I love autumn. There’s just something about the leaves changing colour, cosy nights in with candles and blankets and pumpkin everything that makes it my favourite season.
I also love how the colours of nature this time of year translate to fashion through those burnt oranges, burgundy reds and multi-toned browns. That said, it can be difficult to know what to wear every day when the weather is in between seasons like this.
It’s not quite cold enough for chunky knitwear and winter coats but it’s also too late to show lots of flesh without feeling freezing, right?
Not to worry, ladies – I’ve got you covered. These easy autumn outfits will help you get the balance right, and ensure that you stay cute and cosy all season long.
1. For a Cosy Lunch
First things first, faux shearling gilets are one of the key pieces for Autumn/Winter 2023. Get cosy in yours paired with a neutral jumper, straight leg jeans and comfy trainers to catch up with a loved one.
This is the ideal casual autumn outfit to balance function and fashion for those chilly mornings and evenings. You can then elevate it with a coordinating faux shearling bag and rectangular sunglasses for cool yet carefree vibes.
- Stradivarius Faux Suede Gilet*
- H&M Cream Jumper*
- H&M Straight Leg Jeans*
- Veja Campo Natural Trainers*
- Stradivarius Faux Shearling Bag*
- H&M Silver Hoop Earrings*
- H&M Rectangular Sunglasses*
2. For Shopping
Easy autumn outfits 101: the striped jumper, jeans and trench coat combo. After all, you can’t beat a timeless trench coat for adding a touch of French-inspired chic to any casual ensemble.
Team this look with loafers, one of the shoes of AW23, a minimalist belt and a slouchy leather bag to make people stop and say “ooh la la”!
- H&M Jumper*
- H&M Jeans*
- Schuh Loafers*
- Vero Moda Trench Coat*
- Kate Spade Bag (sold out – similar*)
- Ralph Lauren Belt*
- SHEIN Hoop Earrings*
3. For a Coffee Catch-Up
Perfect for grabbing coffee or running errands, I introduce you to another autumn trench coat outfit that you can’t help but adore.
A striped roll neck jumper and flared leggings can be thrown on in a hurry, especially when teamed with the boot-of-the-moment (Uggs) and the bag-of-the-moment (sling). Then the trench coat provides extra warmth (and cover if it’s drizzling).
Add gold tear drop earrings for a touch of luxe and you have a simple yet sassy look that is sure to attract compliments.
- & Other Stories Striped Turtleneck Jumper*
- Pull&Bear Trench Coat*
- M&S Flared Leggings*
- Linzi Ultra Mini Chestnut Boots*
- Uniqlo Round Mini Bag*
- Amazon Gold Earrings*
4. For Bottomless Brunch With the Girls
Autumn bottomless brunches call for clothing that’s elevated yet warm enough for Britain’s plunging temperatures. Step forward, this Clueless-inspired number, which taps into one of AW23’s key trends of “keeping it preppy.”
Opt for a neutral knitted jumper with a check-print mini skirt and knee-high heeled boots for a fun retro throwback that’s still elegant and stylish. Add a small-sized backpack or crescent bag to complement the aesthetic.
- H&M Cable Knit Jumper*
- SHEIN Plaid Skirt*
- La Redoute Knee High Boots*
- Pull&Bear Black Backpack – sold out (similar*)
- SHEIN Layered Charm Necklace – sold out (similar*)
5. For Days Out in the Cold
There are those autumnal occasions where you may be outside for most of the day. You know, like when you’re exploring a new town or city, or visiting a local attraction. During these days, you need to be wrapped up or you’ll start to feel the cold.
Step forward, the wool coat, cable knit jumper and faux leather leggings combo. You can always add a scarf (with gloves or a hat) if it’s particularly chilly.
Either way, opt for your flat chunky black boots that are just as comfy as they are versatile. A designer bag and (also) chunky silver earrings can dress up the outfit if you’re heading somewhere nice or going on a date.
- H&M Grey Coat*
- H&M Cable Knit Jumper*
- M&S Leather Look Leggings*
- H&M Chelsea Boots*
- Marc Jacobs Mini Leather Tote Bag*
- John Lewis Silver Earrings*
- M&S Fringed Scarf*
6. Pumpkin Picking
Who can resist a good pumpkin patch in autumn, especially when it’s an opportunity for Instagram-worthy photos? All you need is an appropriate outfit that’s practical for roaming around farms but still pretty enough for the feed.
Try a long-sleeved maxi dress belted at the waist to create a stunning silhouette, along with a suede fedora, cowboy boots and a fringed bag for a quirky boho feel. Then just throw on a teddy borg coat or jacket to combat any cold temperatures.
- Joe Browns Dress* – similar 1*, 2*
- La Redoute Boots – sold out (similar 1*, 2*, 3*)
- SHEIN Hat*
- GUCCI Belt*
- SHEIN Bag*
7. For a Cinema Night
For easy autumn outfits that are comfortable yet smart-casual, all you need is a pair of faux leather black trousers. Yes, the faux leather black leggings we talked about earlier would work too!
Pair yours with a white roll-neck long-sleeve top, trainers and an aviator jacket for a relaxed take on the trend. You could then add a sharp designer bag and patterned headband to transform the look from day to night.
- M&S Faux Leather Trousers*
- Mint Velvet Aviator Jacket – sold out (similar 1*, 2*)
- M&S Funnel Neck Top*
- M&S Trainers*
- NEXT Headband
- Kate Spade Bag – sold out (similar*)
8. For Autumnal Walks
One of the best things about autumn is going for long walks where the colour-changing leaves are particularly gorgeous. However, try to dress suitably to stop you from feeling freezing or too flustered.
Knitted dresses are one of the statement pieces of the season and a long one will look fabulous teamed with lace-up boots, a nylon multi-compartment bag and a tunic-length sleeveless puffer jacket. Don’t forget your beanie hat so you don’t lose too much heat out of the top of your head and stay stylishly snugly for the entire time you’re out.
- MANGO Dress – sold out (similar*)
- M&Co Black Puffer Gilet – sold out (similar*)
- NastyGal Combat Boots* – low on stock (similar*)
- SHEIN Hat*
- SHEIN Crossbody Bag*
9. For the Gym
Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean you can’t dress colourfully, right? Turn heads at the gym or your workout class with a bright long-sleeved and ankle-length leggings combo.
If you have a bit of a walk or can’t bear the thought of not going from your car to the entrance without a jacket, take this look to the next level with a faux leather black jacket. Add a cap to keep your head warm and your trusty trainers to polish everything off to perfection.
- M&S Faux Leather Biker Jacket*
- Gymshark Crop Top – sold out (similar*)
- Gymshark Leggings – sold out (similar*)
- Nike Venture Runner Trainers*
- Nike Women’s Cap
10. For an Autumn Festival
For the days when the temperatures have unexpectedly risen and you want more of a transitional outfit, this one’s a winner.
Tapping into the “nineties-influenced grunge” that was spotted across AW23 catwalks, this aesthetic combines cool nostalgia with sultry sophistication. It consists of a plaid shirt thrown over a long-sleeved crop top, high-waisted denim shorts and Dr Martens boots.
Add tights if you need to keep the legs toasty, or even a cardigan on top of your plaid shirt for another pragmatic layer. Then accessorise accordingly with a saddle bag and suede fedora for maximum impact.
- H&M Black Crop Top*
- SHEIN Plaid Shirt*
- MANGO Denim Mom Shorts*
- Monsoon Patchwork Saddle Bag – sold out (similar 1*, 2*)
- Dr Martens 1460 Combat Boots*
- SHEIN Chain Hat – sold out (similar*)
- SHEIN Silver Hoop Earrings*
Final Thoughts on Easy Autumn Outfits
If you’ve been asking yourself “do easy autumn outfits exist?”, I hope that you can now answer with “absolutely”! Once you’ve got the formula down for cute yet cosy style, you can use it every time the chilly months roll around without much effort.
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