There’s no escaping it anymore - Autumn is well and truly here. From the leaves on the ground to the different colours around us, Autumn brings many changes and as you cosy up you’ll also need to think carefully about your wardrobe. The coming months will be colder and more unpredictable than the sunny season and planning ahead and investing in stylish but reliable pieces is undoubtedly important. Here are our top autumn wardrobe essentials for women that you simply must have at the ready this year.
Layers are your best friend in Autumn. The Autumn months are never as cold as Winter, but you’ll notice a sudden chill in the air faster than you think and having items of clothing that you can throw on as quickly as you can pack them away is essential to feeling comfortable throughout the day.
When it comes to layering, start by investing in a couple of staple basic knits like a lightweight cardigan and an everyday jumper. Versatile neutral colours will make you feel extra autumnal and go with all of your Autumn looks, while keeping you warm and cosy as shorter days roll in.
A bag is an essential accessory in any season, but it’s Autumn when the need for something both pretty and practical really comes to light. Life starts to get extra busy in the fast build-up to Christmas and a bag that combines style with durability like a leather satchel is essential for getting through the day. Handmade leather satchels are at the very core of what we offer here at Zatchels, with a timeless buckle design and plenty of storage for all of your Autumn-day essentials.
All of our handmade leather bags are available in any of the leather colours on our site. Whether you want to choose a bright bag that pops against the Autumn leaves or embrace all things neutral, you can opt for a bag that feels properly personal to you.
Wide Leg Trousers
If you’re not already on the wide-leg trouser trend, where have you been? Wide-leg trousers are absolutely in this year, combining comfort with sophistication whether dressed up or down. We’d suggest sticking to a classic black or grey pair as these autumn wardrobe essentials will provide a fantastic base to allow you to really express yourself on top or with your accessories!
If you’re building an Autumn capsule wardrobe, a couple of long-sleeved tees are absolutely essential. Long-sleeved t-shirts go with almost anything and keep you nice and warm when the temperature does drop. Throw at least one stripey tee into the mix for a season-defying nautical look that adds life to your layers.
When it comes to those typical in-between weather Autumn days, a thick coat is probably a bit much. That’s where a blazer comes in, giving you an extra layer that sits somewhere between a jumper and a jacket with possibilities for both formal and casual wear. Dress yours up with boots or heels, or pop it over a plain white t-shirt and grab your barrel bag for a more casual look.
If there’s one accessory you can’t go without in Autumn, it’s a cosy scarf. We’re particularly loving checked scarves this season as they are a great way to add a playful touch to your cosy and neutral outfits. Drape yours around your neck for a fun and flowy look and don’t be afraid to be daring with bright check that keeps the sunshine alive!
Last, but certainly not least, you simply can’t go wrong with a pair of classic denim jeans. Traditional blue wash denim is pretty synonymous with summer chic, but your favourite jeans will certainly serve you well throughout casual Autumn days too and are perfect if you want to keep things streamlined with a capsule wardrobe. Slip a leather coin purse into your pocket and you’ll be prepared for whatever the day has to offer.
Explore the new Zatchels autumn collection here.