These 10 Trending Items Are the Only Pieces You Need in Your Wardrobe This Winter

These will transform your wardrobe into a new season sensation.
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With so many trends to fall in love with this Autumn Winter, it’s hard to pin down the key pieces everyone needs in their wardrobe.

From denim to knitwear, sheer fabrics to practical puffers, there are an abundance of trends on the horizon, but which should you pay attention to and which can you do without?

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It can feel overwhelming, but with a little streamlining, this season’s must-have fashion favourites are just a click away.

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Marc Jacobs

I’ve done my research and pinpointed the 10 key pieces to pay attention to.

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Jumbo Jeans

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The Row

It’s time to go bold or go home when it comes to jeans this autumn.

After months of loungewear, the skinny jean feels a tad daunting and designers everywhere embraced the chance to go big when it came to this wardrobe hero. 

Team wide-leg denim with chunky heels and tailored blazers for a smart way to wear this trend, or keep it casual in box fresh trainers, a retro T-shirt and denim jacket.

Keep in mind proportions and opt for a high-rise styles that will elongate the body to create some balance. 

Wide relaxed jeans, now £23, & Other Stories – buy now

High Loose Jeans Levi

High Loose Jeans, £120, Levi [Sustainable] – Buy Now

Organic cotton jeans - blue - 1477C-50J - RESERVED - 1

Organic Cotton Jeans, £25.99, Reserved [Eco Aware] – Buy Now

The Mini Skirt

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Tom Ford

It’s time to get those pins out and walk like you’re on your very own runway.

This itsy-bitsy item adds a whole lotta sass and a great excuse to show off our new love affair with tights, another key trend.

Team with slouchy cardies or chunky jumpers in the day, or a skin tight polo neck, over the top jewellery and knee high boots for the evening. 

red Linen mini skirt, £29.99, Zara

Lined mini skirt, £29.99, Zara – buy now

Cream faux leather mini skirt, £38, River Island

Cream faux leather mini skirt, £38, River Island – buy now

Lilac croc pu mini skirt, £23.40, Nasty Gal

Lilac croc pu mini skirt, £23.40, Nasty Gal – buy now

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Jumper dress

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Ami

The jumper dress is the chicest way to stay comfy and stylish all at the same time this season.

This winter wonder can be dressed up or down, lounge about in it when at home and layer it up in the winter months.

Keep it cool in high tops, throw on a puffer and you’re good to go when out and about.

Block heel boots and an oversized belt add a girl about town vibe, while biker boots and jacket make it the perfect weekend go-to.

Wool knit V neck dress, £89.95, Massimo Dutti

Wool knit V-neck dress, £89.95, Massimo Dutti – buy now

V-Neck belted dress next

V-Neck belted dress, £30, Next – buy now

grey knit dress monki

Knit Dress, £50, Monki – buy now

Faux leather midi skirt

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Jil Sander

The mini may be taking it to the max, but the midi is still making its mark when it comes to show stopping skirts.

With its kick out hem and belted waistline, this 70’s superstar looks great with a trench (check out these trenches we love) and roll neck. For the ultimate retro finish team with block heel knee high boots.

Faux leather popper front midi skirt, now £44, Warehouse

Faux leather popper front midi skirt, now £44, Warehouse – buy now

Faux Leather Midi Skirt, £49, Sonder Studio – buy now

Belted leather look skirt, £60, Monsoon

Belted leather look skirt, £60, Monsoon – buy now

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Slip dress

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Fendi

The 90’s wild child of dresses, slips are making a welcome return to the trend scene with its elegant yet cool girl appeal.

Its diverse wearability appeals to all styles; simply add Dr Martens to embrace grunge, or if minimal feels more natural, simply slick back your hair and apply a nude lip.

It also works perfectly over a long sleeved tee and trainers in the day and cute kitten heels at night.

Missguided slip dress

Cowl back satin maxi dress, £25.20, Missguided – buy now

Printed camisole Dress, £45.99, Zara

Printed camisole dress, £45.99, Zara – buy now 

black Cut-out back dress, £29.99, Mango

Cut-out back dress, £29.99, Mango – buy now

Sweater vest

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Louis Vuitton

It’s time to get prepped and preppy, as the sweater vest is the perfect piece to see you through the season.

Wear with bare arms during the sunnier days of September, layer over a crisp white shirt for the office and add a polo neck when the colder months hit. It’s the knit that hits all the right fashion marks.

Orange cable knit sweater vest, £29.50, M&S Collection

Orange cable knit sweater vest, £29.50, M&S Collection – buy now

Crest sweater vest, £94.50, GANT

Crest sweater vest, now £94.50, GANT – buy now

Oversized wool sweater vest, £65, & Other storie

Oversized wool sweater vest, £65, & Other Stories – buy now

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One piece wonder

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Halpern

The one piece is the easiest way to wear a show stopper. Perfected by street stylers and fashion editors everywhere and a hit on the catwalks of Prada, Halpern and Bottega Veneta, it can turn heads with minimal effort.

Simply team catsuits with killer heels, or a high neck maxi dress with matching satin platforms to create this top to toe trend that screams style icon.

Leopard Print Jumpsuit, £635, Philipp Plein from Farfetch

Leopard Print Jumpsuit, £635, Philipp Plein at Farfetch – buy now

Floral High Neck Satin Maxi Dress ASOS

Floral High Neck Satin Maxi Dress, £48, ASOS – buy now

Block Colour Seamless Jumpsuit, £25.99, Zara

Block Colour Seamless Jumpsuit, £25.99, Zara – buy now

Sheer Dress

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Versace

We’ve been covered up in our comfies for far too long, but baring all is an art form and the sheer dress is a great way to embrace coming out of the restraints of lockdown in a stylish and sophisticated way.

Valentino styled it right with a mix of lace and draping, while Versace kept it classic with a belted bodice surrounded by billowing sleeves and flowing skirt.

Don’t be afraid of big pants or shapewear when wearing this trend.

Organza Midi Dress sister jane

Organza Midi Dress, £175, Dream Sister Jane – buy now

Organza Sleeve Dress, £175, Rejina Pyo x & Other Stories – buy now

Zebra printed organza dress coast

Zebra printed organza dress, now £51, Coast – buy now

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The puffer 

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It was the must have item of 2020 and now you’ve tried it, there’s no going back!

This giant hug of a coat doesn’t have to be dowdy. Once relegated to hikers and your nan, thanks to lockdown and socially distance walks it has become part of our lives.

This year designers and brands have updated it with a revamp and a much needed injection of fun.

Team bright coloured puffers with super cute prints as seen at Dsquared, play around with proportions like Louis Vuitton or rock it Celine-style in a biker version. There’s a cosy cool coat out there for every style.

white Cropped Puffer Jacket Monki

Cropped puffer jacket, £50, Monki – buy now

High-collared puffer jacket Pull & Bear

High-collared puffer jacket, £29.99, Pull & Bear – buy now

Knee length coat with hood, £109.99, Ultamodan

Knee length coat with hood, £109.99, Ultamodan – buy now

The suit coat

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Stella McCartney

Longer than a blazer, shorter than a coat, this in-between is the perfect transitional piece of outerwear you can own right now.

Tailoring has always been a favourite of the fash-pack, whether it’s a trouser suit, skirt suit and even the odd shirt, tie and waistcoat combo, but this year’s best dressed comes in the form of the suit coat.

In one simple move, this designer hero smartens up any outfit. Worn over a trouser suit it hits the mark, toughens up a maxi in minutes and adds sophistication to your denim.

Pinstripe oversized longline blazer boohoo

Pinstripe oversized longline blazer, £25, Boohoo – buy now

Straight masculine coat, £99.99, Zara

Straight masculine coat, £99.99, Zara – buy now

Zebra print blazer, £70, River Island

Zebra print blazer, £70, River Island – buy now