autumn fashion trends

10 autumn style essentials we love

Living's top style picks to bring your autumn wardrobe to life.

If you’re as excited at the arrival of autumn as we are – simply for the fashion, of course – then you are going to already be sussing out the autumn style must-haves.

And we’re here to help you nail the looks so you can get some of those much-needed essentials in your wardrobe right away.

From the sophisticated seventies to gothic black and back to school vibes, autumn fashion is a magi-mix of style with something to suit everyone’s tastes. Here’s 10 of our favourite style picks to get you started.

Feature pic: Monsoon 

autumn fashion trends

1. Faux-fur coat

Get cosy with an oversized faux-fur coat in a neutral or brown shade. This versatile coat can look just as good dressed up for a night out on the town, smart for the office or shopping with friends. It’s a must-have for this season, but it’s the kind of style that keeps on coming back.

Style it with jeans or your favourite mini-skirt, boots or flats, this is one coat you’ll be wearing again and again. £219 Hobbs.

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2. Cord skirt

Digging that seventies vibe? So are we. In fact, it’s one of the autumn fashion trends we’re the most happy to see this season. Get your retro look down to a tee with a cord midi skirt like this belted one from Joe Browns and tick off a multitude of trends with one statement piece!

Style it with a pair of killer knee-high riding boots and an argyle knit for a super-chic seventies look. £45 Joe Browns. 

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3. Funky loafers

It’s officially the shoe of the season, so if you go for a pair in every colour – we don’t blame you. You can either go for elegant and conservative or funk it up and say it loud and proud. That’s where this stunning snakeskin pair come in.

Style it with ankle socks and this season’s mini for the ultimate look. £273 Chie Mahara.

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4. Varsity jumper

If you’re in the mood for a preppy and fun take on autumn fashion trends, then you’re going to need a striped loose-fit knit in your wardrobe. Go bold on colours and experiment with lengths. Keep them loose-fitting to nail the look.

Style it with a crisp white shirt underneath and cinch in at the waist with a belt. £399 Marc Cain.

autumn fashion trends


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5. Polka dot blouse

Seeing spots? You will be. Polka dots are making a huge comeback for autumn. And they add the perfect touch to this season’s over-the-top blouses. Look out for big bow ties and emphasised sleeves for added style points.

Style with a chic pair of high-waisted trousers and flat chunky loafers. £39 Monsoon.

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6. Tartan Midi

The cute mini skirt trend means we’ll be giving our pins another round in the spotlight this autumn. A tartan mini is most definitely the way to go and flattering A-line designs make them a style staple for all of us.

Style with a cute pair of loafers or knee-high boots and a neutral knit for total retro sophistication. £99 Hobbs.

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7. Shearling jacket

An aviator jacket with a pair of over-sized aviator sunglasses – oh we can smell the glamour already! The shearling look that was made so famous in the seventies is an autumn essential now and forever!

Style it with jeans and those over-sized glasses. £80 River Island.

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8. Nude knit

Layer up your look this season with plenty of neutral pieces – especially a light, knitted roll neck top. It’s a nod to the mods trend of the 60s and 70s and nothing finishes off a sophisticated look any better.

Style it with a multitude of looks from your wardrobe! £6 Primark.

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9. Leather scoop

This season’s must-have bag is super versatile and easy to style. The unique scoop shape and short strap detail make it the perfect autumn accessory wherever you decide to take it this season. And we are already in the queue to scoop up this gorgeous tan version from Hobbs. Who’s with us?

Style with a chic tailored suit for the office and a pair of high-waisted trousers and crisp white shirt for a smart-casual date. £169 Hobbs.

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10. Printed midi

The printed midi dress is a flattering addition to this year’s autumn fashion trends. The light material on this Monsoon dress skims the body in all the right places and is the perfect shape for this season’s polished retro look. The cute rose print adds some fun and the long arms make it a style staple for all.

Style it with knee-high boots, lashings of mascara and some chunky gold hoops. £70 Monsoon.