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…