Autumn wear

So the weather forecast is saying that by the end of the week that the temperature is going to drop. By quite a bit. Whilst we’ve thankfully had lashings of sunny and good weather over this strangest of summers; allowing for door step drinks and afternoon tea parties in gardens, I’m also feeling a little ready for the switch in the season.

I say this now of course… give me a few weeks time and if autumn kicks in properly and we’re left desperately trying to have a conversation with friends and glass of… outside the front door whilst the wind howls and the rain lashes – I may revise this.

The what-to-wear-factor? Well, I’m ready for the change up. The New Arrivals sections online are looking tempting with the berry, mustards, greens and navys… I’m also drawn, brace yourself, to some prints. I know.

I’m all about the layering up (& down) of favourites that I wear year round, a close fitting roll or turtle neck top that adds essential warmth that can be worn under a dress or shorter sleeved something can look fabulous – also great for clashing prints or introducing a little colour or interest.
M&S Cotton Striped Funnel Neck Fitted Top £9.50

M&S Cotton Striped Funnel Neck Fitted Top £9.50

Or in plain colours – available in 4 colours (yes, black as well…)
M&S Funnel Neck Fitted Long Sleeve Top £9.50

M&S Funnel Neck Fitted Long Sleeve Top £9.50

I love the dusky pink trousers worn with this top above – it’s a colour that sits so well with chocolates, khaki, navy etc as well. These trousers below are slightly paler, but I love the rounded shape of the leg.
Cos Rounded Cotton Trousers £34.50, were £69

Cos Rounded Cotton Trousers £34.50, were £69

This blouse with it’s autumnal tones would also extend the life of a dusky pink trouser (fashion singular)…. gorgeous.
H&M Wide Blouse £12.99

H&M Wide Blouse £12.99

There are a lot of this style of wrap coats and cardigans around this autumn – sort of dressing gown style – cosy and delicious.
H&M Knitted Wool Blend cardigan £49.99

H&M Knitted Wool Blend cardigan £49.99

Longer length too
H&M+ Long Cardigan £29.99

H&M+ Long Cardigan £29.99

Talking of cosy…
Next Longline Hoody £28

Next Longline Hoody £28

A sweatshirt with numerous possibilities of dressing up and down
& Other Stories Banana Sleeve Sweater £55

& Other Stories Banana Sleeve Sweater £55

And ooooh scarf season is here too… loving this one.
& Other Stories Leopard Print Light Wool Scarf £45

& Other Stories Leopard Print Light Wool Scarf £45

A goddess of Fashion & Instagram Erica Davies has just published her first book – Leopard is a Neutral… she’s not wrong. Of course she’s not wrong..
H&M Wide Blouse £12.99

H&M Wide Blouse £12.99

Or…
Next Ruffle Neck Blouse £22

Next Ruffle Neck Blouse £22

In this world of Zooms & Teams and even meetings in real life, blouses with interesting patterns – that are also timeless – can be a super useful addition. Cuffs!
Next Tie Neck Smock Cuff Blouse £29

Next Tie Neck Smock Cuff Blouse £29

Or this stunner…
M&S Autograph Satin Geometric Scarf neck Blouse £49.50

M&S Autograph Satin Geometric Scarf neck Blouse £49.50

And finally, not forgetting our new essential accessory… the face covering in autumnal hues… (there are more masks on this blog post from a few weeks ago should you need more inspiration)
Gap Blue Stripe Face Mask £12.95

Gap Blue Stripe Face Mask £12.95

What do you look forward to wearing in Autumn – are you ready for the switch?!

xx

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