As we wave goodbye to summer and prepare ourselves for the shorter and colder days ahead, there is still plenty to get excited about – pumpkin spice lattes, falling leaves and bundling up in beautiful winter jackets. From parka to trench, from teddy to duffle, it's the season of wrapping up and adding a few more layers to our everyday outfits.
Not sure where to start? We've got you covered (pun intended).
Leading the autumn trends this year is the shacket. Half shirt, half jacket, it's the perfect piece to layer over a lightweight knit for those chilly days that don't quite warrant a coat yet. This oatmeal hue is a timeless style that would look stylish paired with a white shirt and straight leg jeans, or you could opt for a plaid printed alternative for more of a statement look.
The Leather Jacket
A timeless choice that belong in every wardrobe, the leather jacket is ageless (yes, really) and is a style staple that will see you through season after season. Although on the pricier end of the spectrum, choosing a good quality material will ensure the jacket ages well and doesn't lose its shape after the first year.
If there's one winter jacket that's the next best thing to our bed, it's a puffer jacket. Soft, padded and oh so cosy, it's a must for when the temperature drops. With or without a hood, keeping the bells and whistles to a minimum will ensure it's more easily paired with an array of different outfits. We love this cream style, worn with black jeans and ankle boots; it'll keep you snuggly all day long.
Chic, stylish and loved by Audrey Hepburn – need we say more? The trench coat is a winter cover-up that will never go out of style and will deliver the most cost per wear year after year. Available in an array of styles and shades, we love to keep it classic with this cream short version, complete with slouchy draping and oh-so-soft touch.
The Pea Coat
Smarten up any outfit this season with a classic pea coat. Warm yet structured with blazer qualities, it's the ultimate day-to-night piece. With chic gold buttons and sharp lapels, it would look beautiful layered over a cream silk blouse, navy jeans and pumps or a midi shirt dress and knee high boots. This Marks & Spencer's design looks far more high end than its price tag and the double breasted style gives it a slight military finish.
The Faux Fur
If you're looking to add a little Joan Collins glamour into your seasonal wardrobe, you can't go wrong with a faux fur winter jacket. Soft and cosy, it's the perfect style to throw over a LBD and heels for dinner out, or over leather trousers and a chunky knit for a stylish daywear option.
For those throw-on-and-go-days, the cosy fleece jacket isn't just for countryside walks and ramblers any more. Making a comeback this season, it's both practical and stylish thanks to this sleek design from Arket. With thumb holes to keep hands warm and a flattering cut, it's versatile enough to wear with tailored black trousers and pumps, or jeans and trainers for a more off-duty look.
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