The transition from summer to autumn is always a tricky time of the year to dress for. We find ourselves trying to mix our summer wear with old cardigans that have been in our wardrobes for ages, and we’re perpetually either too hot or too cold.

However, autumn does allow you to plan your winter aesthetic by slowly introducing light cover-ups (cardigans and light wind-breakers) before moving into cosy outwear (long trench coats and warm winter jackets). The trick is to go through your wardrobe to see which winter essentials you do (or do not) own. The next step is to analyse current trends, match them up with your dress sense and then shop till you drop! Here are our top 5 jackets to own right now.

2. A Light Winter Trench

This is a must-have: it looks good paired with almost everything. The biggest hit would be wearing this classic number with a long A-line skirt, stockings and a gorgeous pair of high red leather boots.

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Trench Coat, R705 Woolworths

 

2. The Boxy Blazer

Monochrome is a great colourway to base your outfit on; the boxier the blazer, the better. Boxy blazers give you the opportunity to layer your clothes. This one will look classy with black slim-fit trousers or cropped denims and a cute patent block-heel boot.

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Contrast Seem Blazer, R1399 Mango

 

3. A Statement Puffer Jacket

This is a must-have for everyone. A puffer makes any outfit look fashion-forward, thanks to its touch of drama and easy fit. However puffers are very warm, so wearing a lightweight knit with it is advised. To add a little ’90s flair, a pair of dungarees and some Nike Air force 1s would be a great take on this jacket.

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Puffer Jacket, R799 H&M

 

4. Washed Denim Jacket

Denim jackets never go off trend. This wardrobe staple currently looks edgy worn as denim on denim, so wearing a jacket and jeans of a similar wash will be a definite head-turner.

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Denim Jacket, R1310 Country Road

 

5. Monochrome Cardigan

This one is for the girly-girls and those who’re new in the working world. Transitioning from your varsity wardrobe to your newly established work wardrobe can be a challenge, so something slightly sophisticated works very well for a corporate environment.

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Cardigan, R1099 H&M

I hope you find our autumn jackets edit useful. For more fashion tips and tricks, visit our fashion page. xx