4 Autumn Wardrobe Staples and How to Wear Them

Autumn is here and it’s time to update your wardrobe, so here are 4 Autumn wardrobe staples and 8 outfit ideas. Some pieces will always work harder in your wardrobe than others and these Autumn wardrobe staples can be dressed up or down and worn in multiple ways to suit the occasion. You might choose different colours or styles but these are all pieces that you will be able to bring out again next without feeling dated.

Autumn Wardrobe Staples – Smart/Casual Navy Trousers

Starting with what I think is the must have, a pair of navy trousers that can be dressed up or down.

Autumn wardrobe staples, navy LK Bennett trousers, tweed coat, red blazer

Coat // Scarf // Sweater // Trousers // Loafers // Blazer // Top // Shoe boots //

These LK Bennett trousers might not be the cheapest option, but they will give you such great cost per wear that they are worth the investment. Made from a viscose, cotton and elastane mix they have a high, elasticated waist so are supremely comfortable to wear. They won’t bag or lose their shape either and can be dressed up or down in endless ways.

I’ve shown them casually with a tweed coat and suede loafers and smart casual with a blazer and heeled shoe boots. Wear them for work, weekend and evenings.

Autumn Wardrobe Staples – Light Weight Knit

At the first sign of cooler weather a lightweight knit will keep you warm but not too hot and can be worn both to the office and at the weekend.

Autumn wardrobe staples, mustard ME+EM sweater, navy suit, Cord wide leg trousers, animal print shoes

Jacket // Scarf // Sweater // Skirt // Shoes // Cord trousers //

Here I have shown the knit for the office with a navy suit or for the weekend with two seasonal trends; animal print shoes and a pair of wide leg, crop cords.

Autumn wardrobe staples – Biker Jacket

The leather biker jacket never dates and can be worn throughout the year except on the hottest days of Summer. You can now find them in a multitude of coolers to suit your personal colour palette. If you are curvy, opt for the softest leather you can find or perhaps choose a suede version instead.

Autumn wardrobe staples, leather biker jacket, maxi skirt, knee high boost, floral jumpsuit

Jacket // Sweater // Skirt // Boots // Jumpsuit // Shoes //

I’ve opted for a burgundy leather version for these outfit options. Firstly with a midi skirt and knee boots for a smart casual option and with a jumpsuit and heels for the evening.

Autumn wardrobe staples – Ankle Boots

Depending on your lifestyle, these could be flat Chelsea boots, Biker boots, smarter heeled boots or as in my example here a pair of kitten heeled boots. This season the top choice is of course animal print. But if that’s not for you choose classic tan or navy or a colour that works with your wardrobe – red would be a great choice this season too.

Autumn wardrobe staples, animal print kitten heel boots, midi dress, red jeans , star  red jumper

Dress // Boots // Sweater // Jeans //

The modern way to wear a kitten heeled ankle boot is with a midi dress or skirt as I have done here. But they will work with any shape or style of trousers or jeans too.

Do any of these Autumn wardrobe staples feature in your wardrobe? Or do you have others that you rely on? Check out last week’s post on Autumn additions for 2 more pieces to look for now and more outfit ideas.

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