I’m no longer walking around the house in silk short shorts and scrappy camisoles – I’ve retreated to golf socks and a wooly dressing gown. This means Autumn is here!
This also means I retreat into dark inky clothing with the odd jewel tone thrown in to prove I’m not a complete convert of the gothic! I’ve already dug out my pleather leggings and polished the dust off last winters black leather knee-highs but what items should I invest in this year?
1. Heritage Tailoring
Every one knows I go a little gaga over country clothing – I’m as comfy in my mouldy wax as I am in my 6 inch L. K. Bennetts.
But how do you take heavy tweeds and waxed cottons from the mud-drenched fields of Oxfordshire to the meeting room before heading out for lunch with the girls? You invest in a well tailored tweed blazer of course!
|Left to right: Joules Cressida Fur Collar Tweed Blazer; Orvis Donegal Tweed Stand-Collar Jacket; Next Harris Tweed Blazer|
The rules? Keep colour neutral, fit tight, waist cinched. I love pairing tweed with skinny black trousers and heels for a more formal occasion, or indigo jeans, knee high boots and a bright coloured pashmina for more casual events.
2. Wide Leg Pants
|Left to right: ASOS Curve Wide Leg Trouser with Eyelet & Tie Details; ASOS Tall Wide Leg Crepe Trousers|
3. The Suede Ankle Boot
The 70s are big right now – and you don’t get more 70s than suede boots! I’m lusting after inky hued suede with a chunky, high heel.
|Left to right: River Island Grey suede lock heeled ankle boots; Ted & Muffy Gleam; New Look Dark Red Zip Side Heeled Boots|
I love the inky blue Ted & Muffy chelsea boots that come in multiple width and are sure to see you through winter. I’d pair with coloured tights and mini skirts or teamed with flared trousers. I think they’d look particularly cute peeking out from beneath the red wide leg pants featured above!
4. The Folk Print Dress
|Left to right: Monsoon Keeva Print Dress; Simply Be High Neck Stretch Jacquard Jersey Dress; Marks & Spencer Floral Patchwork Dress.|
5. The Satchel
I’ve always been a tote girl … yet this season, I really want a tan leather satchel. Something that can be distressed slightly and double as a camera bag.
|Left to right: The Oxford Bag Company Maxi Leather Satchel in Tan; Pieces Double Strap Satchel Cross Body Bag from ASOS; New Look Brown Soft Trim Satchel
Do you have an A/W must have list? I’d love to know what everyone else is coveting for the coming months!