The High-Street Store Our Editors Turn to for Expensive-Looking Autumn Staples

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Overnight, autumn has arrived. The cooler temperatures and shorter days have set in, and it's time to focus on new-season style. Autumn has a particular sartorial identity, with the reintroduction of layers, cosy knits and supple leathers that have been stored away over the summer months. This time of year can feel like the biggest style reset, as we get back into the routine of bundling up and considering the weather forecast when dressing. To prepare, solid foundations and a few standout styles are the key to easy outfit combinations from here on out. And what makes it even easier is the new A/W 23 collection by high-street hero COS.


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The brand's identity centres on a refined aesthetic of elevated basics and exquisite tailoring in minimalist hues. The focus balances timeless styles that will earn their keep in your wardrobe with more directional looks without the designer price tag. The high quality and refreshing take on classic items is a drawing point that has our editors returning to the store season after season. And this season is no exception.

For autumn 2023, COS has honed in on the key trends of the season alongside forever staples. Sprinkled throughout, you'll find glistening metallics, from sharp accessories to a head-turning all-silver coat. (Trust me—this won't stick around for long.) Asymmetry in hems and necklines is an elevated feature found throughout the collection, adding an edge to even the simplest pieces. Whilst oversized silhouettes remain a favourite for the fashion set, waisted styles have been cropping up and are a notable trend for the months ahead. You'll find dresses, shirts and even blazers embracing this sculpted silhouette. Finally, there's also a nod to the hero hue of the year, buttermilk, with soft yellow jumpers and shirting to satiate those ready to dip their toe in a new shade.

Ready to explore COS's A/W 23 collection? Let's go.


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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.