Celebrities rock autumnal style in cosy knits, capes, trilbies and layering

There are many things we love about autumn. The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness brings with it the potential for an endless stream of delicious hot drinks (pumpkin spiced latte, anyone?), a sharp cool breeze in the morning, the lingering smell of fireworks come bonfire night and the ability to snuggle up with a really good book - like these autumn must-reads

Perhaps the most potent seasonal pleasure of all, however, is the prospect of a wardrobe makeover. There's something delightfully satisfying about being able to purge your flip-flops and hide away your selection of strappy tops for another year. Denim shorts and whimsical summer dresses, be gone. And along with it, the ever-persistent call to keep your toenails topped up with varnish and your legs stubble free.

Autumn brings with it a looser, more creative feel on the fashion front. This is a time to wrap up warm and layer to your heart's content with a series of jackets, scarves, wraps and boots. The latest star to work this vibe is Jennifer Lawrence. The 24-year-old Oscar winner popped out in New York recently in a gorgeous striped Isabel Marant coat and light grey trilby, showcasing a look we would happily steal any day. 

Sarah Jessica Parker, meanwhile, has her own thing going on with a monogrammed Burberry blanket cape, while Jessica Alba has the transitional feel nailed with a series of statement knits. 

From cosy jumpers to tailored jackets and sweater dresses, there's no shortage of sartorial inspiration out there. Come warm up to the autumn chill in style with a look at our favourite celebrity looks of the season so far. 

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence bundles up against the cold in a grey trilby and a striped Isabel Marant coat.

    It's the ideal look for an autumn evening out in TriBeCa, New York. 

  • Jessica Alba

    Queen of autumnal style Jessica pairs a trilby with an elegant tote and trainers. 

  • Jessica Alba

    She mixes things up with a blue satchel and grey knit cardi. 

  • Olivia Palermo

    Olivia's chic navy coat comes with sheer sleeves, making it the perfect transitional piece for autumn. 

  • Emma Stone

    A loose scarf, black sweater and oversized tote create a low-key look for The Help actress. 

  • Alexa Chung

    Alexa works at least two shades of grey in a tailored jacket and cashmere blanket cape. 

  • Alexa Chung

    We love this cable knit sweater and sparkly skirt combo very much. 

  • Keira Knightley

    It's cosy garb all the way for Keira in a blazer and tartan skirt. 

  • Liv Tyler

    A leopard print scarf and Converse trainers maketh the look for Liv. 

  • Chrissy Teigen

    This is the kind of white knit top we could all covet. 

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    SJP has herself a personalised blanket cape from the Burberry AW14 collection. 

  • Elena Perminova

    Elena Perminova, the wife of Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, is another lucky lady to have snagged herself a monogrammed Burberry cape. She completes the look with thigh-high scarlet boots and a wide-brimmed hat. 

  • Alice Temperley

    A grey striped suit, scarf and trilby do the trick for Ms Temperley. 

  • Amber Le Bon

    Amber has inherited her mother's style genes with a light grey crop top, oversized coat and just the barest hint of midriff. 

  • Victoria Beckham

    A burgundy sweater goes down a treat on VB. 

  • Victoria Beckham

    A sleek black cape is another nifty addition to Victoria's autumn wardrobe. 

  • Cara Delevingne

    A caped-clad Cara hits the catwalk in style. 

  • Suki Waterhouse

    Suki brings pastels to autumn as she cocoons herself in this gorgeous white overcoat. 

  • Daisy Lowe

    Daisy flaunts the power of a cape, wrapping up her light pink fitted dress in a cashmere throw. 

  • Selena Gomez

    The Disney star layers her off-white vest with a light cream cardi and scarf. 

  • Poppy Delevingne

    Tip of the fashion fedora to Poppy for this light green bouclé jacket - perfect for autumn. 

  • Miranda Kerr

    Miranda staves off the chill in a grey tweed coat and thigh-high black boots. 

  • Stella McCartney

    A caped navy gown is the steel in Stella's autumnal armour. 

  • Kate Bosworth

    It's a casual and classic ensemble from Kate Bosworth. 

  • Dakota Fanning

    Dakota lets her tan bag do the talking. 

  • Jodie Kidd

    A great hat is the multi-tasking staple of any autumn wardrobe, as Jodie Kidd knows. 

  • Naomie Harris

    A beautiful coat also works wonders. We love this light blue-green number showcased by Naomie (and how well does it work with her orange clutch?)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor's shorts might be a bit chilly for our taste but they do look great teamed with a maroon clutch, trilby and cashmere sweater. 

  • Jamie Chung

    Jamie Chung is the business in a fitted black jacket with tassels over a flower print dress with ankle boots. 

  • Fearne Cotton

    It's simple yet effective style work from Fearne. 

  • Rachel Zoe

    From a statement necklace to a patterned jacket - and of course, a trilby - stylist Rachel knows all the tricks of a transitional autumn look. 

  • Tali Lennox

    Annie Lennox's daughter models a fabulous knitted wraparound dress.

  • Susie Bubble

    Blogger Susie Bubble shows the rest how it's done in a vibrant orange-red cape. 

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