13 must-have buys you can wear now and into winter

High-knee boots and duvet coats? Yes pls.

winter essentials - heatworld

by Aimee Jakes and Caitlin Casey |
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We're going, to be frank with you, as soon as it's past September, we are already planning this year's winter coat, adding tights to our ASOS haul and fantasising deeply about ~whispers~ jumpers.

Sure, picnic dresses and barely-there legs were fun, but now we're excited for layers. And lots of them. We're thinking high-knee wellies, duvet coats and loungewear sets to get oh-so cosy, not to mention all the Acne Studio scarf dupes everyone is donning.

Sad girl autumn? Oh she has arrived.

Of course, we're not suggesting you lock away your floral dresses just yet (yes, you can still wear them in autumn), but simply start to seek out babein' autumn buys that will carry you from now until 2023 at least. From cosy A/W staples to festive party dresses for the return of the infamous Xmas and NYE parties, we've got your wardrobe stocked up.

From cosy knitwear to baggy jeans, here's everything the heat style team is buying in prep for autumn 2022...

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Here's everything you should be buying for autumn and winter

ASOS DESIGN high neck jumper in cream1 of 13

ASOS DESIGN high neck jumper in cream

Cosy season is here to stay and in every winter wardrobe must be a slouchy knitted high-neck jumper. Whether you're commuting to work or going on a date with your besties, it's the ultimate go-to.

Stradivarius Faux Leather Straight Trousers2 of 13
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Stradivarius Faux Leather Straight Trousers

Faux leather trousers are the thing on everyone's legs this winter. Warm, chic and effortlessly cute, it's a winter staple we can't get enough of.

Only oversized soft tassel scarf in tonal check3 of 13

Only Oversized Soft Tassel Scarf in Tonal Check

Er, hello. If you haven't already seen these bright fluffy check scarves around then you need to get with it. They're a hot dupe for the Acne Studios designer scarf and we've got heart eyes for them. Who said you couldn't wear colour in autumn?

Andi Black Knee High Chunky Sole Boots4 of 13
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Andi Black Knee High Chunky Sole Boots

We're suckers for a stomping boot, so any excuse to buy a new pair is good. Get buying 'cus they're selling fast and are a top popular boot for the winter.

UO Black Notched Mini Skirt5 of 13

UO Black Notched Mini Skirt

Okay, a mini skirt may not be your first instinct in the winter months but hear us out. Mini skirt + tights + high knee boots = winter chic.

Boux Avenue Maya ribbed flare trousers - Grey Marl Mix6 of 13
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Boux Avenue Maya Ribbed Flare Trousers - Grey Marl Mix

What better excuse than to invest in some cosy loungewear, especially from Boux Avenue? This also has a matching robe or hoodie if you want the whole shabang.

Cotton:On long sleeve roll neck top in black7 of 13

Cotton:On Long Sleeve Roll Neck Top in Black

Turtle necks. All winter. Every winter.

ASOS DESIGN 90s straight jeans in vintage lightwash8 of 13

ASOS DESIGN 90s Straight Jeans in Vintage Lightwash

Slouchy vintage jeans have been our besties all year and they're *obviously* coming with us into winter too, duh.

Cider Fleece Drawstring Half-zip Sweatshirt9 of 13

Cider Fleece Drawstring Half-Zip Sweatshirt

Half-zips are always in, especially in autumn and winter. Under £20, this is a total steal.

Khaki Quilted Zip Jacket10 of 13
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Khaki Quilted Zip Jacket

This quilted jacket is giving serious designer vibes. Wear it now with a midi-dress and when the cold winter hits layer up with an oversized scarf and layers of jumpers.

Misspap Split Detail Fluted Sleeve Jumper11 of 13
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Misspap Split Detail Fluted Sleeve Jumper

A jumper dress is the easiest piece of clothing in your wardrobe for the winter months. Date night? You got it. Family party? A go-to.

Premium One Button Blazer12 of 13
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Premium One Button Blazer

There's nothing quite like a premium blazer to elevate every single look and my favourite has to be this beauty from Coast. It's definitely on the pricier side, but when you plan to never take it off it's not too bad - so er, price per wear?

Veja Campo13 of 13
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Veja Campo Trainers

There is nothing like a classic pair of Vejas to elevate an autumnal OOTD and this colourway is exceeding the brief. These are the must-have throw-on shoes for autumn and winter (and tbh, spring and summer too).

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