With these nine autumn outfit ideas from the Citizen Femme team, transitioning into the new season has never looked chicer.
Here, the CF team share the products they’re reaching for and the pieces they rely on for wardrobe foundations this season.
Sheena Bhattessa, Founder
My go-to is classic basics such as Agolde jeans, a white shirt and a boucle jacket. I’ll switch my ballet pumps for Gucci Horsebit loafers or Stuart Weitzman boots, and colder days require the TOTEME wool and cashmere-blend coat that makes any outfit look polished.
Gemma Louise Deeks, Contributing Fashion Editor
Straight-leg jeans and a black bodysuit are my fail-safe autumn uniform, which I like to elevate with a statement jacket. I bought this faux suede and shearling style last season which I can’t wait to bring out again. A pair of pointed black boots, like Khaite’s Western style, add polish to any outfit and take me from day to night – well worth the investment! Read more about what I’m buying this season here.
Grace Robson, Content & Partnerships Director
A silk slip skirt is a hero piece in my wardrobe, working hard for both the office and after hours. For now, it’s paired with ballet pumps and a thin cashmere cardigan, but when the temperature drops, I’ll style it with a roll-neck knit jumper and chunky boots, finished with a bold faux fur coat to add interest.
Katie Silcox, Managing Editor
I’m based in Greece, so my autumn outfit formula looks slightly different to how it would look in the UK, as the days are still quite warm. That said, I’ve switched sandals for ballet pumps and shorts for thin trousers, and I am all about layering for the cooler evenings; I’d never leave for dinner without a thin sweater or scarf at this time of year.
Alexandra Carello, PR Director
I love autumn and for me, the fashion is infinitely better than summer; it’s deeper and richer. I love to work with textures and layers for autumn. I vary between two dress codes depending on whether I want to wear trousers or skirts – but mega boots are essential. I’ll be reaching for over-the-knee boots, an ankle-length cord skirt, a polo neck and a cropped jacket.
Becki Murray, Contributing Beauty Editor
Here’s my confession: I don’t actually own a single pair of jeans. In fact, it’s rare to even see me in trousers, and that doesn’t change in the wintertime, when you can still spot me wearing my trusty floral-print RIXO dresses. My trick to wearing dresses all year round is simple: a good pair of tights, suede boots, and a cosy combination of scarves and wrap coats that cocoon me up, as if I’m inside a blanket.
Bibiana Obahor, Head of Graphic Design
For off-duty dressing, I always reach for an oversized hoodie and pair it with good quality leggings, Adanola is a firm favourite for activewear. I love a cosy fit that looks cute and will keep me warm, so I will layer with a puffer coat and finish with cool sneakers for the perfect athleisure outfit.
Morag Turner, Citizen Enfants Editor
A quilted coat is my must-have of the season. I’ll be wearing it over jeans, which I wear most days as I switch between work and mum life. Paired with great boots, a chunky cashmere sweater and statement gold earrings, I’m good to go from the school gates to the office.
Ella Mansell, Editorial Assistant
My ultimate staple is a pair of vintage, tailored trousers. Vestiaire has lots of exciting Saint Laurent options, but an equally great option is the Mason pants by Reformation. On top, I opt for a timeless blouse and for shoes, I love the androgynous touch of these Chloé loafers. A vintage Burberry trench will carry me through the unpredictable autumn weather and, finally, for that pop of colour, I always carry a silk scarf with me to wear on my bag, neck or in my hair.
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