When it comes to putting together a killer outfit, there’s truly no better time of year for getting dressed than autumn. Cold weather is prime time for getting our creative juices flowing and experimenting with layers. It’s not so freezing that we need to be fully bundled up at all times, yet it’s chilly enough to wear our favourite pieces without breaking a sweat.
What makes for a chic autumnal ensemble worth showing off, you ask? All of our go-to outerwear trends such as leather trench coats and oversize blazers; warm, go-with-everything neutrals; a few pops of colour and prints; and plenty of cosy-yet-polished knits.
I scoured my feed and rounded up the most photogenic autumn outfits of 2021 to give you a bit of sartorial inspiration. Keep scrolling to check out my favourite looks and to shop the sleek pieces for yourself.
1. Sweater-Vest + Midi Dress + Combat Boots
This open knitted vest allows for plenty of styling versatility.
How cosy does this dress look?
I love a classic pair of Docs, but this platform, all-black version is even cooler.
This bag looks a lot more expensive than it is.
2. Kermit-Green Layers
I never thought I needed emerald-green plaid anything—until now.
I’m obsessed with this silhouette.
Chelsea boots are classic, but the squared toe on this pair gives the style a fresh, modern feel.
Oversize aviators flatter practically any face shape.
3. Patchwork Miniskirt + Knee-High Boots
A crisp, white button-down is always good to have on hand.
A skirt for the plaid enthusiast.
Boots with attitude.
Yep, I’ll be buying this bag in every color.
4. Formfitting Knit Dress + White Boots
Expect to see ribbed knits everywhere this season.
These would look amazing with skinny jeans, too.
Does a cuter tote exist? I think not!
Not your grandma’s pearl necklace.
5. Faux-Leather Jacket + Oversize-Buckle Sandals
If there’s one coat you buy this season, make it this one.
The polo-neck collar feels very on-trend.
This mini bag is adorable.
These would look great with some fancy socks, just saying.
6. Checkerboard Vest + Miniskirt
Did I buy this immediately? You bet I did.
Everyone needs a basic black miniskirt in their closet.
Okay, I need this bag.
These boots could easily be dressed up or dressed down.
7. Oversize Blazer + Matching Skirt + Chunky Loafers
I need more blazers in my life.
And matching skirts.
These chunky loafers are the one.
As is this chic saddlebag.
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