[Alarm rings] Snuggled up in a cocoon of blankets, my beautiful, deep sleep has been interrupted. Unwillingly I stretch my legs out from under my warm covers, and they’re met with an icy cold bite and automatically retract back under the blankets. Getting out of bed in the cooler months is one of those challenges I struggle to conquer every morning.

But that’s only the beginning. After taking a wonderful warm shower, the next challenge is getting changed. I need to don the layers to get warm. And pronto! Not to mention, I’m already running late for work.

I look at my window and the sky is clear. Although I’m currently freezing my ass off, it’s going to be a gorgeous warm autumn day. Cold and then hot, this autumn weather is just too darn unpredictable. So, now I need to somehow find an outfit that can warm the morning chill, but won’t leave me sweating in the sunny afternoon.

To master this unpredictable season, I looked at mixing and matching variations of summer and winter clothing, layering items of clothing and looked to this seasons trends for some inspiration. So, here is a rundown on how we can dress for Autumn.

A summer romance with winter

As the sun is still flirting with us, don’t say goodbye to those flowing summer dresses or skirts quite yet. Wearing a long ankle-skimming dress or skirt with a cosy, warm wool jersey along with quirky sneakers is a definite must. A light-weight coat paired with a long dress, offset with a pair of gorgeous ankle boots is also oh-so-trendy and definitely a look to pull off.

 

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Classic Comfort

Vintage is having a throwback and we love a good old pair of high waisted mom jeans. The beauty of jeans is that they are so versatile! From a casual statement T-shirt, to sexy satin blouse, to layering on light loose blazers, vintage woollen jumpers, sports jackets and a whole range of jackets and coats, we can wear a classic pair of jeans with just about anything in the rain or sunshine.

 

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Layer it up

It’s time to cosy up in the warm embrace of your favourite oversized coats in tweed, tartan and warm fabrics; long blazers, trench coats and puffer jackets. They are all here to stay this season! Wear with a massive scarf, snug woolen jersey and slacks and you’re all set for the chilly weather. Best of all, when the heater is a bit too toasty or when the sun decides to come out, you can simply unload the layers.

 

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Knots and Knits

Knitwear is an autumn essential and I’ve noticed the deconstructed knotted knit look hitting the runway this season. For the perfect in-between the weather outfit, tie a woolen jumper around a loose dress, or define chunky knitwear with a statement belt.

 

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Suit Up

For the love of clean-cut style, we just love the suit look from sharp jackets and blazers, with tailored trousers, tight or loose, nipped in at the waist! Looking ultra chic with pointed shoes of course!

 

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Retro Reimagined

The 80s inspired disco-tech colour is popping up this autumn. So why not brighten up your day and switch cooler tones with vibrant shades in warmer fabrics. What an entrance it will be!

 

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How do you dress for autumn? Feel free to share your style tips in the comment section below.

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