It’s time to get your new-season wardrobe in action.
Put the summer clothes into zip lock bags and unleash your cosiest winter coats into the world.
Plus, with the temperature change comes new fashion possibilities.
And the Metro lifestyle team has their eye on some attractive new options.
So whether you require some style inspiration or are just nosy, here is what each team member is buying.
Ellen Scott, Lifestyle Editor
Azzaro Size L Men’s Jacket
Get it for £40 from Oxfam
‘I continue to be obsessed with wearing oversized, super boxy blazers, over dresses or just with a T-shirt and jeans. I’ve got my standard black blazer covered, but I’m always trawling charity shops for men’s jackets, like this one, that work a treat and are an eco-friendly alternative to fast fashion options.’
Happy Sad Smock Dress
Get it for £85 from Lazyoaf
‘I’m a diehard Lazyoaf stan, so will snap up anything they throw at me. This dress’s colour will make me look like a big pumpkin – perfect for autumn.’
Contrast Stitch Wool Vest
Get it for £69 from Olive
‘I may be late to the sweater vest trend, but I simply do not care. This Olive option is suitably preppy and will work chucked over the giant white shirt I got from Zara last season.’
Natalie Morris, Deputy Lifestyle Editor
Jeenaa Jiyo emerald bag
Get it for £84 at Jeenaa.
‘I am not much of a bag person. I would never normally spend much money on a bag, but this one jumped out at me for some reason. It was love at first sight and, after some hand-wringing, I knew I had to have it. I love the jewel tone of emerald green, and I think the shape is so unique and elegant. It feels like a nod to Y2K shoulder-bag fashion, without feeling like you are dressing like a teenager.’
& Other Stories oversized half-zip sweater
Get it for £95 at & Other Stories.
‘Knitwear is obviously a must for autumn. I like how this piece blends the classic cosy jumper style with the more casual streetwear element of the funnel neck and zip. This piece will work as a great top layer for autumn and will keep me ridiculously warm under an oversized coat when it gets really cold. It might have to be my payday treat.’
Lizzie Thomson, Lifestyle Reporter
Reebok Club C Double Shoes
Get them for £75 at Reebok.
‘I love white trainers (although I have a habit of ruining them within a year) and when I spotted these Reebok platform ones I instantly fell in love. I feel like these are a twist on classic white ones – but I also adore the old-school style. Plus, they’ll give me a bit of extra height.’
Tanyel Mustafa, Lifestyle Reporter
Jigsaw oversized leather blazer
Get it for £325 at Jigsaw.
‘I’ve been wanting to find a staple leather (or leather-look) blazer to pair with outfits to the office and the bar, and this classic cleanly cut option has caught my eye.’
Astrid & Miyu Wreath T-bar gold chunky necklace
Get it for £94 at Astrid & Miyu.
‘This is giving me throwbacks to the heart t-bar necklace I wore till it rusted as a child, but in the best possible way. A youthful statement piece that still feels adult enough to wear daily. Adding to cart.’
Jessica Lindsay, Lifestyle Reporter
Snag Daisy May tights
Get them for £14.99 at Snag.
‘Like many people, I’m trying to reduce the amount of new clothes I buy. I’ll be frequenting the charity shop all A/W for statement pieces and shopping small for basics where possible. Snag tights are always a go-to as they fit super well and don’t bobble or run. The brand’s collection with Jamie Campbell (of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) is fun, these tights in particular.’
Dr Martens Jadon III Pisa leather platform boots
Get them for £179 at Dr Martens.
‘I’ve worn the same pair of DMs religiously since I was a teenager, but despite being mended each winter they’re giving up the ghosts. I’m going to go for a platform pair when I replace, as I like the idea of stomping around with an air of authority. The clumpier the shoe, the better it is for me.’
Édaein O’ Connell, Freelance Lifestyle Reporter
& Other Stories belted oversized wool coat
Get it for £175 at & Other Stories.
‘This winter I’ve decided I desire a really great black coat. Practical and impossibly chic, it’s an item that will live up to its cost-per-wear ratio. The wrap style of this wool & Other Stories beauty will be wonderfully flattering and I can imagine myself quite literally living in it.’
ASOS Design Chamomile premium leather boots boots
Get them for £100 at ASOS.
‘Black boots are often favoured as the ultimate autumn footwear staple but for 2021, I want to add some colour to my collection. These ASOS Design khaki knee high leather boots are 1960s inspired and will add height without becoming uncomfortable. Plus, they will look excellent under the soon-to-be-mine & Other Stories coat.’
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