Autumn trends can often feel a little bland, with colour, prints and, well, fun removed from our wardrobes until the sun returns. However for autumn 2021 there is a more eclectic mix than usual, with more vibrant and celebratory pieces than we typically see. While timeless staples will always have a place in our forever wardrobes, and form the basis of most of our outfits, there are a few additions that can add a little more energy to your autumn look.
We’ve combed through the trends to bring you 8 buzzy items that you can start wearing now. There’s the statement boots that will make any outfit more of a talking point, the bold colour of 2021 and the check print that you are bound to see a lot of over the next 6 months. So if you are looking to make an addition or two to your autumn wardrobe, keep scrolling to see the 8 autumn trends we really love.
1. Tailored Waistcoats
Beige tailored waistcoats are having a moment—preferably worn with matching trousers.
& Other Stories Cropped Boxy Vest (£55)
Mango Buttons Suit Waistcoat (£36)
& Other Stories Buttoned Vest ($55)
2. Tartan and Check Separates
Checks come around every single autumn, and this year there's lots of beautiful tartans and red heritage checks.
Molly Goddard Aria tartan-wool midi kilt skirt (£680)
Erika Cavallini Tartan Patchwork Wool Coat (£580)
Marni Tartan and Houndstooth Reversible Wool-Blend Coat (£1980)
3. Kermit Green
The colour of 2021 is this bold shade of green.
A.W.A.K.E Mode Pleated Dress (£455)
Bottega Veneta Green Ribbed-Knit Polo Top (£750)
Galvan Sienna Green Halterneck Satin Midi Dress (£595)
H&M Oversized Cotton Shirt (£18)
4. Chunky Knee-High Boots
Chunky boots have been trending for several years now, and this year you'll spot lots of track sole boots that go right up to the knee.
Free People Brooks Tall Boots (£188)
M&S Chunky Knee High Boots (£50)
Dr. Martens Dr Martens 1b60 Bex Leather Extra High Boots (£209)
Ganni Black Rubberised Knee-High Boots (£215)
5. Knitted Co-Ords
This is an extension of the loungewear trend, but feels a little more polished.
Mango Ribbed Knit Cardigan (£36)
Mango Ribbed Knit Trousers (£36)
Résumé Copenhagen Free Blouse Retro Floral (£105)
Résumé Copenhagen Falkie Pants Retro Floral (£105)
Reformation Janice Knitted Cardigan, Camisole and Midi Skirt Set (£190)
6. Quilted Jackets
Before you have to wear a duvet coat, these lightweight quilted jackets are ideal for autumn.
Per Una Padded Collarless Puffer Jacket (£55)
Arket Quilted Jacket (£89)
Burberry Dranefeld Vintage-Check Diamond Quilted Jacket (£850)
& Other Stories Oversized Quilted Jacket (£95)
This might seem a more daring trend, however there are lots of jumpers and tops with more subtle slithers of skin on show.
H&M Cut-Out Dress (£34.99)
Jacquemus Le T-Shirt Lucciu Black Cut-Out Jersey Top (£155)
Helmut Lang Black Cut-Out Cotton Top (£150)
8. Plissé and Textured Fabrics
Pleated fabrics look so expensive, and are so comfortable and easy to wear. Ideal for those still working from home.
Pleats Please Issey Miyake Technical-Pleated Jacket (£695)
Pleats Please Issey Miyake Pinstripe-Effect Technical-Pleated Trousers (£475)
& Other Stories Relaxed Plissé Drawstring Trousers (£85)
Stine Goya Rosen Pink Plissé Midi Dress (£210)
Next up, our guide to the key trends for autumn winter 2021.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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