Despite the odd intense heatwave, it's a sorry fact is that we can’t always rely on sunshine during the British summertime. That's why we thought it might be useful to bring these outfits to your attention. Though it's probably too early to talk about autumn, we're applying some autumn dressing principles to see us through the cooler days we'll inevitably experience over the next few months.
Like autumn, off days in the summertime may require quite a bit of planning. Jacket or no jacket? How many layers are too many layers? Although it might seem pessimistic, this is actually the perfect moment to take a pause and really think about what you'll wear when the weather turns.
The below outfits include several classics that you'd typically expect from a British capsule wardrobe, including trench coats, leather jackets and jeans, alongside some new additions that feel really relevant for the upcoming season. Think any-terrain boots worn with puff-sleeve dresses, '70s-style fringed suede jackets, and pleated skirts that look amazing when worn with blazers.
Keep scrolling to see and shop 14 of our favourite autumn outfits you can keep on standby for chillier summer days ahead.
1. Black Blazer + Grey Trousers + Converse
Style Notes: This outfit strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and smart thanks to the oversized silhouettes and Converse.
3. Bold-Colour Separates
Style Notes: Need to do a bit of dopamine dressing? Look to brightly coloured and saturated hues, and mix and match however you want. The trick here is to go as bright as possible.
4. Tank Top + Jeans + Bomber Jacket
Style Notes: While a tank top and jeans might be a simple summer go-to, the addition of an on-trend bomber jacket instantly makes this outfit 2022-worthy.
6. Short-Sleeve Cardigan + Jeans
Style Notes: A short-sleeve cardigan is a great option for cooler summer days and is a key part of your wardrobe come autumn. Pair it with jeans and sandals for a look that will work for either season (if it's still warm enough where you are).
9. White Top + Baggy Trousers
Style Notes: We're very into baggy jeans right now. Opt for a khaki pair like Lucy Williams's, and throw on a long-sleeve shirred top for the coolest 2022 take on Gen Z trends.
13. Knit Dress + Leather Jacket
Style Notes: Knitted dresses and skirts are always a key buy, and we love how Sylvie Mus pairs her ivory ribbed knit with an oversized leather jacket and black mules.
Style Notes: Give your lightweight summer co-ords some reinforcement with vinyl outerwear, which will also help shield you from any downpours that happen during the season.