Chestnut conkers adorn the ground, the crunch of orange and brown leaves line the streets and the evening sky is awash with pastel pink, plum purple and hazy red hues. But how do we dress for this transitional season? Chunky knits, maxi-dresses, thick denim and cowboy boots. Autumn style is one of our favourites, it involves layering, fabric upon fabric and a pure devotion to the maximalist style we love at Hayley Menzies.
We’ve taken inspiration from the season itself and rounded up our favourite Autumn styles to ensure you have the perfect capsule wardrobe to take you from work to dinners with friends to watching the fireworks on Bonfire Night:
A strong pair of denim jeans should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. They can be styled up or down and are one of the most versatile style pieces. The Cherry Blossom Laser Print Flares
have been laser cut and imprinted to add a soft feminine touch. The flared leg bottoms are uber flattering, worn with a pair of vintage cowboy boots for the day with a long, printed Duster to make a statement of the season.
The Autumn style season is all about layering. The season is about as unpredictable as British summer time, opting for warm days of sunshine, rain and brisk winds in equal measure. The denim jacket symbolises sartorial elegance, it adds a maximalist vibe when doubled up with matching denim jeans or layered over a printed maxi dress. Layered under a winter coat or with an oversized scarf to help as the weather changes throughout the day. Our Bleached Indigo Jacket
has a statement collar and boxy silhouette for a dramatic charm.
The Maxi Dress
Moving away from denim, we have the ultimate Autumn style idea, the Maxi Dress. Opt for a dress with long sleeves to combat the chill in the air and add tights for extra warmth. A pair of ankle boots works wonders, and you can top the outfit off with your newly purchased denim jacket. Our pick of the season is the Courageous Tiger Silk Maxi Dress
, it’s frilly, ferocious and feminine. Fitted at the waist and comes with an elegant detailing on the back.
Slinky, silk coordinates that are as sensational apart as they are when they work together. The Pyjama style Co-Ord has been a style icon for many years and for good reason. They make a statement while providing comfort, with heels for an evening with friends or elegant loafers for a Friday in the office. The Natural Cheetah Set
, can be worn as a two-piece, the shirt over jeans, a cool white t-shirt tucked into the trousers – trust us you could make outfit after outfit, each one as original as the first. This beautiful set is created from 100% silk for comfortable, pure Hollywood glamour.
The Maxi Skirt
The Cheetah Blossom Panelled Maxi Skirt
- step out in a showstopper. The cheetah print speaks to Hayley’s affection for big cats while the cherry blossom motif serves as an ode to Japanese springtime. Together, they express nature’s wild beauty. Maxi skirts are crucial when it comes to Autumn style due to their versatile nature. It’s the combination of materials that speaks volumes – combining elegant, consciously crafted silks with thick, chunky winter knits. In the same print as the Cheetah Co-Ord it adds another symbiotic outfit option.
The White T-shirt
Every woman needs the humble white T-shirt in her wardrobe. Fresh, clean pieces that are there to tone down an outfit for the daytime. They are key for layering, with a silk maxi skirt, underneath a co-ord or even on top of a maxi dress with a belt for further outfit options. Our Courageous Tiger T-shirt
is cut from the softest 100% cotton and will last you for many Autumn season’s to come.
Baby it’s cold outside. However cliché, it’s Autumn and that statement doesn’t go amiss. Knitwear is essential in your Autumn capsule wardrobe, and our Fluffy Clouds Alpaca Bobble Jumper
is no exception to the rule. Quality is essential when it comes to choosing knitwear and at Hayley Menzies, we use the finest quality and responsibly sourced yarns with our signature artisanal flourishes.
If knitwear is essential to your Autumn Style, then coats are non-negotiable. The duster style is ideal for wrapping around you to feel extra snug and cosy. The tie-belt and long length ooze style and sophistication and can be tied tightly around the waist or hung loosely to show off your carefully curated outfit underneath. Our Sunrise Rodeo Merino Wool Cardigan
is blended with super soft Italian merino wool and cotton – essential for that brisk Autumnal air.
You can’t go wrong with some well-purchased accessories that stand the test of time and seasons. Whether it’s an autumnal scrunchie
or a printed silk bag
- adding a few key accessories to your outfit can make the change from cool-girl, sophisticated to full glamour in a few seconds. Accessories may be our last autumn style idea - but it’s definitely a must.
Quality & Luxury Autumn Styles
At Hayley Menzies, we believe in creating the vintage for the future. Well-crafted, responsibly sourced fabrics, emphasis on natural fibres, animal welfare and artisanal craft. We want to evoke the same mindfulness that was used in original bespoke production processes akin to some of our favourite vintage pieces. By being mindful in your purchase choice and thinking about versatility, you can create the perfect capsule wardrobe that is the epitome of Autumn style but with pieces that can be used across seasons.