I'm Planning My Autumn Wardrobe—These 5 Basics Will Be Front-Runners

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Autumn is my favourite season for fashion. It probably has something to do with my love of back-to-school shopping as a child and that idea of starting off fresh for a new season. On that note, I usually start researching autumn outfit ideas and trends in August so that I'm ready when that first cooler day comes. Today, I thought I'd specifically focus on the basics I'm interested in adding to my rotation this fall.

Given that basics are the backbone of my wardrobe, I pay a lot of attention to this category. Below, you'll find the simple fall basics I'm feeling right now as well as those trendier basics that could have the power to become new mainstays in my wardrobe. Keep scrolling for all my favourite pieces and and shopping inspiration.

1. Oversize Bomber Jacket

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Bomber jackets resurged again in a noteworthy way for spring, and I can't wait to jump on the trend for autumn with an oversize silhouette. 

2. Dark-Wash Wide-Leg Denim

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My jeans have been getting looser and looser over the last few seasons, and this fall, I'm going to embrace styles in darker washes to bring polish to my looks.

3. Camel/Tan Cardigan

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Autumn means cardigan weather, and I always love a knit in a camel hue. That ideal style just feels so elegant.

4. Denim Jacket

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I have a staple denim jacket, but I want to add a fresh one to my rotation to wear with additional denim picks or cool leather pieces. 

5. Oversize Knit

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As I mentioned above, I prefer a lot of my pieces to have a more relaxed silhouette these days, so I can't wait to live in an oversize knit come fall.

Next up, The Autumn Trends Our Editors Are Already Excited About

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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.