Crisp cold mornings and the the relaxing crunch of leaves beneath my feet means only one thing – autumn is here.
Throughout the autumn/winter period, you will mostly find me rummaging through clothes rails on the hunt for cosy jumpers, searching for my 87th turtle neck top, and coats of various shapes and colour to beat the morning chill (even when I know I already have enough). I just have no self discipline when it comes to shopping for clothes, but it’s hardly a bad thing when the fashion is just too good to miss. I, for one, know all too well the feeling of regret when I’ve decided not to purchase an item I fell in love with, and upon my return I am in utter despair to hear it’s no longer available. Tear jerker moment for sure.
From sophisticated fur detailing, to leather trousers and suede boots, to tan, burgundy and deep green hues, I am completely in my element. My autumn inspiration comes from various periods in history, and a number of people across the years. From the fantastically stylish Victoria Beckham, to the classic look portrayed by the late Princess Diana, to actresses such as Sienna Miller.
My style is fairly simple, and all about investment. My mantra is all about finding those wardrobe staples which can be used in almost every outfit you wear, and can be incorporated into outfits all year round. I love the vast variety found on the high street – always have and always will – but sometimes it’s okay to splash the cash when it comes to those core pieces that you can wear over and over again; coats, shoes and bags are the main items for me.
Here are five looks I’ve concocted – perfect for beating the autumn chill, whilst keeping the oh-so-important stylish and chic everyday look…
Autumn mornings are perfect for a spot of brunch with your other half, or girlfriends. Opt for stylish shades of caramel, oatmeal and tan – colours that are casual, but let off an air of sophistication too.
Why not choose a simple knit, tucked into an autumnal suede skirt? Add an on-trend pair of ankle boots and an embroidered small box bag for the essentials: lipstick, purse and phone.
City chic; perfected no other by the one and only Victoria Beckham. To nail the posh city look, contrast a checked blazer and turtle neck, with a pair of leather look trousers/leggings. Pair with a crossbody bag and a pair of flats and you’re good to go to the office, or running errands in the centre of town.
A statement bag is a must-have wardrobe item and is something I’d happily spend a little more money on, to ensure the quality is perfect and will last a long time despite being used over day in day out.
I am forever musing over the chic fashion style of residents of Kensington and Chelsea, with check print out in force, and one hundred and one varieties of the classic trench coat.
The trench coat is a staple, that doesn’t have to be an expensive Burberry number. Pair with an on-trend bell sleeve knitted jumper, checked peg-leg trousers and stylish loafers. Add a contrasting crossbody bag and some small hooped earrings to round the look off.
Deep and decadent, giving you feelings of warmth and glimpses of cosy Christmas nights by the fire. Burgundy and wine hues are exactly what your wardrobe needs – and lots of it. Let’s face it, you can never have too much wine.
Throw a long-line wine coloured coat over a simple black jumper and skinny black jeans, for a sophisticated day-to-night look. Add a pair of boots, or loafers, and wine-hued bag to continue with the festive theme.
Channel your inner Britney Spears or Kendall Jenner and opt for some fur this autumn season. Don’t worry, I don’t mean real fur. You can do this through fur accessories, such as a bag, scarf or shoes, but sometimes it’s worth going all out with a faux fur coat.
Pair a simple roll neck knit ribbed jumper with jeans for a casual look, and add a fur coat for added texture. Compliment the outfit with a black tote bag and leather Chelsea boots.