July 31, 2021 at 06:00AM
This summer has been a wash out, with a disappointing amount of weekends spent in knitwear and jeans hiding indoors from never-ending downpours. It’s not quite what any of us had in mind for our post-lockdown summer outfits. Autumn collections are now steadily starting to arrive in new-in sections, and the knitwear, padded jackets and tailoring is quite frankly a welcome (and useful) addition to our wardrobes. There are three high street brands in particular that are leading the way when it comes to their autumn collections—Arket, Mango and & Other Stories. There are certain trends they are all embracing, namely sharp tailoring, elevated knitwear that you could wear to work and earthy neutral tones.
Keep scrolling to shop the 30 pieces we love from Mango, Arket and & Other Stories.
Arket is known for creating elegant, minimal staples that you’ll wear for years, and for autumn we love the Hopsack blazer (a hero piece it releases every single year), striped cotton jumper and the knitted vests. It’s the perfect place to build up your autumn capsule.
& Other Stories experiments with playful prints and quirkier silhouettes, and top of our wishlist for autumn is the tailored waistcoat, denim dress with an elaborate collar and a jumper covered in strawberries.
Finally Mango sits somewhere in between the two, with a mix of trend-led items and more classic staples. The ribbed knit cardigan trouser set is just so chic for days working at home.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn winter 2021.