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The five style essentials every woman should have this Autumn

The five style essentials every woman should have this Autumn

Every year trends come and go, but more and more i am opting for my favourites and classic staples, worrying less about being "on-trend". These items are simply just updated styling wise each season (there is always a new shape or way to wear). Just in case you need some inspiration on how to style up these essentials, check out a few of my favourite autumn outfits below... and to see these and many more head over to my Street Style: Autumn Pinterest board.

So the five style essentials i think every woman should have in her wardrobe this Autumn are:

1. Statement Knitwear

A cold weather staple that covers a wide variety of styles - whether you prefer a jumper or a cardigan, a thin lightweight or a super chunky knit, make sure you opt for something sumptuous and snuggly, perfect to add that cosy layer to your autumnal look. Statement knitwear can be plain with just a great knit to it but added embellishments and detailing such as colour blocking, lace, jewels or intricate patterns are great too. Such a versatile piece, worn with jeans, trousers, skirts or layered over a cute dress - cosy but chic. I particularly love styles that have unexpected elements - ribbon lacing up the sides, tie cuffs, zips or supersized bell sleeves.



2. A Great Hat

Fedora, beanie, bobble, beret - the list is endless but a great hat can elevate a simple outfit and make you look chic an put together. I have built up a great collection of styles, over the last few years - grey, black & burgundy fedoras along with an old grey double pompom beanie from Topshop and this years addition is a cute pink bobble hat from New Look. Find a style that works for your face shape / hairstyle, throw it on and off you go. I love to add a hat if i am wearing a really casual outfit just to jazz it up, plus they are great at covering a bad hair day!



The five style essentials every woman should have this Autumn - Street Style Inspiration #1

3. Beautiful Scarves

A standard accessory for the colder months, that i am 99% sure every woman owns but scarves have become so much more of an accessory in the last few years - a great way to add colour as well as warmth as well as being an inexpensive piece you can update every year. Whether you opt for a lightweight knit, full on blanket style or a festive faux fur, choose something that will work well with your wardrobe as you will be wearing it every day. I love to wear a head to toe black outfit and add a pop of colour with a beautiful scarf. Scarves are like shoes, you can never have enough.


4. The Trusty Ankle Boot

A fashionistas essential Autumn footwear, keeping feet warm, dry yet stylish . Another piece that comes in so many shapes, styles, heel heights etc that the perfect pair exist for everyone. Personally i have a few styles that i always come back to - a great pair of comfortable block heels, usually with something statement about them, to team with tights & dresses along with a flatter, simpler pair to wear with jeans. Currently wearing a pair of black western buckle boots, they work so well with my mum wardrobe of jeans and knitwear. 



5. A Biker Jacket

A relatively new essential from me, a great third layer piece that helps to cinch in some of that chunky knitwear. Opt for classic black leather or go bold, adding a pop of autumnal colour in suede - mustard, tan, blush pink or soft grey are some of my favourites. I picked up a gorgeous blush pink one from Primark in the summer, which i have loved wearing thrown over a chunky pink & grey knit and jeans on those days when i don't need a thick winter coat.


Love theseNew Look Burgundy SuedeNew Look Grey SuedeTopshop Faux Fur CollarTopshop Leather 
Zara Floral SuedeRiver Island Bright Pink suede

The five style essentials every woman should have this Autumn - Street Style Inspiration #2
Image credits: Header / All other images from my Street Style: Autumn Pinterest board

Please leave a comment below and let me know any of your Autumn essentials / recommendations..

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