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Fashion in the Fall: 7 Buys For Your Autumn Wardrobe

By Sophie Pettit 5 September 2017
Want to rock this autumn's hottest looks without revamping your entire wardrobe and breaking the bank in the process? We raid the rails in Hong Kong to find you the trendiest new additions to keep you looking stylish this season.

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Work with Your Existing Wardrobe

As there isn't a huge difference in terms of temperatures between the seasons in Hong Kong, getting dressed for autumn doesn’t require a major change of wardrobe like in other countries, and making the transition into fall can be relatively effortless. As Personal Stylist Rosa Wong of Style-Proud explains, "To get the feel of a cooler climate, you don’t need to splurge on new arrivals and completely change your existing wardrobe to create the right look. There are so many ways of updating your look during the transition phase and beyond. For example, the one-shoulder sweater trend doesn’t stop at summer, wear it with a print skirt or some skinny jeans. Get an oversized scarf or pashmina in your colour and drape it around your shoulders, or steal Anna Wintour's look and wear your jacket around your shoulders. "Don't forget that lightweight denim is the way to go as it's still considerably hot in autumn (white denim is seasonless). Consider wearing a versatile shirt dress that you wore with trainers during warm summer days and add open toe boots or ankle boots and a knit cardigan over the top for chilling autumn nights. Layer your shirt dress over leggings if you wish to cover up your legs. Remember that layering is key, whether you wear a t-shirt under your sleeveless midi, a cotton turtleneck under your summer dress, or a lightweight cardigan over your floral print dress."

7 Staples to Add to Your Wardrobe

If you are looking to spend this season, there are some playful trends you can adopt to lift your spirits and add some fun to your wardrobe. Vibrant colours, bold floral and animal prints, and 70s throwbacks are all strutting their stuff down the designer catwalk and making their way into the high-street stores. Just check out these stylish finds.

1. Cashmere Blend Jumper by H&M

Red is the colour of autumn 2017, according to the fashion gurus, and this striking polo-neck Cashmere Blend Jumper by H&M is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons. Knitted in a cashmere blend with dropped shoulders and wide sleeves with asymmetric cuffs, it's comfortable, snug, and 100 per cent on trend.

Available at H&M; $499

2. Satin Court Shoes with Beading by Zara

We've fall-en head over heels for these gorgeous Satin Court Shoes with Embroidered Beading from Zara, which conjure up all the fuzzy warm feelings of autumn, made even more perfect by the beautiful embroidered peacock design. Be warned though, the heels are 10cm in height (aka 3.9 inches), so you may need a bit of practice walking around your flat before you're ready to fly the nest and hit the town. Available at Zara; $499

3. Fusion Cloak by CAYA - An Indian Odyssey

Layering is key to the autumn look, and those with a preference for ethnic wear will no doubt love this gorgeous, reversible pure silk Fusion Cloak by local eco-lifestyle brand CAYA, which promotes handmade, natural, and sustainable Indian clothing with a contemporary twist. This unique piece, which blends together all the traditional tones of autumn, can be draped in various ways, as a shawl or cape, or teamed with a belt for a more tailored look, and is perfect for layering over a leggins/jeans and t-shirt combo. Available at CAYA - An Indian Odyssey; $850 Check out CAYA's Crowdfunding campaign on Next Chapter

4. Leopard Print Scarf by Cotton On

Animal print will never go out of style, and thanks to our go-to bargain store Cotton On, we can now rock it for under $50! With frayed edging, tassel trims, and a soft finish, this lightweight Leopard Print Scarf is perfect for the mild autumn months in Hong Kong and whether dressed up with a blazer, or dressed down with some lightweight denim, will keep you looking fierce this season. Available at Cotton On; $49

5. Mystic Kimono Satin Jumpsuit by Aanya

The classic, timeless wrap dress from the 70s is universally flattering and continues to dominate the spotlight this fall. But if you're feeling particularly confident, this gorgeous Mystic Kimono Satin Jumpsuit by Aanya is equally as stylish and playful. Made from a Japanese-inspired print, it comes with an elasticated waistband for a relaxed and easy fit, and a single button fastening at the back. The 100 per cent satin silk fabric makes it lightweight and breathable, while the striking floral print is 100 per percent on trend. Available at Aanya; USD70

6. Velvet Cold Shoulder Playsuit by Topshop

Autumn is the perfect time to don heavier fabrics such as velvet, and this flirtatious silver Velvet Cold Shoulder Playsuit from Topshop is both stylish and comfortable. Covering up your arms doesn't have to equate to a boring, grumpy look with these cold shoulder cut outs and bell sleeves which add a high glamour touch to the piece. This sexy playsuit is also machine washable making it a low maintenance addition to your autumn wardrobe. Available at Topshop online; (Was £55, Now £33)

7. Floral Print Voyageur Backpack by TUMI

This might not be the cheapest buy in our autumn finds, but with autumn being all about floral print, bold colours, and statement accessories, this Floral Print Voyageur Just In Case Travel Backpack by TUMI ticks all the boxes. Both practical and elegant, this woman’s carry-all is ideal for daily commutes, short getaways, or weekend excursions and folds seamlessly into a separate zippered pouch, making it great for traveling. The perfect way to inject some personality into your autumn wardrobe. Available at TUMI; $990
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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.