When you're blessed with having a job that means you spend at least part of your time shopping for a living, you see a lot of stuff. However, as editors for a fashion website, we often spend time working out what is and what isn't worth your cash. Right now, that feels more important to get right, what with budgets being tighter and customers wanting pieces that work harder for them. It's no wonder consumers want longer-lasting items that still nod to trends but aren't defined by them. There's no denying that it can be a tricky couple of criteria to fill.
But as I already mentioned, as fashion insiders, this is what we do. For this month, I asked several of our editors what's on their shopping lists for autumn. It's worth mentioning that we live in different parts of the world, so some pieces might be a little too summery for the colder British weather. That said, you'll get some great inspo for the later summer months, so really, it's a win-win.
Among the items our editors picked were fun two-pieces, chic knitwear and plenty of leather. There are also some sandals and skirts creeping in for those early autumnal days that still don't require warmer clothing. Keep scrolling for our editors' autumn 2021 shopping picks.
HANNAH ALMASSI, EDITOR IN CHIEF, UK
SHOP HANNAH'S WISH LIST
& Other Stories Cropped Criss Cross Tie Blouse (£65)
Another day, another brown thing I want to buy. I can't help it. It's my colour! This co-ord set from Stories is oh so chic yet really easy to wear.
& Other Stories Linen Drawstring Trousers (£75)
I've come to the conclusion that 99% of my current handbag collection is useful for my lifestyle! I just need a throw-it-all-in and don't-worry-about-it-getting-destroyed kind of market bag, and this fits the bill.
Louisa Parris Simone Striped Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress (£645)
Loose-fitting dresses are a new addition to my closet, but when they're cut well, drape nicely and aren't too heavy, they can still suit a petite hourglass frame like mine. I have one from Louisa Parris, and it's proving to be a piece I go back to time and again.
Raíz Cedro Tan (£350)
I have had a pair of these slightly retro, environmentally friendly wedges in tan for over a week now and worn them SO much already. It wouldn't be crazy to get another pair in a different colour. I often do this with shoes, as I find comfy ones so hard to pin down.
JOY MONTGOMERY, SHOPPING EDITOR, UK
SHOP JOY'S WISH LIST
Mango Striped Cotton Shirt (£36)
I love a good shirt, and this co-ord really embraces the timeless charm of the pinstripe. It has my name written all over it.
Sea Ziggy Striped Crochet-Knit Sweater (£500)
This autumn's homespun trend ticks all my boxes and is perfectly captured in this Sea crocheted rainbow knit.
Gucci Zipped GG-Appliqué Jacket (£1250)
I love the '70s references Alessandro Michele packs into his Gucci collections, as seen in this cute sporty jacket.
Susan Caplan X Hurr Pre-Loved Chanel Earrings (£90)
My 30th birthday is coming up in autumn, so I'm ready to embrace all the extra party-dressing vibes, starting with these rental Chanel earrings.
Weekday Rail Mid Loose Straight Jeans (£50)
I have these dungarees in both blue and white, and while I love both, the white pair is just perfect for the summer months with a white tee base layer and tan accessories.
ZOE ANASTASIOU, FASHION AND SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR, UK
SHOP ZOE'S WISH LIST
& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£65)
A chic black dress that will never go out of style is always a worthy investment. I love the ruched detailing on this one.
Emilio Pucci Albizia Printed Cotton Mini Wrap Skirt (£455)
Micro miniskirts are a huge trend for autumn, and I absolutely love the retro print on this one. Pair it with a white cotton shirt plus ballet pumps, and you’ve got yourself *a look.*
Arket Oversized Poplin Shirt (£59)
An example of the perfect white shirt to pair with the skirt above.
Jacquemus Novio Woven Blazer (£855)
I’m always on the lookout for fun outerwear, and I particularly love the shade of this Jacquemus blazer.
H&M Rib-Knit Dress (£20)
We’re still WFH, so when it comes to my work wardrobe, I’m prioritising comfort. I love the look of this oversize knit dress. It’s roomy and unrestrictive yet still looks put-together.
NICOLE AKHTARZAD ESHAGHPOUR, SENIOR MARKET EDITOR, U.S.
SHOP NICOLE'S WISH LIST
Bottega Veneta Arco Medium Intrecciato Shearling Tote (£2180)
I loved this bag in leather, but I really love it in shearling.
BY FAR Lilo Quilted Suede Slides (£380)
I may or may not have already ordered these simply because I couldn't wait.
Nike Waffle One (£90)
Sometimes, sneakers just really speak to me, and these are doing just that.
Jacquemus Alzou Mohair-Blend Cropped Cardigan (£188)
I can't be the only one eyeing this perfect cropped sweater.
Agolde Leather-Blend Straight-Leg Pants (£231)
Agolde makes some of my favorite jeans, so I think it's only fair to assume that I'll love the fit of these leather pants just as much.
ANNA LAPLACA, EDITOR, U.S.
SHOP ANNA'S WISH LIST
Rejina Pyo Cameron Topstitched Faux Patent-Leather Jacket (£595)
My collection of leather jackets is already overflowing, but there's no way I'm passing up a jacket this special. Those buttons!
Jacquemus Le Ciuciu Leather Shoulder Bag (£795)
No one does covetable bags quite like Jacquemus. This new exaggerated baguette shape (which you might have also spotted on the runway) feels undeniably fresh.
Aeron Florin Asymmetrical Knit Top (£508)
My new motto is no more boring knits in 2021.
Manu Atelier 80MM XX Duck Leather Tall Boots (£565)
I think the Y2K craze will manifest itself in these clingy mid-calf boots for fall, and I fully plan on partaking.
COS Wide-Leg Linen Pants (£79)
These are the right amount of relaxed if you ask me.
Next up, the biggest autumn 2021 fashion trends to know.
This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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