I've Already Decided Which Outfit I'm Going to Live in This Autumn

While scrolling through all the new-in sections of my favourite brands, it’s hard not to get excited about the onset of autumn. Slowly but surely, knits, boots and coats are popping up again, and all I can think about is crisp walks and cosy layers (ironically, as I sit sweltering in this final heatwave). 

Recently, though, there’s been one outfit in particular I’ve spotted both Arket and H&M backing (and you know it’s good if those brands are on it). It’s the knitted trouser co-ord—flared trousers to be exact—and I’m pleased to report I already know it’s going to be my most-worn look for the season. Yes, I’ll wear some dresses and a fair few jeans-and-blazer outfits, but for those relaxed weekends and working from home, this couldn’t be better. 


(Image credit: H&M; ARKET)

The key is that not only are these sets comfortable but the coordination keeps them feeling really elevated, too, so you can trick people into thinking you’ve put effort into your outfit when in fact it’s the easiest thing to throw on. They'll work perfectly under a trench coat or a blazer with your favourite chunky boots, and I bet you could even dress them up with heeled boots for nights at the pub, too. 

Arket has an incredibly chic bouclé option that comes in cream and black and will undoubtedly be spotted on the minimalist influencer set any day now, while H&M has a ribbed stripey one, which all our editors have just added to their baskets. Keep scrolling to join the club.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.