Everything You Need for a Complete Autumn Wardrobe, According to Your Style Type

One thing that has become apparent to me since I started working in fashion is that I don't subscribe to a particular aesthetic. What I wear tends to depend on my mood. Some days it might be a T-shirt and trainers; other days I'm a dresses-and-heels kind of girl. But it's becoming clear that I might be in the minority. Fashion lovers can't help but form groups—not necessarily cliques, but more style by association—and you most definitely know the ones. There are the ultra-cool minimalist dressers who manage to look like off-duty models in the simplest of ensembles, the all-out partiers who are always adorned in sparkles and feathers and suited and booted power dressers who are always business first. We naturally become a community that just can't help but move in packs. Just look at fashion week street style for further proof. 

With a whole host of new trends, colours and brands emerging for autumn 2022, what is next for the fashion gangs? Well, given the sheer variety of references to draw from, you needn't compromise your own style. There's something for everyone this season. Exhibitionists, minimalists, avant-garde print lovers and traditionalists, come as you are. I've thought about everything you'll see and love for the season ahead and the best way to showcase your style. And for those who aren't sure which group they fall into, even better. They get to make the most of them all, and variety is the spice of life. 

So if you're in need of a wardrobe refresh, keep scrolling to find the key buys for your style club.



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For fans of: The Row, The Frankie Shop, COS, Khaite, and Arket

No mess, no fuss. Modern minimalists appreciate the simple things—quality fabrics, tonal colour palettes and strong silhouettes. Knits and tailoring are a must for autumn, as are the kind of timeless investment buys they can wear for years to come. Minimalists will love mohair jumpers, wide-leg puddle pants and the boxy blazers and oversized tailoring that are key trends straight from the A/W 22 runways.



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For fans of: Chloé, Isabel Marant, Free People, Anthropologie, and Zimmermann 

You needn't compromise your bohemian style for autumn, free spirits. Although summer feels like the obvious time to make the most of maxi dresses and intricate fabrics, autumn is full of the kind of textures and colours that you'll appreciate. Suede, chunky knits, corduroy and crochet are perfect for transitional weather and look good layered up with statement accessories, one of your strong suits. 



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For fans of: Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Weekday, Victoria Beckham, ASOS, Reiss, Gabriela Hearst

If your signatures are sharp tailoring, graphic prints and a kaleidoscope of hues, you're a card-carrying member of the colour chameleon crew, the brightest group on the block. If you enjoyed Barbiecore summer, get ready for an equally bold autumn: hot red, zesty citrus and strong blue are everywhere, particularly suiting, so grab your blazer and paint the town red. And yellow. And green… 



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For fans of: Chanel, Maje, Balmain, Alessandra Rich, Zara, Jacquemus, Claudie Pierlot

It's been a good year for the Parisian It girl, with ballet pumps, miniskirts, co-ords and tweed back on the agenda. We've been looking to French style in an attempt to look as polished as the Parisians who manage to make it look effortless. This season, the polo-neck will be the most versatile thing in your wardrobe. Wear it under shirts, dresses and blazers. C'est chic, non?



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For fans of: Loewe, ACNE Studios, Casablanca, Ahluwalia, Monki, JW Anderson, Balenciaga

Always the first to know upcoming brands and the last to ever be described as boring, eclectic dressers dive headfirst into new-season trends. If you knew Schiaparelli before Lady Gaga and the difference between Christopher John Rogers and Christopher Esber, you've come to the right place. Your wardrobe is already likely to look like an art gallery, and autumn is the time to celebrate it, but don't forget to stock up on the basics that will last a lifetime. Plain knits, good jeans and an investment coat will work with all of the eccentric pieces you already own and will look just as good next autumn. 

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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.