Because you just can't beat that bare legs, midi-lengths and ankle boot combo.

In spite of the melange of winter storms that we've braced since we bid farewell to summer (WTF, it's only October?), autumn has been largely, wonderfully mild so far. Which means it's the perfect opportunity to take advantage of optimal autumn dressing. One love-worn combo we constantly have on repeat is the mid-length dress, bare leg, ankle boot triple threat, topped with a lightweight tailored jacket or simple knit. Here are nine winning dresses that nail the formula.

Frances dress, €140, Ghost 

The brash floral print on this number is the perfect summer-meets-autumn blend.

Checked dress, €49.95, Zara

Bonus points if you wear this with an awesome vinyl bucket hat.

Coleen dress, €350, Rixo London

The print of the season, in the most covetable shape around.

Patterned dress, €59.99, H&M

We love this styled with a seventies, slouchy boot.

Polka dot flare dress, €59.99, Mango

We can't resist a giant button.

Velvet dress, €46, Topshop

Can everything in the shops this season be mustard, please? 

Rosalie dress, €175, Rouje

Riviera dressing, with a winter twist.

Georgette dress, €209, Ganni at Brown Thomas

Ditzy prints = the perfect base for a cosy knit.

Ruffle dress, €89, & Other Stories

Pair with a turtleneck, preferably in shades of rust. 

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