Editor's pick: Your A-Z guide to autumn fashion 


From asymmetric knits to getting your zzz's with the latest loungewear, getting it right when it comes to fashion this autumn is as easy as ABC, says Jarrold editor Emma Harrowing





A is for Asymmetric

Hemlines, necklines and sleeves embrace the slant this autumn. An asymmetric hemmed jumper is perfect for elongating your legs and disguising your tummy. 

Oui jumper







B is for Blazer. 

The blazer will become your new best friend this autumn as you can wear it with anything and it will take your outfit from day to night. Make sure you invest in a long, slouchy style to get autumn's take on the boyfriend blazer. 


Mint Velvet Easy Boyfriend Blazer







C is for Claret

Wine reds are an autumn staple and this year burgundy and all shades of red is the key colour for the new season. With so many different shades of red on offer, you are bound to find the one that suits you. 

Gerry Weber Romy Jean







D is for Denim 

Denim is the  choice for autumn, as jeans, jackets, tops and skirts all embrace this hardwearing material. No longer seen just for casual attire, denim has smartened up its act with pieces that can be worn for work and play. 

Gerry Weber Denim Longline Zip Skirt







E is for Embroidery 

The trend for embroidery continues into autumn with motifs, patterns and patches of needlework on everything from jumpers to jeans. Find a item of clothing with floral embroidery and you are onto a winner. 

Only Nynne Flower Embroidery Sweater






F is for Florals

Winter floral prints are a season staple and this year this trend takes on a more traditional feel with brocade and embroidery. Make a statement with this look, as it will see you right through to spring and beyond. 

Esprit Floral Brocade Bomber Jacket







G is for Grab Bag

It's all about the handle when it comes to your new season handbag. From clutches to day bags, make sure you get a bag with handles so that you can just grab it and go. 

Radley Liverpool Street Disc Ziptop Grab Bag







H is for Hat

From beanies and berets to the traditional Fedora, it's all about the hat this autumn. Good news, as they will keep you warm too! 

Barbour Tack Fedora







I is for Invisible Hoisery

Keep that bar leg look for longer and still keep warm with the new generation of luxury tights and legwear from new brand to store ITEM M6. Perfect for wearing under trousers, or showing off that summer tan in a skirt or dress. 

ITEM M6 Invisible Knee Highs







J is for Jumpsuit

All in one dressing continues as a big trend with the jumpsuit becoming your new go-to piece. Wear for work, weekends and even night's out. 

Ted Baker Eloweez Jumpsuit






K is for Khaki

With the military look once again becoming a trend for autumn, khaki is the colour when it comes to finding your neutral shade. Wear with different shades of green (very popular this autumn), with grey, or add a pop of colour with this season's orange. 

Mint Velvet Khaki Cargo Sports Pant







L is for Logos

The logo remains a trend for the new season with brand names across T shirts and sweatshirts. Pick your favourite and wear it proud! 

Tommy Hilfiger Bold Logo Sweater







M is for Military

The military style jacket is back! In fact this trend goes through many pieces this autumn, from khaki trousers to shirts, it's time to join the fashion army. 

Mint Velvet Khaki Washed Military Jacket







N is for Neckline

Thanks to autumn's love of 70s style, the high neckline is back. It's time to embrace the roll neck or polo neck jumper! Wear on its own, or layer under dresses and jumpsuits.

Gant Rib Roll Neck







O is for Out There

Everyone needs at least one statement piece in their wardrobe, and this autumn make it a patterned blouse. Not only does it fit with this season's 70s fashion revival, it will also brighten up those dull days. Wear with everything from jeans and trousers, to under a shift dress or jumpsuit. 

Luisa Cerano Graffiti Print Silk Blouse







P is for Pink

Remember last year's pale pink coat? This year it's back along with different shades of this pinky hue. Perfect when worn this autumn's red, you can also wear it with black, navy or camel for a more classic look. 

Gant Stretch Cotton Blend Cable Dress







Q is for Quite Big Earrings

The statement earring trend continues this autumn. Don't restrict wear for evenings, as a pair of big earrings teamed with a polo neck jumper or blouse will instantly update your look for the season ahead. 

SCMYK Blondie Earrings







R is for Ribbon Detail

From bows on shirt sleeves, to stripe detail down the side of trousers and jeans,  it's all about the ribbon this autumn.  

Mint Velvet Ivory Bow Cuffed Shirt







S is for the Seventies

After an 80s summer, the 70s are back for autumn and winter this year. Look our for corduroy, shearling and mustard and brown hues on everything from suits to handbags. For an easy to wear look, invest in a maxi dress, which can be worn with tights and boots this autumn, and then with flip flops next summer. 

Vero Moda Long Sleeved Print Maxi Dress







T is for Texture

Create interest with your look this autumn as faux fur, feathers, shearling, suede, leather and wool are all key fabrics. Mix different textures together by layering your look. For example, layer a leather jacket over a faux fur jumper and accessorise with a woollen scarf. 

Oui Feather Yarn Jumper







U is for Underwear

A new season is a good time to rethink your underwear. Get your free bra fit and then detox your underwear drawer with some of autumn's new styles. Some of the pieces are so beautiful that you will want to wear them as outerwear! 

Wacoal Embrace Lace Mesh Chemise






V is for Velvet

Velvet is back in a big way this autumn. From the classic velvet jacket to new season trousers, it's time to wear this luxury fabric with pride. Look for fern green, burgundy, navy, grey or black velvet to be on-trend this season. 

Luisa Cerano Velvet Trousers







W is for the Waist

After a few season's of straight tunic and cocoon styles, autumn sees the return of the waist with many collections featuring wrap dresses, ruched waistlines and belts. If you are not a fan of belts there are many other ways you can get the look, especially as designers have incorporated the effect of a belt into their pieces. 

Esprit Belted Cotton Sweater







X is for X-treme sneakers

The Athleisure trend has become a classic look for casual wear, and this autumn sports luxe has been taken to the next level with luxury trainers that would not look out of place in the workplace as well as the weekend.  Wear with this season's black trousers or dress for a minimalist look. 

X FitFlop Sporty Pop Lizard Print Sneakers







Y is for Yellow

Yellow, in particular mustard is another key colour for your autumn wardrobe. If the colour is a bit too much for you on its own, but you want to dip into this trend, pick a piece that combines black or grey with yellow, to make a more toned down statement. 

Masai Bai Shirt







Z is for ZZZZZ

Loungewear is a must-buy for autumn, as the darker nights call for snuggling up by the fire in front of the TV or with a good book. So make sure that you feel cosy and look stylish with a good pair of PJs. 

Calvin Klein Comfy PJ Tee


Calvin Klein Floral Dot Pattern PJ Shorts



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