How to prepare our wardrobes to transition into Autumn

How to prepare our wardrobes to transition into Autumn

As I look out of my window I can see the leaves of my wisteria begin to turn a light golden brown. The first leaves of autumn beginning to fall to the ground. I thought that I would take a look towards the coming season and how we might begin to prepare our wardrobes as we transition into autumn. After months of wearing vibrant prints let us begin to contemplate a more neutral palette. Not that the bright vibrant colours will be going away any time soon. There are plenty of bright blues, pinks, yellows, greens and oranges to keep us happy. Plus some interesting colour combinations that I will be exploring in later posts.

For today’s post, I thought that I would research some basic neutrals. The simplest way to transition into autumn is to check out the classic staples that you already have in your wardrobe. The following are what I consider useful items to start with. For example a basic trench or similar, a classic jacket/blazer, jeans, well-fitting trousers, a selection of sweaters/cardigans and well-fitting boots.

I have added some brighter tones for sweaters, blouses and accessories to lift the basic neutrals in the two collages.

Details of above:

Rust cord jacket Boden | Double-breasted trench coat Marks&Spencer | Print shirt Boden | Camel trousers Marks&Spencer | Green earrings JCrew | Tan boots Boden | Cashmere sweater JCrew.

How to prepare our wardrobes to transition into Autumn

Details of above:

Pink blazer Boden | Double-breasted navy trench coat Cos | Print blouse Boden | Navy trousers Jaeger at MarksandSpencer | Black ankle boots MarksandSpencer | Rose gold-toned drop earrings MarksandSpencer | Lilac V neck sweater Uniqlo (US link) neutral colours only).

How to prepare our wardrobes as we transition into Autumn – Start with a good coat

I found an excellent reasonably priced trench coat at Uniqlo.


  1. 3rd October 2021 / 17:54

    Josephine, I was perusing your posts again this morning and was once again struck with the beauty and charms of the Boden blouse in the cool palette (the Miranda). I hit the link and as luck would have it, there was one size left in that lovely multi-floral pattern. As blouse is marked down $30, I took it as a sign. Free shipping too. Can’t wait for it to arrive. If too full, I will take it in myself! Thank you for posting

    • 4th October 2021 / 10:52

      Hello Kathleen
      Glad you bought the Boden blouse and hope that you enjoy wearing it.
      Also thank you for the compliment regarding my husband on the previous post. I will pass it on. He is quite camera shy.

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