It’s once again that time of year that has me reaching for the rich jewel-tones of Autumn and hankering after anything lavishly textured and warm. As much as I annoyingly complain of the cold/wind/rain (a typical Brit) I do love Autumn and the prospect of wearing all those deep reds/burgundies/greens gets me excited year after year.
So this year I have already added a few more items to my wardrobe (most of which are surprisingly affordable – click image for link).
I really don’t need any new knitwear but I got so excited about this ochre/gold colour that’s around at the moment that I couldn’t resist this Topshop number (I sized up one). It’s great for late Summer/early Autumn and I’ll wear it with a poloneck underneath when it gets colder. I love the boxy shape & button detail so much I bought a second (in the same colour – just in case I ruin it) and a third in the maroon. (Slightly over-the-top I know.) However, they are currently out of stock online but you maybe able to find them in-store (also similar here).
I am really into textured knits and fell in love with this very bright Asos jumper:
Unsurprisingly I adored the clashing colours on the Autumn/Winter ’17 runways and am thrilled by the idea of wearing red with burgundy and/or camel and ochre with cobalt blue, red and burgundy. It looks so fresh, colourful and elegant and definitely something most people can recreate if they’re brave enough.
Zara and Topshop have come up trumps with their boots this season. These are both from Zara.
I loved the sock boots on the Balenciaga runway but refuse to pay such a a high price for something that I can’t wear in the rain and that may not last more than a season or two. I really wanted some red ones (they also come in bright yellow) and love the colour of these (comfy and true-to-size).
The green ones were something of a wild-card/lust buy. The combination of green satin and chinoiserie embroidery screamed ‘buy’ to me even though the angel on my shoulder kept telling me how impractical they are!
Another great high-street find was this cami from Anthropologie which I took to France with me (you’ll find it in their nightwear section). The colour is amazing (for some reason this colour is not online but in-store; it also comes in a really pretty pale pink which I have linked to) and because it’s silk/satin in texture I’ll carry on wearing it throughout Autumn/Winter for evening-wear (with skirts and trousers, under blazers etc.).
The striped silk shirt by Equipment was a no-brainer buy. This I see as being a real work-horse that will stay in my wardrobe for a long time. I love the contrasting colours, the stripes and the fit. I’ll wear it with jeans & smart trousers with clashing colours this season. It also looks great with leopard-print.
If you read my ‘Packing for a Girl’s Trip‘ post, you’ll know I bought these Rebecca de Ravenel earrings to take to France:
I got these knowing that I’d continue to wear them going into Autumn as they’ll look great with all the Autumnal colours and they make a plain outfit more fun. (I particularly like them with my Topshop ochre jumper and red Zara boots.) A word of warning though – they are highly collectible; I also love the blue striped ones!
I’ve been on the look-out for some burgundy trousers for quite a few years now and found these Theory ones on The Outnet (now sold-out but similar linked) I think they look amazing with red. (I’m also on the lookout for a cobalt blue coat to go with them.)
The navy Zara trousers were also a good find (although I had to get the waist taken in slightly). I love the military feel to them and they’re a flattering slim-fit.
With all these amazing colours around, my wish-lists are piling up, so I’ll do an Autumn wish-list as my next fashion blog post.
What have you bought for the coming Season?