Does anyone else feel like the novelty of shopping IRL still hasn’t worn off? Us too. Give us an iced latte, some banging tunes through our headphones, a tote bag to pop in our many purchases and suddenly a mooch round the high street = the creme de la creme of Saturday activities. And as the new season approaches and thoughts turn to crisp, orange leaves and movie days galore, so does the need to add a little extra (pumpkin) spice to your autumn wardrobe, perhaps in the form of trench coats, ankle boots, fleeces and or a humble polo neck (see inspiration from Louis Theroux aka the king of winter style).
For those whose wardrobes are bursting at the seams (read: all of us), perhaps the draw of high street homeware is more appealing this season, with the likes of Zara Home, Arket and Oliver Bonas offering some seriously dreamy sage and beige picks to finish off that shelf you put up in lockdown which is still looking très bare …
Keep reading to see this week’s team picks and let us know what you’ll be adding to basket!
I’m a little bit obsessed with Zara Home at the moment and their newest release has these gorgeous scalloped napkins and fruit plates! I also think they have some of the best high street fragrances (both perfumes/aftershaves and candles/diffusers) Poetic Mind I such a gorgeous fragrance! I also love this oversized shirt dress from H&M too!
I’m really into these wool trousers from Arket. I think they’ll be a great autumn staple to bung on with some knitwear. With autumn on the brain, I’m also keen to get in there early with the coats because otherwise, all the best ones sell out. This classic double-breasted style will go with everything and be roomy enough to accommodate for all the cosy layers. I’ve also GOT to add in the boxy green cardi of dreams and ugly fisherman sandals from TOAST, which I would absolutely shamelessly wear with socks. Don’t @ me.
I find dressing in Autumn so much easier than any other time of year. Can pop back on my jeans and long sleeve tee’s but not too worried about big jackets. Just perfect. I’ve got my eyes on these statement jeans from Monki and pairing them with a black top and shoes with a chunky necklace and I’m ready for a day full of activities.
*Monki, straight-leg trousers, £30 | *New Look, Black Hanky Hem Crew Neck Top, £11.99 | *Oliver Bonas, Tucker Twisted Links Chunky Collar Necklace, £28 | *Boohoo, Black Low Block Barely There Heels, £25
I’ve well and truly underestimated M&S until this last weekend when I found so many good bits, so I thought I’d link a couple! I got this gorgeous shearling jacket which was really reasonably priced but the quality is great. I got a pair of black slim flared jeans which I think will look so good with some chunky boots and a big coat in the winter. I also am obsessed with two-tone boots at the moment and these ones from Topshop with a grey sole I think look super cool. Lastly, I’m obsessed with v-neck or button up knitwear as I think for me it’s really flattering so I’ve picked up a few of those too.
*Marks & Spencer, Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket, £69 | *Marks & Spencer, Slim Flare Jeans, £29.50 | *ASOS, Topshop Kylie chelsea boot in black, £40 | *ASOS, ASOS DESIGN jumper with polo neck in rib in cream, £25
The best thing about autumn is being able to return to my old faithful jeans, t-shirt, jacket combo. Love this straight pair from Stradivarius, with a stripe tee and LOVE this khaki fleece jacket, super cosy perfect for drinks or a long walk. I headed over to ARKET for some home pieces like a lush new blanket and HELLO candle season is back!
*ASOS, Stradivarius organic cotton mom fit vintage jean in light wash, £25.99 | *ASOS, Weekday Bess fleece shirt in dark green, £40 | *Weekday, Alanis organic cotton stripe t-shirt, £12 | *Arket, Klippan Dots Wool Blanket, £69 | *Arket, Scented Candle Neroli, £35
My recently purchased list lately is looking flyyyyy for autumn/winter and I’ve been loving wearing all of these new pieces. I wanted some chunky boots last winter but couldn’t really justify it as we weren’t leaving the house much (oh winter lockdown I do not miss thee) but this year I have jumped on the bandwagon early with these ASOS Ada boots and I’m loving wearing them already with bare legs. On the topic of shoes, I’ve also just purchased some glittery Crocs which I simply adore and I’m planning to wear with socks too as the weather cools down- I just saw them and couldn’t not purchase! Finally, a new thin denim jacket and tote bag and I’m ready to head to Starbs for a PSL with my latest read in tow.
*ASOS, ASOS DESIGN Ada chunky chelsea boots in black, £35 | Skinny Dip, Smiley Black Denim Cropped Jacket, £30 | *ASOS, Crocs classic glitter clogs in lilac, £39.99 | *Etsy, SixthStore Printed “Henri matisse” Canvas Tote Bag, £19.99