As the wind starts to bite that little bit more and the leaves turn from green to brown, it can only mean one thing – autumn is well and truly on its way.

Rather than going out and buying a whole new wardrobe to cope with the colder weather ahead, with just a few essentials you'll have the building blocks of a great autumn capsule wardrobe. By investing carefully you'll benefit from more outfit options with less clothes, keeping your style game on top without spending a fortune.

Read on for our picks on the best men's autumn fashion essentials for 2018 to see you through this season and many more beyond…

Men's River Island Faux Suede JacketRiver IslandFaux Suede Jacket£85SHOP NOW

River Island Faux Suede Jacket

Feel the benefit during the colder weather with this super warm borg lined jacket by high street favourite River Island. Unlike real suede you won't have to keep it for dry days only and the neutral colour should go with just about everything else in your autumn capsule wardrobe.

Men's Reiss Grey Brushed Cotton TrousersReissSlim Fit Trousers£115SHOP NOW

Reiss Grey Brushed Cotton Trousers

These brushed cotton slim fit trousers by Reiss are a great all-rounder for autumn 2018, looking just as good both in and out of the office. Grey hues are great for wearing with everything from blue denim to burgundy and brown tones, making these trousers the go-to choice for maximum wardrobe options for smarter occasions this autumn.

Men's Base London Cheshire Chelsea BootsBase LondonWashed Tan Chelsea Boots£74.99SHOP NOW

Base London Cheshire Chelsea Boots

There's never been more choice of Chelsea boots to choose from and these washed tan beauties from Base London are our top pick for your autumn/winter capsule wardrobe in 2018. Pair your Chelsea boots with slim fit grey trousers to keep the puddles at bay on your daily commute, then wear with washed denim at the weekend for easy off-duty style points.

Men's Selected Homme Mixed Yarn JumperSelected HommeMixed Yarn Knitted Jumper£45SHOP NOW

Selected Homme Mixed Yarn Jumper

We've said it before and we'll say it again – grey is incredibly versatile so when building your essentials, use it as your primary base colour and you won’t look back. This Selected Homme knitted jumper featuring ribbed hems and cuffs is crafted from a heavy cotton yarn, making it the perfect layering option throughout the cooler months.

Men's Levi's Hi-Ball JeansLevi'sHi-ball Jeans£75SHOP NOW

Levi's Hi-Ball Jeans

There's no rule when it comes to jeans in autumn, but if you're building a capsule wardrobe around neutral colours it's best to opt for washed blue denim to increase your mix 'n' match options. These Levi's jeans fit the bill nicely, offering a worn-in look that's perfect for downtime days.

Men's Ted Baker Grey Marl BlazerTed BakerGrey Wool Blazer£259SHOP NOW

Ted Baker Grey Marl Blazer

This Ted Baker blazer in a wool cashmere blend will keep your autumn 2018 style game strong without compromising on comfort. Wear over a knitted jumper for extra warmth on your daily commute during the fresher autumn months, or team up with a long sleeve polo shirt and jeans for sophisticated off-duty styling.

Men's Clae Running SneakersClaeWhite Running Trainers£90SHOP NOW

Clae Running Sneakers

Elevate your weekend outfits to new heights with these super suave running trainers by Clae. In our opinion the perfect casual shoes for autumn, they'll look great teamed up with light blue jeans or beige chinos and all you need is a grey sweater to complete the look.

Men's Ralph Lauren Burgundy Poplin ShirtRalph LaurenSlim Fit Poplin Shirt£85SHOP NOW

Ralph Lauren Burgundy Poplin Shirt

Burgundy red is great for injecting a colour hit into autumn outfits and this Ralph Lauren poplin shirt is ticking all the right boxes for 2018. Cut to a slim fit, it'll be one of the hardest working items in your workwear wardrobe while also being the perfect complement to light blue jeans.

Men's Reiss Merino Wool Polo ShirtReissGrey Merino Wool Polo£90SHOP NOW

Reiss Merino Wool Polo Shirt

For those autumn days when it's not cold enough for a jumper but too fresh for a tee, try a long sleeve polo shirt and you won't be disappointed. This year we're loving this merino wool polo by designer favourite Reiss, guaranteed to give you multiple stylish off-duty looks throughout the season.