30 Elevated Pieces That Are Getting Me Excited for Autumn


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I’m definitely more of a fan of summer fashion than winter, but there is still something that excites me about that post-summer feeling when I start planning my autumn looks. And whilst I have an aversion to the cold, I wear chunky knits in bright colours or creamy hues layered over a pair of white jeans and boots to ease me into autumn. All black is timelessly chic, but my mood is heavily influenced by what I wear, so I tend to stick to pieces that let me hang on to those more uplifting summer trends. Marni, Loewe and Ganni are always key players in race for the best designer knits, whilst if you’re looking to buy into premium high-street winter warmers, be sure to bookmark COS, Arket and & Other Stories. 

But what are the key autumn buys to add to your wardrobe this season? Well, when it comes to footwear, cowboy boots of every iteration are a go. From Hermès to Khaite, Ganni and more, adding a pair to your daily denim uniform will give you instant kudos. Cargo pants have reached their peak popularity, so there is a pair in every colour, cut and length to suit every budget—scroll down to see which designer has created the cult style taking over Instagram right now.  And when it comes to outerwear, trenches of every possible style should be added to your wish list. Contemporary designers such as Rejina Pyo always give this classic staple a touch of cool, whilst both leather and vegan-leather versions are dominating on the high street. 

Scroll down to see which 30 premium autumn pieces made my cut.

Freelancer Fashion Editor

Lily Russo-Bah is a London-based freelance fashion editor and the founder of beachwear shopping destination Beachflamingo.com. A fashion expert who started her career at Grazia magazine in 2008, where she worked across both digital and print as fashion editor, compiling shopping pages and styling main fashion, and in 2014 was awarded Gold as one of the top five journalists in MHP’s Journalists to Watch. She is known for her expert eye, compiling killer edits and her obsession with anything pink. She is a self-confessed swimwear obsessive with so many bikinis she doesn’t have the time to count them. From runway trends to the high-street hits you need to add to cart right now, one of her favourite pastimes is spotting the next cult buy and under-the-radar designers. When she isn’t scouring the shops for the next must-have trends, she can be found dancing Brazilian samba and booking her next sunshine getaway.