We’re coming up to the start of a new season, and I’ve hunted down some affordable Autumn fashion finds for you. These are the earliest initial drops, and are likely to get snapped up quickly, especially the best value coats and boots.
These retailers have nailed so many AW23 catwalk and chic street fashion trends, and they’re all priced for a realistic high street budget. There are also some excellent cost-effective additions to any capsule wardrobe here that you’ll wear and wear for many seasons to come.
New in early Autumn at Tu at Sainsbury’s
There are some real Autumn fashion bargains to be found here, with something for just about everyone.
Brushed cream double breasted coat, £36 >> Find it at TU
Elevate urban chic looks with this affordable Autumn fashion coat.
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Camel & cream striped jumper, £22 >> Find it at TU
Easy to wear, dress it up, dress it down. Made with 55% recycled fibres. Selling fast.
Midwash Denim Wide Leg Jeans With TENCEL™ Lyocell, £24 >> Find at TU
Made from soft flowy fabric so they look more expensive than they actually are. Wear with sandals and a t-shirt now, and a button down shirt and loafers after that. Please note that these jeans come up very long in the leg – I bought a pair and ended up getting the short version (I never shop in the petite section).
If wide leg or baggy jeans aren’t quite your style, try the Everbelle Indigo Denim Midi Skirt, £28 instead.
Pink floral print quilted jacket £36 >> Find it at TU
Quilted boxy jackets are still popular, and this pretty pink floral print would be a welcome warmer layer when the leaves start to turn. Sizes 8 to 24.
First Autumn launches at George at ASDA
Nip out for a pint of milk, come home with your AW23 wardrobe sorted. We’ve all done it… or is that just me? Nope, we’ve all done it.
Black spot textured tie-waist midi dress, £20 >> Find it at George
This is a very catwalk inspired print, particularly by this-season Valentino and other top fashion houses (Chanel, Balmain, Marni, Miu Miu etc). Perfect for fans of the monochrome spots and polka dots trend.
By the way, if you want to see the Valentino SW23 ready-to-wear catwalk show, there’s a guide at ShowStudio. Check out the Kraftwerk red shirts and black ties.
Tan belted button-up trenchcoat, £38 >> Find it at George
Really nicely made tan trenchcoat that you’ll wear again and again for years. Looks more expensive than it really is, and a proper bargain.
Black longline formal coat, £32 >> Find it at George
You’ve heard of the classic LBD (little black dress), now meet the LBC (long black coat)! Also available in burgundy, khaki and cobalt blue. There are rumours of a light camel coloured one appearing at some point too, which would be another great wardrobe classic on a budget.
Brown houndstooth longline formal coat, £34 >> Find it at George
Many designers used checked or tweedy fabric in their designs this year, and the George houndstooth coat works with both stealth wealth and punky outfits. Also available in a chic grey herringbone colourway.
Early AW23 fashion arrivals at Matalan
The first clothing collections haven’t quite dropped yet at Matalan, but there’s a very affordable checked jacket I have my eye on, and the always-popular great quality Soleflex shoes have all arrived.
Brown check ponte blazer, £23 >> Find at Matalan
Bracelet length (3/4) sleeves for the tail end of summer going into early Autumn, and an attractive print. This is a fairly slim cut but you could always buy it in a larger size to get more volume.
Soleflex Black Chain Loafers, £21 >> Find at Matalan
Black patent upper, a chunky chain, statement cleated sole and a cushioned insock for all-day comfort. This ticks a lot of fashion boxes for a tiny price.
Soleflex Black Leather Wedge Boots, £36 >> Find at Matalan
Real leather, fashionable square toe, and a wedge heel that gives a little extra height but is still easy to walk in. I have my eye on a pair of these for weekend wear.
Soleflex lace-up boots, brown or black, £29 >> Find at Matalan
Simple, casual, and goes great with both trousers and dresses. Would work well in a low-key capsule wardrobe. These boots remind me a lot of a pair from a high end brand that cost more than four times the price.
First big drop at Office Shoes for AW23
Meanwhile at Office they’ve lanched plenty of new shoes and boots that’ll see you far into the Autumn and party season beyond. Here are some of my absolute favourite examples of their latest affordable Autumn fashion footwear.
Mimosa Strappy Heeled Sandals in Silver, £49.99 >> Find them at Office
Sleek chic party heels in shiny silver, the metallic shade du jour. Also available in black.
Fern Cleated Sole Mary Jane in Black Patent, £39.99 >> Find them at Office
Fun, shiny and a little bit retro, these Mary Jane shoes are very reasonably priced and great for the coming season.
Amira Cleated Sock Boots in Black Leather, £84.99 >> Find them at Office
In case you’re in the market for a new pair of stompy leather boots.
Kezia Heeled Western Knee Boots in Tan Suede, £135 >> Find them at Office
Knee high western boots are the perfect way to add some extra warmth to dresses, skirts and slim fitting jeans. These beauties are selling like hot cakes. Also available in a smooth black leather finish.
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That’s it for my quick round-up of the first affordable Autumn fashion finds making their way into the shops. The high street’s just getting started with the catwalk-inspired pieces for AW23, so there are more beautiful well-priced treats to come.
Do you need any autumn clothes, coats or boots for the coming season? I’ve treated myself to a pair of jeans and a long black coat – what will you be getting?