From the timeless trench coat to a statement skirt, here's what to invest in as the days get darker
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There is an art to transitioning your wardrobe into a new season, but adjusting to autumn tends to be one of the easier shifts across the year. After all, many of your summer fashion heroes will look just as good in late September as they do in August – all they need is a small tweak, be it via an additional layer or an accessory switch-up.
This is why Vogue’s 2022 autumn capsule is comprised of multitasking pieces that should, when used correctly, blend seamlessly into your existing wardrobe. A floaty summer dress can take on blustery winds when layered under a chunky knit, a white-tee-and-jeans pairing gets kicked into autumn mode with an oversized trench coat, and summer’s mini will take on a cold weather edge when grounded with thick-soled Chelsea boots.
But remember: basics needn’t be boring, and alongside versatile neutrals, pops of colour and print are very much needed when the nights start to drawn in. A statement skirt or vibrant striped shirt will do the job nicely.
Here's eight wardrobe staples for autumn 2022:
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The trench coat
Whether you opt for a classic beige iteration or mix it up with The Matrix-inspired leather, a trusty trench coat is never a bad idea when the mercury drops.
The throw-on knit
A chunky knit is a must-have when it comes to autumn. Give yours a 2022 spin with block-coloured stripes.
The cold weather boot
Whether you’re a knee-high-lover or a Chelsea boot fan, an autumn-ready boot will help ease the pain of packing away your Birkenstocks.
The statement skirt
Who said that staples have to be boring? A statement skirt is the perfect partner for your basics: think white tees, crew neck knits and slim-fit roll necks.
The ballet flats
Thanks to Miu Miu, ballet flats are making a storming return to the style stage. Add to everything from party dresses to ripped denim.
The layering shirt
A simple shirt is a perennial favourite with the fashion crowd, and also happens to be a godsend for those tricky in-between months.
The transitional dress
Be it knitted or denim, a transitional dress is the piece that will tick both the “form” and “function” boxes.
The desk-to-dinner trousers
Autumn is a great time to embrace those tailored pieces that are usually covered-up in puffer coats come winter. We’ll be wearing our favourite tailored trousers with tank tops and blazers over the next month.