Fashion

4 outfits that'll make up your capsule wardrobe this autumn

In partnership with
Southside Wandsworth

In-between weather, in-between temperatures and in-between going out all the time and just wanting to curl up at home: that’s autumn. Here’s how to dress for it…

Some days you get something of an Indian summer; other days it drizzles from dawn ‘til dusk. 

Autumn is a funny old time sartorially, so we’ve taken the guesswork out of getting dressed this season with four stylish outfits for every occasion. 

From the boots that go with everything to the standout coat, here are the pieces you can buy in one go (and place, if you head to Southside Wandsworth) to cover you throughout autumn.

The after-work gig

You’ve finally got the concert/comedy/theatre/ballet tickets that you had your finger poised over the mouse for since 8am, frantically refreshing and with your credit card number on speed-type. 

Look as slick as you feel, and stay warm but chic, in over-the-knee boots teamed with a bold eye-catching print for a head-turning look. 

The 9-5 hustle

Do you ever secretly miss wearing a uniform? 

Sure, they were itchy and sometimes very unflattering, but at least it took away the problem of ‘I don’t know what to wear’ every day. 

Well, consider this formula for your new rules: wide-leg trousers + mules + open collar + holdall = office win. 

The brunch date

Whether it’s a properly planned event with your girlfriends, or a spontaneous shuffle down to the local cafe on a Sunday, brunch is always a good idea. 

Nail the look in a cosy lightweight knit, faux leather mini and ankle boots. Sling this cross-body bag over your shoulder with its hardware detailing and you’re good to go.

The outdoor evening

Autumn will be full of al fresco evenings as we readjust to the fact that we don’t actually live in the tropics, despite summer’s best efforts to convince us otherwise. 

From outdoor cinemas to the last of the BBQs, wrap up against the evening chill with a utilitarian parka thrown over a jumpsuit, and add some good stomping shoes – for the crunchy leaves, obvs.

Whether you’re in the market for a whole new wardrobe or just want a fun shopping day with friends, Southside Wandsworth has all of the above leading retailers and many more. Visit now.