With the changing of the season, it’s an ideal time to reassess your wardrobe, rethink your style and identify those hard-working wardrobe staples.

These are the well-chosen pieces that instantly become your go-to favourites; it may be a fashion favourite that updates your style or an elevated basic that introduces a new shape or texture. Most of all, a great wardrobe staple delivers timeless style, versatility and a confidence boost.

Layering up

Autumn is a busy time, gone are those languid sunny days and long evenings. We’re on the move again, so layer dressing really comes into its own during this season. We’re looking for those effortless pieces that work for our lifestyle and weather.

This gilet is one such piece. Add knitwear to stay cosy if you’re out and about and enjoy the ease of a relaxed fit piece when you’re in and out of a car. It also has an oversized hood to keep you dry and big pockets so you can leave your handbag at home and have your hands free.

Lara high neck dress €49.95 iclothing.com

Lady in red

Amidst the perennial appeal of black at this time of year, there’s a colour that stands out (in every sense). You’ve seen it; you’ve been drawn to it. Yes, the colour trend of the year is – red!

No matter what shade you choose, be it a cheery pop of tomato red or a luxurious, rich burgundy tone, red offers vibrancy, attention and is dopamine dressing at its best.

Depending on your mood, opt for a head-turning red dress or introduce the colour in a more subtle way with a well-chosen accessory.

Lucy Mecklenburgh trench coat €90 very.ie

A classic coat

This season, the trench coat is very much at centre stage. It’s a capsule classic that never dates and its key quality is versatility.

Whether you’re opting for casual chic by wearing it over your favourite jeans and knit or indeed downplaying the glamour of a satin slip dress, the trench coat perfectly balances trend and timeless dressing.

Blouse by Ora €148 greys.ie and anthonyryans.com

A statement shirt

No matter what the season, a great white shirt is always a stylish option. It’s the ideal piece to wear to suit your mood. Add a sophisticated pair of black trousers to create a classy look, wear it loose and casual with your favourite jeans, or add statement jewellery and a blazer for an edgier style. This oversized shirt makes a statement in itself. An easy to wear piece that’s high on style and low on maintenance.

Collar and cuff set €50 wearwith.co

Instantly stylish

If you’d like to smarten up your look instantly, without having to go to the bother of adding layers, this faux collar and cuff set is genius. The detachable collar won’t alter the shape or add bulk to your dress or jumper. They are real timesavers, as there’s less washing, drying and less ironing. Sounds good, right?!

These beauties are made from organic cotton, so will last you season after season. Irish designer, Karen Jackson, offers a range of practical and stylish accessories, as well as luxurious cashmere knits.

Graphic patterned wrap scarf €80, lindawilsonknitwear.com

Cosy comforts

At this time of year, we’re appreciating the comfort of being snuggled up at home. This oversized scarf is like bringing all of that comfort and cosiness with you. The colours of this scarf allow you to style it with neutral colours now, with darker tones as we move towards winter and with lighter shades when the spring returns.

Envelope yourself in the luxury of pure merino wool that you’ll cherish forever, with the added bonus of supporting a local Irish designer.

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