There is an undeniably different atmosphere that exists on the busy streets of a major city. Having perfect autumn outfits instils in you a whole new confidence and you suddenly feel as fashionable as the mannequins in the shop windows. The big skyscrapers, the stores and restaurants, there couldn’t be a better place to show off your fashion sense. Whether you’re going to work, sight seeing, or having a night out on the town, the city presents an opportunity for a new array of looks. It was only right that we provide some ideas suited to whatever plans you have so here are some examples of chic city style.
Autumn Outfits: Casual Morning
Regardless of what you have planned, if you’re going into the city it’s probably going to be an eventful morning. Let’s face it, getting on and off trains, catching taxis and walking through crowds while looking glamorous has its risks. If you have a busy schedule lined up and want hassle free style, this autumn outfit is one you really need. Easy and effortless, but incorporating autumnal themes is what we were going for in putting this look together for you. For autumn weather, a sweater is really quite perfect. It keeps you warm and covered but isn’t too thick. Wear a coat over it or leave it on its own, it is just as stylish and easy to pair. This Daniel V-neck cashmere sweater by CZ Falconer is a great example and the soft fabric is irresistible. Wear it with Hoss Intropia’s leather skinny jeans for comfort and added style. The colours of the sweater inspired us to keep the theme going with these red watercolour suede leather boots. A little different for autumn, but very chic and comfortable. This look stuns with some silver jewellery to contrast with the autumnal purple/red colours and co-ordinate with the boots. The watch by Abbott Lyon and silver earrings by Mei-Li Rose will do just fine. Finally a simple bucket bag wraps this outfit up and you’re off… literally.
Sportswear was the go-to off-duty look for summer, with the bomber jacket and athleisure pieces earning their place as summer wardrobe staples. Thanks to Balenciaga, the sportswear trend can transition into autumn and winter too: the way to wear it now is by pairing your staple puffer or anorak with full skirts or well-tailored trousers. For a fashion forward look that pays homage to this trend, try teaming the Lorens Bach navy puffer jacket with Barjis’ silky maxi skirt in blue and grey stripe. Challenge the sports vibe even further in your accessories by amping up the embellishment. Glitter will always be in and these Raoul lace up heels in midnight blue offer the perfect complementary hue for this outfit. Complete the look with a fun crossbody bag like the Hibourama mini jewel and fur bag in light pink and black to elevate the casualness of your statement puffer even further.
Autumn Outfits: Lunch in the City
In the city, it is impossible not to find yourself gazing around at the different restaurants. The posh style some of the city restaurants pose has inspired this urban outfit. For a more leisurely afternoon, you have more leeway to be creative and relish in diverse fashion choices. It presents another opportunity to show off some style. Depending on the formality of the lunch, this outfit will suit well and is comfortable too. A sleeveless wool coat is something you might not have styled before but that’s what we’re here for right? This purple piece by Yuzzo London is everything you need for an autumn outfit. As it is short sleeved you won’t be sweltering in heat. The length is perfect, so it can be worn over practically everything you have including jeans and leggings. We’ve picked this faux leather pair by Hoss Intropia. One of the best aspects of this outfit is that it leaves the shirt or jumper you wear underneath the coat completely up to you. Black would be an option for this look to match the leggings, but we have selected a speckled white tee. To complete this city ready look add in a black patent tote bag for edge. During the season, autumn outfits are perfect for rocking fedora hats. Don’t be too hesitant to wear one, especially this stylish one from Panames & Co.
The sweetheart neckline has taken the catwalks by storm for this upcoming fashion season, with the likes of Dior and Miu Miu debuting ensembles that herald flashes of décolletage and open backs: a contest of fashion’s most romantic neckline and fashion’s most daring backing. To recreate this trend, why not try the show-stopping Emile Vidal Carr open back jacket with a plunging sweetheart neckline. As Prada has shown this season, with a print as bold as this you have to go big or go home with your pairing piece. So for a high-fashion clash, team the jacket with the Hemyca floral brocade trousers and you’ve got a head turning outfit base. Now on to the autumn accessories. The heel is back and it has reached vertiginous heights. Get ahead of the trend game with the Kim Kwang pony hair ankle boots (but we suggest you have a little practice walking in these sky-high stilettos before stepping out of the door). Tie this striking look together with the Hibourama jewel velvet crossbody bag and some dramatic A few Jewels earrings: you’ll score top style points with notes of velvet detailing and oversized ear candy.
Autumn Outfits: Evening Night on the Town
As the day ends and night time draws in the city, it is like a whole new world. The pubs, bars and theatres are suddenly filled with more people, and of course the fashion changes. A night on the town can consist of many different places to go to which may require different outfits. The one we have composed above would be suited for an evening at the theatre or even dinner with friends. Evening wear can also inspire some new confidence and your style should not be an exception. Fête Impériale’s Theodora midi skirt is an elegant and sophisticated piece guaranteed to get you some deserved compliments around town. The intricate patterns and colour scheme also wear beautifully with black, so this sheer Georgette shirt is a great match. For your accessories, there is hardly a limit here. A vintage style wristwatch with this look is stunning and you shouldn’t pass up another opportunity to wear a fedora hat, this time in black with a black ribbon for a timeless look. Finally the suede Drita bag offers a luxurious alternative for autumn outfits, and of course we love the fringe detail with the skirt.
A classic style that comes back around nearly every season; animal print is bigger and better than ever. The way to wear it now? Any way you like. Be it leopard, cheetah, snakeskin, or any other animal motif you fancy, designers are now mixing and clashing to their hearts content. It seems there really is no fashion do’s or don’ts with this trend so be brave and be bold. We love the clashing snakeskin accessories in this look. Pair the De Siena Melysandre ankle sandals with the Kim Kwang snakeskin bag in turquoise for a clever way to colour contrast the same animal print. Opt for a spotted dress like the Hoss Intropia animal print silk dress for an all-out animal ensemble and tie the look together with a block colour jacket like the Ardent & Co black PU jacket.
A fresh new take on military; the likes of Burberry and Prada are duty-bound this season with their catwalks armoured with military inspired pieces. A floor length military coat will become your autumn statement outerwear, knocking the previous camel colour off of its podium. You can take this trend über masculine or keep it flirty and feminine, or mix the two silhouettes together. For the perfect officer’s blazer check out Plakinger’s wool piece and pair with the Ethologie black panel fluted skirt for a juxtaposed feminine/masculine silhouette. The corset belt is also making a comeback as an innovative take on nautical tailoring: the Hoss Intropia thick waist belt will look standout layered over the blazer and will highlight the gold hardware buttons. Finish the look with a real nod to British imperialism with the Mary Frances queendom bag, encrusted to the high heavens with jewels, and a high shine stiletto like Kim Kwang’s wine red leather pump as a feminine alternative to the polished military boot.
So next time you have a day planned in the city, perhaps try exploring some of these ideas and outfits. Autumn is the season to be bold and creative! We hope you enjoyed this article, don’t forget to share it with your friends!