Top 3 Autumn Basics: The Wardrobe Essentials You Need

By: Betty Downs

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Now that October has arrived, it is time to officially say goodbye to summer. Although some of us are finding it hard to part with September's last remaining days of heat, its time to realise that the latter months of the year really are the superior. With layering being a key feature of most outfits, autumn offers more opportunities to be creative when it comes to fashion.

Chunky Jumpers
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When the weather gets cooler, it sometimes feels like nothing will satisfy you other than throwing on an oversized jumper. Simplicity is key, and this classic piece keeps you comfortable and cosy, whilst still offering a variety of different options.

Ankle Boots
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Every autumnal outfit seems to suit a pair of basic ankle boots. A pair of block-heeled booties should become a staple in your wardrobe, as they have the ability to look simple on a trip to the supermarket or add some excitement to an outfit when in a more statement print. These shoes can be made to look so casual, yet can also be beautifully dressed up with a more daring outfit.

Trench Coats
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Is there any clothing item more timeless than a classic trench coat? When it isn't quite time to bring out the heavy winter coat, this transitional piece will keep you warm and stylish. While the Burberry trench coat that helped this style to gain popularity is a popular choice, you are bound to find a dupe suited perfectly to you and your budget in every high-street store. 
Do you own any of these essential items? If so, which do you consider to be the most needed and what else would you consider a must-have for this time of the year? We'd like to know!