Which of the seasons do you like the best? We all know summer is great, but autumn has it's perks too – chunky knits, sparklers and pumpkin spice to name a few.

Celebrate the changing colours of the trees (and payday of course) with a spot of autumnal shopping. Update your wardrobe with these five key pieces.

Burnt orange or terracotta pencil skirt

Zara Brick Red Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirt in Brick, £29.99, Zara


This high-rise pencil skirt with zip closure and midi-length is a ladylike addition to your autumn wardrobe, that's perfect for injecting some warmth into the ubiquitous black and charcoal pieces we all wrap ourselves in when the seasons change.

Style it with a knitted roll-neck, textured tights and boots for stylish autumnal walks or keep it smart and wear it with a blouse in the office.

Merino wool turtleneck

Banana Republic Merino Wool Turtleneck

Merino Turtleneck, £45, Banana Republic


Indulge with a luxurious merino wool turtleneck this autumn, like this one from Banana Republic. In seven understated shades, you may want to invest in a few.

Style icon Olivia Palermo has even given this particular piece her personal thumbs-up as ambassador for the brand.

Maroon dress

Zara Maroon Hem Dress

Dark Maroon Gathered Hem Dress, £25.99, Zara


Take advantage of the slightly milder teperatures and indulge in a new dress before the real big freeze hits. Another beautiful autumnal colour, this maroon dress is perfect for styling with knee-high boots, woollen tights and an oversized cardigan.

The flattering sleeve length, loose-fit and drop waist makes this dress easy to wear. It can be styled up with evening accesories and heels or down with layering and a pair of Chelsea boots.

Over-the-knee boots

Uptowngrl2 Over The Knee Boots

Uptowngrl2, £179, Nine West


Just because you can't show as much skin, that doesn't mean autumn dressing can't be sexy. These black fabric over-the-knee boots with a slim high heel are a statement look that can add some va-va-voom to a simple jumper dress.

Or try styling them with a tunic, tailored blazer and leggings for a high impact evening look.

Leopard print overcoat

Mango Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat

Leopard Faux-Fur Coat, £79.99, Mango


Naughty but nice, we love this feline faux-fur number from Mango. The leopard print coat is a key piece this season, made for layering over a chunky knit, shirt and tailored trousers.

Finish the look with leather gloves, a pashmina and patent boots. Purrr-fect.