September is a month of both endings and new beginnings. As summer draws to a close and a new season arrives, we look back fondly at what has been, and ahead at what is to come.
With Fashion Week taking place in New York, London, Paris and Milan this month and brands like Dulux revealing their colour of the year and predictions for next year's top interior and colour trends, our shopping edit this month reflects the new Fall 2022 fashion trends and the latest launches across beauty and homes that we think will prove popular long after the last day of September.
These are buys that are worth their price tag and really deliver, whether that's new hair thickening products that actually show results, or fashion buys that will see you through winter and well into next year.
What to buy in September: The W&H shopping edit
1. Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tweed
Autumn fabrics really wipe the floor with summer ones. Keep your crushed linen and shiny Lycra swimwear - I'll have cashmere and leather and buttery-soft suede, ta.
Coco Chanel knew what was up when she introduced the queen of cold-weather textiles, tweed, into womenswear nearly 100 years ago. And clearly, the Maison still does – hence these four Autumnal eye quads with multi-tonal shades inspired by Scotland's finest, swaddled in sweet little tweed jackets. They're limited-edition, naturally, and won't hang about.
- Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tweed at Chanel for £67 (opens in new tab)
2. Buly 1803 Fragrance Bath Salts
It's 'lock the door on everyone you live with and wallow in warm water' season again! Bathing essentials are a personal choice, but really should involve something that smells nice (salt/oil/bubbles) something beautifying (hair mask/body scrub) and something entertaining (book/podcast/large red wine)
These ultra-posh bath salts by heritage Parisian brand Buly take care of the smell and beauty bits. They come in three gorgeous fragrances and, as well as making your shoulders drop three inches on aroma alone, are packed with detoxifying mineral salts. Say ahh.
- Buly 1803 Fragrance Bath Salts at Buly1803 for £34 (opens in new tab)
3. Sisley Exfoliating Enzyme Mask
It's an understatement to say Sisley products are on the steep side. But this brand has a deserved rep for best-in-class skincare, and we couldn't not tell you about this new face mask (that doesn't really feel like a mask at all.)
It's a powder that only takes one minute to use and behaves like a cleanser/exfoliator hybrid (add water, massage, rinse) Once wet, it transforms into an ungritty, mystifyingly creamy lather that gently shifts dead cells, and leaves skin peachy-soft, tingly, and glowing. All in 60 seconds. We've honestly never tried anything like it.
- Sisley Exfoliating Enzyme Mask at John Lewis for £90 (opens in new tab)
4. PEPTIDE PREP™ Detox Shampoo
Just six months after its introduction to the UK market, K18's hair-strengthening Leave-In Molecular Hair Mask has revolutionised the haircare industry.
We loved the hair mask - as you can see in our K18 review (opens in new tab) - and were equally impressed when we tried the Detox Shampoo this month.
Created to provide the purest foundation possible for healthy hair, the Detox Shampoo is designed to increase the efficiency of the K18 Leave-In Molecular Hair Mask and we found that when used together our hair looked thicker and stronger afterwards. One of our favourite new beauty launches this month.
- PEPTIDE PREP™ Detox Shampoo at K18 for £39 (opens in new tab)
5. Beauty Discovery Box
Worth £90 but available to pick up for a steal at just £25, this brand new launch from M&S features nine bestselling beauty products from huge brands including Clinique, Nuxe, REN and more. Picked specially to introduce you to fabulous new products for your beauty regime, refresh your skincare routine (opens in new tab) for less this autumn with the M&S Beauty Discovery Box.
- Beauty Discovery Box at M&S for £25 (opens in new tab)
1. Sheertex Tights
RRP: from £45
The arrival of cooler weather prompts a shift in what we wear and necessitates a transitional wardrobe that can be transformed overnight to be either cooling or warming as autumn arrives. A key piece of this new season wardrobe is the re-introduction of tights, an accessory equally loved and loathed by those who wear them.
One of our primary gripes with tights is how quickly and easily they tear, wasting money and letting us down at the last minute. Enter Sheetex, tights designed to replace your whole drawer of disposables thanks to their 'rip-resistant' technology.
- View tights from Sheertex from £45 (opens in new tab)
2. Elaina Coat
Quilted jackets have already been a big coat trend in 2022 (opens in new tab) and their popularity is set to endure this autumn and winter. This stylish version from Hobbs features a flattering A-line cut and practical high neckline for keeping cold winds away and staying warm this season. Style with black jeans and a biker boot for a look that's on-trend for A/W.
- View Elaina Coat at Hobbs for £159 (opens in new tab)
3. Half-Zip Borg Sweatshirt
The kind of cosy sweatshirt that you immediately add to your shopping basket and dream of wearing all winter (we did exactly this as soon as we could pre-order), this is both a practical and stylish addition for your A/W wardrobe.
Pair with cosy cream joggers for a loungewear look at home, or wear out and about with leggings and a winter boot.
- Half-Zip Borg Sweatshirt at The White Company for £89 (opens in new tab)
4. Black Embellished Chiffon Overlay Top
It's hard to believe that the festive season is fast approaching, but with three months to go until the Holidays are upon us, it's time to start thinking about Christmas party outfit ideas (opens in new tab). This subtly festive top offers a flattering option for parties throughout December and can be dressed up or down as needed.
- View Red Broderie Tiered Smock Dress at Roman for £38 (opens in new tab)
5. The affordable smart casual suit
Block, bold, bright colours and power suits are two big trends this season and Zara has a great range of both at affordable prices this season. This suit comes in both blue and green and the pieces can be purchased separately, so if just want to add a new blazer to your collection (also a huge trend this season) you can do so for less than £50.
- View cropped trousers at Zara for £29.99 (opens in new tab)
- View basic blazer at Zara for £49.99 (opens in new tab)
6. Mischa Roll Neck
A good roll neck is an Autumn/Winter staple and this simple yet chic version from Hobbs is great value for money considering the quality and cut.
While a black roll neck will go with everything and is a true minimalist wardrobe essential, this style also comes in deep orange and cobalt blue for those game to experiment with colour next season.
- View Mischa Roll Neck at Hobbs for £39 (opens in new tab)
7. Animal print jumpsuit
Mango have a whole range of flattering jumpsuits on their website this month that are both on-trend and affordable. This statement style has the big print energy we've seen across the catwalks for fashion week but is still effortlessly wearable day-to-day.
- View Animal print jumpsuit at Mango for £59.99 (opens in new tab)
8. Pure Merino Wool Roll Neck Midi Shift Dress
Is there anything easier to wear than a soft, shift jumper dress? A winter wardrobe staple, you'll find yourself reaching for this chic black and camel dress on a weekly basis. Made with 97% merino wool this is Jaeger quality with longevity in mind.
- Pure Merino Wool Roll Neck Midi Shift Dress by Jaeger at M&S for £150 (opens in new tab)
9. Pokita Navy Star Leggings
With the cold weather creeping in, it's time to swap out shorts for comfy leggings once again, and these starry leggings from British brand Pokita are a great way to liven up your kit list for 2022. They're made from Repreve material, which recycles plastic bottles into high performance fabric, are sweat-wicking and quick-drying, with a handy drawstring waistband.
- Navy Star Leggings at Pokita for £50 (opens in new tab)
10. Ecco Soft 7 W
The best white trainers (opens in new tab) don't have to be saved for spring and summer. Team your favourite pair with transitional trousers and denim for a look that's both comfortable and seasonal.
The ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ ensures that your feet stay cool and fresh, and the anatomically accurate design maximises all-day comfort.
- View the Ecco Soft 7 W at Ecco for £125 (opens in new tab)
11. Italian Wool trousers
Celebrity-loved label Me+Em delivers designer-level looks without the price tag. Although still a premium brand, you'll find the quality and durability of the clothes more than match their higher price point and if there's a brand that knows how to do tailored trousers with timeless appeal, it's Me+Em.
- View Italian Wool trousers at Me+Em for £195 (opens in new tab)
12. Smocked Cuff Corduroy Dress
Pretty in pink, we love both the colour and the flattering fit of this cute corduroy mini from Boden. Prefer a longer length? You can order this style in a longer fit too and the dress also comes in navy and two different patterns - if you want a different hue or to add more than one to your wardrobe for this season.
- View Smocked Cuff Corduroy Dress at Boden for £90 (opens in new tab)
1. anatomē Lavendar Pillow Spray
Transform your bedroom into an aromatherapy haven and learn how to sleep better (opens in new tab) with just one spritz of this Lavendar Pillow Spray by anatomē. It's made up of 22 essential oils and three different blends of lavender (Cornish, Provencal and Himalayan) to help you drift naturally into peaceful sleep. Long-lasting scent and one of the most effective pillow sprays we've tried.
Combine with the Recovery + Sleep Candle (£32) (opens in new tab) for the ultimate indulgence.
- Lavendar Pillow Spray at anatomē for £29 (opens in new tab)
2. Clear Glass Table Lamp
The days are drawing in swiftly so it's time to start thinking about how we're going to light our homes in a cosy way. La Redoute currently have up to 30% off furniture, home decor and lighting, making it even cheaper to refresh and update your home for the incoming season. Add this on-trend glass table lamp to your home for less than £30 this autumn, a bargain for a covetable style that will easily blend in with a variety of home decor schemes.
- View Clear Glass Table Lamp at La Redoute for £29.99 (opens in new tab)