15 Outfits We’re Bookmarking for Cooler Summer Days

The sorry fact is that we just can’t rely on sunshine and soaring temperatures during the British summertime. We just can’t. That is why we thought it might be useful to bring these outfits to your attention. Though it’s far too early to talk about autumn, we’re applying the same principles for dressing for that season to see us through the cooler days we’ll inevitably experience over the next few months.

Like autumn, off days in the summertime may require quite a bit of planning. Jacket or no jacket? How many layers are too many layers? Although it might seem pessimistic of us (we’re still holding out for a glorious summer), this is actually the perfect moment to take a pause and really think about what you’ll wear when the weather turns.

The below outfits include several classics that you’d typically expect from a British capsule wardrobe, including trench coats, leather jackets and jeans, alongside some new additions that feel really relevant for the upcoming season. Think any-terrain boots worn with puff-sleeve dresses or ’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 you can keep on standby for cold summer days ahead of fully embracing them come September.

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—an outfit you can easily copy and paste for outdoor pursuits. 

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 an on-trend bomber jacket instantly makes this outfit 2022-worthy. 

Style Notes: A slip dress is a timeless summer staple, but the item can easily be made appropriate for cooler temperatures 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. 

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

Style Notes: We’re very into baggy jeans right now. Opt for a khaki pair like Lucy Williams’s, and throw on a long-sleeve shirred top for the coolest 2022 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 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, and we love how Sylvie Mus pairs her ivory ribbed knit with an oversized leather jacket and black mules. 

Style Notes: Give your lightweight summer co-ords some reinforcement with vinyl outerwear, which will also help shield you from any downpours that happen during the season. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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