15 Outfits That Are Going to Look So Good This Autumn

Autumn outfits can require quite a bit of planning. Coat or no coat? How many layers are too many layers? The below outfit ideas will see you through cooler days and right into the time when it turns really cold. Thankfully, online retailers are preempting our shopping whims and are already starting to slowly fill their new-in sections with knitwear and trench coats. So although it might seem slightly early (we’re still pretending we’re having an Indian summer), this is actually the perfect moment to take a pause and really think about what is missing from your autumn wardrobe before you start adding to it.

The below outfits include several classics that you’d typically expect from an autumn capsule, including trench coats, leather jackets and jeans, alongside some new additions which feel really relevant for the upcoming season. Think chunky track-sole boots worn with puff-sleeve dresses, ’70s-style fringed suede jackets and pleated skirts that look amazing when worn with blazers.

Keep scrolling to see and shop 15 of our favourite autumn outfits, and start assembling your dream autumn capsule accordingly. 

Style Notes: This outfit strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and smart thanks to the oversized silhouettes and Converse.

Style Notes: We love how this suede midi skirt looks with a pair of chunky boots. 

Style Notes: Need to do a bit of dopamine dressing? Look to brightly-coloured and saturated hues and mix and match however you want. The trick here is to go as bright as possible.

Style Notes: While a tank top and jeans might be a simple summer go-to, the addition of a cropped puffer instantly makes this outfit autumn worthy. 

Style Notes: A slip dress is a timeless summer staple, but the item can easily be made appropriate for autumn through the addition of a T-shirt or button-down. 

Style Notes: A short-sleeve cardigan is a great option for cooler summer days and is a key part of your wardrobe come autumn. Pair it with jeans and sandals for a look that will work for either season (if it’s still warm enough where you are). 

Style Notes: Breathe new life into your summer dress by adding black stomper boots. Great for those pesky downpours. 

Style Notes: There’s nothing as simply chic as a blazer thrown on over straight-leg jeans and a white T-shirt. Pair with trainers for the complete, autumn-ready look. 

Style Notes: On cooler days, layer your dress over a pair of leather trousers. Provided it’s not pouring, you can also get another wear out of your strappy sandals. Failing that, just add your favourite pair of ankle boots. 

Style Notes: We’re very into baggy jeans right now. Opt for a khaki pair like Lucy and throw on a long-sleeved shirred top for the coolest 2021 take on Gen Z trends.

Style Notes: Wear your printed midi dresses that you’ve lived in all summer with a suede jacket with ’70s fringing. 

Style Notes: Statement trench coats have been big news for several seasons thanks to this JW Anderson beauty. Pair it with a T-shirt, jeans and ankle boots. 

Style Notes: One of our favourite trends for autumn is pleated skirts, which look amazing styled with either a blazer or a shacket. 

Style Notes: Knitted dresses and skirts are always a key buy for autumn, and we love how Sylvie pairs her ivory ribbed knit with an oversized leather jacket and black mules. 

Style Notes: Give your lightweight summer co-ords an autumnal spin with vinyl outerwear, which will also help shield you from any chilly downpours that tend to happen during the season. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. Next Up: The Autumn 2021 Trends That Are In, According to 5 Gen Z Fashion Experts