7 affordable autumn essentials to add to any wardrobe

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It’s time to start swapping your crops for coats, but H&M’s new autumn collection has you covered…

The nights are drawing in, our iced coffee orders are turning into steaming hot lattes and we’re already hearing whispers of the ‘C’ word (that’s Christmas).

But while there’s always something bittersweet about waving off the final days of summer, there’s nothing quite like the transition into an autumn wardrobe. It’s those precious few months where you can layer with a coat and light jumper without having to go full-on Michelin Man with your outerwear.

Luckily, H&M’s new a/w collection has all the pieces you need to stay warm while looking cool throughout autumn.

Here are the staple items you need in your wardrobe…

The detailed blouse

Autumn means the dilemma of dressing for both work and the weather is now extinct, thank goodness.

Pair this lace blouse with jeans and a pair of court shoes for a look that’s office-appropriate and on-trend.

BUY NOW: Blouse, £17.99

The vintage-style dress

Just because the heatwave is winding down doesn’t mean you have to retire dresses from your wardrobe.

This H&M dress is the perfect antidote to the colder weather and adds a touch of vintage style to your wardrobe without the added musty odour.

BUY NOW: Dress, £12.99

The versatile coat

There’s a time and a place for the statement coat, and they’re usually few and far between.

Every autumn wardrobe needs a piece that’s simple and stylish and can work with every outfit. Say hello to the versatile grey coat.

BUY NOW: Grey coat, £34.99

The useful cami

Autumn is all about the joys of layering, but before you pile on the jumpers, you need to centre your outfit with a cami that can work for every occasion and add a hint of pattern.

Slip this cami top over a polo neck for frostier days or team with trousers and a light jacket for after-work drinks. A wardrobe essential.

BUY NOW: Cami top, £12.99

The flared trousers

Trouser season is upon us and this flared pair have more possible combinations than a Rubik’s Cube, making it an autumn wardrobe must-have.

For an instant win, team them with a knitted jumper and a heeled boot then finish the look with a bold red lip.

BUY NOW: Flared trousers, £19.99

The light jumper

What autumn wardrobe is complete without a classic jumper?

Pair this off-the-shoulder H&M piece with statement earrings for a dressed-up look or wear with simple blue jeans for more casual affairs.

BUY NOW: Jumper, £12.99

The printed dress

Just because the weather is drab doesn’t mean we need to coordinate our outfits to match.

This printed dress is the ideal autumn go-to to give your wardrobe some flair. 

BUY NOW: Printed dress, £34.99

For all your autumn wardrobe needs and more shop the H&M collection now