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How to transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn

Don't let the changing seasons cramp your style.
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As our hours of sunshine begin to fade and the cool breeze picks up, it’s clear that autumn has arrived. While the temperature is sporadic in nature, during this transitional period, it may be time to dust off your boots and coats for some expert layering. 

Whether you’re wanting to revamp your whole wardrobe or dabble in some cross-seasonal styling, we have all your bases covered.

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From clothing recommendations to top tips, we’ve got you covered for a stylish and comfortable autumn season.

Embrace the latest trends or stick with classic pieces that never go out of style with WHO’s ultimate guide to refreshing your wardrobe for autumn.

1. Embrace the layers

Autumn weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you have some key layering pieces in your wardrobe!

Lightweight cardigans, denim jackets and scarves can be paired with summer dresses and/or t-shirts or jeans for a more casual look.

Avoid too heavy of a coat (unless you’re keen on carrying it around) and think more lightweight pieces.

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H&M Rib Knit Cardigan (Credit: H&M)

Rib Knit Cardigan, $34.99 at H&M

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Uniqlo Souffle Yarn Belted Knitted Coat (Credit: Uniqlo)

Uniqlo Souffle Yarn Belted Knitted Coat, $79.90 at Uniqlo

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FAYT Porscha Blazer White (Credit: FAYT Label)

FAYT Porscha Blazer White, $109.95 at FAYT 

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2. Swap out your footwear

It’s time to pack away the sandals and dust off your boots and loafers…

Wear knee-high boots with a cute mini skirt for the perfect in-between-season outfit. Year-around, trans-seasonal favourites sneakers are also a great go-to for more casual wear. On colder days, you can layer thicker socks for added warmth.

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Easy Steps Alastair Black Glove Boots (Credit: Myer)

Easy Steps Alastair Black Glove Boots, $299.95 at Myer

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New Balance Classics 574 – Unisex (Credit: THE ICONIC)

New Balance Classics 574 – Unisex, $150 at THE ICONIC

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3. Break out the autumnal colours

As the leaves start to turn, why not incorporate the seasonal colours into your outfits? Warm rusts, browns, yellows, and dusty greens are some great staples. Tying in some of your favourite summer shades can also add a bit of vibrancy to the look.

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Winona Fay Blouse Burgundy (Credit: Auguste The Label)

Winona Fay Blouse Burgundy, $179 (on sale for $89) at Auguste The Label

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4. Invest in transitional pieces

To make the most of your clothing collection, invest in pieces that can be worn from season to season. Whether it be a midi skirt or staple t-shirt, through the power of layering, you can dress a classic piece for summer or autumn.

In the summer, pair a midi skirt with a tank top and sandals while, during autumn, keep it warm with long boots and a jumper.

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Uniqlo Mermaid Skirt (Credit: Uniqlo)

Uniqlo Mermaid Skirt, $59.90 at Uniqlo

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5. Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!

Fashion lovers can unanimously agree that Autumn is one of the best seasons to play with accessories. Whether it be a funky hat, thick patterned scarf, or even earmuffs, it’s the season to have some fun and experiment with your look!

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Sportsgirl Ashton Tassel Check Scarf (Credit: Sportsgirl)

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