While we love nothing more than unearthing new microtrends and patiently awaiting our favourite designers’ fresh looks at the start of each season, we don’t necessarily recommend building a wardrobe from trends that disappear as quickly as they arrived. Instead, your wardrobe should integrate timely pieces, such as of-the-moment colours and prints, with more everlasting staples that you’ll love and wear for years to come. This balance is the key to ensuring your outfits always hit the mark.
So as we gleefully discuss the many impressive trends that will define the season ahead, we also need to consider the classic autumn fashion items you can wear with them. These pieces will practically guarantee that every ensemble you wear over the next six months will be stylish and timeless.
Our editors put their heads together to come up with the ultimate autumn capsule for you, and we’ve concluded which 11 items absolutely need to make the cut.
Chances are you’ll find some of these pieces in your closet already, so you won’t have to start your own capsule from scratch and can hit the ground running when autumn rolls around. Scroll on to see the 11 classic autumn fashion items our editors consider to be immortal.