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Autumn Fashion Staple Pieces

autumn fashion

Autumn’s here and although not yet freezing cold, its chilly enough to update the wardrobe with some knits, boots and jackets!

I have a few staple pieces in my wardrobe that I re-buy / update every year and also some individual items that are so classic I’ve been wearing for years!  This post covers what I consider to be a few staple autumn wardrobe pieces.

Bold Colours and Prints

I love mixing bold, bright vibrant colours with tan/nudes in autumn.  I’m not talking yellows and neon but more slightly moody colours such as olive burnt orange, scarlet red, browns….

As its still quite mild outside, you can still get away with a long sleeve dress and boots.  I love this look as it’s casual but still smart and versatile to wear regardless of your plans or time of day.

autumn fashion

Dress: ASOS (old but similar here) | Scarf: Zara – (Old – similar here) | Bag: Tory Burch Amalie ~ (similar here) | Boots: Michael Kors (Sold Out – similar here)

lady in scarf

The outfit below I put together for a night out recently, although ended up buying something new and wore that instead (hence no pics of me wearing it!)  I will definitely wear this complete outfit before winter though.  Can also replace the caged heels with over the knee boots as pictured below.

autumn fashion

Dress: Ginger Fizz  | Caged Heels: River Island | Bag: similar here 


ginger fizz dress

Dress: Ginger Fizz | Boots: Michael Kors (Sold Out similar here)


Casual Dresses Teamed With Boots

Floaty / loose fitting dresses are comfortable and so easy to wear.  They can be dressed up or down and look fab for autumn when teamed with ankle boots or tall boots with a flash of bare thigh!


regina black boots


Shirt Dress: Missguided 

missguided dress

Knitted Dress: Missguided

asos red dress

Tunic Dress: ASOS ~ This is from the tall collection, but shorter ladies could still wear this with ankle boots for a cute daytime look

amq dress

Dress: McQ Alexander McQueen at Net-a-Porter


Tall Boots

I recently wrote a post about some of the boots I’m swooning over here.  But as tall boots are a staple item for anyone’s autumn wardrobe, some alternative styles had to be featured on this list.  Whether they be over the knee, knee high or thigh high.  Tall boots really are a necessity!


Camel Boots:  Aldo


Black Boots: Aldo

Black Flat Boots:  Vero Moda

Tan Fringe Boots:  ASOS

Black Flat Boots:  Vero Moda 

Deep Taupe Lace Up Boots: Aldo


Oversize Nude/Tan Clutch

An oversized tan/nude clutch is one of the most versatile items you could ever own.  The oversized clutch bags tend to be large enough to hold all of a girls essentials (not just your lipgloss and keys!)  They go with literally everything in the wardrobe!  Can be dressed up for evening or dressed all the way down to festival fashion.  I own a ton of clutch bags but my go-to ones are always the tan/nude coloured ones as they are so versatile.

Nude Clutch:  ASOS

Tan Clutch Bag: Chi Chi


Nude/Tan Clutch:  Marni 

Ankle Boots

As much as I love love love tall boots, it would be rude to leave out the baby sister of the over the knee – the ankle boot!  Easy to wear, can make any outfit look cute or edgy and far easier to put on than longer boots (especially those with no zips!)  Here are a few of my faves!


Cognac and Black Ankle Boots:  Aldo


Black Fringe Ankle Boots:  ASOS


Chestnut Brown Ankle Boots with Fur:  UGGS


Black Ankle Boots:  Vince Camuto


Suede or Leather Jacket

No autumn outfit would be complete without a short leather or suede jacket.  Both leather and suede looks fab with just about anything, from throwing one over an old jumper and jeans to teaming with a couture bodycon dress.

It’s a good idea to invest in at least one good quality leather or suede jacket as if you look after it, it will last you a lifetime.  Also a good quality jacket will make any outfit pop even on your scruffiest days!  Here I’ve set out a mixture for all budgets.


Taupe Suede Jacket:  Rick Owens

Cream Lambs Leather Jacket with Rivets:  Zara Premium (Similar here)

Camel Suede Jacket:  ASOS

Camel Suede Jacket:  Mango

Black Leather Quilted Jacket:  Selected


What are your favorites pieces above?  What’s your go-to autumn fashion item in your wardrobe?!