The 9 Fall-Winter Must Haves You Need In Your Closet Now

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Fall/Winter dressing is never simple. The British weather is famously unpredictable. The key to autumn dressing is making sure you have transitional pieces on hand that can be worn concisely as the weather turns colder. Investing in staple pieces that can be worn year after year is essential. To get the best out of your wardrobe it’s good to keep things simple with things that can be styled up or down and easily layered to suit the weather.

This edit of transitional pieces includes the timeless items that will see you through the next few months and beyond: a good trench, an oversized blazer, and a sturdy pair of boots. However, it also includes some new key pieces that have become staples in the autumnal – winter wardrobe: shackets, sweater vests, and a good slip skirt.


Here is our edit on the best pieces to buy right now to see you through the cold holiday season.

The trusty trench

The one thing everyone should invest in. The trench is not only a classic, but it’s practical too. Perfect for throwing on a summer dress and knee-high boots on those warmer days or for pairing with a chunky knit to keep warm.


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The Long Kensington Heritage Trench Coat in Honey – Women | Burberry United Kingdom (£1,650)

The chunky boots

A good chunky-soled boot has quickly become an autumn staple. This versatile style is perfect for dressing down dresses or pairing with everyday denim. They are also perfect for those impromptu British showers and snowfall.


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1460 SMOOTH LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS | Dr Martens ( (£149)

The Oversized Blazer

The classic blazer needs no introduction. The transitional piece that works for every occasion. With classic black to coloured versions on offer, there is something for everyone. A modern twist gives a more relaxed loose-fitted style to the otherwise classic piece.

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Sage green Isla crepe blazer | FRANKIE SHOP | NET-A-PORTER(£260)


The leather biker

This edit wouldn’t be complete without a leather biker. The cropped style with chunky zips, snap fastenings, and utilitarian style is one we have all come to know and love. Perfect for everyday wear or toughing up a floral print dress.

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LEATHER JACKET – Black | ZARA United Kingdom (£109)

The straight leg jeans

Finding a good quality pair of jeans that fit in all the right places can be a struggle. That’s why investing in a pair that are versatile and can be styled with multiple items is a must. Straight leg jeans have massively grown in popularity recently. A comfortable classic that can be carried from day to night.

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Cynthia High Rise Straight Jeans – Sustainable Denim | Reformation (  (£150)


The slip skirt

The slip skirt is a simple and elegant design that has fast become a wardrobe hero in the fashion world. A stylish piece that can be paired with boots and a chunky knit to make the transition from summer to autumn seem more gradual.


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Vince – Satin slip midi skirt | Mytheresa (£295)

The shacket

The hybrid between a shirt and a jacket has fast grown into a street style favourite recently and it’s easy to see why. The perfect piece for layering that can be dressed up or down. With a range of colours and styles on the market right now, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.


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CHECK OVERSHIRT – bordeaux/ecru | ZARA United Kingdom(£49.99)


The sweater vest

A wardrobe staple once reserved for golfers your grandad has made a comeback and is now bigger than ever. This hybrid piece straddles the line between summer and winter perfectly. Worn over a basic t-shirt or a classic shirt, the versatility of this piece is endless. Given a modern twist with bright colours and prints, the sweater vest is here to stay.


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Resume Sweater Vest | Anthropologie UK (£110)

Article by Courtney Langford – Features Writer