The best fashion updates to transform your wardrobe for autumn

While there are gingham linen dresses and strappy sandals galore in shops right now, behind the scenes, brands are preparing their winter offerings. The fashion industry works months ahead, and as fashion editors, we’re granted special previews of upcoming high street collections that give us insight into what’s going to be big news the following season. 

I’ve had a peek at the winter collections for a ton of brands now, and while there’s lots of exciting newness to come, there are also a handful of pieces that I was sure I’d seen before. In fact, there are 6 pieces that are staples in this season’s collections and are clearly set to be hero pieces come autumn/winter, too. 

Shopping-wise, it’s brilliant news. A longer trend ‘shelf life’ for fashion pieces means they’ll continue to look fresh over the years, so we can buy less and buy better. These pieces are testament to that: they’re classic but au courrant, and the best news is, they’re all available right now so you can get ahead of the autumn/winter game… 

What to buy now and wear in autumn/winter

The knitted vest

The sweater vest is a trans-seasonal staple: no sleeves means it’s a dream for layering, and it looks just as good over a striped shirt as it does a floral midi dress. Of course, knits are commonplace come the colder months, so it’s no surprise the humble vest is set to make an appearance next season, too. It means that if you haven’t yet invested in one, rest assured it’s set to be a hero item well into next year. 

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