Your Auckland autumn fashion guide

We’ve said goodbye to daylight savings, and the cooler weather is upon us. That means autumn fashion time, and we’ve got a plethora of fantastic shops in Takapuna for your wardrobe refresh. Here are our top fashion picks for the 2023 autumn season.

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Whatever suits

Nothing says dress for success more than a blazer or suit jacket, and classic tailoring is on-trend for autumn. Blazers are blazing every colour this year, so whatever hue you suit, there are options aplenty. Try a fitted look with this Houndstooth Double Breasted Blazer from Cue, and go bright in this cobalt blue Rouched Sleeve Crepe Blazer from Jacqui E. For a longer-length jacket, we love this Shooting Star Blazer from Portmans, available in four autumn-friendly colours.

Seeing red

The word on the street is that red is the statement colour of the season. Bold and bright, all eyes will be on you rocking a scarlet or a deep merlot. Check out this Scarlet Foulard Skirt and shirt combo from Veronika Maine. Wear as separates or a complete outfit. For a sleeved look with a twist, Glassons is your go-to with this Supersoft Backless Long Sleeve Top. And guys, keep cosy in this comfy lambswool-nylon blend, Kaiapoi Red Marle Shetland Sweater from Rembrandt.

Cargo to go

The cries of “pockets, please” have been answered! Cargo pants are one of the most comfortable pants you’ll find, and with a baggy fit and side pockets, they suit just about all body shapes.

You’ll be seeing all sorts of trendy variations on the classic camouflage cargo pant, like the loose-fitting John Pant from Kilt, the Low Cargo Pant from Amazon, and the Pouched Pant from Federation.

Getting dressy

Dresses are fabulous for comfort and style year-round. They’re versatile too – dress them up or down with shoes, accessories and jackets. For a floaty, casual look, you can’t go past the pinstripe Paris Dress from Federation, and for a short structured style, go with Cue’s Belted Utility Dress. Long dresses are effortlessly elegant, and no more so than this midnight blue linen-silk blend Cinched Shirt Dress from Country Road. And every gal needs a little black dress in her wardrobe. – we love the Alexia Tie Front Dress from Decjuba.

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