6 Easy But Brilliant Outfits That Will Help You Outsmart This In-Between Period

It's that in-between time of year when none of us knows what to wear, right? So we thought we’d help out by finding some fresh outfit inspiration for everyone. Because, let's face it, as delightful as summer dressing can be, it’s nice to start assembling outfits with a little more substance. And by substance, we mean layering. Handily, fresh new-season pieces are dropping in everywhere now it's approaching autumn, and by the looks of some of our favourite Instagram accounts, there's plenty to be excited about. 

We scrolled and scrolled and found six outfits that stood out in particular, from some Parisian minimalism to cheerful brights. They’re easy to copy and include many pieces you probably already own, yet something about the combinations feels fresh and inspired. Keep scrolling to see if you agree, and shop the pieces you may need to fill any gaps in your wardrobes before autumn/winter truly sets in. 

1. Cardigan + Pleated Miniskirt


(Image credit: @emmanuellek_)

Style Notes: The matching of the cardigan to the accessories here makes a basic outfit something really special. 


2. Ribbed Knit + Long Denim Shorts


(Image credit: @champagnemani)

Style Notes: Imani has just convinced us to try longer denim shorts as we ease into autumn, finishing with a knit to keep the chill away. 


3. Cardigan + Jeans + Loafers


(Image credit: @leasy_inparis)

Style Notes: So simple but just so good. The contrasting cream edging on this Saint Laurent cardigan screams Parisian chic. 


4. Maxi Dress + Layered Necklaces


(Image credit: @frannfyne)

Style Notes: A long-sleeve maxi dress is great for transitioning into autumn, and it's a bonus that this season, longer hem lengths are top of the agenda. We love how Franny elevates hers with some layered necklaces here. 


5. Relaxed Suit + Converse + White Bag


(Image credit: @filippahagg)

Style Notes: Filippa shows us how to make a suit work on weekends. The addition of the casual black Converse and fresh white bag is inspired. 


6. Minidress + Knee Boots


(Image credit: @raeannlangas)

Style Notes: Minidresses needn’t be reserved for summer. Take your favourite, and pair it with some knee boots. If you need, you can always add a pair of sheer tights to warm things up. 


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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.