This summer has been a washout, with a disappointing number of weekends spent in knitwear and jeans hiding indoors from never-ending downpours. It’s not quite what any of us had in mind for our post-lockdown summer outfits. Autumn collections are now steadily starting to arrive in new-in sections, and the knitwear, padded jackets and tailoring is quite frankly a welcome (and useful) addition to our wardrobes. There are three high-street brands, in particular, that are leading the way when it comes to their autumn collections—Arket, Mango and & Other Stories. There are certain trends they are all embracing, namely sharp tailoring, elevated knitwear that you could wear to work and earthy neutral tones.
Keep scrolling to shop the 30 pieces we love from Mango, Arket and & Other Stories.
Arket is known for creating elegant, minimal staples that you'll wear for years, and for autumn, we love the Hopsack Blazer (a hero piece the brand releases every single year), striped cotton jumper and the knitted vests. It's the perfect place to build up your autumn capsule.
Arket Oversized Wool Hopsack Blazer (£135)
Arket Braided Alice Band (£29)
Arket Striped Cotton Jumper (£69)
Arket Regular Cropped Jeans (£59)
Arket Chunky Leather Moccasins (£150)
Arket Graphic Silk Scarf (£35)
Arket Oversized Poplin Shirt (£59)
Arket Veja Venturi Trainers (£140)
Arket Knitted Vest (£59)
& Other Stories
& Other Stories experiments with playful prints and quirkier silhouettes, and top of our wish list for autumn is the tailored waistcoat, denim dress with an elaborate collar and a jumper covered in strawberries.
& Other Stories Relaxed Long Silk Blazer ($135)
& Other Stories Tailored Vest (£85)
& Other Stories Fitted Slit-Hem Trousers (£65)
& Other Stories Frilled Mini Denim Dress (£75)
& Other Stories Quilted Jacket (£95)
& Other Stories Sleeveless Cowl Neck Blouse (£55)
& Other Stories Collared Knit Sweater (£55)
& Other Stories Plissé Pleated Midi Skirt (£45)
& Other Stories Boxy Cropped Leather Shearling Jacket (£349)
& Other Stories Strawberry Knit Sweater (£85)
& Other Stories Wide Floral Embroidery Jeans (£75)
Finally, Mango sits somewhere in between the two, with a mix of trend-led items and more classic staples. The ribbed-knit-cardigan–and-trouser set is just so chic for days working at home.
Mango Ribbed Knit Cardigan (£36)
Mango Ribbed Knit Trousers (£36)
Mango Perkins Neck Pinafere Dress (£30)
Mango Geometric-Print Blouse (£30)
Mango Leather Mixed Sneakers (£50)
Mango Retro Style Sunglasses (£18)
Mango Bow Crop Top (£20)
Mango Cotton Flared Skirt (£60)
Mango Printed Cotton Dress (£50)
Mango Contrasting Knit Gilet (£36)
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn 2021.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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