Choosing trans-seasonal clothing can be a tricky task.  At this time of year, it’s almost impossible to predict whether it’s going to be too hot for jeans, or too cold for a mini-skirt. You might find yourself wincing as you pack away your summer dresses, but at least putting together an autumn wardrobe for that unpredictable time between now and proper winter means that you can pick out your favourite weatherproof pieces. Not sure where to start?

Enter the Autumn Collection from H&M. Glamour meets tailoring and uber-femme or tomboy chic for the ultimate statement in power dressing. The styling is all about freestyle mix-and-match statement pieces. Wardrobe heroes such as sharp blazers, oversized jerseys and feminine blouses are freely mixed with furry knits and high-shine silver for day or night. 

Our Fashion Director, Tarryn Oppel, takes us straight into the busy nightlife with her top picks for the season, shot exclusively for Marie Claire. Watch the fashion film below and see our picks from H&M’s Autumn Collection that will get you super excited about sweater weather.

1 The Statement Blouse

Not just for girly girls, the bow blouse is more versatile than you might initially think, and there are so many ways to wear it. Go straight from boardroom to dinner with this polka dot print.

Blouse, R249; Pants, R529; Earrings, R99

2 The Puffer Jacket

Warm, cosy and lightweight, this season’s puffer coat teams practicality with street cred. Go all out and invest in a metallic number that is as cool as it is warm.

Puffer, R799; Jeans, R329; Tops, R329; Pants, R429

3 The Look-at-me Dress

Just because the weather is a bit cooler doesn’t mean you can’t dress up like an actual disco ball. Team this showstopper with a pair of thigh-high boots or knee-high slouchy boots and own any room.

Dress, R329

4 The Luxe Knit

Winter wouldn’t be complete without a chic new-season knit. Create an edgy silhouette by teaming this faux-fur luxe jersey over skinny black jeans.

Knit, R629; Pants, R329

5 The Multi-tasking Skirt

This multi-tasker screams ‘in it to win it’. Pair the versatile skirt with a turtleneck, a cropped knit or a cashmere V-neck jersey for the ultimate new season power pairing.

Left: Pants, R429; Top, R379
Right: Skirt, R429; Top, R329

H&M‘s Autumn Collection will be available in store from 22 March 2018.