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6 Easy Autumn Outfits I Can’t Wait to Wear

If you’re still holding out for that second August heatwave, then you might want to look away now because I’m about to rain on your parade. (Quite literally—have you seen the weather outside?) I’ve always been drawn towards the enveloping silhouettes of autumn, partly because I can’t stand the sweaty logistics that come with heatwave dressing but also because there’s so much more creative potential in layering. I find that there’s only so much you can do with a summer dress.

Autumn is a time to experiment with statement jackets, create unexpected pairings with blouses and jumpers and give your midi dresses an edge with chunky boots and equally chunky knits. So yes, it might only be July, but I’m already scouting out the cold-weather outfits that I plan on re-creating the moment the mercury drops.

Many of my chosen looks centre on tailored hero pieces, such as wide-leg trousers or a colour-pop blazer. The key is to dress them down with casual staples, such as denim, white tees or ballet flats. At the top of my list is Linda Tol’s super-simple, but also super-chic, knitted tank and black trousers. By sticking to neutral tones, you can then go to town with colourful accessories or a statement coat. Your options are limitless. Scroll down to see and shop the autumn outfits I can’t wait to wear this year.

1. Knitted Vest + Black Trousers

Casual autumn outfits

Photo:

@lindatol_

A knotted tank top is an easy way to warm up (and add fashion kudos) to a white top and black trousers. Just finish with ballet pumps and an oversized trench.

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COS Knitted Tunic
COS
Knitted Tunic
£125
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Sweaty Betty Athlete Seamless Long Sleeve Top
Sweaty Betty
Athlete Seamless Long Sleeve Top
£55
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Theory Seamed Pant in Eco Rosina Crepe
Theory
Seamed Pant in Eco Rosina Crepe
£270
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2. Colour-Pop Cable-Knit + Contrasting Trousers

Casual autumn outfits

Photo:

@venswifestyle

Renia Jaz makes a good case for colour clashing this autumn. The secret is picking two colours that sit on opposite ends of the colour wheel. 

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Bottega Veneta Chain-Embellished Open-Back Cable-Knit Wool Sweater
Bottega Veneta
Chain-Embellished Open-Back Cable-Knit Wool Sweater
£1710
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Bottega Veneta Wool-Twill Straight-Leg Pants
Bottega Veneta
Wool-Twill Straight-Leg Pants
£750
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Prada Black 0pr 01vs Cats Eyes Sunglasses
Prada
Black 0pr 01vs Cats Eyes Sunglasses
£264
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3. Trench Coat + Plaid Trousers 

Casual autumn outfits

Photo:

@the_oluwaseun

Plaid is an autumnal print that will never get old. Embrace a heritage vibe, and style it with a classic trench coat and heeled boots.

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H&M Oversized Trenchcoat
H&M
Oversized Trenchcoat
£50
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Emporio Armani Eagle Jumper
Emporio Armani
Eagle Jumper
£90
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Vintage 1970s Tartan Check Plaid Flares
Vintage
1970s Tartan Check Plaid Flares
£36
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4. Green Blazer + Slim-Leg Jeans

Casual autumn outfits

Photo:

@estellechemouny

Green is the new black. Well, for 2021 anyway. Make like Estelle Chemouny, and use a colour-pop blazer to add interest to your fave jeans-and-white-tee combo. 

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Vintage Jacket
Vintage
Jacket
£15
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Arket Crew-Neck T-Shirt
Arket
Crew-Neck T-Shirt
£20
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AllSaints Jules High-Rise Comfort Stretch Slim Jeans, Indigo
AllSaints
Jules High-Rise Comfort Stretch Slim Jeans, Indigo
£99
£55
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Gucci Brixton Loafers
Gucci
Brixton Loafers
£575
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5. Blue Shirt + Layered Leather Tank

Casual autumn outfits

Photo:

@thevisuelofgrace

I know this isn’t exactly a low-key look, but I’m obsessed with the contrast of the corporate tailoring with the textured-leather crop top. It’s 100% runway-ready.

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Arket Relaxed Striped Poplin Shirt
Arket
Relaxed Striped Poplin Shirt
£55
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16Arlington Tai Cropped Leather Camisole
16Arlington
Tai Cropped Leather Camisole
£395
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Weekday Luxa Skew Wide Trousers
Weekday
Luxa Skew Wide Trousers
£45
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6. Split-Hem Trousers + Swirl-Print Top

Casual autumn outfits

Photo:

@abimarvel

The psychedelic swirl print isn’t going anywhere for autumn, and I plan on taking my fashion cues from Abisola Omole and tucking a printed top into a pair of split-hem trousers. 

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Kai Collective Gaia Top Purple
Kai Collective
Gaia Top Purple
£80
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Nasty Gal Ribbed High Waisted Split Hem Pants
Nasty Gal
Ribbed High Waisted Split Hem Pants
£37
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COS Leather Square-Toe Sandals
COS
Leather Square-Toe Sandals
£125
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