There’s a lot to love about living in the UK, but the unpredictable weather isn’t one of them. Just when we got accustomed to the unfeasibly hot heatwave that was summer, a cold snap kicked in and treated us to a particularly chilly few weeks in October, followed by a crisp but sunny November. So, what do you wear during an autumn with fluctuating temperatures and an icy winter just around the corner? I think I may have found the answer.
Now is the time to wear all of the strong autumn looks you have left in your wardrobes, with a few extra cold-weather pieces layered in. Determined to make this the most stylish month of the season, I have searched high and low for fresh, new outfit inspiration in a bid to bring you an edit of the perfect outfits to wear for any occasion.
Whether you’re looking for something easy to wear for date night, something polished for the office and post-work drinks, or just an everyday casual look for the weekend, I’ve got you covered. Keep scrolling for, seven outfits that are perfect to wear this November and beyond. It’ll save you plenty of time getting ready in the morning.
Style Notes: Elevate the casual puffer with a drawstring waist and an elegant knee high boot, and you’ve got yourself a fashionable and functional outfit that’ll keep you looking cool and cosy all at once.
Sure, black is versatile, but this also comes in a very chic olive green too.
As it gets cooler we’re swapping pleated minis for leather and wool fabrications.
If you’ve ever gotten fluffy, coloured mohair all over your black outfit from a shedding scarf, you’ll appreciate these equally cosy nylon scarves.
A combination of the ideal heel height, soft suede, and timeless knee-high style.
Style Notes: If you’re in doubt, reach for a blazer. It’s one of the few pieces in your wardrobe you can wear all year round, and dress up or down. Right now I’m taking tips from Reneta and wearing with jeans and pumps for day, and switching to a mule for evening.
When it comes to tailoring trends this A/W, the bigger really is the better.
I didn’t realise just how much I loved button details until I saw these jeans.
If you saw this and thought it was designer, I wouldn’t blame you.
Marks and Spencer’s ballet flats have been tried, tested and approved by Who What Wear, so you know they’re good.
Style Notes: Even minimalists have to agree, one of the best things to come out of the Y2K revival has been the faux fur hat. Less Pamela Anderson and little more Bella Hadid, the furry hat has garnered a lot of celeb fans over the last year, and it manages to turn even the most simple outfit into a statement.
A chic silhouette that never goes out of style.
Sorry skinnies, whether wide leg, puddle pants, straight leg, or flares, all of the best trouser trends this year are all about a looser ankle.
Rihanna, Bella, and Emily Ratajkowski are just a few of the celebs snapped in Emma Brewins cosy bucket hats.
I bought a pair of patent, black ankle boots from Zara 5 years ago, and they still get compliments.
Style Notes: Any excuse to layer up, and we’ll take it. If you’ve ever left the house wearing a heavy wool coat, regretted it on the tube, but then desperately needed it again in the evening, this is a look for you. Rather than relying on a big coat for warmth, layer a warm gilet over a knit and tee that you can remove as necessary. You’ll stay warm and look good without overheating.
Striped knits are everywhere right now, but this chunky zip up knit from Patou look far cooler than the rest.
We love the khaki green, but there’s also black and chocolate brown to choose from.
A flattering, high-waisted, figure skimming shape for every body.
Maybe it’s the colour, maybe it’s the leather, but these boots have autumn written all over them.
Style Notes: Look away now if you’re accident prone, because this is a look best kept far away from cups of coffee. Nothing looks more considered than head-to-toe colour, and arctic white is the freshest option for a dark and dreary season. The only thing we’re willing to compromise on though is the shoes, white + mud just aren’t compatible.
It may be on the pricier end of what you’d usually spend on knitwear, but a timeless piece like a cream roll neck goes with everything in wardrobe, and you’ll be wearing it for years to come.
On the days you’d rather not have left your duvet behind, you take it with you.
You’ve still got time to trade in your skinnies for a baggier, slouchier fit that is far more flattering.
We might have all be obsessed with the Coach Tabby bag, but allow me to share with you the Studio shoulder bag, a sleeker, more refined style with luxury appeal.
Style Notes: I’m adding this to my Pinterest board of “office looks”. It’s just the right amount of casual-meets-smart, and cool-meets-clean to able to wear it work, and then the post work drinks.
The perfect pairing to tough leather is a soft, printed floral blouse that you’ll wear again in spring and summer too.
The leather biker jacket I’ve been wearing consecutively for the last 8 years is still at the back of my wardrobe. Right now I’m all about leather trench coats and their sleek finish.
Not a fan of the high-waist? & Other Stories’ wide leg trousers are designed to be low slung.
When you think of good loafers, you can’t help but think of Gucci.
Style Notes: After Kate Middleton stepped out in an all camel look, it was confirmed that it might be the most expensive looking colour there is (sorry black). When working in one colour, play with proportion and texture but swapping cropped trousers for wide leg, jackets for maxi coats, and introduce fluffy knits or accessories to keep it feeling fresh.
It’s a shopping miracle that this hasn’t completely sold out yet, You’d better get it before it does.
These come in petite, regular and long, making them an ideal trouser for those who typically struggle to find the right length.
If you’ve scrolled through Instagram lately, you will have seen that it’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas, but Acne scarf season.
If I never wear another pair of shoes again, I blame Marks and Spencer. Their Insolia insoles make every pair of shoes the comfiest on the high street, so no need to pull out your blister plasters.
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