While we are flooded with a barrage of trend reports for the coming style season, sometimes we just need someone to list out the best pieces to splash the cash on. Here are our top 10 investment pieces for autumn.
1. Statement boots
Leopard print, burgundy leather, houndstooth, gold-panelled – invest in the boldest pair you can find. They will look great with your basics and will make you feel super-stylish.
2. Faux fur
Whether it’s a stole, a gilet or a full coat, incorporating a little faux fur into your wardrobe will instantly update it for the new season.
3. Blanket cape
This is the chicest piece around this season. No matter what you are wearing, slipping a cosy, comfy blanket cape on will transform your outfit and add instant style.
4. Fedora hat
And if you want to complete the look, top it off with a fedora hat in a neutral shade. Even if you are not a ‘hat person’, experiment; you never know, you might be surprised!
5. Statement earrings
As you may have guessed by now, autumn is all about statements! The big jewellery trend of the season is the oversized earring, and you can make them as dangly and jangly as you wish.
6. Pleated skirt
Autumn calls for sophisticated, feminine style, and pleated skirts and dresses are ticking the trend boxes across the board. Team with a pretty blouse and a cropped jacket, and you are ready for any situation.
7. Tailored suit
Whether you wear it all together or in separate pieces, a tailored suit is one of those timeless pieces that every woman should own – and it just happens to be the hottest trend this autumn. You can keep it simple for the office, or team with killer heels and a dressy top for a night out.
8. Leather backpack
A handbag that is as functional as it is stylish, and fits more than just your mobile phone? Rejoice! If you want to invest in a good handbag this season, a leather backpack is the way to go. It is also guaranteed to stand the test of time.
9. Skinny belt
We love an optical illusion, and the nipped-in waist is back in fashion this season. Unlike the boho look of the summer, which called for chunky waist belts, this season is all about subtle effects and changes with a skinny number.
10. Oversized knitwear
This is another trend that we can really get on board with. An oversized jumper or cardigan will be your best friend against the cold and provide a stylish yet comfy partner for those leggings and boots.