The 9 Pieces Bringing Me Joy This Week

September 28, 2020 at 05:00AM

We created What to Buy Now to bring you a concise edit every Monday of the items we really love—from the high street, designer labels, vintage gems you can buy online and even charity-shop treasures. We’re constantly scanning the most stylish online stores so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you won’t miss a thing.


We know that your fashion requirements can vary massively from season to season, whether you’re looking for an immaculately tailored staple, an affordable sundress or the perfect pair of shoes. So not only will we cover all the bases, but as ardent believers in mindful consumption, we’ll make sure everything we include will look just as fresh in a year’s time as it does now.

Of course, we’ll also bring you those pieces that simply set your heart racing in a way that only fashion can. This week’s highlights include plenty of winning wardrobe gems, including a dreamy H&M knit, an autumn-ready midi skirt and the perfect chunky boots from ASOS. Scroll down to shop the buys on my wish list this week. You know what to do.

Be prepared for autumn showers in style with this Samsoe Samsoe rain mac. 

Now this is a good high street jumper. 

Kate Spade Autumn/Winter Sale

You’d never know these ASOS boots were less than £40.

Layer-up this pleated midi with slouchy knits and knee-high boots.

Dress down with jeans and boots and dress up with flared black trousers and a chunky chain.

Yes, we’re still not over knitted vests, deal with it.

For when you want designer leather vibes without the four-figure price tag.

This little Rue De Verneuil tote is autumn in bag form. 

When you need a little Meghan-Markle-on-royal-tour vibes in your wardrobe. 

Ok, call off the search, I’ve found the perfect autumnal jacket. 

This would look so damn chic with a pair of knee-high leather boots. 

The ultimate fit-your-life-in tote bag.

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You’d never know this quirky knit was vintage. 

The chicest high street coat I’ve seen this season.

Add to tailored trousers and a navy crew neck for paired-back autumnal cool. 

A high-end hero for all your layering needs.

A subtle way to incorporate leather into your new season capsule. 

Who knew that comfy underwear could look so good? Thanks Heist.

The coolest check jacket I’ve seen on the high street.

This is going to be a serious layering hero.

Style-up with a chunky knit and combat boots.

A thousand times yes.

Something to make the colder evenings a little more cosy.

Denim + ruffles = blouse perfection.


You can’t go wrong with a vintage fair isle knit.

Add to jeans and a navy crew neck for Alexa vibes.

Leather shirts are having a moment this season.

The ideal throw-on autumn jacket. 

The best pair of high street jeans I’ve seen in a while.

Polène is the new bag brand to watch.

Gotta love a bit of frou frou frills. 

A knitted staple to carry you through autumn and beyond.

Wear with loafers and a trench now, then layer-up with a roll neck and knee-high boots later.

Waistcoats are making a comeback. Add this pre-loved style to your fave jeans and white shirt pairing.

These will be a life-saver when winter hits.

A layering hero if we ever saw one.

Wear alone or over a white shirt.

This leather jacket is nonchalant style embodied.

A cosy addition to your WFH capsule wardrobe.

I’ll be living in these when autumn hits.

For when you just want to wear a duvet all day long.

A trans-seasonal staple that will never disappoint. 

Add some retro energy to your weekend outfits.

Ok, this is the dream Gucci gown. Just need to start saving.

A cute ballerina flat for when you’re in need of some Parisian chic. 

In the dreamiest shade of blue, this jacket is perfect for in-between seasons.

Topshop jumps on the ruffled collar bandwagon with excellent results. 

Add to any outfit for instant retro kudos. 

Size up and layer this over your fave white shirt.

Introducing the denim silhouette of the autumn.

Just add a chunky chain necklace and stompy boots. Perfection.

These will be your go-with-everything, cold weather hero.

Sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than a beautifully tailored winter coat.

The balloon sleeves on this ribbed knit make me very happy.

The coolest shade of green.

For a bit of retro-inspired appeal.

The dream knitted autumn dress.

Wear with a white tee now then a slouchy jumper and boots come September.

Paloma Wool is our go-to for stand-out prints. 

Is this the perfect vintage jumpsuit? I think so.

Toughen-up this white mini with chunky boots.

VB clearly knows what the people want: Stretchy trousers. 

We’re going to wear this on our first day back in the office.

This will look beautiful in autumn too with chunky ankle boots.

I’m starting to think about my autumn wardrobe.

The dream tote bag for any weekend getaways.

This Ganni co-ord is a good’un.

I’d pair this with linen trousers or straight leg jeans.

Oversized scrunchies are trending this summer.

This tie-front Tove top has been a hit with the Instagram set.

I’m also eyeing up the matching blazer.

The perfect vintage summer dress.

Just throw these on with everything from dresses to jeans.

I’d wear this with jeans and a chunky chain necklace on a sunny day. 

This H&M design is so expensive-looking.

A swimsuit that can double-up as a layering staple. 

Such a flattering jeans silhouette. 

I’ll be throwing this on the moment autumn hits. 

COS’s sheer dress is date night-ready.

The prettiest shade of blue.

Staud offering up yet another perfect summer dress.

Throw on with your white summer frocks now then add to jeans come autumn.

PSA: Shrimps has created the perfect trans-seasonal cardigan.

Three words: Absolutely perfect collar.

I love the rustic feel of these Topshop sandals. 

Retro florals rule in this curve midi dress.

A beaded bag was made to be worn with a crisp summer cotton.

I’m adding this to my autumn wishlist, stat.

A pretty shade of blue that will look good on everyone.

There’s something about lime green that is looking so appealing right now. 

The cutest ’60s dress for summer picnicking. 

Perfect for when the weather’s being temperamental.

The perfect denim shape. 

Next: Autumn/Winter 2020 Trends: The New Fashion Looks You Need to Know

Opening Images: @styleidealist; @brittanybathgate; @basicstouch

Author Joy Montgomery | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC