This Is What the High Street Is Getting Right This Autumn

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A couple of the Who What Wear editors and I were discussing the high street's A/W 21 trends the other day, and the main thing we noted was how similar they were to last year's offering. And you know what? It really is a breath of fresh air. Scroll through any new-in category right now, and you'll see plenty of cold-weather heroes starting to trickle in: puffer coats, chunky boots, crew-neck knits and clean-lined tailoring. The emphasis seems to be on classics over gimmicks and versatility over novelty. Has the concept of trends taken a bit of a bashing over the last 12 months? Undoubtedly, and it shows.

So what does this mean for our relationship with the new season? Well, it simply means that there's less of a chance that you'll be craving large quantities of newness as, most likely, you'll already have many of the items sitting in your wardrobe. We recommend that you use our high-street edit as a way to curate your capsule and inspire your autumnal outfit pairings, whether it's reaching for those knee-high boots or layering up collared knits and quilted coats. However, if you do discover a gap, then we think that the below pieces will tick both the form and function boxes now and for many years to come. Ready to go? Scroll down to see and shop our high-street A/W 21 edit.

Quilted Jackets

COS Reversible Quilted Jacket (£99)

Aligne Evie Sleeveless Liner (£110)

Striped Knits

Arket Striped Cotton Jumper (£69)

COS A-Line Roll Neck Top (£69)

Knee-High Chunky Boots

H&M Knee-High Boots (£40)

Karen Millen Knee High Croc Leather Flat Boot (£120)

Pops of Pink

COS Cut-Out Sweater (£69)

Monki Single-Breasted Blazer (£50)

Slouchy Denim

Weekday Rail Mid Loose Straight Jeans (£50)

Hollister Ultra high Rise Dad Jean (£45)

Tailored Coats

& Other Stories Buttoned Wool Coat (£205)

COS Wool Mix Relaxed Belted Coat (£190)

'90s Slip Skirt

& Other Stories A-Line Midi Skirt (£65)

M&S x Ghost Satin Midaxi Slip Skirt (£49)

Leather Trousers

Mango Leather-Effect Straight Trousers (£36)

COS Barrel Leg Leather Pants (£290)

Chic Raincoats

H&M Oversized Rain Coat (£40)

Kin Longline Parka, Khaki (£119)


Mango Buttons Suit Waistcoat (£36)

COS Cropped Single Breasted Waistcoat (£69)

Retro Prints

Zara Printed Tulle Skirt (£30)

Uterqüe Printed Shirt Dress (£155)

Collared Knits

& Other Stories Collared Knit Sweater (£65)

H&M Collar-Detail Jumper (£18)

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