As the weather starts to cool down and autumn begins to take hold, it is time to start thinking about wardrobe staples that will ensure comfort and stylishness all winter long. From cozy jumpers to classic trench coats and statement leather boots, here are some of the key pieces necessary to complete any wardrobe for the coming season.
No autumnal wardrobe is complete without a selection of cozy knits. They are versatile and can be styled with a pair of denim jeans, leather trousers of layered over a midi skirt or dress to add extra warmth. A black knit turtleneck will always be chic for smart occasions, as will a chunky cable knit in a neutral shade for relaxed weekends. A knitted jumper is a simple way to integrate this season’s trending shades of lilac, bright blue or emerald green into any wardrobe for a pop of color.
Trench coats are one of the most timeless pieces of clothing there is – they will always look great and they are incredibly practical too. The look of this classic piece paired with a simple shift dress and a pair of over-the-knee boots is classic perfection.
A tailored trouser, such as those available from Fabiana Filippi, is another key wardrobe staple for the upcoming cooler season. Keep things formal by pairing them with structured blazers or simple tees, or opt for something a little more laid-back by styling them with a jersey top and this seasons trendy bomber jacket. Complete the look with a pair of luxury sneakers or statement ankle boots for the day or an elegant stiletto for the evening.
Jumper dresses are the perfect item for the unpredictable weather of the autumn months – they’re lightweight and versatile enough to work for both day and nightwear. They are available in several styles from fit and flair to oversized which would look great cinched in with a leather waistbelt. Add a tailored jacket and a pair of knee-high boots for a more sophisticated take on this seasonal trend.
Perfect Fit Denim Jeans
Denim is always in fashion, and the autumn/winter season is the perfect time to start incorporating it into the wardrobe. This year the most popular styles of jeans are straight leg and flare. Both styles are flattering and leg-lengthening with leather boots. There are countless ways to style these versatile pieces – just pair them with a belted trench or a leather jacket and knit sweaters and the outfit is complete.
A fashionable woman cannot be without a pair of leather boots in her autumn wardrobe. Biker and Chelsea-style boots will always be wardrobe staples. This season the designers are offering plenty of other options too from chic and wearable styles such as knee-high boots and riding boots to ultra-cool platform boots. There is a pair to suit everyone’s fashion sense and lifestyle.
Autumn is a time of the year filled with seasonal activities. In order to keep handsfree while enjoying a walk in the park, strolling local farmers markets or while shopping then a crossbody saddle bag is ideal. Choose a leather option in a color that can easily be worn with all wardrobe favorites, like a black or tan brown leather.
A Touch of Luxurious Cashmere
In the colder months it is the simple luxuries that give a sense of warmth and indulgence. Cashmere is the perfect choice of fabric for knits in addition to accessories such as scarves and hats. It offers warmth, softness, lightweight and is not itchy on the skin as wool can be. Even if lounging at home a simple pair of cashmere socks can be just the touch of coziness required.
Autumn is all about layering up and staying warm as the cold weather starts to arrive. Each of the staple items on this list will form a key part of any woman’s wardrobe and can easily be worn together to create infinite outfit options ensuring a stylish season ahead.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.