The 3-Piece Outfit Formula That Will Save You in Autumn

Whatever feelings you have about summer coming to an end, the unfortunate reality is, we're about to swap shorts and sandals, for pants and boots. I fall in the 'summer' camp (give me a Sydney heatwave any day of the week), which is why I'm escaping the coldest month of winter and heading to Europe in August to get married (I know, #HumbleBrag). But that doesn't mean I don't get a little bit excited about layering up.

As fashion editor of Who What Wear Australia, it's pretty obvious I like clothes and accessories, and if you're reading this, my guess is you do, too. I get excited when my inbox starts filling up with new season arrivals, signalling the shift from summer to autumn, and I start to forward plan outfits in my head. They might not be shoulder-baring, or light and flowy, but the season change offers variety in the way we dress—and I'm all about variety.

With a change in season there comes a change in your style choices, too. There can even be four seasons in one day (hello, Melbourne!), so preparation is key. So what should you wear? The three-piece outfit formula. A jacket, top, and pants combo, so you can remove or add your jacket as required.

Click through to see seven outfit ideas, and shop key transeasonal pieces.

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A patent coat will be your saviour when the rain comes.

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Keep your look feeling summery with a crisp white shirt.

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This low-key outfit is perfect for running errands on the weekend.

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Casual Friday in the office? This three-piece look is your answer.

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Add a bright bag to your daily 9-5 look.

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When the weather is feeling extra chilly in the morning, add a necktie for warmth (and style).

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What we're loving for autumn? Mixing hues, like magenta and burgundy. 

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