These 8 Pieces From H&M's New Collection Will Get You Autumn-Ready

They can go seamlessly from day to night and, most importantly, hot to cold

The arrival of Autumn is a tricky one. The weather is undergoing an identity crisis: too cold for a T-shirt, too hot for a wooly coat and you still can't bear to dig out last year's tights.

So how to look effortlessly stylish during these awkward transitional months?

The answer is simple. Arm yourself with an arsenal of versatile pieces that you can mix and match with everything you already own.

Enter H&M's new collection. The Fall offering is full of unassumingly stylish pieces, from the pussy-bow blouse that'll bring a sophisticated twist to your workwear, to the oversized jumper that works brilliantly as a dress. The beauty is that every item is so simple, you can pretty much wear them with anything.

Of course, half the shtick is in the styling. To demonstrate, we challenged stylist Natasha Wray to select her favourite pieces and create outfits that are as effortless as they are fashion-forward. You can see the full results below, shot exclusively for ELLE.

"The H&M [Fall] Collection can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and of course the weather", says Natasha. "The collection is strong and sexy with sharp tailoring, textures and bold metallics so I created looks inspired by powerful '80s figures like Grace Jones and David Bowie".

Natasha's styling secret? "The key is to choose one statement piece that's versatile enough to build an outfit around it. I layered the puffer jacket over a classic jumper and balanced the masculine suit with pointed boots and minimal jewellery".

And just like that, Autumn dressing doesn't seem so daunting. Read on for our pick of the pieces to invest in now…

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1 The Power Suit

It's official: power dressing is back in full swing. Whether you wear the full set or mix and match as separates, this '80s-inspired suit is a versatile option that's worth making space for. 

Blazer, £49.99; Trousers, £34.99Boots, £49.99

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2 The Statement Blouse

A blouse sophisticated enough for work, relaxed enough for brunch? It's a win-win. Toughen up the femininity with wet-look hair and a slick of vinyl.

Blouse, £12.99; Trousers, £29.99; Earrings, £8.99

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3 The Solo Sweater

Is there a more satisfying life hack than wearing a sweater as a dress? This one is long enough to team with nothing but thigh-high boots so you can bag yourself an extra 10 minutes in bed.

Jumper, £39.99Boots, £59.99; Earrings, £8.99

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4 The Duvet Puffer

The perfect excuse to be warm and look cool? It's got to be the puffer. This orange version makes never ending duvet days totally fashionable.

Jacket, £39.99; Top, £17.99; Trousers, £34.99

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5 The Out OUT Dress

No time for finding matching separates? This dress is just what you need for creating a strong look without even thinking about it. Style with trainers for a chic yet chilled look, or go all-out with heels for a night on the tiles.

Dress, £17.99; Boots, £59.99

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6 The Look-At-Me Trousers

There's no mistaking this season's unapologetic high-shine vibe. Dare to wear these trousers with a sharp jumper and you'll instantly add a little joie de vivre to your get-up.

Velvet top, £17.99; Trousers, £29.99; Earrings, £8.99

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7 The Multitasking Jumper

There's nothing sleeker than a snug do-it-all top. This multi-tasker will see you through all sorts of cold-winter occasions.  Invest immediately.

Jumper, £17.99; Skirt, £24.99; Earrings, £8.99;Boots, £59.99

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8 The Luxe Coat

A trusty overcoat is a perennial Autumn staple, and with good reason. Throw it over everything from a pleated skirt to silver trousers and you'll stop complaining about the colder evenings in no time.

Lace top, £17.99; Coat, £79.99Trousers, £29.99; Boots, £59.99

H&M's Fall Collection is available in store and online now. Shop it here.

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