The 6 Autumn-Ready Essentials Fashion People Rely On Year After Year

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With fresh winds setting in and leaves beginning to brown, autumn is truly upon us. And as we transition out of our lightweight linens, it can feel like an overwhelming task to ready ourselves to return once again to the colder months. Being a seasoned shopper, I've spent years figuring out a way to ease this seasonal shift, and I've concluded that it all relies upon a great capsule wardrobe. And as always, I'm here to share it with you. 

So for the new season, I've honed in on the six style essentials that will ensure you have plenty of outfit combinations to depend on now and every autumn. These hard-working investment pieces need to be of high quality and design to support their longevity, so I've turned to Harvey Nichols to ensure they won't be buys you regret. 


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Whatever I'm looking for, I can rest assured that Harvey Nichols has the goods. Be it a fresh trending piece or a classic forever style, the luxury retailer consistently ticks all the boxes, and for all fashion aesthetics, too. With well-known brands and emerging designers alike all in one place, when searching for new season essentials, it was clear that Harvey Nichols was the place to start. 

As we ease into the new season, there are six essential wardrobe staples that fashion people rely on to make getting dressed that much easier. First up is cosy outerwear, which becomes a focal point of our outfits, whilst modern tailoring is also high on the list, with blazers and tailored trousers adding a put-together feel to even a simple T-shirt-and-trainers outfit.

The very best wardrobes are both stylish and functional, with clever layers bringing both elements into play, and I've found some real standouts at Harvey Nichols. No matter the season, trusty denim features heavily, from classic jeans to playful shirt dresses and fashion-forward skirts. And when it comes to shoes, every editor I know relies upon four staples: black boots, easy heels, classic trainers and a pair of chic yet comfortable flats. Finally, I've included some finishing touches to bring your looks together, like a great bag, striking jewellery and a soon-to-be staple cosy scarf.


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Now, let's explore my edit of the six autumn essentials fashion people rely on, with the help of Harvey Nichols. 







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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.