Beauty & Style

5 Ways To Give Your Wardrobe An Autumn Refresh

Trenches, boots and specs – oh my!

With the temperature beginning to drop and the daylight hours about to get shorter, there’s no doubt autumn is well and truly here.

And while a new season doesn’t necessarily mean a whole new wardrobe is in order, there are a few key pieces that can be added to your collection to give your style a bit of a refresh – and make your existing pieces go the distance.

Here are our top picks of items to ‘add to cart’ this autumn.

Add An Extra Layer

Laura Byrne leather jacket short skirt boots
Take a leaf out of Laura’s book with a leather jacket and mini skirt. (Credit: @ladyandacat/Instagram)

Cooler temperatures mean layering is our new best friend, and the life of your summer ensembles can be extended by pairing with an effortlessly chic jacket or trench.

For crisp autumn nights, a lightweight trench is the ultimate wardrobe must-have. A timeless trans-seasonal classic, the trench is a sure-fire way to add a touch of class to any outfit.

For a daytime look, try a denim jacket, or a brightly coloured linen blazer. Or pair a leather jacket with a mini skirt and boots, à la Laura Byrne, on days when the air has a hint of chill but the sun is still shining.

A Brand New Pair

Alex Perry for Specsavers
Limited Edition Alex Perry 52, two pairs single vision $199, from Specsavers.

Switching up your eyewear style is the perfect way to instantly lift your look. Try classic shapes – like a softened cat-eye – with unexpected details, like a hint of bling or animal print, to make a subtle, yet unmissable, statement.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between Specsavers and Alex Perry, the Australian fashion designer has released a new range of limited-edition glasses. With two optical and one sunglass style, there’s a pair to suit any occasion.

For a look that’s always on-trend, try the elegant and chic Alex Perry 52, with a muted champagne acetate frame and striking leopard details, guaranteed to elevate your everyday look.

Jean Genie

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The perfect pair of jeans can be dressed up or down, all year long. (Credit: @brittany_hockley/ Instagram)

The perfect pair of jeans will take you from day to night, all year round. Not only are they comfortable, but they’re suitable for a casual day out (just add a simple tee and a lightweight jacket) or just add heels for a more dressed-up vibe.

One of the most versatile items in your wardrobe, the options are endless. Our favourite style right now? A high-waisted, cropped and loose-fitting pair, like Brittany Hockley.

Boots That Are Made For Walking

Melbourne Fashion Festival boots
With autumn marking the (unofficial) start to boots season, it’s time to grab a new pair. (Credit: Getty)

While sandals and delicate, strappy heels are summer’s best friend, our toes need a little more protection in the colder months. Autumn marks the (unofficial) start of boots season, with a variety of styles to suit your mood.

Pair a midi dress or cropped, tailored pants with ankle boots or take your inspiration from the fashion influencer set with a knee-high, bedazzled pair to stand out from the crowd.

Suit Up

Anna Heinrich tailored suit
Choose a pastel pantsuit to instantly elevate your style.

A must-have addition for any autumn wardrobe, the matchy-matchy power suit is a favourite amongst some of our favourite celebrities right now, like Anna Heinrich.

Crisp tailoring in pastel shades, like lavender or blush, are guaranteed to get you noticed, while still being subtle enough to rock stand-out accessories and let your personality shine.

Find your perfect style match with the Alex Perry Limited Edition collection, available in Specsavers stores now.

Brought to you by Specsavers.

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