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16 Back to Black Pieces for Autumn

Autumn is fast approaching, and with that, comes the time where minimalist and monochromatic fashion lovers thrive, as the majority of us head back to black with our wardrobes.

BY BEKKI RAMSAY

Autumn is fast approaching, and with that, comes the time where minimalist and monochromatic fashion lovers thrive, as the majority of us head back to black with our wardrobes.

However, there’s a reason that this colour always comes back around in the colder months; top to toe black outfits always look more elegant, without the effort required.

What’s more, the colour never goes out of the conscious-fashion world’s eye, so you’ll find yourself wearing the same black pieces year after year, as they’re less likely to go out of style.

So, if you’re excited to get your goth on, you’re in luck as we’ve pulled together our top ‘back to black’ picks of the season so far:  

1. Fitted Smocked Shirt - &Other Stories - £75.00

Black? Check. A ‘nice top’ that works well with jeans? Check. On-trend detailing, such as smocking? Check. Made of a stretchy fabric to compliment all of the carbs we plan on eating in the colder months? Check. It’s safe to say that this smocked shirt really does tick all of the boxes of what we want in a top.

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2. Tailored Slit Trousers – H&M - £34.99

These tailored slit trousers are another box ticker, however this time they’re ticking a lot of occasion boxes. Are you finally heading back to the office and need a smart trouser? Or after a weekend trouser to wear with white trainers? Maybe you need a tailored pair of pants to wear with heels and a going ‘out out’ top? Well, then these trousers are going to work out to be one of the cheapest cost-per-wear pieces you can buy this season – and a fashionable one at that.

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3. Embroidered Jacquard Knit Sweater - &Other Stories - £75

If your style is more ‘cool meets casual’, then this cut-out embroidered sweater is definitely worth considering digging deep into your pockets for. Whilst understated, it’s certainly not unimpressive with its flounced cuffs, and high-quality embroidered detailing. This is definitely a piece you’ll wear each and every Autumn, Winter, and even into Spring and Summer with a basic dress.

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4. Faux Leather Dress – Mango - £69.99

Here we have an on-trend take of the LBD but this time we’re going for the more weather-appropriate (faux) leather. What’s more, this dress would make the perfect addition to most occasions: drinks with the girls, date night and even shopping (due to the button detailing which makes it incredibly easy to take off).

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5. Ribbed Sweater with Bow Detailing – Mango - £29.99

Whilst this knit appears to be business at the front, there’s some bow-detailed partying going on at the back, and an on-trend one at that with its open back. This would make the perfect ensemble when paired with some elegant trousers (as shown) or effortless denim, and will make the ideal ‘model off duty’ outfit.

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6. Short Tweed Dress – Sandro - £295.00

If you’re after a real LBD, then this stunning short tweed dress should be a contender. Not only can it be worn with bare legs, but the ‘vintage’ silhouette makes it tights approved for when the temperature drops, too. What’s more, with its cinched waist and concealed zip at the side, it’ll flatter any body shape, and be something you can rely on year after year.  

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7. Statement Collar Wool Knit Cardigan - &Other Stories - £95.00

We’ve already uncovered Peter Pan collars as the most on-trend piece of the season, and this cardigan is no exception. Wear it as a top with some gold twisted hoops and let the statement collar speak for itself, or leave it open over a t-shirt and wear a gold chain for a less opulent look.

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8. Sweater with Striped Neckline – Sandro - £220.00

This 90% wool and 10% cashmere is fashion conscious with its contrast v-neck in a streamlined striped detailing, making it not just a high-quality piece, but high-fashion too.  Team it with leather trousers and a white t-shirt underneath for day drinks, or with some classic straight-cut jeans and Chelsea boots for a coffee date.

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9. Rib Knit Jumper with Ballooned Sleeves – H&M - £34.99

If you’re after a jumper you can rely on time after time again, these this ribbed knit is the one. With its V-shaped opening and ballooned sleeves, it’s an interesting take on a traditional black jumper, and could be worn with any bottom for an effortless but beautiful ensemble.

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10. Faux Leather Trousers - Monki - £35.00

Would this really be a ‘back to black’ edit without a pair of leather trousers? This specific pair have a kick-flare and a mid-waist, making them both fashion- and bloat-friendly. Team with some mules and a t-shirt for a daytime date look, or with heeled boots and an oversized cable knit jumper in the colder months.

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11. Black Overshirt Shacket – Weekday - £55.00

This overshirt combines a classic belted style with workwear elements, such as the patch pockets and wide collar, making it a piece is more traditional than on-trend as it really is a timeless piece. Team it with a tea-dress in summer, or with some tailored trousers (as shown) in winter, and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth with this one.  

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12. Embroidery Tunic Dress – H&M - £39.99

H&M has done it again – created a high-quality dress but on a purse-friendly budget. This knee-length tunic is made from a crisp cotton poplin, and features a smocked stand-up collar, which will no doubt make a statement. In fact, we’re already thinking of the endless outfit options with this one – bare legged and with a Tudor hairband, or with spot printed tights and chunky soled boots.

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13. Rowe Extra High Waist Straight Jeans – Weekday - £40.00

In the fashion world, these are often proclaimed to be the best straight jeans on the high street, and for a good reason, too. The ‘Rowe’ are a straight fit that sit high on the waist, tight on the seat and get looser at the thighs, proving to be an incredibly flattering of fits. Oh, and they’re available in numerous colours, too.

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14. Black Tiered Satin Skirt – Topshop - £20.30

One of most on-trends silhouettes of this season is the tiered skirt, and this satin version from Topshop is a hot (and cheap) take on the style. Here are three potential ways of styling it: Paired with a band tee and boots, with a cropped jumper and casual trainers, or teamed with heeled mules and a top that makes you feel hot.

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15. Black Block Heeled Leather Boots – Topshop - £80.99

If you want to stride in style this season, then these 100% leather black block heeled boots will encourage you to do it confidently. Oh, and if black doesn’t float your boat as much, they also have the most gorgeous of oxblood red options, which will really let your footwear do the talking

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16. Minimalist Leather Mid-Heel Mule – Zara - £39.99

Good news for you minimalists – mules are as much of a big hit in autumn as they were in summer, so if you’ve already purchased a pair you can keep wearing them even more, wearing them with more transitional pieces, such as leather trousers and oversized jumpers. If you’re yet to get on the mid-heel mule hype, then this pair are classically good looking and incredibly cheap considering they’re real leather.

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