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Our stylists’ autumn essentials

Our stylists’ autumn essentials

Autumn dressing means layering up, which brings everything from knitwear to coats and scarves into play. But all those options means a tougher time sorting the wardrobe-improvers from the stuff that just takes up space. To help make sense of all that choice, our stylists plucked out a few of their favourites for right now. Meet the hero pieces that make everything else you wear work harder.


Jamieson’s of Shetland crew knit, picked by Millie Rich

“This jumper will elevate your entire winter wardrobe. By opting for a classic style, but choosing a brighter blue rather than navy, you'll add colour to a season that’s generally awash in neutrals. And because it’s 100% pure Shetland wool, you’ll stay cosy on the coldest of days.”


Wax London Whiting shirt, picked by Toby Standing

“It perfectly fills the 'overshirt' gap in a wardrobe, but does it with the kind of character, colour and pattern that I find is often missing in this style. It's an amazing weight and fabric too, which will add so much texture to any outfit you wear it with.”


Red Wing 9011 Beckman boots, picked by Freddie Kemp

“Shoes need to be up to the rough and tumble of autumn weather, and no one builds boots hardier than Red Wing. That quality means there’s a longevity that’s worth the investment. They’re a true wardrobe icon.”


Battenwear tote bag, picked by Luke McDonald

“I’m a big fan of practicality. This tote can be folded up, so you can carry it anywhere, but it’s still sturdy enough for whatever you might need. I love the colour too; green is really nice for autumn and this is a great way to add something a bit brighter to your outfit, without it dominating.”


Timothy Everest merino hashtag knit scarf, picked by Brooke Philips

“This scarf is super-soft with none of the scratchiness you can find with some wools. The rich and deep green is also a big factor for me; it’s such an easy, versatile colour and this dark tone is perfect with other autumnal shades. It’s an investment, but the quality and the colour mean you'll be unlikely to take it off all season – or for the next decade.”


Folk baby cord shirt, picked by Alexander McCalla

“Corduroy is an autumn essential and this shirt is an easy way to wear it. The texture and caramel colour gives the feeling of warmth and cosiness that’s perfect when the days are getting darker. It will add life to the tried and tested clothes you already own.” 


Oliver Spencer drawstring cord trousers, picked by Alice Watt

“From the relaxed fit and sporty drawstring waist to the rich, tactile corduroy fabric, there's nothing I don't love about these trousers. They might not seem like an obvious must-buy, but if you're the kind of guy who gets seriously bored at the prospect of living in denim for months on end, then they're a great way to refresh your winter wardrobe. They'll look great with everything from transitional long-sleeve tees to depths-of-winter knits.”


Words: Nadia Balame-Price
Photography: Chris Howlett
Styling: Brooke Philips