10 Autumn Buys That Are Making Me Look Forward to September

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As several warehouses and stores shuttered over the past 12 months, the fashion industry faces huge challenges and strains that pose an inevitable threat to businesses. Many of us won't be shopping in the same way right now, but even a like on Instagram or a message of support can provide a boost for these brands. I certainly don't want anyone to feel like they have to buy more right now, but at the same time, after working in the fashion industry for nine years, I want to support the brands and pieces that I love and treasure.

As an editor at Who What Wear, I typically spend a lot of time looking at new-in products, and so every week, I update this story with the pieces that have caught my eye and that really stand out. The weather this week has seen us all return to our knitwear and raincoats, and so I've started compiling my autumn wish list. Below, I've included 10 of the chicest autumn-ready items I've seen this year, including lightweight coats, chunky loafers and knitwear.

So whether you're looking to buy, browse or discover something new, keep scrolling for pieces I love and think are worth investing in, from the high street to designer labels.

This Week's Shopping Picks

Àcheval Pampa Nube Off-the-Shoulder Cotton-Blend Twill Blouse (£265)

The sleeves on this look spectacular.

The Ragged Priest The Ragged Priest Dad Jeans (£88)

I'm ordering these immediately.

COS Short Sleeve Jumper (£69)

Of course, COS is behind this chic knit.

Barbour Luss Colour-Block Wax Jacket (£260)

Unfortunately, this is what I'll be living in this August.

Arket Chunky Leather Moccasins (£150)

I'm starting to think of my autumn purchases.

Dragon Diffusion Egola Woven Leather Tote (£365)

The chicest chuck-it-all-in bag.

Linda Farrow Debbie D-Frame Sunglasses in Tortoiseshell (£345)

These are, in my opinion, the perfect sunglasses.

Mango Ribbed Knit Cardigan (£36)

I'm so into this navy set from Mango.

Isabel Marant Étoile Harveli Checked Flannel Jacket (£435)

This Isabel Marant jacket is a classic each autumn.

Rhode Pia Printed Cotton Mini Dress (£375)

Wear now with sandals or with tights and boots in winter.

Previous Shopping Picks

Aligne Carly Open Tie Back Dress in Cosmo Pink (£89)

I have this dress—and I'm obsessed.

Muuñ Dina Woven Straw and Cotton Basket Tote Bag (£175)

I am obsessed with this colour orange.

Asceno Prague Short-Sleeved Organic-Linen Shirt (£185)

A colour that you can't help but smile at.

Cos Bucket Hat (£35)

I'm finally being tempted by the bucket hat trend.

Sir Vivienne Silk Maxi-Dress (£465)

Sir creates the perfect summer dresses.

Oséree Lumière Stretch-Lurex Swimsuit (£200)

This brand is so buzzy at the moment.

Endless Summer Ain'T She a Beaut Midi Dress (£118)

Can you tell all I'm wearing is dresses at the moment?

Gucci Charlotte 25 Ivory Leather Sandals (£590)

It was love at first sight.

Fendi Croissant Medium Leather Shoulder Bag (£1390)

I adore this shape.

Arket Soft French Terry Sweatshirt (£59)

Ideal for cool summer evenings.

Warehouse Mini Dress With Embroidery (£63)

The embroidery on this puff sleeved mini dress makes it look so premium.

Gucci Elektra Leather Fisherman Sandals (£695)

Gucci has created its own fisherman sandals, this is not a drill.

Mango Striped Cotton Shirt (£36)

Can't say no to a bit of classic pinstripe shirting.

Nobodys Child Amme 9ct Gold Plated Figro Necklace (£95)

I wear gold chains with everything in my wardrobe: From dresses to denim.

H&M Silk-Blend Trousers (£80)

These will look just as good at home with slippers as they will with heels and the matching top for cocktails.

Bassike Open-Back Tiered Cotton-Poplin Dress (£325)

Just wait until you see the back...

Mulberry X Alexa Chung Big Guy (£1095)

Alexa has been reunited with Mulberry, and I couldn't be happier.

& Other Stories Oversized Striped Sweater (£55)

For some reason sweatshirts are looking particularly chic this season, especially this oversized Breton style from & Other Stories.

Totême Barrel Leg Denim Jeans (£230)

Hello forever jeans, I'll have you in every shade of blue please.

Sea Gina Embroidered Gingham Cotton-Voile Blouse (£315)

Just add jeans, gold hoops and chunky sandals and you've got the perfect summer's evening outfit.

Timeless Pearly Gold-Plated Crystal Ring (£300)

Sorry to be cheesy, but this has my heart.

COS Gathered Dress (£79)

You'll be able to wear this throughout autumn and winter too.

Society of Wanderers Lilac Gingham Ruffle Pillowcase Set (£75)

Liberty has the best selection of homeware brands.

Rixo Lucile Printed Dress (£275)

Mermaids on a dress = so cute!

& Other Stories Organic Pearl Bead Necklace (£30)

This looks so expensive.

Arket Relaxed Cotton Tunic Dress (£79)

I'm obsessed with this colour orange at the moment.

Bird & Knoll Rae Printed Cotton Bandeau Top (£185)

To wear with the skirt below.

Bird & Knoll Rae Printed Cotton Maxi Skirt (£295)

Kai Collective Lolia Pyjama Set Mint (£150)

Kai Collective just launched pyjamas and I love them all.

Astrid Wilson Arabella Green Gingham Shirred Dress (£145)

Another beautiful summer dress.

H&M Smock-Topped Dress (£35)

This blue is my favourite colour.

Saloni Bobbi Patchwork Printed Silk Crepe De Chine Shirt (£295)

This also comes with matching trousers.

Arket Ankle-Length Linen-Blend Dress (£45)

I have a lot of love for this colour orange.

COS High-Waisted Tapered Jeans (£69)

I just love how these are styled on the COS website.

Rado True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier Slightly Greyed English Green 32041 (£1820)

This watch comes in a rainbow of colours, but the green is my favourite.

Kai Collective Babita Dress Green Paint (£80)

The print of this Kai Collective dress is inspired by the Ghanaian Adinkra symbol Dwennimmen.

Ultra Violette Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum Spf 50+ (£32)

Our beauty editor Mica seriously knows her stuff, and she has told me this is the best SPF in her opinion.

Sleeper Atlanta Puff-Sleeve Linen Midi-Dress (£265)

I have this in a powder blue gingham and would happily wear it every day this summer.

All Saints Bryony Dress (£129)

The perfect throw-on summer dress.

Converse Chuck 70 Ox Canvas Sneakers (£70)

These are the perfect partner to all the dresses I've included this week.

Cos Oversized T-Shirt (£25)

I am obsessed with this colour at the moment.

Gustaf Westman Objects Curvy Mirror Mini (£1100)

Instagram-famous Gustaf Westman's mirrors have just landed on Liberty. Something tells me they won't be around for long.

Hereu Pesca Cutout Leather Sandals (£305)

Sandals that can keep up with multiple laps of the park.

Monki Retangular Retro Sunglasses (£10)

These also come in pink.

Asos Design Oversized Wide Leg Trouser Co-Ord in Buttermilk (£30)

Who What Wear's Editor-in-Chief Kat Collings spotted these, and they look so expensive.

Paloma Wool Tiffany Fitted Linen Dress (£180)

Now we can socialise again, a little black dress is a very handy item to have to hand.

Stine Goya Cora Orange Satin Blouse (£190)

Stine Goya always makes the happiest clothes.

Mango Handmade Crochet Cardigan (£70)

This would look amazing with a simple pair of jeans.

Gucci Jackie 1961 medium shoulder bag (£2030)

So chic.

H&M Lyocell-Blend Dress (£20)

The perfect throw-on summer dress.

Tove Anna Twill Maxi Dress (£625)

This dress is simply magical.

Teva Sandals (£55)

Comfortable and fun!

Vince Cropped Leather Jacket (£945)

The perfect leather jacket.

Cos Triangle Bikini Top (£19)

Because warm weather is finally here.

Kitri Mariana Blue Sunbathers Boyfriend Shirt (£115)

If you can't go on holiday, why not bring the beach to your city outfits?

Kitri Farrell Blue Sunbathers Mini Dress (£125)

I'd wear it with the matching dress.

Totême Monogram-Print Swimsuit (£140)

The chicest swimsuit I've seen in ages.

Solace Mirabelle Puff Sleeve Pleated Maxi Dress (£420)

I'm loving colourful dresses this week.

Deiji Studios 03 Short Linen Pyjamas (£140)

Linen PJs you can wear outside of the house.

& Other Stories Oversized Mini Shirt Dress (£55)

This is such a cute throw-on summer dress.

Nanushka Taiga Stone Twist-Effect Linen Mini Dress (£295)

LVIR creates beautiful, simple basics.

Bea Bongiasca Baby Vine Tendril Crystal, 9kt Gold & Enamel Ring (£395)

These rings are so special.

Mango Cut-Out Back Dress (£36)

For when summer finally arrives.

Marni Market Mini Woven Tote Bag (£120)

The colours in this are just so beautiful.

& Other Stories Rectangular Frame Sunglasses (£27)

This rectangular shape is trending this summer.

Frankie Shop Isla Crepe Blazer (£260)

This sage green is so elegant.

Frankie Shop Isla Pleated Crepe Straight-Leg Pants (£200)

COS Linen Jumpsuit (£89)

Add sandals and you're good to go.

Ted Baker Popppyy (£175)

This week I saw the Ted Baker summer collection in real life, and this dress looks so expensive.

With Nothing Underneath The Cabana: Towel, Navy (£110)

This has a pair of matching shorts.

Arket Cage Leather Sandals (£135)

I think I've found my summer sandals.

& Other Stories Striped Jute Blend Triangle Bag (£65)

Practical and stylish? Win win.

Missoni Home Flame Four-Wick Layered Candle (£378)

Yes this is very extravagant, but look how beautiful it is? Definitely too special to burn.

New Balance 574 Leather-Trimmed Suede and Mesh Sneakers (£75)

I'm not a trainers person, but I'm really into these.

Paloma Wool Phoebe Cropped Linen Jacket (£140)

The perfect summer jacket.

The Line by K Stevie White Cotton-Blend Top (£130)

This would look so chic with jeans.

Kitri Olive Pink Checker Trousers (£115)

I'm obsessed with these trousers from the Jessie Bush and Kitri collaboration.

Totême Monogram-Print Cotton-Muslin Sarong (£280)

This would look amazing with a simple black swimsuit.

COS A-Line Skirt (£55)

This is a summer classic.

Mango 100% Linen Shorts (£30)

Short and shirt sets are trending right now.

COS Gathered Dress (£59)

This also comes in black.

Free People Plaid Jules Pants (£70)

The perfect picnic pant.

Jacquemus Jean Still Life-Print Poplin Shirt (£245)

If you can't go on holiday, why not wear it on your shirt?

Totême Pine Canvas Straight-Leg Suit Trousers (£400)

I'd wear these trousers with the above shirt.

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2021

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