The Who What Wear Team Share the #1 Item They Can't Live Without for Autumn

We all have that #1 item we love that becomes a lifeline you can rely on when you’re running on empty and just don’t have the energy to think of what to wear, or when you want to fall back on something that always makes you feel confident and chic. The start of a new season, brings with it a new wardrobe hero—because reaching for denim shorts and open-toe sandals in rainy weather isn’t the smartest sartorial move.

Keep scrolling to discover the pieces our editors can’t live without this season.  

"My COS denim coat would have to be the item I can’t live without this autumn. It isn’t anywhere as heavy as a winter coat, has short sleeves and sits at a good layering length—midi!"

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"Believe me when I say, a pair of drop-crotch black pants are the wardrobe essential you never realised you were missing. Since impulsively purchasing these pants at the start of the start of the season, I’ve quickly realised these were exactly what my wardrobe was missing. A pair of black pants that you can throw on at any moment and instantly feel pulled-together and chic."

"These are the perfect, elevated addition to my autumn wardrobe. So perfect, you don’t have to try too hard from the ankle up. I am quite the minimalist, with a winter wardrobe full of staple pieces—leather pants, mom jeans, chunky knits—so a pair of chic leather loafers will go perfectly with everything I already own."

"I can’t live without my Cecilie Copenhagen twin-set for autumn. The long sleeves, matched with shorts, make it the perfect transeasonal outfit for both work and weekends—win, win!"

"What do I want to buy this autumn? These Chloé boots would set my heart on fire every time I slipped my feet into them! But, sometimes a girl has to make sacrifices (I’ve got a holiday to pay for), so these Sol Sana boots will be on high rotation along with a lightweight trench, cosy cashmere sweater, and a denim skirt."

"I’ll be honest, summer is not my favourite season for fashion. I much prefer the deeper colours—and additional fabric—autumn brings. This Acler vest is top of my must-have list. I’m short enough to wear it with ankle boots but I’ll wear it over slim trousers too."

What can't you live without in autumn? Let us know in the comments below, we'd love to hear!

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