Meet the 10 pieces that will transform your wardrobe for the season ahead.
1. The in-between cover-up – The quilted jacket
A quilted jacket is the perfect trans-seasonal piece as you can easily layer it up or down. Wear over blouses and t-shirts and if the temperature drops, you can pop on a coat over the top without looking too bulky.
2. The floral midi dress
It’s time to extend your love affair with florals going into the next season by going for an autumnal hue instead. Pair your midi dress with boots, loafers, and a chunky cardigan to keep the autumn chills away. Puff sleeves are an on-trend detail, but whatever style you go for just remember to keep it floral.
3. Luxe leather
The right leather trousers will become the cornerstone of your winter wardrobe. Whether you go for classic neutrals of black, beige, and brown or spice things up a bit with a bright hue, you can easily dress them up or down depending on the occasion. For daytime, pair with a chunky knit and loafers, and for that night on the town wear an asymmetric top and heels. Just don’t forget the oversized coat to finish off the look.
4. The statement waistcoat
This style of waistcoat isn’t the puffy, practical kind, think tailored and modern for this season and wear it with tailored wide-leg trousers or pencil skirts and jeans. Show off the styling with long-sleeve tees and plain shirts underneath. Layering is key for the cooler days, so just add an a coat and chunkier footwear.
Thankfully suits have left the office and can be worn just about anywhere and on any occasion. Add a waistcoat for a 2022 spin, keep trousers wide and flowy, and blazers oversized for a modern, up-to-date look.
6. Wild stripes – zebra
Animal print never dates, it just changes from season to season. This one is all about the zebra print so whether you wear it on your feet, a dress, blouse, or a top, this monochrome print will be an easy addition to your wardrobe and surprisingly go with everything.
7. The wearable corset
A touch of 90s nostalgia is coming in here with the corset, this season’s go-to top. And believe it or not, it works for daytime dressing too, just wear over a white shirt with your usual attire of skirt or trousers. For after-hour chic, corsets always look great with denim and heels. But that’s not to say a pencil skirt or trousers won’t look good too. Don’t forget to add a necklace, as with all that skin on show, it’s a shame not to make the most of it.
8. The grandad knit – chunky cardi
A chunky cardi will see you through autumn and beyond as it's such a great layering piece. And whether it's in muted tones or oversized and printed grandad style, it’s a knitwear staple and great for a trans-seasonal wardrobe. Style with everything from dresses to tailored trousers and maxi skirts.
9. Vivid brights
Whether it’s a top, skirt, trousers, or jacket, just add a splash of colour to your wardrobe going into autumn, and you will feel like a million dollars. Dopamine dressing is hot this AW/22. Colours to look out for are cobalt blue, orange, and bright pink, but wear whatever colour you feel great in, and clash as much as you dare.
10. Indigo denim
It’s time to trade your off-duty true blues for darker and smarter denim. Midnight-blue denim’s polished look and crisp feel have become a canvas for a smarter top half. Think billowing blouses with high necks and ties, the blazer, and whether you wear a dainty ballet flat or a high ankle boot, this smarter denim look will take you from the office to after work with ease.