Sweater Weather: Your 2024 Guide To Autumn Dressing

Fall the love of fashion 

By Bianca Licina | 26th March 2024

It’s the first week that hasn’t had a high above 30 degrees in *literally* months, so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk all things autumn fashion since, well, it’s practically freezing. 

With us Brisbanites being notorious for rugging up the second the temp drops below 25, we know you fashion-lovers have already begun to dig out your chicest boots and dust off your favourite jeans. We bet you even chose a darker nail colour at your recent salon visit (our bets are on burgundy). 

In a city where autumn is kind to us folk who are used to the sweltering heat, we can gently acclimatise to the changing weather, with summer still having a tight grip well through March. This means that there’s no need to summon the heavy knitwear just yet, but rather call upon more lightweight materials. 

With this season being particularly temperamental when it comes to the temperature, layering is key to staying stylish yet comfortable through the chilly(ish) evenings and warmer days, calling for a capsule wardrobe to get you through to winter. Luckily, our favourite Australian designers have been hard at work releasing beautiful collections suited perfectly to our climate. Who would know our needs better than our local designers, right?

We’ve constructed a head-to-toe autumn fashion guide from our fave Aussie designers so you can welcome the new season in with killer style. 


Let’s take it from the top. The beauty of autumn in Brisbane is that sometimes a pair of jeans with a slightly heavier top is all you need to throw on and conquer the day. With a light cotton singlet or tee not cutting it this time of year, we prefer to wear lightweight long-sleeved tops or thicker tank styles such as vests. For something a little dressier, tops with embellishments or interesting cuts are a great option.


As autumn rolls around, we bid a tearful farewell to the flowy sundresses that we sauntered around in all summer long. In their place, knit dresses become the go-to dress choice for autumn. A great wardrobe staple, knit dresses can be dressed up and down, paired with sneakers for running errands, then elevated with a leather jacket and boot for evenings.

For more of our favourite knit dresses, head here


For bottoms, denim is a no-brainer when it comes to casual dressing this time of year. However, we love that the weather allows for heavier materials such as wool and even leather/faux leather. These materials in the form of trousers or pants are a great way to blend warmth with formality, perfect for evening or corporate occasions.


Now for our favourite part. Without having to lug around a puffer or heavy coat just yet, autumn enables us to wear light knitwear such as cardigans, as well as jackets that are more decorative than functional (but beauty is pain, right?). Blazers are also a great autumn fixture, with an oversized, boxier fit being perfect for casual wear in and out of the office. 


In autumn, it’s time to hide those puppies away with closed-toe options. Apart from a standard sneaker (FYI Sambas are still going strong), loafers and ballet flats are a great staple shoe for this time of year without calling upon your boots and will remain useful throughout winter. For evenings, closed-toe heels such as pumps and slingbacks (e.g. these fabulous St Agni pointed-toe mule below) are your best bet for cosy tootsies without losing the elegance of a heel. Hell, pointed-toe heels have been all the rage through summer too!

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By Bianca Licina Certified shopaholic, Bianca is happiest in her favourite pair of jeans with a piccolo latte in hand.



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