Great News—You Probably Already Own Autumn’s Chicest Outfit

Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that are the most effective, and that can certainly be said of fashion’s new failsafe outfit. Chances are that, if you were to throw open your wardrobe doors, you would find a blazer and skirt (either mini or maxi)—yes? Now, how often do you wear said blazer and skirt together? We’re willing to bet not all that often. However, this is precisely the look that is going to lead the way this autumn. 

Why does it work? Well, the tailored silhouette of the blazer offsets either the floaty cut of midi skirts or the skin showcased by mini hemlines perfectly. Generally speaking, just about any blazer and skirt combination will go together—that said, we already have our favourites when it comes to pairings. Keep scrolling to see how our favourite influencers are interpreting the ensemble, then proceed to shop their individual capsules. 

Style Notes: A grey blazer will always serve you well. For a chic work look, try pairing it with a pleated skirt, a silk camisole and elegant monochrome accessories, much like Tiffany Hsu. 

Style Notes: Co-ords are going nowhere this season, though instead of trousers, it seems blazers come with matching skirts. Jessie Bush’s pink duo was made to be worn with classic beige hues and on-trend creamy boots. 

Style Notes: That’s right, checks are set to be high on the sartorial agenda once again this autumn, and Emili has undoubtedly discovered the coolest way to wear them—via a blazer clashing against a grid-motif midi in a muted hue. 

Style Notes: No longer reserved for party season, sequin skirts are easily given an off-duty overhaul with an oversized blazer, plain vest and flip flops. Maria, we salute you. 

Style Notes: Don’t fret—the slip skirt trend you bough into this summer is just as mighty in autumn. Wear it with a blazer in classic camel for the epitome of grown-up style. 

Style Notes: For a sleek weekend ensemble, simply add a tailored navy blazer to a denim mini skirt, basket bag, white tennis shoes and t-shirt, paying homage to Emma’s Parisienne look as you go. 

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