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5 Essential Wardrobe Pieces for Autumn

Despite the appearance of a few unexpected heatwaves, autumn officially arrived on 22 September, which means it’s time to swap the summer dresses for chunky knits and pastel sandals for knee high boots. Autumn fashion can be overwhelming with so many new products, colours and patterns gracing the shops but we’re here to make it easier for you. We’ve narrowed down the 5 essential pieces you need in your wardrobe this season to make transitional wardrobe dressing a breeze.

1. Puffer Coats

A reoccurring trend that we get behind every year – the classic puffer. Last year maxi puffer coats won the top spot for trendiest coat of the season however, this year we are seeing cropped puffer jackets and puffer gilets dominating our retailers’ windows. H&M has plenty of classic colour options like black, white or nude to ensure it can be thrown on top of every outfit. Or, choose a bold colour to add a statement to otherwise neutral dressing

2. Statement Blazer

Many of us are returning to the office this autumn after months of working from home in our loungewear so more structured, tailored clothing and blazers are making a big impression this year. A statement blazer, like this lime green one from River Island, is an essential in your wardrobe for work of play. Switch between dressing it up with a mini dress and heels or dressing it down with boyfriend jeans and trainers.

3. Leather Trousers

Leather trousers are the perfect addition to your autumn wardrobe and even better, you can choose from plenty of different styles to find one that suits you best. Choose a pair of jogger styled, like these cuffed and tie waist pair from New Look for a more casual look or, embody sophisticated chic with leather leggings or full length leather trousers.

4. Chunky Boots

An autumnal trend that is as stylish as it is practical – chunky boots. Stomp into the new season in style with a pair of classic black, chunky, chelsea boots or add some colour to your feet with these gorgeous, neutral coloured sock boots from Next.

5. Boyfriend Jeans

Good news for those of you who are tired of struggling to squeeze into your skinny jeans every day – boyfriend jeans are the denim of the season this year! Levi’s are your own stop shop for the perfect pair of jeans, whether you’re a fan of dark and black faded denim or are more of a light denim sort of person. Boyfriend jeans paired with a thick knit jumper is the perfect combination for an autumn morning that won’t have you dreading to leave your pyjamas.

To get you feeling even more autumnal, check out our restaurants’ crisp new autumn menus.