I think that I am loving autumn more this year, than I have before; and that whilst there is a chill in the air at times, we have been treated to some glorious sunshine to ease us into the shorter days. I love this seasonal switch of hunkering down, contemplating knitwear, and the prospect of wearing boots and all the winter gear that will follow.
But before we submerge ourselves too much into the depths of darkness and shorter days I want to try and eeeek out as much wear of my summer wardrobe/year round staple items as I can…
So… in thinking what my basic go-to items are (that all ended up starting with trousers) I realised with an little addition here, and a ‘oh I remember this’ there, I could gather some newer feeling outfits that I’d like to wear now – all of which still have the most important factor to me; longevity.
This first outfits starting point was a pair of khaki trousers (that I’ve banged on about over the last few months), jeans or black trousers would work equally as well of course, I’ve warmed up a t-shirt to now be a jumper, added in some high-tops as opposed to sandals… and then the oh-so-soft hooded knitted coat.
1 – Next Crew neck jumper £16
2 – John Lewis & Partners, Becksondergaard Shelly Bag £125
3 – Uniqlo Melange Wool Knit Hooded coat £34.90
4 – Miss Selfridge New Belt Cargo Trousers £24.50, were £35
5 – Office Ash Virgin High Top Perkish Nappa Wax £135
Because we’re in the UK the weather can change from cold to warm in an instance – like it did last week. When I saw this gorgeous Arket grey jumper, and clicked on the image I was sold… it was styled tone on tone on tone. A pair of black jeans that have maybe been washed 100 times and are now greyed off would be fab, or checked trousers as another starting point? I think that the paler trainers/boots keep it more fresh for now. Oh and the blue wrap coat… gorgeous.
1 – Arket Melton Wool Belted Coat £175
2 – Arket Oversized Wool Nylon Jumper £89
3 – Topshop Cola Blue Snakeskin lace up trainers £24
4 – Next Relaxed Washed Grey Boyfriend jeans £30
5 – Jigsaw Blue Adrienne Suede Ankle Boots £165
6 – Oliver Bonas – Delaine Blue Mini Studded cross body bag – £26.50
The final look – building from a pair of wide leg trousers has perhaps, a smarter feel to it… introducing a checked coat with brown tones… this will be a keeper – it’s a classic shape that won’t date (and I love the thought that this coat could ‘do’ a couple of winters, be put away, and then re-discovered seasons later, where you could congratulate yourself once more on your good taste and canny purchase). The chambray blue ruffle shirt sits beautifully with the brown… and burgundy of the heeled boots… tick tick tick.
1 – M&S Tailored Check Overcoat with wool £79
2 – Hush Audley Leather Ankle Boots £189
3 – Oliver Bonas Pazia Beaded Teardrop Earrings £12.50
4 – Zara Wide Cut trousers with Darts £49
5 – Great Plains Tilly Cotton Ruffle Shirt £60
6 – Veja V-10 Sneakers £115
7 – & Other Stories Basket Weave Crossbody bag £85
I’d love to know what your autumn finds/go to’s are – do get in touch and let me know in the comment box below. Yeah, basically I am nosey… xx