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5 Timeless Versatile Pieces To Add To Your Wardrobe This Autumn

An updated guide to creating chic, minimalist looks (that are also better for the planet).

As we return to some semblance of normality, most of our wardrobes could do with an update. Investing in a considered wardrobe of high-quality, versatile pieces will prove more sustainable in the long run—for your style, bank balance and the environment.

When it comes to blending high fashion with relaxed everyday dressing, COS delivers. Focusing on functional designs and material innovation, the London-based brand expertly crafts iconic wardrobe pieces and elevated essentials that are made to last.

In great news for Aussie fans of the brand, to allow customers nationwide to shop the in-season Southern-hemisphere collections locally. 

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Jordan Barrett, Manny Jacinto, Alex Pettyfer and Jourdan Dunn wearing COS at London Fashion Week
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Caro Daur, Camille Charriere and Bryanboy attend the COS A/W show at London Fashion Week.

Since its debut at London Fashion Week in September, the Autumn/Winter collection quickly became a favourite amongst celebrities, activists and style influencers like Janaya Future Khan, Caro Daur and Bryanboy. Marking a new direction for the brand, the collection emerged from a time of change with a reinvigorated sense of purpose and style involving innovative and luxurious fabrication, retro prints, tonal dressing, and silhouettes inspired by 1990s minimalism.

Below are our top five picks for a modern, sophisticated and versatile wardrobe you’ll be wearing for years to come.

1. Luxe knitwear

With winter around the corner, it’s time to get cosy and rug up in sumptuous cashmere, mohair and soft wools—all responsibly sourced. Stay snug, comfortable and colourful in oversized jumpers, modern cardigans, cable knit vests, and statement scarfs, the perfect mood-boosters in the coldest months.

COS knitwear

2. A luxe overcoat

Chic and practical, good outerwear will complete a look, while keeping you warm and dry in colder months. Think oversized blazers, expertly engineered puffer jackets, colourful Italian wool coats and the ultimate modern trench coat.

COS coat

3. Timeless tonal ensembles

Everybody needs some reliable basics in their wardrobe. Our advice? Opt for good quality fabrics and neutral tones. Versatility is key, so stick with classic pieces in tonal a tonal palette, a la, black, beige, winter white, stone and camel to build a solid base. Then dress up with heritage prints such as checks, stripes and houndstooth, vibrant yellows or dusty blues and lighter hues—or wear alone like model Jourdan Dunn for a chic, minimalist experience.

COS blazer

4. A “wear-anywhere” black dress

A little black dress, aka the “LBD”, is a dream to style. Simple and elegant, there’s a reason it’s transcended trends and remained a number one style staple for decades. Rock a relaxed daytime look with sneakers or boots, or pair with stilettos and statement jewellery for a night out.

COS black dress

5. Statement accessories

Elevate your ready-to-wear wardrobe with a curated collection of versatile accessories. From simple gold hoops made from recycled metal to unisex leather totes and an array of modern classic footwear.

COS bag

Just in time for the seasonal shift, snap up key pieces from the in-demand Autumn/Winter collection online to build your ultimate capsule wardrobe.

Brought to you by COS. Shop the full collection on cos.com now.

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