It's starting to feel colder and, next week, the clocks will go back. This means winter will be here before you know it, bringing shorter days, longer nights and frosty mornings. Of course, it's not all bad – autumn/winter fashion is a reason to celebrate the new season. The new high street collections have now landed in full force as proof of this, providing fantastic wear-forever pieces that are affordable, too.
As it's the weekend, that seems as good a reason as any to treat yourself, whether you need a new coat, some brilliant boots or something lovely to wear to a special occasion on the horizon. Luckily, you can find all of the above on the high street.
From could-be-designer coats at Mango to the perfect LBD from Cos (that's also under £80), there are some seriously good new buys you'll want to invest in now – and that are affordable even the week before pay day.
So, embrace that Friday feeling and have a look through the best bits of the high street without spending hours scrolling new-in sections...
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This is the sort of throw-on-and-go midi that will make getting dressed easier.
These stomper boots will take you anywhere this season and are still super chic. Wear with floaty dresses for the ultimate contrast.
Sweater vests aren't going anywhere and this is one of the nicest I've seen. Layer over white shirts or wear on its own with leather trousers.
Wear on its own for a show-stopping party look or layer over a polo neck to make it more casual.
This jumper will work for anything from weekend walks to Christmas parties.
Aviator jackets are big news again, so get in on the trend early with this brilliant reversible coat.
Zara's lapel collar coat is a timeless cover-up, is available in five different colours and is less than £30.
Say hello to your ultimate party shoes, which are as comfortable as they are fabulous.
Wear with everything from slip skirts to high-waisted trousers.
Nobody's Child has quickly become one of my favourite place on the high street to find lovely dresses which won't break the bank and are sustainable, too.
Puffer jackets were all over the catwalks for autumn/winter. This comes in dark brown or beige and even has a handy hood for rainy days.
This pretty cardigan is all you need to make your favourite pair of jeans look even better.
Warehouse has some of the best dresses on the high street right now, this one being a prime example of that fact.
This is the perfect shoulder bag and is available in three different colours.
Anthropologie has long had some of the most beautiful hair accessories and the new collection is no exception. Distract from any bad hair days with this little number.