Whether you’ve got a busy week at work or a big weekend occasion to look forward to, sometimes all it takes is a great outfit to give you your mojo.
Every week our fashion team give you their top outfit ideas to make you totally on-trend. With years of experience knowing what suits all ages and shapes, they’ve browsed the best of the best to find a look that you can wear now and feel great in. Whether it’s a stand-out pair of new boots to complete your Autumn look or the work outfit to mix up your everyday style, this is exactly what you should be wearing right now.
It can be difficult knowing what to wear now the new season has started, but here’s a few ways to stay away from the jeans and woolen tights while you still can.
A slip dress was a must have throughout the summer months, but don’t worry it’s here to stay for autumn too! Style with a roll neck underneath and you have updated your wardrobe. We recommend investing in a few quality roll necks that can be worn with skirts and trousers now, and layered under jumpers and coats in winter. The fitted style gives you a great shape no matter what you pair it with.
Love wearing comfy trainers but worried they don’t always work with your outfit? These fabulous sparkly lace-ups from Victoria Shoes are ideal for adding a bit of fun to your look while remaining comfortable for weekend explores. Team with a cute circular bag from Baia and you’re ready to go.
Roll neck, M&Co
Buy now at Mandco.com for £15
Dress, Autograph at M&S
Buy now at Marksandspencer.com for £69
Buy now at Baiabags.co.uk for £190
Shoes, Victoria shoes
Buy now at Victoria-plimsolls.co.uk for £39
Celebrate the new season with a stand-out outfit. The best place to start? One statement piece that you can build the rest of your outfit around. A pair of leather culottes cinch you in at your waist and glide over your hips suiting most shapes, and more importantly are fabulously on trend for autumn – this Urban Code pair are a particular favourite thanks to their gorgeous burgundy colour.
We’re definitely starting to feel a chill in the air, but aren’t quite ready to succumb to full winter coats. Sound familiar? Combine a long sleeve blouse with a sleeveless coat and show off all that beautiful detail. This season is all about embroidery, ruffles and lace and this top combines all of those perfectly. Wear with a woollen vest underneath and stay warm on chillier autumn days, then pop a jumper over the top in the colder winter months to reveal that pretty collar.
And of course, no look is complete without killer accessories. Stand-out ankle boots are a must this season, whether they’re metallic, embroidered or covered in glitter. This reptile-printed pair from Russell and Bromley are ideal for making an impression, and with a little heel they’re great with culottes. Finish the look with a co-coordinating bag from Dune.
Blouse, Giles Deacon at Debenhams
Buy now at Debenhams.com for £55
Cashmere Vest, John Smedley,
Buy now at Johnsmedley.com for £100
Sleeveless coat, Eileen Fisher,
Buy now at Eileenfisher.com for £401.49
Culottes, £119, 6-14, Urban Code,
Buy now at Urbancode.com for £119
Buy now at Debenhams.com for £50
Boots, Russell & Bromley
Buy now at Russellandbromley.com for £255
We’re not ready to say goodbye to our dresses – but the good news is, they can be updated for the colder months.
This Baum und Pferdgarten dress is ideal for carrying through to winter, because it’s a great longer length and allows you to layer both underneath and on top. Adding a roll neck below a v-neck dress updates it for the new season; opt for a creamy colour to immediately brighten up the whole outfit.
This classic leather jacket from Massimo Dutti is one of our favourite styles to carry you through. A leather jacket really is a must have piece; find your perfect one and it will become a staple in your wardrobe.
Struggling to find the perfect black ankle boots? We’ve found them. This leather pair from Agnes B have just enough heel to add a bit of height without leaving your feet aching from weekend walks. Team them with a western-style bag like this one from Very.
Dress, Baum und Pferdgarten at ASOS
Buy now on Asos.com for £249
Leather jacket, Massimo Dutti
Buy now on Massimodutti.com for £229
Necklace, Anton Heunis
Buy now on Antonheunis.com for £164
Boots, Agnes B
Buy now on Agnesb.co.uk for £265
A great jumpsuit is a brilliant investment for all year round, and this lovely shade of red is perfect for the new season. Add a lacy touch with a pretty blouse underneath, like this one from Laura Ashley.
Finding the perfect jumpsuit is all about experimenting with different waist heights; once you’ve found the right shape for you, you’ll love the simplicity of an all-in-one. Team with a roll neck underneath on chillier days, or try a pussybow blouse for added drama. Try experimenting at home with different layering methods and you’ll be able to create plenty of looks from this one simple piece.
Classic accessories work well with this tailored look – try a muted Aspinal of London bag as an investment piece. Finish the look with a lace-up pair of heels that are both perfectly on trend and the ideal height for the office: win-win.
Blouse, Laura Ashley
Buy now at Lauraashley.com for £49
Buy now at next.co.uk for £40
Buy now at aspinaloflondon.com for £425
Buy now at oasis-store.com for £40