5 Autumn Essentials to Add to Your Closet

Autumn is right around the corner. As much as we’re enjoying summer, we can’t wait for ‘Pumpkin Spice Latte Season’ to be here again. It’s time to have a look at your closet and see what autumn essentials you can add to transition your staple pieces into the new season. You don’t need to buy a new closet. All you need is a few essentials that will refresh your closet and get ready for autumn. Whatever the weather does, you’ll be ready with these essentials.

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  1. White button-up shirt

Channel your inner Meghan Markle or Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy with a white button-up shirt. It’s the ultimate investment piece that will work for every season. What we love about this essential is its versatility. You can wear it over jeans for a laidback supermodel chic look or layer it under a knitted sweater to stay warm as the temperatures drop.

We love this cotton shirt by Everlane, or you can elevate your style with a silk shirt from LilySilk.


The Silky Cotton Cropped Shirt


Light Weight Jersey Button Down


Basic Concealed Placket Silk Shirt

Faithfull The Brand

Chaumont Shirt

2. Trench coat

A trench will never go out of style – think of the Burberry trench coats that you see supermodels wearing between fashion shows. If you’re looking for an autumn coat, a trench is a perfect option as it's lightweight and works with multiple layers underneath. You can keep your look casual with a neutral earth tone or go all out with a pop of color.

This Reformation trench coat takes the timeless silhouette and gives it a contemporary twist. You can style it over a little black dress or a classic t-shirt and jeans combo.

3. Ankle boots

It’s time to retire your espadrilles until next summer. Trust us. You don’t want to get them wet. Autumn is one of the most unpredictable times of the year for weather. You don’t know if it’s going to be sunshine and rainbows or if a storm is brewing just beyond the horizon.

Ankle boots can withstand just about anything. You want to find a style that is comfortable for you. You can tuck your ankle boots into jeans or add wool tights for an extra layer.

You can invest in the signature Prada chunky heel ankle boots or check out this classic square toe style by & Other Stories.

& Other Stories

Leather Heeled Ankle Boots


Monilith lace-up boots

Jimmy Choo

Clayton ankle boots

4. Little black dress

Autumn is when everyone comes back from vacation, and your social calendar starts to fill with brunch dates, work receptions, and nights out. The holiday season will be just around the corner, and you want to have a cocktail dress that works for any occasion. A little black dress is the ultimate winter staple. The Cassi Dress’ by reformation is at the top of our wishlist!


Giselle Ruched Halter Mini Dress

OW Intimates

Ella Shirt Dress


Ruched Bodycon Mini Dress with Integrated Short Sleeve Tee

Amanda Uprichard

X REVOLVE Claudia Mini Dress

5. Knitwear set

Is it even autumn if you don’t buy knitwear? You can give your knitwear a modern twist by taking a look out of Katie Holmes’ lookbook. We love the matching bra and cardigan look that Katie made famous in 2019. When the weather is cooler, rock a knitted crop top and add a button-up cardigan on top. This reformation set is a wearable autumn set that is perfect for a lazy day.

Which of these autumn essentials will you be adding to your closet? Let us know in the comments below!