Rachel Stevens Has Created the Perfect 9-Piece Autumn Capsule

When scrolling through Rachel Stevens's Instagram, you'll find her style is defined by three key adjectives: wearable, timeless and minimalistic. As much as I love to scroll through the aspirational outfits of many celebs, what makes me save so many of Stevens's Instagram photos is the fact that every look can be easily re-created—and on a budget, if needed.

During my deep dive into Stevens's outfit inspirations, it became clear that when autumn comes around, her looks rely on a select few items that create the ultimate capsule wardrobe. These great basics can be layered over each other and mixed into various outfit formulas to make the most of your money and closet space. Win-win.


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Rachel Stevens has assembled the ultimate nine-piece capsule for the season ahead. 

As much as I love finding a fashion gem that ticks all the trending boxes, I like to rely on versatile staples to create the best capsule wardrobe and take the stress out of getting dressed. And the greatest staples can work for various seasons. If you're looking to create your own autumn capsule, scroll on to see the nine staples that Rachel Stevens relies on for the season.



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Style Notes: A classic roll-neck is perfect for the cooler days of autumn, and choosing a neutral palette will add to the versatility of this staple piece. 



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Style Notes: Tailored trousers are a firm favourite amongst fashion people, be it a slim-cut style or a billowing wide-leg pair. This staple will work hard in your wardrobe for all occasions. 



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Style Notes: The leather blazer combines two classic pieces: the humble blazer and the classic leather jacket. The sheen texture adds a luxurious feel, and an oversized fit will add extra style points. 



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Style Notes: Whether you're on the go or staying put, a sporty white trainer is an easy option for everyday wear. Lucky for us, they go with everything from tailored looks to floaty dresses. 



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Style Notes: No wardrobe is complete without a great pair of jeans, and despite trendy new cuts, a classic straight pair can always be relied upon. 



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Style Notes: Stevens has various camel coats that she alternates between, and I can see why. There's an innate elegance to the hue, and the soft wool fabrication adds an everyday ease that's truly unmatched. 



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Style Notes: As you know, many of us at Who What Wear UK are dress people, so as the days cool down, we find ourselves reaching for knit fabrics to embrace our favourite style. 



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Style Notes: The whole fashion world loves a trench coat, but we Brits truly know its importance. With unpredictable weather being our only constant, a throw-on trench looks great no matter what the skies decide to do. 



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Style Notes: A great pair of black boots will see you through every season, but for the wettest days, a reliable pair of lace-up boots with a chunky sole are a must. 

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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.