I’ll be the first to admit that I spend a lot of time on Instagram, especially during the pandemic. While I might have lost the plot of films and TV shows I’m “watching” thanks to endless scrolling, I have something to show for it: great outfit ideas. And in my line of work, great outfits matter. As you might imagine, I see an endless array of outfit combinations, and while there are plenty that aren’t quite right, there are many that stop me in my tracks.
For example, I’ve followed Amy Julliette Lefévre (who goes by @lefevrediary on Instagram) for a while, and a few weeks ago, I came across the perfect outfit: an oversized blazer, a white T-shirt, jeans and slouchy socks with classic white trainers. I immediately saved it to my September-looks folder (because I do that sort of thing). Before I knew it, I’d saved loads of other looks that I know will be amazing for the coming month.
There are trouser-and-blazer combos that are ideal for the in-between weather, but I’ve also found plenty of looks you can still wear with sandals when the weather allows. It’s key to remember that this is the time of year when you might be able to wear sandals one day but have to throw on ankle boots the next. Ready to see which outfits I’ve saved? Keep scrolling.
Style Notes: The blazer, the tee, the jeans and the sneakers make this outfit perfect.
Style Notes: The fitted cardi is big for autumn 2021.
Style Notes: Oversized knitwear is just so cosy.
Style Notes: Suiting is back in a big way this season.
Style Notes: Knitwear on knitwear.
Style Notes: If you’re still up for sandals, try them with a jumpsuit.
Style Notes: No matter what, invest in a great pair of jeans this season.
Style Notes: Wear your slip skirt with oversized knitwear.
Style Notes: Pleated trousers are everywhere right now.
Style Notes: Waistcoats are also another big trend this season.
Style Notes: You honestly can’t go wrong with dark blue jeans and a Breton jumper.
Style Notes: Big, ’70s-style glasses are still very much in.
Style Notes: Add some colour to your outfits with a bright cardigan.
Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know.
This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.