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Essential fashion buys for 2016

Crunchy leaves, new boots, soups, scarves and a roaring fire. While we're sad to see summer on its way out, there's nothing quite like seeing the season turn...and the shops fill with cosy knitwear pieces. Here's our pick of the best bits to keep you looking stylish and staying warm as the weather cools. 


Autumn warmers

Revere Overcoat Navy reefer
Revere Collar Overcoat Darlington Reefer Jacket

Relaxed, but stylish. Balance the looser shape with slim-leg trousers or jeans and a pair of sharp leather gloves.

A classic, double breasted reefer in a simple navy colour. Autumn style the way we like it.

Buy: £59, M&S

Buy: £132, Crew Clothing Company


Dress to impress

Kira Shirt Dress Phase Eight Fryda Dress
Kira Shirt Dress Phase Eight Fryda Dress

Lightweight and comfortable with a tie to cinch your waist. A good transitional outfit that won't have you sweating as soon as you step out the door.

A very wearable style. A sharp option for dinners and dos. It's hard to resist such autumnal colours.

Buy: £97.30, Boden

Buy: £89, John Lewis


Skirting the season

Monsoon Skirt new look pencil skirt
Katya Stretch Velvet Skirt Black Textured Pencil Skirt

Tap into this season's velvet trend with a casual skirt to see you through the transition. Team with boots and tights.

This classic skirt is quickly transformed from day to evening wear and will see you through the season. Bargain!

Buy: £49, Monsoon

Buy: £12.99, New Look


Banishing the chill

Ecru poncho boden cape
Ecru Check Poncho Charlotte Cape

A splash of colour best worn with cosy boots and a pencil skirt. Perfect for colder temperatures. 

It's pricy, but 100% wool - and never going out of style. Ideal for throwing on over any outfit!

Buy: £35, Next

Buy: £99.50, Boden


Alternative cosy layers

Crew neck jumper waterfall cardigan
Round Neck Jumper  Jane Waterfall Cardigan

Touchably soft and flattering, despite a relaxed and loose fit. See the chills off in this autumnal, but classic, option.

Crafted from soft and sumptuous merino wool, this flattering cardigan is luxuriously comfortable and warm.

Buy: £39.50, M&S

Buy: £79.95, Joules


The perfect team

Bow blouse Roma jeans
R édition Pussy Bow Blouse Sculpt and Lift Straight Leg Jeans

There's no doubt about it - the time for short sleeves is over. Tuck this into jeans for a very pleasing silhouette (if we do say so ourselves).

Possibly this season's best fashion buy. Also great with boots and a cardi, or a tucked-in polo neck.

Buy: £29, La Redoute

Buy: £35, M&S


Autumn accessories 

Revere Overcoat Navy reefer
Josie Cross Bag Oversized Scarf in Herringbone Geo

Downsize to this faux leather and suedette bag. Completely lovely, not to mention roomy...

A simple (and cheap!) accessory that'll keep you warm in this chillier season. Pair with jeans and a jumper.

Buy: £38, Oliver Bonas

Buy: £18, ASOS


Step in style

 Navy reefer  Navy reefer
Taylor Spring Black Patent Loafers Elastic Back Rider Boots

It's loafer season...but who said they have to be boring? An update on a classic, but in gorgeous patent and suede. 

Elegant and stylish with Insolia Flex for extra comfort. 

Buy: £50, Clarks

Buy: £49.50, M&S



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