6 Casual Autumn Outfits That Make Getting Dressed So Easy

Autumn is already on our minds, and even though we're just part-way through August, I secretly can't wait for layering season to roll back around. In the UK we’ve already had a taste of what the cooler months will bring, and we’ve started to notice a few of our autumn favourites gracing the streets a little early.

When you're switching from summer to autumn styling, it can be difficult to get back into the habit of layering. Finding reliable garments that layer well on a cool day—but also look great on their own—can take a lot of time. Once you've got those foundational pieces, it's even trickier working them into the rest of your wardrobe as you adapt to the weather demands, change in colour palette and general mood of autumn.

To give you a head start on honing your autumn wardrobe, we've gathered six easy-to-copy casual outfits to see you through September and beyond in style. 

1. Maxi Skirt + T-Shirt + Blazer


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Style Notes: Billowy, white skirts rocketed in popularity this year, and we're expecting them to stick around whilst the season turns. To make your maxi more weather-appropriate, style with a boxy T-shirt and layer with an oversized blazer. 

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2. Bomber Jacket + Light Trousers + White Tee


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Style Notes: As summer rounds off, we're seeing the distressed leather bomber jacket emerge as the fashion set's outwear of choice. The relaxed finish lends itself to casual dressing, and the bomber fit pairs well with loose trousers or jeans.

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3. Knee-High Boots + Midi Dress


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Style Notes: A reliable midi dress and go-to pair of boots are the cool-weather dream team. Watch out for midis with long sleeves for that extra layer of insulation, and shop around for a pair of knee-high boots your really love—you'll come back to them for years.

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4. Trench + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: If there are two things autumn calls for, it's trench coats and loafers. Look out for a trench in a soft, lightweight fabric that you'll be able to reach for as a light cover-up for the remainder of August, before pairing with woollen knits when it gets chillier. 

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5. Denim + Denim


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Style Notes: If you're looking for an outfit with minimal input and maximum effect, look no further than double denim. A thick denim shirt will take you further than any cotton blouse when the weather starts to cool.

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6. Jumper + Shirt + Trousers


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Style Notes: If I'm ever stuck on what to wear, I'll pull out a reliable white cotton shirt and layer it with a wool or cashmere jumper. This no-fuss look leans on the preppy side but can be dressed down with some sandals or trainers.

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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.