14 Outfits We're Bookmarking for Cooler Summer Days

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.

Style Notes: We love how this suede midi skirt looks with a pair of chunky boots—an outfit you can easily copy and paste for outdoor pursuits. 

3. Bold-Colour Separates

Autumn outfits; A bright chunky knit with culottes

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@greceghanem

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. 

Autumn Outfits: Slip Dress with Shirt and Sneakers

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@msorrig

Style Notes: A slip dress is a timeless summer staple, but the item can easily be made appropriate for cooler temperatures through the addition of a T-shirt or button-down. 

6. Short-Sleeve Cardigan + Jeans

Autumn Outfit Ideas: Short sleeve cardigan and jeans

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@lenafarl

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). 

7. Midi Dress + Flat Ankle Boots

Autumn outfits: tiffany hsu wearing a shirt, high-waisted trousers, wandler shoes and a boyy bag

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@handinfire

Style Notes: Breathe new life into your summer dress by adding black stomper boots. Great for those pesky downpours. 

Autumn outfits: checked blazer and jeans as seen on Emma Hill

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@frannfyne

Style Notes: There's nothing as simply chic as a blazer thrown on over straight-leg jeans and a white T-shirt. Pair with trainers. 

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.

10. Suede Jacket + Midi Dress

Autumn outfits: Rixo printed slip dress and fringe suede jacket

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Monikh

Style Notes: Wear the printed midi dresses you've lived in all summer with a suede jacket with '70s fringing. 

Style Notes: Statement trench coats have been big news for several seasons thanks to this JW Anderson beauty. Pair it with a T-shirt, jeans and ankle boots. 

12. Pleated Skirt + Shacket

Style Notes: One of our favourite trends is pleated skirts, which look amazing styled with either a blazer or a shacket. 

13. Knit Dress + Leather Jacket

Autumn outfits; leather jacket and knitted skirt

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@sylviemus

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. 

Autumn outfits; vinyl coat and silky-fabric co-ords

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@imanleila

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. 

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