We’re all itching to invest in autumn/winter’s VIPs (very important pieces), but it’s still a little warm for cocooning ourselves in wool coats and chunky knits. Here’s our pick of the top five pieces you can buy now and wear now, to get you through this tricky transeasonal period and start the new season in style.
- The full skirt
The full circle skirt, especially in midi length, is one of the season’s hero items. Invest in a lightweight wool version now and wear with bare bronzed legs and a lightweight shirt or blouse for the perfect desk to dinner table look.
- The knit
Knitwear is a blessing as the weather starts to deteriorate. A cosy oversized knit is a great alternative to a coat and looks fashionable nonchalant when teamed with a miniskirt, bare legs and heeled ankle boots. Be sure to layer over a thin T-shirt or blouse so you can peel off a layer if it gets a little warm.
- Something stripey
Stripes are set to continue the nautical theme into next season, so invest in a statement stripey top, or dress with enough room to wear over a polo neck come winter.
- The shirt dress
A minimal shirt dress in navy or black will be the hardest working item in your wardrobe next season. Sleeveless versions are great right now and work layered over a polo neck or under a chunky knit in a month’s time. Keep the look simple with clean lines for maximum versatility.
- The perfect coat
We recommend investing early, even if the sun is shining outside – the best coats always sell out fast. Opt for an oversized mannish style so you can wear it over all those swoon-worthy chunky knits during winter, and in a bold colour so you don’t look too wintery wearing it now.