Summer is by far the easiest season to dress for. One dress, playsuit or simple skirt and top and you’re ready to go. No need to faff or stress or to end up with the floordrobe to end all floordrobes after a sweaty, emotional 45 minute flap about your look for the day.
Autumn and Winter… whole different story. I personally dread the colder months rolling around (the summer to winter wardrobe switch around is a very emotional time for me!). I find outfits can easily slip into looking the same or the same fave jumper ends up getting recycled day after day.. Let flapping season commence.
I thought I’d therefore put this edit together to divulge my personal tricks and tactics for Autumnal styling that keeps things low maintenance yet fresh and ‘on trend’ (I hate that I just wrote that…) plus some of my favourite pieces for the season.
~ Layering ~
Like I mentioned before, my previous personal seasonal downfall was recycling my fave one or two jumpers all season, resulting in a look that kept me looking like a dirty stop-out 24/7. Instead of going for your usual comfort zone of jeans and jumpers, buy a few choice dresses, plain jumpers and jackets and you’ll be able to mix these together to create several looks. If I’m not making sense (I think I’ve even lost myself a little bit here):
- Dress + Jumper = Skirt and Jumper look
- Dress + Jacket = Dress Look
Mix and match these and pair them with boots or trainers and also some patterned tights and voila.
~ Accessories ~
Accessories become bigger and badder as the colder month start to come our way. Personally, in the summer I’m a gold stud and basic gold bracelet kind of girl. Come November, however, I take a likening to Ali G.
Invest in some basic pieces of jewellery that will help you to liven up that inevitably beige and black wardrobe, especially earrings and cuffs as your neck and wrists don’t get much airtime as the temp drops. Astrid and Miyu have some great basics collections which include hoops, ear cuffs, ear bars and chains which are great quality and great value.
~ Versatile Handbags ~
This year we’ve been graced with the trend of bum bags and cross body bags, bringing our options for handbag styling up to a picture perfect level. Bags are generally the most expensive items to buy so choosing ones that can be worn in a variety of ways, with a variety of looks and for a variety of occasions is a clever tactic. My go-to bag for this is my Hill and Friends beauty.
I wear it as a bum bag, cross body and shoulder bag and the gold chain means I can pair it with more or less every colour. I’ve also listed some more inexpensive options for you below.
~ Coats ~
They take up a lot of space in your wardrobe and don’t generally leave much up for the versatility taking, but we all need a good winter coat. Trends come and go (I’ve personally got about 5 teddy coats taking up my whole bedroom rail from last year…) but those timeless winter basics will always remain. And so I bring you the Camel coat. It can be paired with dresses, skirts or jeans and worn casually with trainers or for a cocktail date. If you’re going to invest in one coat this year, camel is your one true love.
And those are my hottest tips for these cold months! I hope you found them useful 🖤 And please tag me in your pics if you put any of the above to into practice! I’d love to see!