What The Viva Team Are Wearing This Autumn

Seasonal changes mean a rethink of how we move sartorially through the world



"An oversized shirt is my current go-to for my days spent on mum duty. This one from Ruby is the perfect shade of bubblegum pink and would look lovely worn open with a white ribbed singlet underneath or buttoned high with a pair of patterned wide leg trousers. " — Ashleigh Cometti, beauty editor


“I’ve always been partial to a structured skirt over pants or jeans when the weather changes and trans-seasonal dressing comes into play. I admire Harris Tapper's latest range of sophisticated yet easy and wearable pieces, in particular this T-shirt and skirt combo that could also pass for a dress. Easy, comfy and chic — just what you need when the weather turns.” — Annabel Dickson, fashion assistant


"It would be a dream to own one of Kate Sylvester’s Edie coats, which takes eight local makers seven weeks to make. Every detail is attended to with skill and care, from the button keyholing to the self-covered buckles and the final pressing. I’d wear it open over dresses for work, or with jeans and a T-shirt on the weekend to make me feel much more polished than I am. — Johanna Thornton, deputy editor


"Technically I’ve already bought these pants, however they’re so good that I think about them often, even though they’re already hanging happily in my wardrobe. Penny Sage designer Kate Megaw cuts an incredible pair of pants, and I own several from her label as they fit my shape well. These pin-cord trousers are a scrumptious shade of brown, and look both lush and sturdy — both of which soothe the soul for autumn. — Emma Gleason, commercial editor


"I like the opportunity to wear a piece of good quality knitwear when the temperatures cool, and this combination of cable knit and cream from Wynn Hamlyn is on my list. I have a lightweight version already but am now keen to go for something thicker. I've started collecting most of Wynn's knitwear from previous seasons, and the debut of his menswear collection for autumn/winter 2021 is good news too. — Dan Ahwa, fashion and creative director


“Structured and voluminous, this Paris Georgia trench, which is coming soon, has everything I love in a versatile but chic piece of outerwear. It also happens to come in the two colours I unintentionally wear the most: black and cream. — Julia Gessler, digital co-ordinator

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