Last week was a stark reminder that autumn is just around the corner. With the change in season comes the need for a few simple autumn style updates.
I’m really not ready for summer to end. The sunshine makes me feel healthier and the long nights mean I can spend more time outdoors. And, really, who doesn’t love a weekend spent on a warm beach with an ice cream in hand?
Yet last week our sunshine took a dip and we resorted to flicking the switch on the central heating. I’m definitely not ready to pack away my summer shorts but I do need a few new items to see me through the chillier early mornings and the darker evenings.
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There are not many new items I need this autumn, the majority of my summer capsule wardrobe can be adapted for the chillier months and items like my very berry Simply Be dress will likely make a reemergence. Tights are, of course, a must and I have already cracked out the 40 deniers for pairing with my favourite mini skirt. I’ve also cracked out a scarf or two, ready for throwing across summer t-shirts to keep my shoulders snug.
On top of these really simple updates, there are a few new items that I’d like to see me through autumn and winter.
I forsee wide-leg, high-waisted, super slouchy trousers being my autumn style staple.
I am lucky enough to work in a very relaxed environment where jeans and trainers are the norm. But I would like a pair of versatile trousers that I can dress up or down depending on the occasion; the type I can wear everywhere with anything!
For early autumn, I like the idea of investing in a cropped pair that looks great with loafers and a blouse, or trainers and a t-shirt. Come the colder months, they can be layered with ankle boots and a chunky jumper. That doesn’t mean that I won’t also invest in a full-length pair – it is really all dependent on the fit and quality of the items that I find.
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I am very late to the leopard bandwagon. Animal print, in general, has been a very slow grower for me and not something that I’ve ever felt that comfortable in wearing. However, there is something about the muted colours of leopard that really appeals; the tan and being tones that pair so well with so many items.
My first priority for autumn style is a pleated skirt. I can dress it up with heels and a shirt or dress it down with plimsoles and a polo neck or an over-sized knit. As you know, I’m all about versatility and I feel I could get so much wear out of a skirt in the minimal tones of leopard.
And, maybe, a leopard shirt or body will follow for pairing with jeans and those cropped wide-leg trousers I’ve been talking about.
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Autumn style should be all about comfort – those cosy, hygge vibes that we all love and crave. The coat-igan is the epitome of these vibes.
A hybrid between a coat and a cardigan, a coat-igan should be oversized, cosy, snuggly. When it comes to layering, I love playing with lengths. A midi-length coat-igan with ankle boots, opaque tights and a miniskirt is my dream autumn style. For more relaxed vibes, I’d layer a coat-igan with ripped jeans and trainers.
Of course, a coat-igan is also fantastic for snuggling up on the sofa with a spiced latte and a good book. I told you it would be hygge, right?
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As much as I feel disappointment at the summer coming to an end, I also feel excitement at the thought of autumn dressing. Not to mention autumn food and travels. This will be my first autumn capsule wardrobe and I’m really looking forward to sharing my slow fashion style with you. I have so much amazing content planned of the coming months so stay tuned 🙂