13 Must-Have Items This Autumn

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Summer has officially come to an end and now lies a total of 277 days away. But life goes on and indeed the long, hazy days of summer must fade into autumn. I will be the first to admit that autumn is not my pick of the bunch. Between you and me, it’s actually my least favourite season. It just feels like an inbetweener having a bit of an identity crisis compared to say… any of the other seasons. Let me explain what I mean…

You’ve got summer which is all about holidays, relaxing, sun, beach, sand, salt, cocktails, fruit, balmy nights, tanned skin. You’ve got winter which conjures nostalgic thoughts of cosiness, coats, chunky knits, snow, rain, skiing, open fireplaces, red wine, boots. And then there’s spring for which automatically springs to mind picnics, flowers, nature, hiking, fresh produce, farmer’s markets, cheerfulness. And then autumn. Pretty leaves… apples… pumpkin-spice… The colour orange in various shades of burnt, rust, amber…???

I think you’ve got the picture. There just isn’t any real emotion behind autumn which makes me excited that we are now in it.

But funnily enough, autumn is here to stay for the next 3 months so let’s make the most of it, shall we? Autumn provides a great transition period for (slowly) hanging up your summer clothes and moving into styles for cooler climes. To help get you on your way, here are my favourite 13 must-have items this autumn. What’s your favourite?

I’m particularly loving frill details and asymmetrical hemlines. There are also lots of ways to play with lighter layering for these milder months. Try a sleeveless coat or throwing a sleeveless dress over a shirt. These are both great ways to freshen up your look and keep you warm at the same time.

 

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Clockwise from top:

Cue Melange Double Breasted Sleeveless Jacket – here

Gucci Printed silk-twill scarf – here

Jo Mercer Khaki Get It Dress High Sandals – here

Witchery Pleat Detail Top – here

Reiss ‘Vine’ Leather Pants – here

ASOS Movement Leather Loafers – here

Zara Striped Frill Skirt – here

Manning Cartel Les Marais Mini Dress – here

Mansur Gavriel Mini Leather Bucket Bag – here

ASOS Jumper with Turtle Neck in Soft Yarn – here

Veronika Maine Painted Floral Draped Skirt – here

Boohoo Christel Slogan Dipped Hem Sweatshirt – here