As an editor at Who What Wear, I typically spend a lot of time looking at new-in products. So every month, I update this story with the pieces that have caught my eye or that I have saved to my wish list. For autumn, more than ever, I'm leaning towards classic, quality pieces that feel really elevated and special but that I can wear for my more low-key 2020 plans, including walks, afternoons in the pub with friends, and working at home.
As several warehouses and stores shuttered this year, 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 this year, 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 in a time of such heightened worry, 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.
So whether you're looking to buy, browse, or discover something new, keep scrolling for the autumn buys I love and think are worth investing in, from the high street to designer labels.
Autumn Buys I Love
Isabel Marant Hacayo Printed Cotton-Blend Jacket (£480)
I'm not usually into such jazzy prints, but there's something about these colours that has me obsessed.
Loulou Studio Ribbed Wool Turtleneck Maxi Dress (£280)
I plan on living in knitted dresses when working from home this winter.
Ganni Zipped Leather Boots (£345)
The zipper detail on the front of these boots has me sold.
Rave Review Upcycled Checked-Wool Top (£445)
Rave Review is one of my favourite new sustainable brands, and I love this tartan fringed beauty.
Mariam Al Sibai Orange Wool Trench Coat (£1000)
This colour is guaranteed to stop people in their tracks.
& Other Stories Western Knee High Leather Boots (£225)
I love every single thing about these boots.
Arket Crinkled Blouse (£59)
This would look amazing with straight-leg blue jeans and loafers.
Free People Esme Set (£248)
I have been on the hunt for a cosy loungewear set, and this is the best I've found.
Missoma Gold Chunky Pirouette Chain Bracelet (£245)
This would be the perfect addition to my collection of chunky gold jewellery.
Ganni Cropped Ribbed-Knit Cardigan (£245)
I have been lusting after a pink Ganni cardigan for the past few years.
Joseph Demry Nappa Leather Dress (£1445)
A dress you can treasure for years.
Mango Hooded Knit Sweater (£50)
Perfect for nights on the sofa as the weather cools.
Ernest Leoty Corset Bodysuit (£140)
Like many, I've started exercising more in 2020, and I love Ernest Leoty's sculpted bodysuits.
Mango Leather High-Leg Boots (£90)
My general rule with boots this year is the chunkier the sole, the better.
Wales Bonner Judah Single-Breasted Denim Jacket (£595)
I'd pair this with a pleated skirt and chunky shoes for all-out back-to-school vibes.
AllSaints Robyn Merino Wool Jumper (£189)
Fringing is a big trend for autumn/winter 2020, and this jumper is an amazing take.
COS Collarless Leather Coat (£490)
This is, hands down, the most beautiful coat I've seen this year.
Stand Studio Wanda Black Padded Clutch (£250)
Why not have a handbag that doubles as a pillow?
& Other Stories Oversized Alpaca Blend Turtleneck Knit Sweater ($85)
The dream cable-knit jumper.
Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Bit Leather Loafers (£515)
I'm after a pair of classic loafers that can double as slippers, and this preppy pair is high on my list.
Earlier Shopping Picks
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Art & Logo-Intarsia Merino-Wool Rugby Shirt (£350)
This isn't my typical style, but I adore the bold, graphic print.
Wales Bonner Johnson Wool V-Neck Cardigan (£595)
I love the unlikely colourway of this Wales Bonner cardigan.
Proenza Schouler Glossed-Leather Pumps (£670)
Perfect for that back-to-school feeling that never seems to go away no matter how old you are.
& Other Stories Diamanté Fringe Sweater (£120)
This will liven up any Zoom call.
Arket Quilted Coat (£138)
When it comes to coat trends, I'm personally most taken with the quilted styles.
Prada 30 Logo-Embossed Leather Knee Boots (£1405)
Riding boots are trending for autumn/winter 2020, and these are my dream.
Cold Laundry Jacket (£135)
A Cold Laundry jacket is the next thing I want to buy.
Mango Hooded Cardigan (£80)
This feels like a dressing gown but doesn't look like it—making it perfect for working from home.
Nanushka Arwan Cable-Knit Sweater (£345)
Nanushka is one of my favourite contemporary labels, and I love the loose knit on this jumper.
Totême Annecy Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat (£800)
Totême releases its Annecy coat every year, and I think it's the perfect winter coat.
Loewe Logo-Tab Gradient Fringed Scarf (£175)
The colours in this scarf are so beautiful.
H&M Single-Breasted Jacket (£35)
I love the matching trousers, too.
Arket Pile Jacket (£138)
Arket is one of my favourite high-street brands, and I love this chunky fleece.
& Other Stories Square Toe Leather Biker Boots (£165)
The rule with boots for 2020 is the chunkier, the better.
Loewe Balloon Small Embroidered Canvas and Leather Bucket Bag (£1650)
H&M Cable-Knit Cardigan (£30)
In winter, I live in chunky cardigans, and I am into the buttons on this H&M cardi.
Joseph Coat Cote Anglaise Novelty Knit (£795)
A knitted coat? Hello!
Isabel Marant Bolton Extended-Shoulder Brioche-Knit Sweater (£775)
A jumper you will treasure year after year.
& Other Stories Rope Chain Leather Loafers (£100)
Chain detailing is proving popular for autumn/winter 2020, and I love how it is adorned on the front of these loafers.
Loulou Studio Forana Cashmere Sweater (£335)
The collar and button detailing on this knit are just so sweet.
Aje Arcadian Hand-Dyed Linen-Blend Dress (£535)
Aje is one of my favourite labels for dresses.
Gucci Bamboo Leather Handbag (£364)
The Gucci Jackie bag has been relaunched this year, and Vestiaire Collective has so many vintage versions.
Arket Structured-Buckle Leather Belt (£79)
I'm looking forward to wearing belts over blazers.
COS Print Cotton Shirt (£69)
Wear with shorts now and jeans when the weather cools.
Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Boots (£275)
Chunky-sole boots will be everywhere this autumn.
Susan Caplan Vintage 1980s Vintage Chain Link Bracelet (£55)
Chains are getting even chunkier this autumn.
Joseph Tweed Knit Trousers (£225)
The dream trousers for those of us working from home.
COS V-Neck Cashmere Vest (£99)
Speaking of knitwear, I'd wear this over a white shirt.
Arket Belted Leather Coat (£790)
Trust me. Leather coats will be very popular this autumn.
Paravel Main Line Canvas Holdall (£325)
Perfect for weekend getaways.
Mango Linen Blazer Suit (£80)
I love blazers, and this green linen jacket is so beautiful.
H&M Collared Dress (£25)
I love the collar and puff sleeves on this dress.
Mango Leather Braided Moccasins (£50)
These look so expensive.
Tove Knitted Stripe Top (£225)
I love the pretty ties on this Tove top.
& Other Stories Wide Collar Wool Knit Sweater (£65)
I love the back-to-school feel of this knit.
Jacquemus Shawl Belted Cashmere Cardigan (£197)
You need to see the back on this.
& Other Stories Sheer Ruffled Shirt (£65)
I love the buttery colour of this blouse.
Whistles Amber Lace Up Boot (£148)
I own these boots in black and lived in them last winter.
Topshop Ivory Wrap Suit Blazer (£130)
This comes with matching trousers, too.
Ganni Crystal-Button Cotton-Blend Denim Shirt (£225)
I love the cute buttons on this denim shirt.
Rejina Pyo Nane Bag Leather in Pink (£475)
I own this bag in the polka-dot print but am eyeing up this pink leather version.
Liberty Assorted Upcycled Tana Law Cotton Face Coverings (£40)
The prettiest face masks I ever did see.
Evarae Lora Maxi Dress (£375)
These sleeves are just so beautiful.
Arket Straight-Fit Tank Top (£42)
Arket does this tank top in several colours.
Marrakshi Life Drawcord-Waist Cotton-Blend Shorts (£110)
There is a matching top to this, too.
Faithfull the Brand Swimsuit (£180)
Kate Middleton wore a dress in this print.
Proenza Schouler + Birkenstock Sandals (£330)
A fashion-girl favourite.
& Other Stories Wool Blend Tortoise Button Cardigan ($89)
& Other Stories is my favourite place on the high street for knitwear.
Ganni Checked Seersucker Midi Dress (£215)
I've been considering this dress for a long time.
Shrimps Bennett Floral-Embroidered Wool-Blend Cardigan (£350)
Shrimps, I love you.
Arket Pleated Asymmetric Skirt (£99)
Wear now with sandals and in autumn with a boxy blazer.
& Other Stories Padded Leather Jacket ($499)
Trust me. Leather blazers will be big news this autumn.
Arket Quilted Leather Coat (£745)
Not technically a summer buy, I know, but I've been eyeing this up.
& Other Stories Wide Embroidered Scalloped Blouse (£65)
This collar is just so pretty.
Rixo Steph Blue Checked Midi Dress (£265)
Another dream Rixo dress.
COS Backless Knit Dress (£79)
COS does the best knitwear.
COS Organic Cotton Pleat Shorts (£49)
I've been searching for the perfect pair of everyday shorts, and I think I've found them.
Temperley London Fontana Jeans (£275)
I love the stitching on these jeans.
Tove Striped Fair Isle Wool-Blend Cardigan (£225)
Our columnist Monikh has this top, so of course, I want it.
Arket Elastic-Waist Linen Trousers (£69)
Simple but so good.
& Other Stories Square Buckle Strap Tank Top (£27)
I love that this has a swimming costume vibe to it.
Arizona Love Trekky Fun Crocheted Lace and Canvas Platform Sandals (£100)
Arizona Loves are my favourite sandals.
Arket Satin Midi Skirt (£99)
This would look amazing with a white T-shirt or silky camisole.
Horror Vacui Alice Tie-Detailed Gathered Cotton-Poplin Blouse (£270)
Horror Vacui is one of my new favourite brands.
Faithfull the Brand Charlita Linen Shirt (£161)
This comes with a pair of matching shorts, too.
Solid & Striped Belted Gingham Linen Playsuit (£273)
I'm all for dressing like a picnic blanket.
Solid & Striped The Ginger Striped Underwired Bikini Top (£90)
For this week's heatwave.
Solid & Striped The Ginger Striped High-Rise Bikini Briefs (£90)
Can't forget the matching bottoms.
& Other Stories Short Workwear Boilersuit (£85)
Equal parts practical and stylish.
Rue De Verneuil Tool Striped Canvas Tote Bag (£160)
I've been eyeing these bags up all summer.
Arket Leather Loafers (£199)
These also come in black.
Arket Wide-Brim Straw Hat (£42)
SPF dressing at its best.
H&M Puff-Sleeved Dress (£20)
I love this sugary pink.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2019.
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