Autumn outfits can require quite a bit of planning. Coat or no coat? How many layers are too many layers? The below outfit ideas will see you through cooler days over the next few months. As stock is switching over from linen dresses and sandals to knitwear and trench coats this is the perfect moment to take a pause and really think about what is missing from your autumn wardrobe before you start adding to it.
The below outfits include several classics that you'd typically expect from an autumn capsule, including trench coats, leather jackets and jeans, alongside some new additions which feel really relevant this autumn. Think Mary Janes worn with ankle socks, '70s-style fringed suede jackets and pleated skirts that look amazing when worn with blazers. Keep scrolling to see and shop twelve of our favourite autumn outfits.
1. Black Blazer + Grey Trousers + Converse
Style Notes: This outfit strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and smart, thanks to the oversized silhouettes and Converse.
Arket Oversized Wool Hopsack Blazer (£135)
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Canvas High-Top Sneakers (£70)
Arket Cashmere Knitted Trousers (£160)
2. Fine Cardigan + Suede Skirt + Chunky Boots
Style Notes: We love how this suede midi skirt looks with a pair of chunky Bottega Veneta boots.
Allude Ribbed Wool Cardigan (£210)
Whistles Suede Wrap Midi Skirt (£199)
Bottega Veneta Rubber-Trimmed Leather Over-The-Knee Boots (£1130)
3. Tank Top + Jeans + Puffer Jacket
Style Notes: While a tank top and jeans might be a simple summer go-to, the addition of a cropped puffer instantly makes this outfit autumn worthy.
Monki Cropped Puffer Jacket (£50)
Atm Anthony Thomas Melillo Ribbed Stretch-Micro Modal Tank (£135)
& Other Stories Relaxed High Rise Jeans (£65)
4. White Shirt + Slip Dress
Style Notes: A slip dress is a timeless summer staple, but the item can easily be made autumn-appropriate through the addition of a t-shirt or button-down.
H&M Shimmering Metallic Dress (£28)
Dorothy Perkins White Cotton Shirt (£24)
Adidas Stan Smith Trainers Triple White (£75)
5. Short Sleeve Cardigan + Jeans
Style Notes: A short sleeve cardigan is a great option for cooler summer-days and will become a key part of your wardrobe come autumn. Pair with jeans and sandals for a look that will work for either season.
Rouje Cardigan Nono (£145)
Totême Cropped High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans (£200)
6. Long Sleeved Blouse + High-Waisted Trousers
Style Notes: Experiment with autumnal colours as well as longer sleeves and high-waisted trousers for a current look.
Ganni Checked Seersucker Blouse (£96)
Arket Elastic Waist Wool Trousers (£119)
Wandler Ava Leather Sandals (£350)
Boyy Bobby Surreal Leather Tote (£454)
7. Blazer + Jeans + Heeled Ballet Pumps
Style Notes: There's nothing easier to wear than a checked blazer thrown on over straight-leg jeans and a white T-shirt. Keep the look as autumn-friendly as possible by adding a pair of ballet pumps.
Arket Heavy-Weight T-Shirt (£35)
Arket Lightweight Wrap Blazer (£160)
Totême Studio Blue Straight-Leg Jeans (£210)
Veja V-12 White Leather Sneakers (£115)
8. Short Dress + Leather Trousers
Style Notes: On cooler days, layer your dress over a pair of leather trousers. Provided it's not pouring, you can also get another wear out of your strappy sandals and match them with your favourite summer bag.
Palmer//Harding Poet Striped Cotton-Blend Shirt Dress (£390)
Nanushka Nanushka High-Waisted Faux-Leather Trousers (£208)
Rejina Pyo Rejina Pyo Nane Top Knot Bag (£577)
Who What Wear High Heeled Sandals (£66)
9. Slip Skirt + Denim Jacket + Biker Boots
Style Notes: This slip-skirt–and–biker-boots combination is one we guarantee you'll see over and over this autumn. Take a tip from Lucy Williams and wear yours with a denim jacket and a white T-shirt.
Arket Double Indigo Denim Jacket (£145)
Ninety Percent Faye oversized Organic Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (£55)
Mes Demoiselles Lola Satin Midi Skirt (£64)
& Other Stories Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots (£135)
10. Suede Jacket + Slip Dress
Style Notes: Wear your printed slip dresses that you've liven in all summer with a suede jacket with '70s fringing.
Iro Russell Fringed Suede Jacket (£560)
& Other Stories Elasticated Waist Maxi Dress (£95)
Missoma Gold Ancien Hoops (£89)
11. Statement Trench + Jeans
Style Notes: Statement trench coats have been big news for several seasons thanks to this JW Anderson beauty. Pair with a T-shirt, jeans and ankle boots.
Who What Wear Collection Trench Coat (£57)
JW Anderson White Logo-Embroidered Cotton T-Shirt (£105)
Agolde Jamie Blue Slim-Leg Jeans (£220)
12. Pleated Skirt + Shacket
Style Notes: One of our favourite trends for autumn is pleated skirts, which look amazing styled with either a blazer or a shacket.
& Other Stories Oversized Wool Blend Workwear Shirt (£120)
Arket Pleated Asymmetric Skirt (£69)
Tod's Crocodile-Embossed Patent-Leather Brogues (£430)
13. Knit Dress + Leather Jacket
Style Notes: Knitted dresses and skirts are always a key buy for autumn, and we love how Sylvie pairs her ivory ribbed knit with an oversized leather jacket and black mules.
Arket Leather Shirt (£250)
Joseph Darla Cotton Viscose Rib Dress (£158)
Bottega Veneta Stretch Square-Toe Leather Mules (£590)
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn winter 2020.
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