With socialising firmly back on the agenda, easy layers that can be thrown on and off are the key to dressing for unpredictable autumn weather. The new Per Una collection is here to help. Packed with pieces that are perfect for layering, the latest looks include lightweight cardigans, oversized denim jackets, knitted singlets and an abundance of floral dresses. Continue wearing your strappy summer maxi dresses through the early autumn months by belting a cream pointelle cardigan over the top. Leave the cardigan open to show off pretty necklines and layered necklaces.
The true-blue button-front jean jacket is a style staple that’s the perfect layer for this time of year. This oversized denim jacket has a nostalgic Nineties feel which will lend a laidback attitude to autumn outfits. Throw it over feelgood floral dresses, team it with a white T-shirt and slouchy neutral pants, or double down on denim and wear it with a perfectly cut pair of jeans in a similar shade. Roll up the sleeves to maximise the relaxed vibe and wear with sandals until boots season is here.
The knitted singlet is having a moment since appearing in the autumn/winter collections at Dior, Gucci and Prada. If you’ve filed under ‘tricky trend, not for me’ you might want to reconsider – they’re surprisingly easy to wear and the perfect in-between knit for the changing seasons. Layer a cream cable-knit jumper singlet over a patterned midi dress, add a belt and pull on your favourite ankle boots or sneakers. More versatile than you’d think, you could also layer it over T-shirts or statement-collar blouses, under blazers or wear it alone with jeans or an A-line midi skirt.
Words: Miranda Eason