a plush evening bag adds subtle sparkle to an autumn outfit. A cute sturdy clutch, like this gold number from Accessorize will add retro chic to any outfit.
Weekend and evening wear are not the only ways to showcase autumn’s must-haves, and your work wardrobe can also benefit from seasonal additions. Leather abounds in designer and high street stores right now and if you thought this trend was not office-appropriate then think again! A black knee-length leather pencil skirt can look elegant and classy when teamed with a crisp white blouse, low heels and a thin knit cardie. The Suzy leather skirt from Whistles will inject autumn style into any office environment.
Although a host of autumn/winter trends can be found in high street shops, those taking a sunny break over winter need not despair, as summer clothes can still be easily picked up from online stores. For that essential bikini why not checkout Pistol Panties at Avenue 32, which has a great selection that will flatter all body shapes.
With all the sumptuous textures and colours of autumnwear currently on the highstreet and online, now is a great time to snap up some gorgeous pieces for your wardrobe.