New Wardrobe Additions

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).

Knits:

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.

Boots:

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!

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Tops:

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.).

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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.

Other:

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:

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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.)

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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?

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