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10 essential items for your autumn wardrobe

Autumn is one of the best times of the year for fashion and it’s fun to style outfits with the season’s colours and patterns. Each year hues of brown, orange, burgundy and mustard yellow dominate the high street stores and these are staple colours for any autumn wardrobe. But the great thing about autumn is that you can still wear some of your favourite summer pieces, so don’t pack them away just yet.

If you have strappy dresses, you can add plain coloured T-shirts underneath for a cool, easy look or you can throw on a cardigan or lightweight knitted layer and switch your sandals for boots for an effortless transition from summer to autumn. So if you’re looking for some style inspiration for your day to day outfits this autumn, or you are trying to find your perfect style, then keep reading to discover some key pieces that will make a great addition to your wardrobe.


Chances are you’ve probably got at least one pair of boots tucked away safely in your wardrobe. They never go out of style and are great for wearing with jeans, skirts and dresses. That’s not to say you can’t buy a new pair of boots because you can never have too many, and each year there are new styles. So whether you’re looking for something bold like biker boots with zips and platform soles, something versatile like knee-high boots or looking to switch your everyday shoes for a chunky pair of boots, it’s safe to say that having a trusty pair of boots will see you through the autumn months.


You might be thinking why would you need a pair of sunglasses as the days start to get shorter and the dark nights draw in? Well, there are a few reasons why you should always carry a pair of sunglasses with you in autumn. The sun is lower throughout autumn, which means it has more of a direct path towards your eyes and exposure to UV rays increases. Another reason why you should wear sunglasses is because there is less humidity and more wind which can take moisture away from your eyes. Plus they make any outfit instantly stylish. Find a good pair from Eyeglasses that can help protect your eyes, visit website here.


Cool, crisp autumn days are great, right? You get to put on your favourite knit and feel all cosy. Knits come in all varieties like jumpers, cardigans and even in short sleeves. However, this year one of the bigger trends is knitted dresses. They came into fashion a few years ago, but like all trends, they come back full circle. Knitted dresses are perfect for many occasions and can be worn dressed up or down. If you are heading back into the office and need an outfit idea that ticks off both comfort and style, then you need to pick up a knitted dress. You can wear them with shoes, trainers or boots and are quick and easy to throw on.


If you’ve found that your wardrobe has been lacking a bit of excitement this year or you’ve just gotten used to wearing your loungewear for comfort, then an easy way to add some enthusiasm back into your outfits is with checks. Not only are checks an autumn staple, they are easy to pair with just about anything. There’s quite a variation with checks and you can find them in just about any colour. So whether you choose to go for some trousers, a blazer or something a bit more simple like a scarf, stay stylish with this must-have trend.


The leather-look trend has been around for quite a few seasons now (think leather-look trousers) and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon either. Which is great news because it’s another essential item for your wardrobe. Whether you opt for a new staple piece like a leather-look skirt or a top, you are guaranteed to look effortlessly stylish. If you don’t want to go for the typical black leather-look, this trend now comes in an array of colours to suit the current season. Why not try something a little different and choose something in beige or green?


Find the perfect jacket can be tricky at this time of year, especially if the weather isn’t in your favour. There are weeks throughout autumn where the weather is warmer than usual, then all of a sudden the temperature can switch at the drop of a hat. Now you don’t want to reach for your winter coat just yet, but when there is a slight chill in the air you need something that will keep you feeling cosy. A cute belted jacket is a great option that will keep you the warm enough and it goes with just about anything. Another staple piece is a check blazer, which is on-trend and a great layering option.


As much as we all want to look stylish and trendy, there are days that just call for comfort and you can still look great in loungewear. If you have no plans to return to the office any time soon and are still working from home, then you have probably got this look down to a tee. Loungewear allows you to be as comfy as you would be when wearing your PJs, but they’re actual day time clothes, allowing you to look good without putting too much effort into your look. Loungewear has come a long way and it’s not just about leggings and a hoodie anymore. Wear a cute corset top with utility trousers or an oversized shirt with joggers for minimal but stylish outfits.

Puff sleeve blouse

A puff sleeve blouse is a trend that seems to be sticking around right now, and it’s easy to see why. They can be dressed up so if you’re looking for a cute top to team with some skinny jeans and heels, or you can dress them down for a more casual vibe. They come in a variety of prints like spot, check and floral, and some of them even have a cute frill detail in the neck and cuffs. Whether you go for chiffon, broderie or peplum, this style of blouse is a definite must-have for your wardrobe this autumn.

Smock dress

If you don’t have a smock dress in your wardrobe, now is the time to invest in one. Not only can you wear a smock dress in the warmer months with bare legs, but when the temperature drops you can wear them with tights and your favourite pair of boots. It’s loose-fit means its comfy to wear and minimal effort is required to make it look stylish. You can get them in all different colours and prints which is why it makes a great staple piece (for any season) but choose one in a burnt orange shade to make your outfit stand out, or for a subtle look go for a burgundy hue.

Knitted accessories

Now it might not be cold enough for woolly hats and scarves just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some knitted accessories to your autumn wardrobe. If you want to play with prints but you aren’t feeling brave enough to go all out with dresses, trousers or tops, a great way to introduce patterns to your outfit is with a scarf. You can get leopard print, check, polka dot and striped, all in different colours too. A classic autumn hat is the bobble hat, which will also see you through the winter months.

We hope that you have found some inspiration or discovered some new staple pieces for your autumn wardrobe this year.

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