5 Autumn Classics You'll Never Regret Buying
With every season there comes an inaudible groan of what to buy. What will be the 'in' thing we must all adhere to? What's the latest bag we'll have to forgo our mortgage to buy? But with a spotlight on sustainability and a growing desire to shop responsibly, a capsule seasonal wardrobe full of fashion basics and timeless classics is having a much-needed renaissance.
While a stand-out 'it' bag can also develop into an iconic piece for seasons to come (we're looking at you mini-Jodie), you can't beat the failsafe buys that will see you through any wardrobe crisis. The age old problem of closet full of clothes and nothing to wear will become a thing of the past when you have a perfectly curated collection of pieces that effortlessly fit together without a moment’s hesitation. Sound too good to be true? We'll show you how.
Nothing will make you feel more put together this autumn than a crisp, well-fitted shirt. Whether its classic white cotton, chiffon or silk, the right style can instantly take your outfit from the office to the bar before you can say “margarita.” For a modern take, this D&G Frill Long Sleeve Shirt would look perfect paired with black wide leg trousers whilst this tied-waist Stella McCartney design was made for straight leg jeans and barely-there nude sandals.
No autumn wardrobe is complete without a great pair of black boots. Or ten. Although square toes are currently in Vogue, round and pointed will stand the test of time in years to come. A timeless pair of ankle boots like these Aquazurra ones are a no-brainer to be worn under or over trousers or teamed with a LBD. There isn't an A/W Wishlist without the perfect knee-high boot and these soft leather pair from Casadei are as close as you're going to get.
Sharp, tailored, military or printed, a blazer can transform your outfit, pulling an entire look together in the blink of an eye. Whether it's adding a quintessential touch with Stella McCartney, giving your look a little razzle dazzle in Victoria Beckham, or keeping it strictly business in Max Mara, a well-fitting blazer is a must-have for your seasonal wardrobe.
The Trench Coat
Once recognised as THE raincoat to be seen it, the humble trench is not only practical for grey and drizzly days, but also the perfect piece to layer on chilly days. Whilst nothing can beat the original Burberry trench, known and loved by Audrey Hepburn herself, this oversized Chanel design can add a contemporary touch to your everyday autumn look.
It’s time to pack away your straw bags and crochet clutches as a new season calls for fresh arm candy. A timeless tote that you can rely on every autumn is a failsafe buy guaranteed to give you more cost per wear. Keeping with the tones of the season, this beautiful chocolate brown easy tote from Givenchy is a perfect multi-tasker for carrying your laptop or spare jumper whilst this Gucci handbag complete with bamboo handle is an elegant option to team with your trench.